How did you first hear of ElliptiGO? I have always been someone who values diverse training to make me a better runner. I heard about ElliptiGO, got on the phone with headquarters and had one in the mail the next day. It was magical.
Kim Nedeau is a life-long runner and discovered the ElliptiGO bikes as a way to supplement training and increase overall weekly volume. She placed 2nd at the prestigious Mount Washington Road Race in 2016 and 3rd in 2019. Kim went on to qualify to run on the US Mountain Running Team and finished 9th at the World Mountain Running Championships held in Bulgaria, first American, and helped the women’s team to the bronze medal. Although typically a trail and mountain runner, as a 40 year old, she jumped in the New England 8k Championships, a road race, and surprised everyone by winning the overall women’s race. Guess what? Much of her training leading up to the race was on her beloved long stride.
She is a running coach and works with injury-prone runners. In her group of 20, my runners own 16 ElliptiGOs!
How Do You Use Your ElliptiGO For Fitness/Exercise? As someone with a running background, I use it to increase my training volume, and as a way to see interesting places that my running will never take me. I’ll happily ride 30 miles into the remote surrounding towns but would never run that far.
What do you love most about riding an ElliptiGO? I love the speed, visibility, workout intensity, uniqueness and one unexpected benefit-- all of the new riding friends I’ve made!
What is your favorite ElliptiGO bike?
I cannot choose! I love my long stride and MSUB equally. The MSUB allows me to ride the rocky dirt roads around my town and the long stride mimics run form, which was my first reason for starting to ride an ElliptiGO.
What is your favorite local ride?
There is a quiet, hilly, 30 mile ride right out my front door that is a weekly staple.My favorite rides include long gradual climbs that I can really sink my teeth into and then fly down the other side.
What is your longest or most memorable ride?
I rode 50 hilly miles on my MSUB as a birthday celebration. I won’t say the end of the ride was pretty but it was an amazing challenge and a memorable birthday gift to myself.
Ready to Try an ElliptiGO Bike?
Whether you are new to ElliptiGO bikes and looking to test ride or a current ElliptiGO Owner in Western Massachusetts, Kim can help, 413.627.7141
ElliptiGO bikes available to test ride:
Stand up Bikes: MSUB
We meet once per month from spring-fall and choose quiet and easy to follow routes.
For questions or assistance, please contact Kim at:
413.627.7141 [email protected]