More than 50 people gathered in Scottsdale, Ariz., for the 4th Annual ElliptiGO Winter Classic, which was the first event organized by the recently formed Global ElliptiGO Riders Club. Attendees represented 10 states and came from as far away as Florida, New Jersey and Massachusetts. The Classic featured group rides on Saturday and Sunday for riders of all levels. After the rides, attendees enjoyed a variety of activities, including sand volleyball, lounging poolside, dancing and socializing.
Since the announcement in October of the new Global ElliptiGO Riders Club, the Club’s leaders have been busy laying the foundation for an exciting first year. The Winter Classic, the first event under the Club's management, is this weekend. Following that will be the new "Get Out and GO" (GOGO) Challenge.
In the 7th Annual World Championships of Elliptical Cycling, both the returning female and male champions defended their titles. Rusty Snow continued his stranglehold on the event, cruising to his fifth straight victory. Sarah Brown sliced more than 4 minutes off the women’s record that she set last year. She is now the fastest woman ever in the event by more than 12 minutes.
Olympic Marathon trials qualifier Brandon Birdsong could shake up the World Championships of Elliptical Cycling as a late entry to the elite field. Birdsong has been riding an ElliptiGO bike for cross-training and to stay active after tearing his peroneal tendon. He said, "The ElliptiGO World Championships, being uphill, sounds like an opportunity to test myself and the training that I have been doing."
Each year, the field for the World Championships of Elliptical Cycling includes track stars, ultra runners, triathletes, world record holders, American ninja warriors, sporting legends and more. This year will be no different. Here's a preview of the key contenders to keep an eye on during the 11.69mi, 4,209ft climb of the 2016 event.
If you're planning to participate in the World Championships of Elliptical Cycling, you may be wondering, “How do I prepare to climb 4209ft across 11.69mi at a steady average grade of over 7% … and survive?” We give veteran advice on training - even if you don't have hills to ride in your area.
Since its beginning in 2010, the 11.69mi, 4209-foot climb up Palomar Mountain’s South Grade has played host to the World Championships of Elliptical Cycling. Elite athletes from a variety of sporting backgrounds, as well as competitive early-adopters of elliptical cycling have established this course as the ultimate measure of one’s ElliptiGO fitness.
With the opening ceremonies of the Rio 2016 Olympics now less than 45 days away, excitement is rapidly rising in the track and field world. For USA Olympic hopefuls, their biggest opportunity to date begins with the Olympic Team Trials, July 1-10, in Eugene, Oregon. ElliptiGO will be in “Tracktown, USA” supporting scores of athletes who train on ElliptiGO bikes and providing opportunities for the community to experience elliptical cycling.
ElliptiGO Inc. today announced its sponsorship of the REI Outessa Summit, outdoor weekend getaways for women which offer authentic outdoor adventures led by professional athletes and guides. In its inaugural year, the two weekends will be held at Kirkwood Resort near Lake Tahoe, California, from August 19 to 21, and Powder Mountain near Salt Lake City, Utah from September 9 to 11.