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Cognoscenti is an old Italian word which means ‘experts’ or ‘people in the know’.

There are lots of places around the world where you can have great riding and dining experiences. We chose Boulder, not only because we live here, but because we believe it is one of the best intersections of cycling and food & wine in the world.

Professional athletes and coaches – experts – from around the world have gathered here to live and train in this elevated, challenging and beautiful terrain.

James Beard award winning chefs and Master Sommeliers – experts – have opened restaurants and establishments that have turned Boulder into a world class dining destination.

We have come to know and feel privileged to call many of these experts our friends. Our mission is to share this place and these people with you; to give you access to their knowledge, passion and experience.

Come join us in Boulder this summer to eat, drink and ride – we think you’ll learn something new, and you’re going to have a great time with some interesting people while enjoying superb meals and fabulous wines –  it’s sure to be a fun ride.

Why Boulder


Boulder has some of the best cycling in the world featuring iconic climbs such as Old Stage, Lee Hill, Lefthand Canyon, Flagstaff Mountain, Peak to Peak Highway, St Vrain Canyon – there are few places on earth with such epic cycling options right outside of your front door.

With hundreds of miles of hiking trails accessible right from town, Boulder is the perfect place to bring your non-riding partner.

Recently awarded Bon Appétit‘s Foodiest Town in America, Boulder is home to award winning chefs, Master Sommeliers and superb restaurants.

With over 300 days of sunshine and crisp, clean mountain air, Boulder is the perfect place to enjoy a cycling, hiking and dining vacation of a lifetime.

  • "As much travel, as much experience as I've had riding my bike all over the world, following the pro cycling tour, there's really no better place than Boulder Colorado, for training, for riding, for food. It's a place where almost everything you need to become your best is available"
    - Allen Lim, PhD
    Physiologist, Coach & Skratch Labs Founder
  • "There are few places on earth like Boulder; in terms of training, in terms of taking care of your body, in terms of everything you need as an athlete to support yourself"
    - Will Frischkorn
    Tour de France rider, Owner of Cured
  • "The cognoscenti experience is cycling, food and style at the highest level. Andrew and Karl have done a great job finding special people that give extraordinary experiences"
    - Robbie Ventura
    Vision Quest Coaching

Why Cognoscenti


We created Cognoscenti with a new type of cycling and food travel business in mind. Here’s what makes us unique:

On your bike you’ll always be riding with expert cyclists  –  and our pro guest riders are all top professionals who have competed in races including the Tour de France, Giro D’Italia, USA Pro Cycling Challenge and Tour of California, who have won numerous national and world championships. Their insight, knowledge and advice are sure to improve your riding skills.

All of your meals will be first class – we’ve partnered with James Beard Award winning chefs and Master Sommeliers, with leading coaches and nutritionists to ensure that our guests eat healthily, and also incredibly well. Your food and wine experience will be as memorable as your cycling experience.

You will learn something new  – we’ll have optional short education sessions every day. On topics ranging from strength and flexibility training, to custom bike frame manufacturing, to nutrition and hydration. All of these sessions will be hosted by experts in their specific fields; coaches who are helping world class athletes be their best today and pioneers who are changing their industries for tomorrow.

 You’ll certainly get an incredibly high level of service and support on and off your bikes as well, but it’s the All Pros All the Time approach that makes Cognoscenti unique. We hope you’ll join us in Boulder this summer to experience the Cognoscenti difference.

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