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."
ElliptiGO Inc. will offer two exciting and immersive opportunities this year at Interbike, the largest annual bicycle industry exposition in North America. In the main booth, ElliptiGO will have a first-of-its kind virtual riding experience, where attendees can climb onto an ElliptiGO bike mounted on a stationary trainer and choose one of three virtual group ride courses using the Gear VR headset. ElliptiGO will also be displaying its line of elliptical bikes at the outdoor Circuit test track.
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.
John Van Barriger won our “Ultimate Marathon Pack” bike giveaway earlier this year. We checked in with him recently to see how he’s enjoying his new ElliptiGO Arc.
Tim Woodier, from Abergavenny, Wales (UK), rode a borrowed ElliptiGO elliptical bicycle throughout an 87-day, 6800-mile odyssey that took him through Canada and 23 states in the eastern half of the United States. Throughout his self-supported trip, he relied on the community of ElliptiGO owners for lodging, food and entertaining diversions from the road.
Kimberly White is the winner of the #GOMeb Limited Edition ElliptiGO 8S bike giveaway.
ElliptiGO Inc. announced record revenues in August, fueled by 51.6% year-over-year growth in the United States. This strong performance follows the record-setting Q2, which saw revenues increase 52.5% over Q2 2015. The company attributes this success to the growing interest in the category of elliptical bikes overall and to demand for its newest product, the ElliptiGO Arc.
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.
Cross-training has been demonstrated both by academic research and by elite masters athletes to maintain running fitness while reducing the occurrence and severity of injuries. We provide here two new research studies and a video of a discussion between four-time Olympian Meb Keflezighi and the former president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting.