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The 2016 ElliptiGO Winter Classic

January 16 & 17, 2016 | Phoenix, ArizonaElliptiGO Winter Classic Logo

Get ready for the 3rd Annual ElliptiGO Winter Classic in Phoenix, AZ. Come out an join ElliptiGO elliptical bike riders from across the country for a weekend of riding, socializing and FUN! See below for full details on the weekend’s events, including information on registering for the event, renting an ElliptiGO bike for the weekend, all rides & activities and the host hotel.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Register for the Event

While registration and participation in the 2016 ElliptiGO Winter Classic is FREE, we do ask that all who plan to attend register for the event HERE, so that we can have an accurate count for all meal reservations and food provisions on Sunday at the Tailgate Party. Thank you!

Renting an ElliptiGO Bike for the Weekend

Coming in from afar and can’t bring your ElliptiGO bike?  No problem!  We will have a limited number of ElliptiGO elliptical bikes available for rent at the event*.  The cost of the rental is $50 for the entire weekend and will be delivered prior to the first ride on Saturday morning by the infamous ElliptiGO van.  All bikes will need to be returned following the Sunday group ride.  If you would like to hold on to the bike throughout the weekend, and are able to transport it yourself between events, please let us know.  Likewise, if you will not be able to transport the rental between events, the ElliptiGO van will be able to do so for you, but you will need to arrive at each ride 30 minutes early to secure your rental for the day.  If you would like to reserve a bike for the weekend, please call Keri at (888)796-8227 by January 11th, 2016 to check on availability and make the rental payment.  Bikes are available on a first-come-first-served basis until this date or until we reach our rental capacity, whichever comes first.

*We suggest that all participants who rent a bike bring along any of their own accessories that they would like to have for the weekend rides (helmet, toe cages, water bottle holder, GPS, etc.).

Weekend Schedule

Friday, January 15, 2016

6:30-9:30pm – Welcome Meet & Greet at Tesoro Room* (entrance is inside the lobby of Days Hotel Scottsdale, our host hotel). The Tesoro Room is reserved for our group; cash bar & appetizers.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

7:00am-8:00am – Breakfast on your own

9:00am – Begin arriving at meet-up location (Big Earl’s Greasy Eats* – plenty of parking in the back)

  • 9:30am – Group #1 (long route) leaves Big Earl’s for the Bartlett Lake out & back (43mi, 4300ft of elevation gain, 14-16 mph avg. pace)
  • 10:00am – Group #2 (middle route) leaves Big Earl’s for Seven Springs out & back (25mi, 2065ft of elevation gain, 12-14 mph avg. pace)
  • 10:30am – Group #3 (shorter route) leaves Big Earl’s for Lone Mountain/Legacy Trail Loop (19mi, 950ft of elevation gain, 10-12 mph avg. pace)

12:30pm-3:00pm – Lunch, sand volleyball and socializing at Big Earl’s Greasy Eats* (court is reserved for our group)

4:00pm-5:30pm – Poolside lounging & Tiki Bar Happy Hour at the host hotel

7:00pm-10:00pm – Meet up in Old Town Scottsdale for casual dinner* and socializing at Two Brothers Tap House & Brewery

Sunday, January 17, 2016

8:00am-9:00am – Breakfast on your own

10:00am – Arrive at ride meet-up location (Apache Wash Trailhead – 1600 East Sonoran Desert Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85085)

10:30am-12:00pm – Group Rally Rides (flat course, no intersecting roads and beautiful desert scenery)

  • Harder Ride (20mi @16-18mph)
  • Moderate Ride (16mi @14-16mph)
  • Leisurely Ride (16mi @10-12mph)

12:30pm-2:30pm – Tailgate Party! Bring your own lawn chairs if local/driving in … and extras if you can for our out of town guests. We’ll have Streets of New York Pizza delivered and served with craft beer, water and desserts

3:00pm – Farewell for all of those traveling home Sunday

6:00pm-9:00pm – Meet-up for locals and all those not traveling home until Monday at Papi Chulo’s Mexican Grill & Cantina, which is connected to the host hotel.

*The only meal being provided by the event is at the Sunday Tailgate Party.  All other meal costs are the responsibility of the participant.


Host Hotel

Days Hotel Scottsdale

5101 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

(480) 945-4392

Mention “ElliptiGO” to reserve at the group rate of $110 per night (reg. $179)**

**You must call the hotel directly to receive our discount rate – it is not available through online reservations


Check out the recaps of our 2015 event and the 2014 Classic. We look forward to having you join us in 2016 for a weekend of fun riding and camaraderie!


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Posted September 23, 2015 by Tennille in Events, racing series
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