When Jenny Hadfield first joined Team ElliptiGO as a sponsored athlete, we began brainstorming which endurance event she wanted to tackle first on her ElliptiGO. We were expecting her to propose a conservative metric century ride somewhere close to her home in Chicago, but Jenny had a different idea.
With a finish 14,130 feet above sea level, the Mt. Evans Hill Climb is billed as the highest cycling event in the world and known as one of the toughest. The 27-mile course includes almost seven thousand feet of total climbing with an impressive net gain of 6,575′ from start to finish.
What could be more enticing for us at ElliptiGO than an event that claims to be “The Toughest Hill Climb in the World” and attracts professional cyclists like Tyler Hamilton and Tom Danielson each year? We found out about Mt. Washington because we bought a book listing the 100 toughest cycling climbs in the country,
In March, more than 25,000 runners from around the world made their way to the LA Marathon by train, plane or automobile – but not Dean Karnazes. Dean, the ultimate adventurer, propelled himself almost 500 miles from San Francisco to the LA Marathon starting line on an ElliptiGO.
We often say that climbing hills is what the ElliptiGO does best. The Death Ride provided a great opportunity to prove it. On July 11th, two ElliptiGOs successfully completed all five passes in the 2009 Death Ride -- a 129-mile event that includes more than 15,000 feet of climbing in the Sierras.