San Diego, CA (June 21, 2013)— ElliptiGO Inc., creators of the world’s first elliptical bicycle, today announced that it has welcomed the 100th and final member into the ElliptiGO Century Club. The Club is made up exclusively of the first 100 people to complete a 100-mile ride on an ElliptiGO elliptical bicycle. ElliptiGO launched the Century Club in 2009 as a way to recognize pioneering customers who were taking on challenging endurance events on their ElliptiGOs. For the past three years, customers from around the world have been pushing themselves to qualify for the Club and be recognized as one of the pioneers of the new sport of elliptical cycling.
Century Club members reflect the broad demographic of ElliptiGO riders. Member ages range from 25 to 71 years old and include well-known endurance athletes like Dean Karnazes. “The athletes who have achieved the 100-mile mark inspire our entire elliptical biking community,” said Brent Teal, Co-Founder and Co-President of ElliptiGO. “With more ElliptiGO riders hitting the road every day, the Century Club has been an important way to recognize the early adopters who have supported us since the beginning and those who have been pushing the boundaries of the sport ever since.”
There are now more than 8,000 ElliptiGOs on the road, nearly twice as many as last year. The ElliptiGO is currently being used by more than a dozen Olympians, 15 Universities, and 50 of the top professional runners and athletes in the country, including current or former NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL players.
“As the sport grows, we will continue to track our customers’ achievements with the new ‘Get On The Map’ initiative we launched this spring,” stated Teal. “Any organized ride that someone participates in on their ElliptiGO bike – from a five-mile sprint to a multi-day endurance event – earns them a pin on the map and way to see what others in the elliptical cycling community are doing. The 100 Century Club members, however, will always remain a special group within the ElliptiGO community. These athletes have made their mark on the sport and we congratulate all of them on their achievement.”