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Benefiting the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's

A Message from Connie Carpenter:
Welcome, dear Sufferlandrians, to the donation page for the GREATEST GRAND TOUR OF A MYTHICAL COUNTRY IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD. You're going to love it. And you're going to Suffer.
Davis and I have had our share of suffering and some epic races.
Davis raced over the Gavia pass in the snow with Andy Hampsten and Bob Roll in the 1988 Giro d'Italia. He suffered extreme heat exhaustion in the 1990 Tour de France but soldiered on to the finish in Paris.
We both raced -and medaled - before a captive audience of almost half a miillion people in the 1984 Olympics but nothing -- nothing -- compares to the Tour of Sufferlandria.

We've suffered so much in our own careers we wonder if we don't already own a small part of Sufferlandria?
The fact that we are in fact dinosaurs ourselves doesn't exclude us from battling dinosaurs, outrunning lava flows, and looking for chinks in the proverbial armor of our foes.
We are warriors and we do not suffer foolishly.
But we will suffer gloriously for the Tour of Sufferlandria and we will see you out on the ToS Facebook page.

Thank you so much for the support of the Davis Phinney Foundation. Together, we can help those with Parkinson's lead more fulfilling lives.
Raise a lot of cash and you get more chances to win cool prizes all while suffering in your own utopic pain cave. Come on. You know you love it.


Connie Carpenter
Mother of BMC superstar Taylor Phinney, married to Davis Phinney (2X Tour de France stage winner) and 1984 Olympic gold medalist.

Here is how this works:
1. GIVE NOW: To be eligible for any prizes, you must make a donation of at least $10 USD to the Davis Phinney Foundation on this page (click the Give Now button and make a donation). If you don't donate, you can still do the ToS, but you won't be eligible for prizes.
2. The more generous you are, the better your odds of winning -- for every $10 you donate, you get 1 chance at winning. So if you donate $10, you get one chance. If you donate $50, you get 5 chances. $100 gets you 10 chances and so on. Get your friends to donate (click the "Fundraise Here" button to set up your donation collection page) to your cause and you'll really boost the number of chances you have in the prize draw! You can continue to donate all the way up until the very end of the ToS.
3. To be eligible for prizes in both the MAIN pool as well as the TRAINER ROAD pool, you make a donation (Give Now) AND do all of your rides on Trainer Road (where your efforts will be recorded as proof that you completed the entire ToS). You'll need a (very inexpensive) subscription to Trainer Road and a few bits of kit to make this happen. Learn more about it here. The number of chances you have in BONUS pool is also based on the amount of your donation as described above. More details about our prizes here.
4. Based on all donations made up to the end of the ToS on Feb 2nd, we will calculate the number of chances each rider has earned and which riders are also eligible for the BONUS pool. Prizes will be drawn from all chances and then announced on February 7th. One prize per person, no exchanges.

About the Davis Phinney Foundation:
We are committed to supporting programs and research that deliver inspiration, information and tools that will enable people living with Parkinsonís to take more control in managing their disease.
The Davis Phinney Foundation was founded in 2004 by Olympic medal-winner and cycling great, Davis Phinney, who was diagnosed with Parkinsonís disease in 2000 at the age of 40. Today, Davis is both a role model in the cycling community and an inspiration to the estimated 1.5 million Americans and estimated 10 million worldwide who are currently living with the disease. Our mission to help people living with Parkinsonís to live well today makes us unique in the Parkinson's community.
The Davis Phinney Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to putting every dollar to work to fulfill our mission. We operate without an endowment and rely on direct support from individuals, foundations and corporations. - See more at: