The Sufferfest, a company known for its quirky and motivating indoor cycling videos, announced today its route for the fourth annual “Tour of Sufferlandria” or “the Greatest Grand Tour of a Mythical Nation.” The Tour will run from Feb. 6 to Feb. 14, with cyclists from around the world embarking on a nine-day “suffering binge” in this unique indoor cycling challenge featuring Sufferfest videos.
“This year’s nine-stage tour is not designed for Couchlandrians,” said David McQuillen, The Sufferfest CEO, in a press release. “For the first time ever, riders will be starting in the mountains and things hardly let up from there. But, to ease the pain and soften the blow, riders have the opportunity to once again suffer for a cause and ride to benefit the Tour’s charitable partner, the Davis Phinney Foundation.”
Over the past four years, the Tour to-date has raised more than $165,000 for the Davis Phinney Foundation. Committed to supporting programs and research for Parkinson’s disease, the Foundation was founded in 2004 by Olympic medalist and cycling legend, Davis Phinney, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2000. With a $10 donation, “Sufferlandrians” are eligible for the Tour’s list of amazing prizes such as a road bike from BMC Bicycles and signed items by professional cyclists.