Longstanding Colorado Cycling Event, Copper Triangle, Maintains Tradition of Benefiting the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s

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July 25, 2023

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Beth Chatterton
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Longstanding Colorado Cycling Event, Copper Triangle, Maintains Tradition of Benefiting the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s.  

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO – The Copper Triangle cycling event, operated by The Ride Collective, has benefited the Davis Phinney Foundation since 2006. Over the last 17 years, the event has raised just under $2 million, helping the Foundation bring to life essential programs, research, and content for those affected by Parkinson’s.

By registering, riding, and participating in the Copper Triangle, riders can help raise money for the Davis Phinney Foundation. A portion of every Copper Triangle registration is donated to the Foundation through The Ride Collective, and riders can personally contribute to the Foundation during registration. Finally, riders who desire an even more meaningful experience can sign up to join Team DPF and ride and fundraise together. Benefits of joining Team DPF include private team gatherings, post-ride hospitality, and the chance to fundraise to earn a robust suite of Team DPF gear and incentives.

The Copper Triangle is a Colorado cycling classic based at Copper Mountain. This 79-mile road ride has three climbs over 10,000 feet, each with a timed segment. The loop crests three Colorado mountain passes—Fremont Pass, Tennessee Pass, and Vail Pass—for a total elevation gain of 6,500 feet.

The 2023 Copper Triangle is on Saturday, August 5, 2023, and spots are still available for participants and Team DPF fundraisers.

Step 1: Join Team DPF  

By joining Team DPF at Copper Triangle, you turn your ride into a meaningful fundraiser for the Davis Phinney Foundation to help people with Parkinson’s live well today. Joining Team DPF means riding with others making a difference, invitations to pre- and post-event team get-togethers, and a chance to earn team prizes.  

Step 2: Register for the Copper Triangle Ride  

After you’re all set with a fundraising page, remember to register for the ride itself.  

 

About The Ride Collective:  

We believe in cycling. We believe in the momentum of the group – physically and psychologically. At TRC, we focus on four things:

Courses: From the high desert to Alpine passes to private ranches, we roll through some of our favorite places.  

Camaraderie: Bonding happens on the bike. We don’t have categories; you ride with whomever you like.   

Challenge: It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.  

Community: Decades of experience extend beyond the ride itself. Local beer, wine, food & music? We got you. Education, stewardship, exhibitors, and ancillary events. Check.   

 

About the Davis Phinney Foundation:    

The Davis Phinney Foundation was founded by Olympic cyclist Davis Phinney in 2004 to help people with Parkinson’s live well today. The Foundation focuses on providing programs, 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 to Alzheimer’s, and affects more than one million people in the United States. The Foundation’s work impacts hundreds of thousands of individuals and families annually.    

 

About Team DPF: 

Team DPF is the grassroots fundraising community that supports the Davis Phinney Foundation through participation in athletic and community-based events. With a focus on fun, personal empowerment, and fundraising for Parkinson’s, Team DPF welcomes all ages and abilities. Team DPF also extends to runners, climbers, swimmers, community events, and more, with roots in cycling. Team DPF is sponsored by: Sur Phytopeformance, Primal Wear, Rick Baker Insurance, Wahoo Fitness, Skratch Labs, Acorda Therapeutics, Wild Bill’s Warriors, Catrike, Biovie, Amneal, Boston Scientific, Rapha, Oakley, Specialized, Alpine Bank, Ripple Foods, Avion Pharmaceuticals, and The Ride Collective.

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