Each month, we bestow “Rider of the Month” honors on one or more people. These riders have typically accomplished a big personal goal, raised money for charities, or set new standards for speed or endurance while riding their ElliptiGO elliptical bike. As we wrap up the 2015 year, we’re looking at the larger body of work and accomplishments, rather than zeroing in on just one. We are happy to announce the 2015 Rider of the Year – Carol Galgano. Supportive, energetic, enthusiastic and innovative all describe Galgano.
Bill Pinnell loved to ride his road bike, until a bulging lumbar disc made it too painful. He tried a recumbent, but that was no good for him either. Then, by chance, he spotted an ElliptiGO elliptical bike. That was more than 23,000 miles ago, and he's still smiling while racking up hundreds of miles a month. He earned more "Get on the Map" points in 2015 than anyone, earning him Rider of the Month honors.
The 6th Annual World Championships of Elliptical Cycling saw several outstanding performances in the race up Palomar Mountain. At the top of the list were Sarah Brown and Rusty Snow, the two champions and our Riders of the Month for October.
Six ElliptiGO cyclists participated in the California Coast Classic, riding 525 miles over eight days while raising more than $22,100 to fight arthritis, a disease that affects one in every five adults and 300,000 children. For each of the riders, the cause was personally meaningful.
Tim Rieger was facing a three-pronged challenge. He was looking for a way to raise $10,000 for his favorite charity; he was two weeks away from the start of his ultra-running season; and he had just developed a stress fracture.
If you could spend a week with few responsibilities beyond riding your ElliptiGO along a beautiful wooded, lakefront course, would you jump at the chance? Katie Blau, our Rider of the Month for July did.
This month, we are excited to announce Lamorna Brown Swigart and Malinda Walker as our Co-Riders of the Month! They are both proud ElliptiGO owners, relying on each other for encouragement and strength to accomplish their recent ride, "Circle the Bay for Breast Cancer" in San Francisco.
This month, we are proud to announce Jim Hansen and Barnadette Flynn as our May Co-Rider(s) of the Month! These two former, competitive runners both share the love for their ElliptiGO and the low-impact workout it provides.
This month, we are proud to announce Amy Glen as our April Rider of the Month! Amy was just recently introduced to the ElliptiGO, and is already making great strides in the community. In April, she rode over 1000 miles!
This month, we are proud to honor Rick Bienias as our March Rider of the Month! After a month of serious riding (both on the ElliptiGO and bicycle), it was an easy and unanimous decision to give Rick the ROM honors.