Join ElliptiGO riders of all levels from across the country for a weekend of riding, socializing and FUN at the 2018 ElliptiGO Spring Classic!
(photo courtesy of Kathryn Mitchell Hite)
Dates: April 6 – 8, 2018
Location: Clermont, Florida (22 miles west of Orlando)
Registration fees: $25 for GERC members
ElliptiGO rentals: yes
Host hotel: Hampton Inn and Suites Clermont, 2200 East Hwy 50
Clermont, FL 34711 (See link below for more hotel details)
Rides: Group Rides on Saturday & Sunday. All levels welcome; no rider left behind!! Each group will have a lead GO & a sweep GO. All routes are either out & back or a loop so we start & end at the same location.
Agenda: Detailed agenda is at the bottom of this page.
Required and optional steps:
1. (required). Pre-registration is required. Registration fee is $25 for Global ElliptiGO Riders Club members ($25 one-month memberships are available for anyone not currently a Club member). Register for the Spring Classic here.
2. (optional). There will be a limited number of ElliptiGOs available for rent. To reserve a GO, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference “2018 Spring Classic rental” in the subject line.
3. (optional). Stay at the same hotel as the other event participants! To reserve a room, see additional details here.
Friday, April 6, 2018
5:30-7:30PM – Meet & Greet / Welcome Reception / Packet Pick Up:
HAMPTON INN & SUITES, 2200 East Hwy 50, Clermont, FL 34711
Please join us for a casual hosted Happy Hour! Participants will also be able to pick up their goodie bags & event information. Non-riding guests of participants are welcome too!
Afterward the party continues for anyone interested in some informal late night eats & drinks (non-hosted) near the host hotel.
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Breakfast on your own:
Host hotel includes a complimentary hot breakfast with your room reservation beginning at 6AM. There are many other local breakfast options nearby.
8:30-9:00AM – Event participants/riders begin gathering at our ride meet up location:
Killarney Station – West Orange Trail
17914 State Road 438, Winter Garden, FL 34787
The host hotel is only 4 miles from Killarney Station by car or 6.5 miles on the GO.
Rented ElliptiGOs will be transported to/from the ride. If you’ve rented an ElliptiGO, please plan to be at Killarney Station well before the ride start time.
9:30AM-12:00PM – GROUP RIDE: Saturday’s ride will be from Killarney Station through downtown Winter Garden to Chapin Station (and beyond for long distance riders), traveling out and back. It is 14.4 miles round trip from Killarney to Chapin Station. If you choose to ride from the hotel to Killarney, you add 6.5 one way or 13 round trip making the total ride 27 miles.
12:00-1:30PM – LUNCH & socializing at Plant Street Market, a market in downtown Winter Garden with 20 vendors. Choices include a micro-brewery, BBQ, a vegetarian restaurant, pizza, gourmet mac & cheese, etc. All counter service with inside & outside tables. It’s shady & casual. Additionally, there will be food trucks at a nearby farmer’s market with a garden festival with more food vendors! (Guests of participants welcome)
1:30-2:30PM – 4.5 mile easy ride back to parking lot, return rental ElliptiGO’s & pack up
6:30-9:00PM – GROUP DINNER at Mesa21 2440 E Hwy 50, Clermont, FL 34711 – **walking distance from the hotel. (Guests of participants are welcome)
Sunday, April 9, 2018
Breakfast on your own:
Host hotel includes complimentary hot breakfast with your room reservation beginning at 6AM. There are many other breakfast options nearby.
10:00AM – Event participants/riders begin arriving at our ride meet up location:
Minneola Trailhead Park 315 Madison St, Minneola, FL 34715
Rented ElliptiGO’s will be transported to/from the ride..
10:30AM-12:00PM – GROUP “MIXER” RIDES – Today is a more ‘relaxed’ day. Cruise along the lakefront on the trail. You can GO as much or as little as you like. Stop to take photos; ride with one group or several different groups, ride with old friends or new friends…it’s really up to you! You’ll have the flexibility to change it up as much as you like. Just have fun and enjoy the ride with an amazing group of people!!
12:00-2:00PM – HOSTED PICNIC LUNCH on the waterfront! Look for the ElliptiGO canopy about a half mile from the start location. The lakefront is beautiful and a great place to socialize and ride. Sunday’s lunch will be catered subs, chips, fruit, cookies, water & soft drinks. (Guests of participants are welcome)
NOTE: Food & drinks will be provided at the Happy Hour on Friday & lunch on Sunday. Breakfast daily, Saturday lunch and dinner are the responsibility of the attendees & participants.
**If you don’t have a vehicle for the weekend, it is your responsibility to pair up with someone for transportation to the ride locations & back to the hotel both days**