Are you ready to Get Out and GO?
Get Out and GO (GOGO) is an eight-month riding program full of a variety of fun, social individual and community riding activities. GOGO has had three awesome years; 2019’s edition saw more than 140 participants from around the world log more than 250,000 miles and 8 million feet of climbing while seeking fun, community, personal achievement, and GOGO swag (see the 2019 leaderboards here). Each season, one of the most exciting events is the month-long September Team Challenge. We hope you look forward to participating in the 2020 edition!
GOGO 2020 runs from February 29 through October 31, 2020.
- Register for GOGO 2020: registration for GOGO 2020 is closed.
- GOGO goals, official rules, and details on how to get points are here
- GOGO 2020 leaderboards are here
- The GOGO schedule is here
- GOGO award level information is here
Questions? Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Feb. 29: Leap into GOGO
Since this is leap year, GOGO 2020 starts off with a bonus day! So Get Out & GO on February 29th & enjoy earning 1 point per mile up to 20 miles, plus an additional 5 points if you include #leap in your ride title along with a photo in your Strava post.
- March: Get Going
For each full “Strava week” in March, 2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29:
15 points for any week over 25 miles or 2000 feet elev. gain
25 points for any week over 50 miles or 4000 feet elev. gain
35 points for any week over 100 miles or 7500 feet elev. gain
45 points for any week over 125 miles or 9000 feet elev. gain
During week 2, March 9-15: 5 points for a Strava post that includes hashtag #piday in the title and any photo honoring National Pi Day
During week 3, March 16-22: 5 points for a Strava post that includes hashtag #equinox in the title and any photo celebrating the equinox/change of seasons.
Plus, opportunity for “official ride” GOGO points by participating in the March 27-29 virtual event
- April: GOmoji Around the World
GROUP adventure: Let’s ride around the world for Earth Month. If the total distance covered by all GOGO participants in April exceeds the earth’s circumference of 24,901 miles, each person who rides at least 24.9 total miles will receive 10 points in addition to their individual points below.
INDIVIDUAL adventure: Earn emoji for GOGO points. Collect them in any quantity or combination you like. (175 GOGO points maximum)
🛣 (20 points): for each 100 total miles
⛰ (10 points): for every 2500 ft total elevation gain
🚴 (10 points): for each single ride of 30+ miles
☀ (10 points): for every 10 days ridden
🌐 for the first 24.9 total miles ridden
In addition, you may earn one of each of the following by posting a ride to Strava with the hashtag in the title along with a fitting photo.
🌎 (5 points): #earth 🌬 (5 points): #wind
🔥 (5 points): #fire , 🌊 (5 points) for #water
If you collect ALL nine emoji above you’ll also earn: 🏆 (20 points)
You can receive a maximum of 175 points based on the individual adventure. For each circumnavigation of the globe by the group, individuals who have earned the 🌐 emoji will get an additional 10 points (making 185 or 195 points the maximum possible total for the month).
The leaderboard will display your individual emoji collection:
- May: GO-May-zing!
Earn points daily. GO it alone or share your daily mileage goal with a partner (GOGO will do the matchmaking – you might make a friend halfway around the world). If you’re up for it, ride Every Day in May and earn bonus points!
Daily Point levels:
20+ miles = 7 points
10+ miles = 5 points
5+ miles = 4 points
2+ miles = 3 points
If you have a partner, you’ll each earn the points based on your combined mileage each day. To be eligible for May points, a rider must ride at least 25 total miles during the month.
Every Day in May bonus:
20+ miles Every Day in May = 50 points
10+ miles Every Day in May = 35 points
5+ miles Every Day in May = 25 points
2+ miles per day = 20 points
Any individual who rides every day during GO-May-Zing will receive bonus points commensurate with their lowest mileage day.
Trainer rides are permitted in May.
The special coronavirus-related March and April rules DO NOT apply in May. All May rides must be on ElliptiGOs.
- June: Attitude of Gratitude
2020 has been an extraordinary year. June’s GOventure bears an “attitude of gratitude” and asks riders to reflect on their ElliptiGO experiences through weekly hashtag points.
During any ride take a photo that’s your interpretation of the weekly theme, add it to your Strava post, and include the weekly hashtag (e.g. “hope”) in your ride title. What symbolizes #honor or #strength for you? Is your #adventure a ride to the coffee shop or a climb up a mountain? You’re welcome to include additional thoughts in the Strava description field. We will gather the photos and thoughts onto one web page for convenient viewing, linked from the main GOGO leaderboard.
June 1-7: #hope
June 8-14: #strength
June 15-21: #adventure
June 22-28: #community
June 29-30: #honor
10 points for each week in which you do one or more hashtag post.
Beyond the reflective posts, earn up to 90 additional June points via basic riding:
1 point for every 10 miles cumulative distance: maximum 30
1 point for every 250 ft cumulative elevation gain: maximum 30
1 point for each day ridden: maximum 30
And finally, earn up to 25 points World Bicycle Day, June 3:
1 point per mile up to 20 plus 5 points for including #worldbikeday in ride title.
- July: Ice Cream Social, International Elliptical Cycling Day, and Bike for Humanity
July’s adventure has three basic riding components, some ice cream-based hashtag fun (it’s National Ice Cream month in the U.S.), and two special events: International Elliptical Cycling Day and Bike for Humanity.
July 1-10, days:
3 points for each day of 2 miles
4 points for each day of 5 miles
5 points for each day of 10 miles
7 points for each day of 20 miles
July 11-20, elevation:
20 pts for 2000ft
30 pts for 3000ft
45 pts for 5000ft
July 21-31, distance:
10 pts for 30 miles
20 pts for 50 miles
30 points for 100 miles
40 points for 140 miles
Ice Cream Social hashtags posts:
5 points (30 pts maximum) for each of up to six different rides with Strava posts containing one of the following hashtagged flavors: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, rockyroad, mintchip, coffee, pistachio, coconut, lemon, cookiesandcream, fudgeswirl, cheesecake, dreamsicle, smores, mango. Note: only two hashtag rides per July riding block: July 1-10, July 11-20, July 21-31
July 25, International Elliptical Cycling Day (IECD): IECD marks sixteenth anniversary of ElliptiGO co-founders Bryan Pate, CEO, and Brent Teal, CTO, formalizing their partnership to develop the world’s first elliptical bicycle in July 2005. Ride any distance on IECD and receive 1 pt per mile up to 50 miles.
July 25, Bike for Humanity: Bike for Humanity is a cycling event about taking a passionate, purposeful, and virtual bike ride with Bill Walton and his friends to raise money for important, immediate causes. All net proceeds will benefit the victims of COVID-19 and the health care workers involved in their care. ElliptiGO, Inc. is directly supporting the event and designing an ElliptiGO-specific medal for participants. This ride will count as an “Official Ride” for GOGO purposes, so if you register and participate, you’ll receive points according to the official ride points table: 20 points for 15-44.9 miles, 40 points for 45-59.9 miles, 50 points for 60-93.9 miles, and 75 points for 94+ miles. Although you must register to get points, a donation is not required. A donation is required to receive the ElliptiGO medal. Register here and join the ElliptiGO team!
Note: Although virtual, Bike for Humanity will be treated as a GOGO official ride and, as such, you will not be able to “double up” GOGO points by getting credit for two official rides at once by riding another official ride at the same time. If you sign up for both Bike for Humanity as well as another, presumably non-virtual, official ride on July 25, you’ll need to indicate to GOGO which ride you want GOGO credit for. YOU MAY, HOWEVER, GET BOTH IECD POINTS AND POINTS FOR ONE OFFICIAL RIDE, BIKE FOR HUMANITY OR ANOTHER, ON JULY 25.
- August: GO Easy
Anticipating September’s Team Challenge, August’s GOventure provides four simple month-long points-earning opportunities. Enjoy some relaxing days off or fine tune your fitness for the Team Challenge. Points from each category may be combined in any way to earn a maximum of 125 points:
3 points for every 15 total miles
3 points for every 1000 feet elevation gain
10 points for each single ride over 25 miles
5 points for one Strava post with the hashtag #lovetoGO along with a photo of your ElliptiGO
- September: details of the September adventure including the Team Challenge are here.
- October 5-31: GO for the Swag
October provides an opportunity to GO easy, tune up for World Championship and Virtual Rally rides, and welcome the change of seasons. Here are three opportunites add GOGO points you might need to reach a 2020 award Level. Combine them any way you like to achieve a maximum total of 100 points.
5 pts for every 50 miles of October riding
5 pts for every 1500 feet of October elevation gain
15 pts for each single ride of at least 25 miles
Also, make sure to participate in the 2020 ElliptiGO Virtual Rally official event, Oct. 23-25, 2020.
Register for the 2020 Virtual ElliptiGO Rally weekend and earn up to 40 official ride GOGO points through weekend riding wherever you are. The Virtual Rally includes: free online registration, a Zoom welcome and social hour, and a Zoom party including World Championship recap, Club awards, Team Challenge trophy presentation, and cool raffle prizes. You’ll also have a chance to find your Virtual Rally mystery match, solve the puzzle together, and receive a commemorative gift after the Rally.
Properly measured ElliptiGO-on-trainer miles (but no elevation) are permitted during GOGO unless explicitly disallowed or limited for a particular month.
GOGO award levels
- 750+ points: bronze-level GOGO swag
- 1500+ points: silver-level GOGO swag
- 2000+ points: gold-level GOGO swag