Challenges

ORIGINAL TOUR

The challenge that started it all…
ALL Cycle Instructors
NO BREAKS
100% GUTS

But why?  Read the story of the first Tour here…

THE RULES

TOUR de Tens

The next evolution of the original Tour.
This ride is specifically for those challenge junkies in the community that never ever stop pushing themselves.
WAY HARDER
WAY LONGER
STILL NO BREAKS

THE RULES

TOUR de INSTRUCTORS

Spend 3-hours with an instructor, and learn all about their style, and their rides in this tour that will push you to the edge.  This is the only challenge with specific ride lists.

 

THE RULES

TOUR DE GENRES

13-Sets of rides from every genre.  You will try genres you may have not explored before, in depth.  For each genre, you will be awarded one icon for the badge.

 

THE RULES

SPECIAL EVENTS 2020

8 Special Events that will be spread out throughout the year.  These events are taken as a group, and are NOT for everyone.  But those of you that step up to this challenge will be proudly among the “elite!”

 

 

RULES FOR EVENTS

TOUR de BREATHE

This 2-part Tour is done in the spirit of unity and rights for all people.  Take the time to show your support for your fellow humans, and just ride.  Just love.  Just… breathe…

 

THE RULES

TOUR DE MUSIC

Although music fans may disagree about which bands fit into which categories; in this Tour, we explore the various genres of music identified by Peloton.

THE RULES

Tour de Circuit

10 circuits of floor exercises including bootcamp, bike bootcamp, core, strength, yoga, stretching, arms, and legs!

 

THE RULES

Tour de ENCIENTE

A Tour for new moms, and moms to be ONLY!  Designed in cooperation with an OB/GYN this tour is designed just for new and expectant moms.

 

THE RULES

Our Team

Ty Audronis

#Ty_u_up

Ty is the founder and original rider of the Tour.  He is a media production specialist, drone pilot, and musician by trade.


Jill Lynn Federici

#QueensGirl718

Co-Founder, and only the third person to ever ride the Tour.  Jill is well known in the Peloton community, and has THOUSANDS of rides under her belt!

larry meador

#addad

Advertising bigwig, rockstar in the Peloton communities, and honorary mom; Larry comes to our group with stellar recommendations, and is a complete beast on the bike!

MAIKE HIGGENS

#xxx_MAIKE_xxx

Maike is a huge supporter of the community, AND the very first member to ride 100 Tours!

 

Kelley Harper

#Mountain_Peach

Kelley is an avid mountain biker from Alaska, and one of our first moderators.  She is also our designated mentor to help new members navigate The Tour (so feel free to contact her).

cookee pope

#draka2018

Cookee has been helping other Tour members since the beginning, and her positive attitude and great sense of humor are legendary among the admins.

Michael Garzon

#gman4life

Life coach by trade, Michael has been an integral part of the Peloton community for several years.

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The Story of the First Tour

The following text is from the original post in the facebook group from March 17, 2020

I JUST HAVE TO SAY SOMETHING...

You ALL are awesome. Even if you haven't done the challenge yet. Let me tell you how all of this started:

It's been a very tough year. Divorce on Valentines Day started it all. A chain of "scam" jobs (I worked in TV/Film in California for over 25-years with GREAT success (google me if you're curious), and moved to TX for my ex's career). There is no film industry in Houston. And on Feb 28th, my dad had a severe stroke.

(Funny thing is, I usually make fun of people that post these posts on OPP... but I'm gonna do it anyway. I assume I'll see this screen-shot in one of my other groups.
But they don't even know)

I felt VERY self destructive... downright despondent on my mom's birthday (3/4). So I decided to hurt myself in the healthiest way I could imagine. I thought to myself, "you know what Ty? You have refused to ride a lot of instructors. And there are others you just haven't ever done." Also, I had never ridden a ride longer than 60 (and only one of those, and only one 45).

So I sat on the bike and cued it up. Went through every instructor. No water bottle. No food (and I'm a type-1 diabetic). Just rode. I started with Alex.

The whole way I typed my thoughts out on a discord group. "Oh fuck, this instructor doesn't even have a 5" and so on.

No plan... no nothing other than to just get it out. A year worth of hell. Just to unload it all.

A year's worth of turmoil...

-Every month sweating paying rent on a 1-bedroom apartment.
-Going from making 180K+/year to not even able to get hired at an entry level job
-Thinking I'd be homeless at the beginning of every month because of not knowing how I was going to pay rent.
-Being behind on bills
-going from a credit rating over 700 down tow 453
-My son choosing to live with his mother instead of me because I took his video games away (he's old enough to choose)

There were high points too...

-An amazing best friend (Jennifer Barker)
-An amazing close group of people (the discord thing I was talking about)
-My dog

But on I rode...
every bit of it melting away with every tear

bawling like a little kid

I needed to experience the pain. The soreness. The torture

I just needed to overcome an obstacle that seemed impossible. And I did. I did it.

And then others started doing it. And Jill said "yes" when I asked her to moderate with me. And here we are... just a few days later... HUNDREDS of you. A fucking ARMY!

I watched a video today.... many videos actually of Katrina van den Brand's journey. And I relived it all. I relived 3/4/2020. My journey. And here we are together.

Every single one of you that embarks down this path... it's not easy. It's long. Someone today used the excuse to quit of "boring." But those of you that have finished know... IT IS NOT BORING.

It may be nothing but the shortest of every instructor's rides. But they add up. You get a taste of everything... but it eventually makes you full.

It fills you with pride to take this 3-hour tour. It is an accomplishment. Don't let anybody take that away from you. There may be a lot of 5-minute rides. But if someone... ANYONE complains about it? Challenge them to do it. Put up or shut up.

There is someone in another group who is notorious for saying that 5-minute rides aren't really rides. I challenged them to do it. They failed. But at least they tried, and at least they are open enough to now know how hard this challenge is.

THANK YOU ALL! Thank you for joining us in this. Together we are strong.

Together we go far

Together we are an army of warriors

We've all been to war with this challenge, and we are victorious!

Tour Original: Official Rules

  • ALL (available) CYCLE INSTRUCTORS (we're considering a version for other disciplines)
  • NO SUBSTITUTIONS, NO DOUBLED UP (meaning no substituting one instructor for another... and no rides with multiple instructors. This is a personal ride with each and every instructor)
  • STICK WITH YOUR LANGUAGE SETTING (some instructors are not visible with "English only."  And some instructors don't have shorter rides available in English.  If you are skipping instructors that don't have English rides, you are not allowed to take shorter foreign rides from instructors who only have longer English ones.  That's the tradeoff.
  • NO BREAKS. When you complete this ride, you'll understand why.

This is about a personal experience... not a badge. Not any swag. Ultimately you are accountable to yourself. Make this a personal journey. You'll know if you really did the Tour... or did just another event...

The golden rule:  Stick to the spirit of the challenge, and you'll be fine.  Don't try to game the system.

Tour de Tens: Official Rules

  • ALL (available) CYCLE INSTRUCTORS (we're considering a version for other disciplines)
  • NO RIDE LESS THAN 10 MINUTES (You can do 5s on the original)
  • NO SUBSTITUTIONS, NO DOUBLED UP (meaning no substituting one instructor for another... and no rides with multiple instructors. This is a personal ride with each and every instructor)
  • STICK WITH YOUR LANGUAGE SETTING (some instructors are not visible with "English only."  And some instructors don't have shorter rides available in English.  If you are skipping instructors that don't have English rides, you are not allowed to take shorter foreign rides from instructors who only have longer English ones.  That's the tradeoff.
  • NO BREAKS. When you complete this ride, you'll understand why.

This is about a personal experience... not a badge. Not any swag. Ultimately you are accountable to yourself. Make this a personal journey. You'll know if you really did the Tour... or did just another event...

The golden rule:  Stick to the spirit of the challenge, and you'll be fine.  Don't try to game the system.

Tour de Instructors: Official Rules

  • All rides must be completed back to back (no breaks)
  • This is set up as a "ladder" and will take ~3-hours to complete
  • The SPECIFIC ride list must be followed IN ORDER (this is a rule unique to the instructor challenge)
  • NO Substitutions allowed.
  • For each instructor challenge completed, one of the stars for the badge will be given (23-stars total)

Tour de Genres: Official Rules

  • All rides must be completed back to back (no breaks)
  • The SPECIFIC ride list must be followed IN ORDER
  • NO Substitutions allowed.
  • For each genre challenge completed, one of the icons for the badge will be given

SPECIAL EVENTS RULES

  • ANY SPECIAL EVENTS MUST BE DONE AT THE SPECIFIED TIME / EVENT BY ADMINS: No Encore rides nor user created events for these special events (that's part of what makes them special)
  • RULES FOR EACH EVENT VARY: Read below for the rules specific to the upcoming event(s)
  • YOU MUST DAWN THE #Thetour HASHTAG FOR THE EVENT: This is how we verify that you were, in fact, there for the event.

Tour de Jour (2020 Event #1): July 4, 2020

PREMISE:

"Tour de Jour" (Tour of the Day) - To ride every class on the schedule for 1-whole day.  Rather like a Le Mans of the Peloton world.

RULES:

  • ALL CLASSES ON THE RIDE LIST IN ORDER AND AT SPECIFIED TIMES (live / encore classes on the schedule).  You may not "circle back" and take a class later (even though some classes may be / are "encore" classes on the schedule).  EVERY class must be taken at the time posted on the schedule.
  • NO SUBSTITUTIONS, NO DOUBLED UP (meaning no substituting one instructor for another... no substituting one class for another)
  • You will have 24-hours to register your tour after completion (24-hours after the event concludes, the option will disappear from the registration form)
  • SCHEDULE FOR THIS TOUR (Times in US Central Zone): (click image to view full size)

 

This is about a personal experience... not a badge. Not any swag. Ultimately you are accountable to yourself. Make this a personal journey. You'll know if you really did the Tour... or did just another event...

The golden rule:  Stick to the spirit of the challenge, and you'll be fine.  Don't try to game the system.

TOUR DE BREATHE RULES

  • ALL CLASSES ON THE RIDE LIST IN ORDER.
  • NO SUBSTITUTIONS, NO DOUBLED UP (meaning no substituting one instructor for another... no substituting one class for another)
  • NO BREAKS. When you complete this ride, you'll understand why.

This is about a personal experience... not a badge. Not any swag. Ultimately you are accountable to yourself. Make this a personal journey. You'll know if you really did the Tour... or did just another event...

The golden rule:  Stick to the spirit of the challenge, and you'll be fine.  Don't try to game the system.

Tour de Music: Official Rules

  • All rides must be completed back to back (no breaks)
  • The SPECIFIC ride list must be followed IN ORDER
  • NO Substitutions allowed.
  • For each music tour completed, the name of that music genre on the badge will be given

Tour de Circuit: Official Rules

  • All rides must be completed back to back (no breaks)
  • The SPECIFIC ride list must be followed IN ORDER
  • NO Substitutions allowed.
  • For each genre challenge completed, one of the name of that genre for the badge will be given

Tour de Enciente: Official Rules

  • Expecting moms and new moms (20 weeks or newer) ONLY
  • The SPECIFIC ride list must be followed IN ORDER
  • LISTED TOURS IN ORDER (1-20 for expecting moms / 20-1 for new moms)
  • NO Substitutions allowed.
  • For each genre challenge completed, one of the name of that genre for the badge will be given
  • Even though this ride is developed in cooperation with an OB/GYN (#GynoNinja), this is no substitute for YOUR OB/GYN.  Any questions, concerns, or complications should be addressed with YOUR Doctor.