Travel Planning? Check out McDreamy’s Cycling Retreat

Grey’s Anatomy actor Patrick Dempsey and Garmin–Sharp pro Tom Danielson announced today they’re hosting a winter cycling camp this January at The Ranch in Malibu, CA. Dempsey, who just wrapped up his annual bike/run/walk fundraiser, the Dempsey Challenge, developed the idea when Danielson joined him last winter to train in Malibu.

“Malibu is my favorite place to ride,” said Danielson. “I’ve trained around the world and didn’t believe Patrick at first, but the roads are low-traffic, have wide shoulders and switchbacks, and gorgeous ocean and mountain views.”

The American racer went on to explain the weeklong camp would be filled with fun yet challenging rides, and is geared toward riders who love working in the community atmosphere of cycling.

“Both Patrick and I find we get the most out of ourselves in a fun environment, so we’re going to work super hard, but also have a great time,” explained Danielson. “With Garmin, bike-fit expert Mat Steinmetz, and the Ranch staff helping, this is going to be better supported than a pro team camp.”

Danielson added that riders can look forward to training and nutrition consultations, daily massages, and, of course, plenty of time with Dempsey and Danielson. Ten percent of the camp’s $8,000 fee, which covers lodging, meals, mechanical support from Specialized, and a Garmin Edge 500 cyclocomputer, will benefit youth cycling charities.

Press Release


Weeklong Cycling Retreat Offers Personal Attention While Giving Back to Youth Cycling

MALIBU, CA, USA, October 29, 2012 – Twenty Twenty (T20) Cycling LLC today announced that Emmy® nominated actor and avid cyclist Patrick Dempsey and veteran Pro-Cyclist, Tom Danielson will host an all-inclusive, week-long cycling-focused camp at the renowned fitness retreat, The Ranch at Live Oak / Malibu in January. This educational and action-packed week offers a limited number of cycling enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the life of a pro athlete and learn how to improve their own performance in the sport. The camp runs January 20 – 26, 2013. To learn more, request information, or to register, visit or .

The daily program, which is limited to 16 guests, will include fully supported rides, nutritionally prepared meals by industry experts, daily massages, and fitness and nutrition program advice/consultation along with private accommodations. This intimate experience will also allow for riders to receive personal interaction with both Dempsey and Danielson during their six night stay.

“Tom and I are extremely excited to create a whole new type of cycling experience.” said Dempsey. “The Ranch at Live Oak is the perfect setting to have an unforgettable week riding, relaxing, and learning how to improve both on and off the bike—all while benefiting youth cycling and the future of this great sport. I’m just hoping I can keep up with our guests!”

To ensure riders have the ultimate experience, T20 Cycling has teamed up with industry leaders Specialized and Garmin® to provide pro caliber equipment. Each cyclist will receive their own personal Garmin Edge® GPS cycling computer to track and record their rides. With a total 400 miles to be covered over the week, moderate or advanced fitness is recommended but not required.

“The roads around Malibu have become one of my favorite places to train.” said Danielson. “You can ride all day on perfect roads with mountains on one side and ocean on the other with very little traffic. Patrick and I are excited to share this area, help others get a jump-start on their 2013 cycling and fitness goals and give back to the future of cycling.”

This exclusive camp will benefit youth cycling and promote fitness and wellness to the youth though the sport of cycling. The weeklong program will be offered at an all-inclusive rate of $8,000 with 10% of proceeds being donated to various youth charities.


The Muddbunnies encourage and welcome female riders of all experience and skill levels to join them in getting down and dirty. Come on, ride like a girl!

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