Chef Rene Sifuentez will prepare Giro’s Hot Pasta Lunch for RidersSunday, August 17, 2014

Hello friends. We are happy to announce that the Butterfly Grille at Monarch Dunes, where we will have our Festivale Italiano will be catering the Hot Pasta Lunch for our riders. Chef Rene Sifuentez was the Food and Beverage Director at Montecito Country Club in Santa Barbara, California. Sifuentez’s return to the area is a homecoming from the late 90’s as the Executive Chef at the Far Western Tavern in Guadalupe. He has brought traditional but creative food to the mesa and hopes to add the perfect touch to the Giro Della Costa Centrale event. Yum, have you registered yet??

The Races

Giro Della Costa Centrale
Giro Della Costa Centrale

This year is going to be amazing!

The new Giro Della Costa Centrale is here!! Building upon the history and success of the SLO GranFondo, the Giro Della Costa Centrale (Tour of the Central Coast) has all new routes, beautiful Central Coast scenery, challenging climbs, a new classic bike rally and everything Italian from food, music and wine at the Festivale Italiano at the 5-Star Trilogy Resort at Monarch Dunes.The rides benefit Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital Medical Center and Alpha.

The rides celebrate cycling at its best. The new SLO GranFondo (100 miles) traces many of the roads used on the Amgen Tour of California Stage 5, traveling through San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, into the Santa Ynez Valley and back to the Nipomo Mesa. This ride sees 4000 feet of climbing, great vistas and a challenge to all.

The MedioFondo (61 miles) provides a great challenge without the “suffer fest.” It’s a great ride for both men and women who like great scenery, a great workout and, frankly just love being in the saddle.

The FemmeFondo (50 miles) is a women-only ride, a first for this event. We’ll have professionals riding all out, along with participants thrilling chick fest fashion – these women will kick it! Bella!

The PiccoloFondo (25 miles) is a substantial ride, great for beginners to intermediate riders. A pleasant route for a Sunday ride with plenty of time to enjoy Festivale Italiano and, maybe, even a trip to the Trilogy Resort Spa.

LA DOLCE VITA! This phrase epitomizes the Central Coast of California! Our Festivale Italiano at Trilogy Resort at Monarch Dunes will show off the best of this area and its Italian heritage. We’ll have local Italian food, Italian wine, local craft beers, Italian music and a whole lot more!


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