ElliptiGO Bike for Humanity II with Bill Walton and Friends Sets Participation Records
July 30, 2020
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 30, 2020) – ElliptiGO Inc., creator of the world’s first elliptical bicycle, is proud to announce that the ElliptiGO Bike for Humanity II cycling event with Bill Walton and Friends (www.bikeforhumanity.com) held on Saturday, July 25th, 2020 set records for participation. More than 1,700 riders from more than 20 countries around the world participated, besting April’s inaugural Bike for Humanity event in both categories.
Joining Walton in participating in the event were marathon legend Meb Keflezighi, winner of the Boston Marathon and New York City Marathon, who rode 26.2 miles on his ElliptiGO long-stride bike in Tampa, Florida and world famous ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes, who rode 20 miles on his ElliptiGO MSUB in Marin, California.
“We could not have been more honored to be the title sponsor of the ElliptiGO Bike for Humanity II event,” said Bryan Pate, CEO of ElliptiGO. “This quickly became the most engaging ElliptiGO event we’ve ever seen, with more than 1,000 ElliptiGO riders participating, 19 of whom rode 100 miles or more as part of the event! It was great to see our global community come together with such energy and enthusiasm, and we were happy to support so many great organizations.”
In keeping with social distancing practices, all ElliptiGO Bike for Humanity II participants were empowered to choose where, when and how far to ride on July 25th and were encouraged to ride alone or stay at least 6’11”, Bill Walton’s height, apart during the ride. ElliptiGO riders helped raise over $30,000 towards the cause, and all proceeds from the ElliptiGO Bike for Humanity II event benefited The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Free Bikes 4 Kidz, No Kid Hungry and The Rex Foundation.
ElliptiGO Inc. is the pioneer and world leader in stand-up cycling. ElliptiGO launched the first elliptical bicycle in 2010 and in 2018 introduced the stand-up bike (SUB). Headquartered in Solana Beach, Calif., ElliptiGO strives to embody five key values: caring, inspiration, innovation, fun and integrity. All ElliptiGO bikes deliver an enjoyable, comfortable and effective workout experience that inspires people to improve their lives while enjoying the outdoors. ElliptiGO bikes are distributed through specialty running, cycling and fitness retailers nationwide, at the ElliptiGO headquarters and online. For more information, visit www.elliptigo.com.
Based in Minneapolis, Free Bikes 4 Kidz is a national organization that collects used bicycles, rehabilitates them with the help of volunteers, and then gives those bikes away to kids in communities around the country. Currently in 12 U.S. cities, FB4K’s goal is to give away 1 million bikes in the next five years in 100 American cities.
No Kid Hungry is a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. After 25 years of successfully investing in local nonprofits and helping find the best approaches to eradicating poverty and hunger, Share Our Strength launched No Kid Hungry in 2010.
Named after long-time Grateful Dead road manager Rex Jackson, The Rex Foundation supports creative endeavors in the fields of arts, sciences, and education. It aims to help secure a healthy environment, promote individuality in the arts, provide support to critical and necessary social services, assist others less fortunate than ourselves, protect the rights of indigenous people and ensure their cultural survival, build a stronger community, and educate children and adults everywhere.
The 4,700+ Boy & Girls Clubs of America provide programs and services that promote and enhance the development of 4.6 million boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence, enabling all young people, especially those who need the clubs the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
For anyone who wasn’t able to participate in ElliptiGO’s Bike for Humanity II, it’s not too late to make a donation and receive commemorative Bike for Humanity keepsakes, including medals, T-shirts and more. Visit www.BikeforHumanity.com to learn more.
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