Last weekend we held our 2nd annual DDA Napa Valley Training camp. I’ve been living in Sacramento for the last decade but the Napa Valley always feels like home.
My family moved across the country from Staunton, VA in 1991. I attended elementary school, high school, then college, all surrounded by the vineyards, rolling terrain, and world class restaurants of the Napa Valley.
I proudly call Sacramento home but introducing others to the Napa Valley is one of the highlights of the year. The Napa Valley shaped much of who I am and for 3 days I get to enjoy it on the bike with others.
Here are a few moments from camp.
Day 1: Old Howell to Conn Dam
Our first ride of the camp had us leaving from St. Helena, heading up toward my home town of Angwin, then looping back past Conn Dam before arriving back at our start.
Day 2: Guerneville – Kings Ridge – Coleman Valley
Our longest ride of the camp happened on day two where we started in Guerneville before heading out toward the legendary Kings Ridge Road.
Day 3: Old Toll – Ink Grade
Our final day of the camp had us leaving from our hotel before taking in the rustic Old Toll road followed by our final climb of the weekend, my personal favorite, Ink Grade.
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