Jim Hansen

So Much Depends Upon …

In the Mathare Valley slum of Nairobi, Kenya, people are poor. Many children can’t even attend school. That is where people like ElliptiGO rider Jim Hansen come in. Hansen, a fifth grade teacher in New Hampshire, has made several trips to Kenya to help the teachers and schools, and he sponsors students through fundraising.

Posted November 10, 2016 by Tennille in Customer Stories, Rider of the Month, updates
ElliptiGO riders in Central Park

ElliptiGO Community Supports Rider in 6800-mile Odyssey

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.

Posted September 13, 2016 by Tennille in Customer Stories, Epic Rides, Rider of the Month, updates
Bruno Pollet

Rider Climbs Mountain; Builds a Community

Following the spirit of Sir Edmund Hillary, Bruno Pollet set off in July to be the first person to climb the Col du Tourmalet on an ElliptiGO Arc. “I asked myself, ‘Why not test the Arc on it?’ I thought it would be quite the challenge.”

Posted August 9, 2016 by Tennille in Customer Stories, Former Runner, Rider Profiles, Rider of the Month, Uncategorized, updates
Stu Blofeld finishes WAWA

Blofeld Rides Longest Coastal Road in the World – in 7 Days

For many people, riding a bicycle 1300 miles (2100km) would be a very good year. Stuart Blofeld rode that distance in just over seven days to complete the first-ever Wild Atlantic Way Audax (WAWA), a timed event that runs the length of the longest coastal road in the world, skirting the entire western coast of Ireland.

Posted July 14, 2016 by Tennille in Customer Stories, Epic Rides, Rider of the Month, updates
Alexander-Bibby - ElliptiGO Rider of the Month

After Double-leg Amputations and Hip Replacement, New ElliptiGO Rider Evolves

Alexander Bibby is just like many other ElliptiGO elliptical bike owners. He sought out an effective fitness device that enabled him to enjoy his workouts outdoors. Alexander Bibby is nothing like most other ElliptiGO owners. He is a bilateral, below-the-knee amputee. Due to complications from congenital birth defects, both legs were amputated when he was three years old.

Posted June 22, 2016 by Tennille in Customer Stories, Rider of the Month, updates
ElliptiGO Rider of the Month Kia Calderon-Dillon

Rider of the Month Truly Gives of Herself

You really can find anything on the internet. Our rider of the month, Kia Calderon-Dillon, has found endurance rides to do with her mom, parenting tips on caring for her three kids, plenty of volunteering opportunities in her community . . . and a way to donate one of her kidneys to a stranger.

Posted May 3, 2016 by Tennille in Customer Stories, Rider of the Month, updates

Rider Conducts Own Experiment on Effects of ElliptiGO Riding

Juan Reque, a physical therapist and long-time runner, suffered a torn meniscus that limited his running. After a patient described the ElliptiGO bike, Reque took one for a test ride. Immediately, he knew it was a good workout. To test the efficacy of ElliptiGO training, he devised an experiment comparing ElliptiGO and road bike cycling with running.

Posted April 7, 2016 by Tennille in Current Runner, Customer Stories, Rider of the Month, updates

Rider of the Month a “Classic” GO-Getter

When Jane LeGore’s doctor told her, “Stop running now and don’t run any more. You need a total hip replacement,” she quickly researched options. Fortunately for our January Rider of the Month – and the ElliptiGO rider community – she soon found another outlet to rebuild her fitness and psyche.

Posted February 3, 2016 by Tennille in Rider Profiles, Rider of the Month, updates
Carol Galgano - ElliptiGOs NYC

Rider of the Year Blends Support, Energy and Enthusiasm

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.

Posted January 13, 2016 by Tennille in Customer Stories, Rider of the Month, updates
Bill Pinnell Flies Downhill on ElliptiGO Bike

From Chance Discovery to ElliptiGO Master

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.

Posted December 15, 2015 by Tennille in Customer Stories, Rider of the Month, updates