Led by members of the Serious Cycling Team, the Peloton rolled out for the sixth edition of the Malibu GRANFONDO with pro-level support by Look NRS. With sunny weather and temperatures in the 70s, riders got to experience the best of Southern California cycling. Spring rains turned the recently-burned hillsides to lush green with new growth and a rare “superbloom” of wildflowers.

Upon returning to the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, riders swapped stories and relaxed with a gourmet lunch and a cold beer before the awards ceremony and prize drawing.

The heart and soul of this cycling experience was captured by a master cycling photographer, Brian Black Hodes, of VeloImages.

Brian Black Hodes - VeloImages

Brian is a seasoned professional with over 30 years experience in sports photography and is most widely known for his unique vision within the cycling world. He is one of the most prestigious cycling photographers of our time. He has served as one of the lead photographers for the Amgen Tour of California. He has donned photography roles in several world wide cycling events and is recognized today as a visionary who influenced the cycling industry.