This post was originally published on July 19. This was updated today to announce the winner.
Companies in the bicycle industry have been long-time supporters of the Davis Phinney Foundation, just like the Phinneys have been great ambassadors for them. So, it seemed like a match made in heaven when Davis's son Taylor Phinney, a national champion cyclist and artist, teamed up with Allied Cycleworks and Adin Baird of Left of Creek Media to create a fundraising giveaway.
And, wow, is it BIG.
And so is Parkinson's. Parkinson's is on track to double by 2040, a growth that would've sounded unimaginable twenty years ago when Davis was diagnosed.
But Davis's story reminds us that life is full of change and opportunities. Since Davis and his wife Connie founded the Davis Phinney Foundation in 2004, they have been turning Davis's diagnoses into a symbol of hope for hundreds of thousands of people living with Parkinson's around the globe. In the process, Davis has gone from being an Olympic cyclist to an Olympic level advocate. A transformation he never could have predicted, but he has embraced just the same.
And now, the transformation of this bike through his son Taylor's art reminds us again that we may not be able to control what life hands us, but we can control how we respond to it. Watch Taylor's story here.
For our Next Stage bike giveaway, people donated and registered to be entered to win a Taylor Phinney custom painted Allied Cycleworks Able. Everyone who signed up had the chance to win the bike custom painted by Taylor inspired by his father's journey and everyone's journey to find themselves and live their best lives. (All entries received by July 31, 2020, were eligible to win.)
No contribution was necessary. See the official rules here.
Thanks to these companies for supporting The Next Stage and The Davis Phinney Foundation.
Allied Cycle Works - @alliedcycleworks
ENVE - @envecomposites
SRAM - @sramroad
Teravail - @teravail
Chris King - @chriskingbuzz
Brooks England - @brooksengland
Crust Bikes - @crustbikes
Skratch Labs - @skratchlabs
And now, Taylor Phinney will announce the winner.