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Encounter


eat, drink, explore

 

 

 

 

 

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Encounter


eat, drink, explore

 

 

 

 

 

 

adventures where food, biking and the outdoors combine in an unforgettable way

 

Encounter offers unique biking and dining experiences.  We believe that hospitality is a persistent attitude of welcome and that adventure is a basic human craving.  We strive for both, constantly.  

We invite you to come play.  

 
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Join Us


discover our upcoming events

Join Us


discover our upcoming events

Mount Diablo

January 27th, 2018

Sonoma County

March 24th, 2018

Valentine's Day

The Golden Gate  -  February 14th, 2018

Morning Ride

January 17th / February 7th

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Private Events


did you know that we can't wait to partner with you?

Private Events


did you know that we can't wait to partner with you?

Guided cycling & mountain biking

Dinners & Cooking Workshops

Paella Parties

Retreats

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Our Story


Our Story


Cassidy DeLine and Nicholas Markman are the creative pair behind Encounter.  Cassidy's expertise in event design and talents in the kitchen perfectly match with Nic's enthasiasm for curating conversation, planning adventures and photography.  While Cassidy has studied cooking in France, her most significant culinary education was in her mother's kitchen.  Cassidy is also a accredited sommelier and loves creating a carefully paired menu, while Nic strongly lobbies that a cold beer is always necessary.

They are both passionate cyclists and mountain bikers and have together biked across New Zealand, Iceland (ask them about the hardest thing they have ever done), South Africa, California, Oregon and Colorado.  Separately, they have completed multiple triathlons, marathons and generally seek out long days of physical activity when the rasp of labored breath turns into a moving meditation.

Together they partner to create the truely unique Encounter cycling and dinner series.  They are grounded in their passion for sustainable foods, inspired by discovering new places and driven by an overwhelming energy to create and share their inspiration with others.

Oh, and an unshaking belief that everything is better when there's a bike involved.

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Encounter is made possible by the incredible support of our friends and family, the creative talents and energy of our volunteers and the amazing products and locations provided by our sponsors. We are incredibly grateful for your contributions to making these moments happen. 

- XO, Cassidy + Nic