First-of-its-kind event series offers women outdoor education, recreation and adventure in stunning mountainous settings
SAN DIEGO, Calif. and Boise, ID – April 28, 2016 – 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. Registration opens to the public today.
As part of the partnership, ElliptiGO will provide outdoor elliptical bicycles for attendees to ride during guided adventure tours at scenic Outessa locations. Combining the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer, ElliptiGO bikes provide a fun, cardiovascular workout alternative that eliminates impact on joints and allows people to get out of the gym and enjoy the outdoors. ElliptiGO will have available a selection of its original long-stride elliptical bikes and its newest model, the Arc.
“ElliptiGO is thrilled to be participating in the REI Outessa Summit. It provides a great opportunity to try new experiences in an amazing setting. This may be the first time some attendees have had a chance to try an ElliptiGO bike. All it takes is one ride to appreciate how fun, comfortable and effective the workout experience is and why it has inspired thousands of people to stay active in the great outdoors.”
“Through the REI Outessa Summit, we are offering women the opportunity to try something new and experience some unforgettable outdoor adventures,” said Julia Stamps Mallon, co-founder and VP business development of the REI Outessa Summit. “We are excited that ElliptiGO has signed on to provide elliptical bikes for the attendees’ use and enjoyment.”
These weekends boast flexibility and variety since each attendee can customize her schedule, although choosing classes might be the biggest challenge as more than 200 options exist. Camping, backpacking, kayaking, outdoor cooking, mountain biking, paddle boarding, rock climbing, yoga, hiking and trail running are some of the offered activities.
ElliptiGO rider, Hollywood stunt actress and “American Ninja Warrior” contestant, Jessie Graff, will be on hand to ride with Outessa women at both the Kirkwood and Powder Mountain locations. Graff is an impressive athlete who uses elliptical cycling to maintain the cardiovascular fitness required by her grueling career. Having ridden an ElliptiGO bike since 2014, including participation in the 2014 Elliptical Cycling World Championships, Graff is excited to lead participating women on an adventure tour of the area.
Mallon added, “After three days, Outessa women will find inspiration in their peers as well as in their own new-found abilities. We want them to connect with the outdoors and each other during these unforgettable weekends.”
ElliptiGO is the San Diego-based company that created the world’s first elliptical bicycle to deliver a fun, comfortable and effective workout experience that inspires people, improves their lives and revolutionizes fitness. Combining the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer, ElliptiGO bikes provide a strong cardiovascular workout that eliminates impact on joints and allows people to get out of the gym and enjoy the outdoors. Elliptical cycling is an effective way to build fitness without aggravating injuries, and it is great for everyone from the health-conscious to the elite athlete. The full line of ElliptiGO bikes is distributed through specialty running, cycling and fitness retailers nationwide, on Amazon.com and through www.elliptigo.com.
About the REI Outessa Summit
The REI Outessa Summit Events are custom-tailored outdoor weekend getaways for women offering immersive outdoor experiences, hands-on product trials, and education from professional athletes and expert guides. The first two events will be held at Kirkwood Resort near Lake Tahoe, CA from August 19 to 21, and Powder Mountain near Salt Lake City, Utah from September 9 to 11. The event series was created in collaboration with REI. Additional sponsors include: prAna, Osprey, Cannondale, BIC SUP, Petzl, Big Agnes, Trigger Point, ENO, ORU Kayak, Salomon, Nuun, Taylor Maid Farms, Goal Zero, Amy’s Kitchen, GCI Outdoors, Smarty Pants, Lagunitas, ProBar, Clif Bar, Picky Bar, Honey Stinger, Hint, Dirty Gourmet, World Peas, Tandem, Rinse, GoMacro, Stance, Native, ElliptiGO, Igloo and Dandies. To learn more about the REI Outessa Summit, visit www.outessa.com. For the latest news, sign up for email updates, follow on Instagram and Twitter, and like on Facebook.