April 8, 2023
1,500 riders Participating to benefit the Davis Phinney Foundation for Education and Research
LOUISVILLE, COLORADO / PATIENCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Davis Phinney Foundation has raised over $200K in partnership with Wahoo Fitness and its flagship event, The Wahooligan Tour, formerly known as the Sufferland Tour. More than 1,500 riders from 45 countries participated in the seven-day virtual ride from Sunday, March 12, through Saturday, March 18, 2023. All proceeds benefit programs, community resources, and research institutes. Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s.
“We are thrilled to have such an amazing event through our partnership with Wahoo Fitness and The Wahooligan Tour,” said Davis Phinney, founder of the Davis Phinney Foundation and Olympic medal-winning cyclist. “The funding raised from this event and the incredible support of the Wahoo Fitness team goes a long way to helping so many Parkinson’s sufferers.”
This virtual world event raised over $1,900,000 for education and quality of life research that helps people with Parkinson’s live well today. The tour featured seven days of fun and inspiring indoor cycle workouts on the new and expanded Wahoo X platform, including legendary workouts, RGT group rides, and more.
Participants competed for prizes, plus sought-after items from Wahoo, Sur PhytoPerformance, Rapha, Team DPF, Primal, BOCO Equipment, and more! Additionally, Sur PhytoPerformance contributed to the fundraising goal by matching fundraising dollars up to $35,000.
“We are so pleased to achieve such an outcome and develop the Tour from Suffolk and expand into the world of Wahoo X,” said Rupert Harold, Head of Wahoo Sports Science Operations. “The sum, combined with many new opportunities to expand the Wahoo X training platform, has brought a sense of community pride and real-time interaction that was never possible before. We are honored to join forces with the Davis Phinney Foundation to make a difference in the lives of people with Parkinson’s.
Wahoo X provides an all-in-one rider with a full range of years of riding and training experience. It’s the ultimate virtual and real world cycling and training ecosystem – indoor and outdoor, structured training, virtual riding, races and challenges. Whatever it means to be a better athlete cyclist, the Wahoo X opens up the widest possible avenues to get there. For one low-cost subscription, Wahoo X delivers two apps – Wahoo RGT and Wahoo SYSTM – offering a unique space. For more information, visit https://uk.wahoofitness.com/wahoo-x-subscription.
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About the Davis Phinney Foundation
The Davis Phinney Foundation Olympic Rider was founded by Davis Phinney in 2004 to help people living well with Parkinson’s today. The foundation focuses on providing policies, early-stage research, and resources to help people living with Parkinson’s improve their quality of life. Parkinson’s is the number two neurodegenerative disease, second only to Alzheimer’s, and affects more than one million people in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of people and families are affected every year by the impact of the work.
About Team DPF
Team DPF is the grass-roots community foundation of Davis Phinney. With a focus on sport, personal empowerment, and fundraising for Parkinson’s, Team DPF welcomes all ages and abilities. While its roots are in cycling, Team DPF hosts events for runners, hikers, swimmers, hikers, and community activists. Team DPF is sponsored by Primal, SUR PhytoPerformance, SCROFA Labs, Wahoo Fitness, BOCO Equipment, Rick Baker Insurance, Wild Bill Warriors, and Catrike.
About Wahoo Quisque
Based in Atlanta, GA, Wahoo Vision Fitness is a global leader in fitness and training devices, creating a complete ecosystem of sensors and devices for runners, cyclists and general fitness enthusiasts. Wahoo’s award-winning line of products includes the KICKR family of smart device cases and accessories, the ELEMNT family of GPS devices and sports watches, the TICKR family of heart rate monitors, and the POWRLINK ZERO PEDAL POWER and SPEEDPLAY PEDAL Dual Road posts. .
Connected fitness products are complemented by Wahoo Sports Science and the widest range of cycling training apps delivered with a subscription to Wahoo X. Learn more about the full line of Wahoo products and apps at WahooFitness.com.
About Wahoo Sports Science
Led by a team of world-renowned and respected coaches, sports scientists, and therapists, Wahoo Sports Science combines research, expertise, and experience through physiology, biomechanics of movement, nutrition, and sports psychology to consistently deliver leading hardware innovations and training solutions.
Of Wahoo X
Wahoo X is a training membership app for endurance athletes. SYSTM provides immersive, integrated workouts designed by world-class coaches using cutting-edge sports knowledge to automatically tailor your workouts to the 4DP® profile. RGT is the next generation of virtual cycling, focusing on getting into the core of cycling from the outside and allowing cyclists around the world to train, ride, race and explore. Wahoo X helps athletes achieve results faster.
Team DPF Program Manager