At second edition, the dynamic duo to share cycling stories, advice and Q&A on Saturday, November 14, 2015 in Avila Beach at Custom House Wine Cellar and also part of race day festivities including riding; register today at

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — (August 24, 2015) — The second Giro Della Costa Centrale will present a Pro Panel reception featuring author, commentator and former professional Bob “Bobke” Roll and 2012 London Olympics silver medal cyclist Dotsie Bausch. This unique panel discussion will take place in Avila Beach at Custom House Wine Cellar on Saturday, November 14 from 3:00–5:00pm. A ticket to this special event includes fresh clam chowder and gourmet Italian wine tasting with a no host bar.

“We are thrilled to have the sport’s legends Bobke and Dotsie on this panel to share their insights and stories about the behind-the-scenes of the professional cycling world and more,” said Samantha Pruitt, Giro Della Costa Centrale event director. “The dynamic duo and our master of ceremonies Bob Stapleton will also be part of the race day festivities on Sunday, November 15.”

Former professional cyclist Bob Roll was a teammate of three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond and rode with a young Lance Armstrong after his cancer battle. Roll is the heart and voice of the Tour de France and author of three books, two autobiographical and a companion tome on the Tour de France. Roll is known in the cycling world, and to his global cable television fans, fondly as “Bobke”.

Dotsie Bausch also has an impressive cycling resume that includes a 2012 London Olympics silver medal, seven USA titles, a world record and two Pan American gold medals. Bausch, now retired from professional sport, is thriving in new arenas of technology, health, wellness, TV commentary and advocacy. Bausch is also featured in the new documentary:

The 2nd Giro Della Costa Centrale presented by, set for November 14–15, 2015 in Avila Beach, Calif., will have four timed new routes ranging from 25 miles to 100 miles that showcase the beautiful Tuscan-like California Central Coast plus enjoy a great hot Italian lunch, wine and music at Festivale Italiano. Last year’s inaugural event sold out at 600 riders. This year’s event has added an additional 400 spots for 1,000 riders overall and is expected to sell out once again.

A collectible event poster was designed exclusively by the artist Steve Thomas for the Giro, featuring the iconic Seven Sisters and the pristine coastal wine country cycling road ways. The art is available for purchase online at the event website.

For more information, to purchase a Saturday Pro Panel ticket and to register for the Sunday event, go to:

Established in 2010 to bring world class sporting events to San Luis Obispo County, the Race SLO family of annual events includes the Cancer Challenge 1 Mile, 5K & 10K (September 6, 2015), Giro Della Costa Centrale (November 14–15, 2015), SLO Marathon + Half (May 1, 2016) and the inaugural Wild Cherry Ultra trail race (September 10, 2016).

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