The San Francisco to Los Angeles Epic Ride

488 Miles

March 15 - 19, 2010

In March, more than 25,000 runners from around the world made their way to the LA Marathon by train, plane or automobile - but not Dean Karnazes. Dean, the ultimate adventurer, propelled himself almost 500 miles from San Francisco to the LA Marathon starting line on an ElliptiGO. In so doing, Dean set the distance record for a multi-day elliptical running event. According to Dean, the ElliptiGO is the best cross-training device he has ever used, bar none, and it exceeded his expectations during the five-day adventure.

After seeing us at the Rock N’ Roll Marathon last year, Dean got his hands on an early prototype and has integrated it into his ultramarathon training regimen. He did great throughout the trek and arrived in LA ready to hit the pavement.

Route Overview


Day 1 (Monday, March 15): San Francisco to Santa Cruz – 90 miles


Day 2 (Tuesday, March 16): Santa Cruz to Big Sur – 72 miles


Day 3 (Wednesday, March 17): Big Sur to San Luis Obispo – 109 miles


Day 4 (Thursday, March 18): San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara – 109 miles


Day 5 (Friday, March 19): Santa Barbara to the Santa Monica Pier – 108 miles