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VeloPro and Premium Tour Operator RAID CYCLING Announce Partnership

AI-Powered Training System Will Help Prepare Cyclists for Curated Tours Led by Touring Veteran Brad Sauber

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Portland, OR, April 17, 2019 — VeloPro, the world’s first AI-powered training system for cyclists, is pleased to announce a new partnership with RAID CYCLING, the premier operator of custom cycling tours. Starting in 2019, all cyclists joining RAID trips will have the opportunity to prepare for their adventure using VeloPro’s industry-leading system for three months at no additional cost.

VeloPro’s adaptable system ensures that any cyclists — no matter their level of experience — gets a customized training program perfectly designed to prepare them for the hills and headwinds they might find on the roads of their RAID tour.

To create and continually optimize custom training programs for cyclists, VeloPro uses a proprietary machine learning algorithm that considers a rider’s experience and schedule, as well as the distance, elevation, and the date of their RAID tour or other targeted event — and then applies proven periodized training structures, just as a live coach would. Using that data, as well as training updates from cyclists, VeloPro is able to ensure that athletes stay on track amid changing schedules and training challenges to arrive at their tour ready to have the best-possible ride.

RAID Cycling is a new premium tour experience operated by Brad and Dawn Sauber. The couple has 25 years of experience leading cycling tours, and is now focused on curating highly customized experiences that combine the best cycling with must-see destinations and cultural immersion. All cyclists participating in RAID trips in 2019 will have the opportunity to access a three-month VeloPro subscription.

“We’re grateful to have such well-respected partners in Brad and Dawn,” said VeloPro founder and CEO Adnan Kadir. “To get the most out of any cycling event — whether it’s your first fondo, a charity ride, or a multi-day tour like a RAID experience — you should arrive at the start prepared and confident. That’s a guaranteed way to have a better experience — and get a better result. We’re so pleased to be able to offer our easy-to-use training system to all RAID cyclists, and to help them have more fun on their tours.”

“Our focus is on helping cyclists experience new places, and create personal connections with new locations and new communities,” said Brad Sauber, Founder of RAID Cycling. “While we’re committed to giving any cyclist who rides with us a memorable, enjoyable ride, we believe that a fit cyclist is better prepared to have more fun, and get more out of our tours. We’re grateful to have a partner like VeloPro that takes all of the guesswork out of training, allowing our clients to easily follow a plan as they prepare to ride with us.

About VeloPro

VeloPro is the world’s first AI-powered training system for cyclists. VeloPro is designed to make world-class training accessible and affordable to cyclists of all levels who don’t have a professional coach. VeloPro’s dynamic machine learning system creates custom structured training plans for each rider, to prepare them for specific road, mountain, gravel, or cyclocross events. Plans are based on cycling experience, current fitness, and weekly schedules, and automatically adjust as athletes complete their prescribed workouts, to help any rider reach a goal event in peak condition. Whether a cyclist is training for their first fondo, a charity ride, or a multi-day tour, VeloPro ensures that they arrive at the start line confident and in their best shape. The My First Century program encourages cyclists to train for major goal events while partnerships with various events encourages cyclists to achieve ambitious goals with a high-level of support.


RAID Cycling is the most authentic, curated, and in-depth experience an individual can have on a bicycle. Built on decades of travel and cycling experience, every RAID trip is as unique as our guests. At our core is a culture that has formed organically, influenced by like-minded riders, the tenets of which have: the spirit of adventure and exploration, a passion for quality, and a certain rhythm of life. If the RAID spirit intrigues you, we hope you’ll come along for a ride. The 2019 RAID schedule includes Japan Southern Islands, Japan Tokyo to Kyoto, Corsica, Portland to San Francisco, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Southern California, and Hawaii. For trip inspiration, follow RAID on Instagram.

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Andrew Bernstein