The Event


The 5th Annual Crush Challenge IS BACK to the harvest season following the wine-country wild fires and our temporary move to May for the 2018 event.

Join us October 12th 2019. - Ride Registrations and Food & Wine Tickets are on sale now!

Beautiful Napa Valley Location(s)

The Crush Challenge was established in 2014 and showcases the very best of the Napa Valley with a goal of bringing awareness and funding to a select group of worthy charity efforts. Whether you join us for one of our incredible food and wine events, the private ride, or perhaps the entire weekend, we are excited to see you at the 5th Annual Crush Challenge, hosted by The deLeuze Family Charitable Foundation and ZD Wines.

Since the inception of the event, The Crush Challenge has distributed over $225,000 to the various beneficiaries.

We welcome you to join our acclaimed chefs, celebrity guests and professional cyclists past and present October 12th, 2019 to enjoy a weekend in the beautiful Napa Valley while helping our deserving beneficiaries: The deLeuze Family Endowed Professorship for the Non-Toxic Cure for Lymphoma, The Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Napa Valley. 100% of our net proceeds will go to these charities. Learn More →


the Ride

Cycle the vineyards of the Napa Valley on a fully supported private ride, complete with special guests and a post-ride lunch that could only happen in wine country.

NEW FOR 2019 - 50 mile long ride option in addition to the 27 and 38 mile routes. The 50 mile route includes a new, challenging climb of Howell Mountain.

Eat & Drink

The Crush Challenge offers a number of incredible food and wine experiences. From a winemaker hosted private barrel tasting, to the food & wine marketplace where you can sample the very best from the vintners and restaurants of the Napa Valley, and of course our incredible multi-course multi-chef wine dinner. Are you ready to join us for a harvest food and wine experience like no other?