The Tour of Sufferlandria

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No, the title isn’t a misspelling, which I am known for.  It is actually a name for a nine-day mythical “tour” that you take part in using your trainer or a stationary bicycle.  I was told of this by some friends that are working with the Davis Phinney Foundation and the proceeds for the event go to Davis’ organization.

Davis’ son, Taylor is the official starter for the event and if you donate money to participate, you will be eligible for prizes which include a BMC road bike and other things.

I’ve known Davis, Connie and Taylor for a long time, most of my life. Super good people.  If you are going to be trainer bound this next week some, then go ahead and participate some in their event.   It is up to you to decide if you want to give and how much.

Here’s a link to the participants page.  And the link below to donate.

HERE’S HOW THIS WORKS: 1. GIVE NOW: To be eligible for any ToS prizes, you must make a donation of at least $10 USD to the Davis Phinney Foundation HERE (or 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. If you don’t do the ToS, you can still donate to be entered to win! 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 ToS prize draw! You can continue to donate all the way up until the very end of the ToS. 3. Based on all donations made up to the end of the ToS, we will calculate the number of chances each rider has earned. The Sufferfest minions will draw from all chances and then announce said winners on a date TBD. One prize per person, no exchanges. See disclaimer below. 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 Parkinson’s 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 Parkinson’s 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 Parkinson’s 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: – See more at:



5 thoughts on “The Tour of Sufferlandria

  1. Sean YD

    Thanks, Steve, for sharing news of this unique event. It comes as no surprise that thousands of people around the world “enjoy” these Sufferfest videos and the Tour of Sufferlandria while putting out the watts in their “pain cave.”

  2. euro

    Taylor is good friends with Big George Hincapie, in his own Twitter words, so I am no longer a fan of his…

  3. carlos flanders

    Cycling is about having fun. When did all this suffering fetish start? Those who think that riding on a trainer indoors any way replicates real suffering are mistaken.

    Enjoy your time on a bike. Suffering is for those five minutes in a crit or road race when the shiz goes down. Time on a trainer is to be enjoyed, at most mildly unpleasant at times – not suffering. Those who consider training to be suffering rarely last more than a couple of seasons. I’ve coached quite a few.

    1. dave

      Damn right, Carlos”Flanders”! Take those “suffering fetish” geeks out on a hard hilly 70mi if they like to suffer. They won’t be so digitally organized after that!


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