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CRCA/Blue Ribbon Restaurants presented by Translations.com is an elite amateur bike racing team based in New York City. Comprising fifteen men in categories 1-4, the squad competes in national, regional and local races up and down the Eastern seaboard. Please use the links above for information about our sponsors, results, photos, rider biographies, and more. Team Managers: Marc Mauceri and Thomas Pennell.
Led by Chef’s Eric and Bruce Bromberg, both avid bicyclists since childhood, the Blue Ribbon/Naked Nuggets Charity Bike Team has recently focused on MS Bike Rides and outdid itself in the 2010 National MS Society Bike NYC charity ride. Blue Ribbon assembled a team of more than 200 staff, family and friends, and provided over 150 bicycles to staff who did not have bikes to ride in the event which they could then keep as their own. The Blue Ribbon/Naked Nuggets Bike Team’s fundraising in 2010 was remarkable ranking them as the #1 Friends and Family Team and the #5 Fundraising Team overall.
In Spring 2011, Blue Ribbon was proud to sponsor the Blue Man Group 20th Anniversary Reunion Show to benefit The Blue School. A unique program with grades kindergarten through fifth grade, the Blue School’s mission is to create an educational environment where creativity is truly cherished. Lead by a team of inspired teachers, the Blue School is an innovative approach to education, drawing on many unique sources to teach its students.
Blue Ribbon Restaurants is a proud supporter of Ubuntu Education Fund. Ubuntu is a nonprofit community-based organization that works with the people of Eastern Cape Province South Africa to develop educational and health initiatives. Ubuntu Education Fund is dedicated to using sustainable development projects that truly empower the community.
Created in 1982, the Race Across America (RAAM) is now the longest running ultradistance bicycle endurance competition in the world. This is not a stage race like the Tour de France, where each day a set distance is covered. In RAAM the gun fires somewhere on the West Coast (Oceanside, CA in 2006) and the finishing line is over 3000 miles away, on the other side of the continent. Blue Ribbon Restaurants is proud to sponsor Rob Morlock in the Race Across America.
In June 2009, Blue Ribbon Restaurants/Naked Nuggets was proud to sponsor and participate in the Alpine Learning Group’s Golf Outing and Tennis Tournament. In May 2010, Blue Ribbon Restaurants/Naked Nuggets supported and road in their “Go the Distance for Autism” ride in Alpine, NJ. The Alpine Learning Group is a non-profit, education and treatment program specializing in autism management in the North West New Jersey area.
Tour de Food is a culinary cycling tour that follows the world’s finest bicycle routes including the Tour de France. Join the guys from Blue Ribbon with their celebrity and top Chef friends as they cycle through some of the planet’s most fascinating culinary regions. Each stage of the race presents a unique opportunity to explore that specific regions local flavor and meet the people who create them.
Naked Nuggets has made wishes come true through the Wish Upon a Hero Foundation.
Water Safety Golf Tournament Sponsor
In 2011, naked nuggets sponsored a hole at the 16th Annual Stew Leonard, III Water Safety Golf Tournament.