Wahoo Fitness and The Wahooligan Tour Raise Over $200K for the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s.
1500 Riders Participate to Benefit the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s Education and Research
(Louisville, CO, April 7, 2023) –
The Davis Phinney Foundation garnered over $200K in a partnership with Wahoo Fitness and its indoor cycling event, The Wahooligan Tour, previously called the Tour of Sufferlandria. Over 1500 riders from 45 countries participated in the seven-day virtual tour from Sunday, March 12, through Saturday, March 18, 2023. All proceeds benefit the educational programs, community resources, and research of the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s.
"We're thrilled to have such an amazing result 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 support raised from this event and the incredible support of the Wahoo Fitness team goes a long way toward helping so many affected by Parkinson's."
This worldwide virtual event has raised over $1,900,000 for education and quality-of-life research that helps people with Parkinson's live well today. The tour showcased seven days of fun and inspiring indoor cycling workouts tracked via the new and expanded Wahoo X platform, including the legendary Sufferfest workouts, RGT group rides, and more.
Participants vied for prizes, including sought-after items from Wahoo, Sur PhytoPerformance, Rapha, Team DPF, Primal, BOCO Gear, 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 a result and evolve The Tour from Sufferlandria and expand into the world of Wahoo X,” said Rupert Harold, Head of Wahoo Sports Science Operations. “The funds raised, combined with many new opportunities by expanding to the Wahoo X training platform, brought a sense of community pride and real-time interaction that was never possible before. We’re honored to join forces with the Davis Phinney Foundation to make a difference in the lives of people with Parkinson's.”
Wahoo X's all-in-one membership provides cyclists with the full breadth of year-round riding and training experiences. It is the ultimate virtual and real-world cycling and training ecosystem - indoors and outdoors, structured training, virtual riding, racing, and challenges. Whatever being a better athlete means to the cyclist, Wahoo X offers the most comprehensive ways to get there. For one low-priced subscription, Wahoo X delivers two apps - Wahoo RGT and Wahoo SYSTM - offering an unparalleled range. For more information, visit https://uk.wahoofitness.com/wahoo-x-subscription.
Research has shown cycling is one of the very best activities people with Parkinson’s can do to manage symptoms, connect with others, and have fun, making The Tour a great way to give back and help those affected by Parkinson’s live better.
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 of the Davis Phinney Foundation. With a focus on fun, personal empowerment, and fundraising for Parkinson’s, Team DPF welcomes all ages and abilities. While its roots are in cycling, Team DPF hosts events that welcome runners, climbers, swimmers, hikers, community activists, and more. Team DPF is sponsored by Primal, SUR PhytoPerformance, SCRATCH Labs, Wahoo Fitness, BOCO Gear, Rick Baker Insurance, Wild Bill’s Warriors, and Catrike.
Located in Atlanta, GA, Wahoo Fitness' vision is to be a global leader in smart fitness and training by 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 indoor riding equipment and accessories, the ELEMNT family of GPS devices and sport watches, the TICKR family of heart rate monitors, and the POWRLINK ZERO Power Pedals and SPEEDPLAY dual-sided road pedals.
The connected fitness products are complemented by Wahoo Sports Science and delivered through the most comprehensive cycling training apps with a subscription to Wahoo X. Learn more about Wahoo’s full line of products and apps at WahooFitness.com.
About Wahoo Sports Science
Led by a team of world-renowned and respected coaches, sports scientists, and specialists, Wahoo Sports Science combines research, expertise, and testing through physiology, biomechanics of movement, nutrition, and sport psychology to consistently deliver leading hardware innovations and training solutions.
About Wahoo X
Wahoo X is a training membership app for endurance athletes. SYSTM offers immersive, integrated structured workouts designed by world-class coaches using cutting-edge sports science to tailor your workouts to your 4DP® profile automatically. RGT is the next generation of virtual cycling, focusing on bringing the core of outdoor cycling indoors and empowering cyclists around the globe to train, ride, race, and explore. It helps athletes achieve results faster.
Team DPF Program Manager