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Last year, of the 3,000+ riders to participate, only approximately 1,700 riders completed all five passes, including ten of the 13 ElliptiGO riders who took on the challenge.
“The Death Ride is the real deal. We chose to attempt it on our elliptical bike prototypes back in 2009 to demonstrate the capability of this new concept. The bottom line is, if you can complete The Death Ride, you can pretty much do any event in the world. It’s that extreme. What we didn’t expect is that so many other elliptical bike riders would be inspired to take on the challenge themselves. We’re thrilled that an ElliptiGO rider has completed each of the past seven Death Rides. There aren’t very many bike brands that can claim that.” said Bryan Pate, co-founder and CEO of ElliptiGO.
“I was so close last year, I knew this year I had to pace myself better. I felt physically and mentally strong enough, but you never know what will happen with the altitude. The weather was perfect much of the day, but brutal winds kicked up near the end. They were enough to keep me from GOing in a straight line at times up the last pass!” said Thatcher.
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