American Veteran Wins Taylor Phinney-painted Allied Cycleworks Able Bike
September 9, 2020
Prize awarded in a sweepstakes that raised more than $40,000 for Parkinson’s
Louisville, Colo. — The Davis Phinney Foundation, which supports people with Parkinson’s, was honored to award a very special prize to an American combat veteran – a custom-painted bike from a pro-cycling star.
The randomly-selected winner was Katie Kuiper of Colorado Springs, a former combat veteran for the United States. No payment was required for this chance award.
The special bike was hand-painted by artist and world-famous cyclist Taylor Phinney, the son of famed athletes Davis and Connie Phinney. It was done with partnership with Adin Baird of Left Creek Media and Allied Cycleworks, uniquely positioned to serve people of all abilities to ride bikes on any terrain.
More than 1,700 entries were received, raising over $40,000 for the Davis Phinney Foundation. This special bike was also featured as part of the Every Victory Counts Challenge. This first-ever virtual event for the Foundation welcomed people of all abilities to track their activities through minutes or miles, contribute to the foundation, and connect as a community to cheer one another on even while far apart. Participants in that challenge were also entered for a chance to win the bike. All total, the foundation was able to raise over $250,000 in the month of July.
Thank you to our gracious sponsors:
Allied Cycle Works – @alliedcycleworks
ENVE – @envecomposites
SRAM – @sramroad
Teravail – @teravail
Chris King – @chriskingbuzz
Brooks England – @brooksengland
Crust Bikes – @crustbikes
Skratch Labs – @skratchlabs
The Davis Phinney Foundation was founded by Olympic cyclist Davis Phinney in 2004 to help people with Parkinson’s live well today. The organization’s focus is to provide programs and resources that offer inspiration, information and tools that enable people living with Parkinson’s to take action that can immediately improve their quality of life. Parkinson’s is the No. 2 neurodegenerative disease– second only to Alzheimer’s – and affects more than 1 million people in the United States. The Foundation’s work impacts hundreds of thousands of individuals and families each year. It is headquartered in Louisville, Colo.
Team DPF is the grassroots fundraising community that supports the Davis Phinney Foundation through participation in a wide range of athletic and community-based events. With a focus on fun, personal empowerment and fundraising for Parkinson’s, Team DPF welcomes all ages and abilities. With roots in cycling, Team DPF also extends to runners, climbers, swimmers, hikers, community events and more. Team DPF is sponsored by: Primal, Alt Red, SCRATCH Labs, BOCO Gear, The Sufferfest, Baker Insurance and Boulder Neurological and Spine Associates. Visit dpf.org to learn more.