With the coronavirus pandemic, even athletes and the best Peloton riders are stuck at home, but ESPN and Peloton have combined to bring celebrities and athletes together for an epic, all-out, 20-minute Peloton race.
Sixteen riders — eight male and eight female — will compete across two divisions in the Peloton All-Star Ride. If the athletes collectively reach an output of 3,000, Peloton will donate one million meals to the Food Bank for New York City.
Calling the action is Ally Love. She is a Peloton instructor, model, dancer, certified health coach, host of the Brooklyn Nets, runner, and the founder of fitness lifestyle brand Love Squad.
Peloton All-Star Ride
When: Saturday at noon ET.
Where: ESPN, ESPN App and ESPN Twitter, YouTube and Facebook pages.
Get ready for our first-ever Peloton All-Star Ride!
Golfers, Olympians, NCAA champions and more will battle it out on Saturday at 12 PM ET 💪 pic.twitter.com/AqaGLyrMYY
— ESPN (@espn) May 26, 2020
Meet the riders: Men’s division
Mike Golic Jr.: Radio host and former Notre Dame offensive lineman, riding out of Avon, Connecticut.
Matt Grevers: Olympic swimmer, riding out of Tucson, Arizona.
Booger McFarland: NFL analyst and two-time Super Bowl winner, riding out of Odessa, Florida.
Rory McIlroy: Professional golfer, riding out of Jupiter, Florida.
Justin Thomas: Professional golfer, riding out of Jupiter, Florida.
Bubba Watson: Professional golfer, riding out of Pensacola, Florida.
Meet their instructor
Alex Toussaint: He calls it “Tough Love with AT.” Since becoming a Peloton instructor, he has become the go-to trainer for professional athletes including Patrick Mahomes, McIlroy, Baker Mayfield and Watson. He has been helping pro athletes stay in shape with virtual sessions throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Toussaint has a love for fitness, teamwork and discipline rooted in his military school background.
Meet the riders: Women’s division
Victoria Azarenka: Professional tennis player, riding out of Boca Raton, Florida.
Allyson Felix: Six-time Olympic track and field gold medalist, riding out of Santa Clarita, California.
Morgan Pressel: Professional golfer, riding out of Boca Raton, Florida.
Monica Puig: Professional tennis player, riding out of Doral, Florida.
Colleen Quigley: NCAA national champion and Olympic track and field athlete, riding out of Portland, Oregon.
Kyla Ross: Gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast, riding out of Dana Point, California.
Michele Smith: Two-time gold-medal-winning Olympic softball player, riding out of Treasure Island, Florida.
Dawn Staley: Coach of the South Carolina women’s basketball team, riding out of Columbia, South Carolina.
Meet their instructor
Robin Arzon: New York Times bestselling author, a Type 1 diabetic and corporate litigator-turned-fitness superstar. Called The Queen, she is an ultramarathoner and a cycling superstar.