UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is the presenting sponsor of the morning cycling ride that begins at 9:15 a.m. with either a 25- or 37-mile route, starting at the Veterans Memorial Park in Yountville. For the non-cyclists, Crush Challenge also offers a barrel tasting at ZD Wines, as well as an all-inclusive Food & Wine Marketplace immediately following the ride at the North Yountville Park. The marketplace vintner and culinary partners this year include Angèle, Baldacci Vineyards, Chateau Montelena, Cook St. Helena, Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, Ghost Block Wines, Heritage Eats, Il Posto Trattoria, Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Kollar Chocolates, Silver Oak & Twomey, St. Supéry Estate, Truchard Vineyards, and ZD Wines. Live music will be performed by Royal Jelly Jive.
Crush Challenge is now in its seventh year, and so far has raised over $325,000 for their nonprofits. This year’s beneficiaries are the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Teen Center at Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley.