I’ve been out-wheeled by hamsters. I’ve been warned to throw in the chamois. I’ve been heckled by non-Sufferlandrians. But, I’ve achieved something: I am a Sufferlandrian.
It’s totes true. I’ve got the training diaries to prove it. The Sufferfest is for real, and what better way to suffer than for a good cause? Whether or not you’re already in on the Sufferfest, you can join the Tour of Sufferlandria, support the Davis Phinney Foundation, and maybe win some sweet prizes in the process.
RACE IN THE TOUR OF SUFFERLANDRIA
Line up with the virtual peloton of fellow Sufferlandrians from the comfort of your own pain cave, and compete in the 9-day “race” without feeling the wind chill of winter roads. Simply donate at least $10 to the aforementioned foundation as your entry fee, pin on your official race bib, join the chatter on The Sufferfest, and complete daily video challenges.
For every $10 USD you donate, you earn one chance in our prize pool (so if you donate, say, $100, you earn 10 chances in our prize pool). Even better: Start a fundraising page and ask your friends to donate to your cause. Each $10 you raise also earns you a chance to win.
Although you will need either a subscription to The Sufferfest ($10 for one month of unlimited videos) or a full complement of the specific training videos needed to complete the Tour, you will also be entered to win some seriously cool, seriously satisfying prizes.
One thing to remember: Get your trainer ready, because all of this starts tomorrow! (Feb 4th-12th–although each day of the tour is technically 50 hours).
Head over to The Sufferfest’s Tour of Sufferlandria Official Page to get signed up, and support a very worthy charity in the process. I’ll be lining up right along with you. Don’t worry.
To get stoked on the Tour, watch the Official Route Announcement below:
Of course, you definitely shouldn’t race in the Tour of Sufferlandria without first getting approval from your doctor. These are serious suffer-fests, for real. Great training tools, but they might be too tough on some cyclists. Definitely make sure you’re not putting yourself at risk for injury or harm before you start.