We’re excited to see media picking up interest in our mission. Below is a timeline, highlighting the most recent media exposure for the Pro Cyclist Foundation from top to bottom.
303Cycling, October 9th
Mid-October, 303Cycling interviewed Will Dugan, President of the Pro Cyclist Foundation, who shared the meaning of leading a nonprofit with a focus on rider well-being, with the goal to improve the viability of the sport of cycling as a profession. We welcome all listeners. Special thanks to Bill Plock and Rich Soares at 303Cycling.
Bicycling Magazine, October 1st
Early October saw a great write-up by Jessica Coulon at Bicycling Magazine, who incorporated feedback on the value of an organization focused specifically on the well-being of professional cyclists from current professional cyclists.
Brent Bookwalter, current member of Mitchelton-Scott contributed:
“We race on teams that offer some support, but unless you are fortunate enough to be on a top tier team, there are guaranteed to be massive holes and shortcomings in what a team can offer in the pursuit of performance, health and life balance…”https://www.bicycling.com/news/a34240026/pro-cyclist-foundation-launch/
In Bicycling Magazine’s article, Kiel Reijnen noted the value of the Pro Cyclist Foundation compared to existing organizations:
“I know how effective and ineffective [the CPA] can be. And that has led me to sort of consider how we could be more effective as a voice for the riders, and how we could better support riders,” Reijnen told Bicycling. “What I like about this is we’re not going to war with any existing organization, we’re not trying to replace any organization, we’re just trying to create a better safety net for pros.”https://www.bicycling.com/news/a34240026/pro-cyclist-foundation-launch/
PR Newswire, September 16th
We issued our Press Release in mid September, and later that month SportsBusiness published an article highlighting the Pro Cyclist Foundation’s unique funding strategy to get professional cyclists the support they need.
“Rather than subsisting on straight monetary donations or corporate sponsorship, the foundation instead has developed an alternate funding structure in partnership with the Black Swift Group, LLC, a private investment fund that will support foundation operations. Through that fund, a portion of the investment management fees will be earmarked for the foundation, with participants in the fund able to retain the full scope of their individual investments.”https://www.sportbusiness.com/news/foundation-created-to-aid-pro-cyclists/