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 four awesome years; 2020’s edition saw more than 175 participants from around the world log more than 400,000 miles and 11 million feet of climbing while seeking fun, community, personal achievement, and GOGO swag (see the 2020 details and leaderboards). Each season, one of the most exciting events is the month-long September Team Challenge. We hope you look forward to participating in the 2021 edition!

GOGO 2021 runs from March 1 through October 31, 2021.

  • Register for GOGO 2021 here
  • GOGO goals, official rules, and details on how to get points are here
  • The GOGO schedule is here
  • GOGO award information is here

The GOGO 2021 leaderboard displays data for all of the participants.

Questions? Send email to gogo@elliptigoclub.org


GOGO 2021 schedule

  • March: Get Going
    For each full “Strava week” in March, 1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28:
    15 points for any week over 25 miles or 1500 feet elev. gain
    25 points for any week over 50 miles or 3000 feet elev. gain
    35 points for any week over 100 miles or 5000 feet elev. gain
    45 points for any week over 125 miles or 6500 feet elev. gain
    During week 2, March 8-14: 5 points for a Strava post that includes hashtag #piday in the title and any photo honoring National Pi Day
    During week 3, March 15-21: 5 points for a Strava post that includes hashtag #equinox in the title and any photo celebrating the equinox/change of seasons.

  • 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 of at least 2 total miles each.
    🌐 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: Complete The Calendar (and EDIM)

    Ride alone or participate as a DUO. As a DUO you will combine your daily mileage with that of your 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 (EDIM) and earn individual bonus points.

    Ride daily mileage equal to (or greater than) a numerical calendar day to fill in a calendar date. You do not have to complete calendar days in order: 1 mile on the 1st, 2 miles on the 2nd, 3 miles on the 3rd and so forth. Instead, fill your calendar in any order: If you GO 35 miles on May 1st, you’ll fill in the spot for May 31st. If you ride 20 miles on May 1st, you will fill in the date for May 20th. If you ride 20 miles again, you will fill in the largest unfilled number below 20: if May 19th and 18th are filled but the 17th is not, you’ll fill the May 17th slot.

    Helpful Hint: Save the low milage calendar days for last or for days when work/school/life necessitates quicker, low mileage rides.

    You earn 5 points for each calendar day filled in for a maximum of 155 calendar points. E.g. 31 days yields 155 points (31 x 5), while 20 days yields 100 (20 x 5). If you have a partner, you each earn the points.

    To be eligible for May points, a rider must ride at least 25 total miles during the month.

    Bonus point opportunities:

    • complete your calendar: 10 points
    • choose a Duo Team Name: 5 points
    • EDIM Bonus: Any rider who rides at least 1 mile each day of the month will earn bonus points based on total mileage as follows:

      • 496+ miles: 40 points
      • 248+ miles: 25 points
      • 62+ miles: 10 points

    In addition, register for Bike for Humanity, make a $25 donation, and ride at least 15 miles on May 1 to earn 20 additional May GOGO points. Bike for Humanity’s May 1 event will raise funds for Free Bikes 4 Kidz and the challenge of putting a million bikes in the hands of underserved youth. During registration make sure to indicate that you are part of Team ElliptiGO!

  • June: Celebrate World Bike Day

    Getting your first ElliptiGO and learning how to ride it is a rite of passage for all of us. In the hustle and bustle of today’s world, GOing allows us to exercise our muscles, cut back on fuel consumption, and feel the wind in our hair. There is nothing quite like the exhilaration of GOing.

    World Bike Day, June 3, 2021, celebrates the durability and longevity of the bicycle — in all its forms. Cycling provides a simple and sustainable means of transportation, is rejuvenating for our physical and mental health, and good for the economy and the environment.

    June’s GOventure celebrates cycling. Points from each category may be combined in any way to earn a maximum of 150 points:

    • 1 point for every 10 miles cumulative distance.

    • 1 point for every 250 feet cumulative elevation gain.
    • 10 points for each single ride over 20 miles
    • 10 points for each single ride over 1500 feet of elevation gain

    And finally, earn up to 30 additional points in recognition of World Bike Day: select one ride between June 1st and June 6th and earn 5 points for putting #worldbikeday in the title and then accumulate 1 point per mile up to 25 miles for that ride.

    Properly measured trainer rides are permitted, but will be credited
    with no elevation. Credit for manual entries (no GPS track outdoors, no speed sensor indoors) is limited to 5 miles per day.

  • July Quad Adventure & IECD

    July’s adventure will build on the team work developed in May looking toward September’s Team Challenge. This month also features International Elliptical Cycling Day (IECD).

    We will pair May Duos into Quads for this adventure. If you were not part of a Duo and want to be part of a Quad, you’ll be able to opt in and we will place you into a team. If you were part of a duo and elect to opt out, you will have that opportunity.

    Riding points for all participants:

    • 10 points: Ride 10 calendar days OR 100 miles OR 1,000 feet
    • 25 points: Ride 10 calendar days, 150 miles, and 4,500 feet
    • 50 points: Ride 15 calendar days, 225 miles, and 6,750 feet
    • 75 points: Ride 20 calendar days, 300 miles, and 9,000 feet
    • 100 points: Ride 23 calendar days, 400 miles, and 11,000 feet

    Note: A minimum of 2 miles is needed to count as a day of riding.

    Bonus points available for solo riders (riders not on a Quad team)

    • 10 points: Ride 15 calendar days, 225 miles, and 6,750 feet
    • 15 points: Ride 20 calendar days, 300 miles, and 9,000 feet
    • 20 points: Ride 23 calendar days, 400 miles, and 11,000 feet


    Bonus points available for riders on a Quad team

    As part of a Quad, you’ll share your rides with your team to reach point plateaus for additional points. Yes, your team’s mileage and elevation are combined toward your team goal. The days total is the total number of days on which at least one Quad member rides two or more miles. Communication within your team will be instrumental to your group’s success!

    Bonus points available:

    • 5 points: name your Quad
    • 10 points: ride 15 calendar days, 375 miles, and 7,500 feet
    • 20 points: ride 20 calendar days, 750 miles, and 15,000 feet
    • 30 points: ride 25 calendar days, 1100 miles, and 22,500 feet
    • 40 points: ride 30 calendar days, 1500 miles, and 30,000 feet

    Example: Should a Quad ride 25 calendar days, 1100 miles, and 15000 feet, each eligible member would get 20 additional points (they did not achieve enough elevation gain to earn 30 points).

    To be eligible for Quad-based points, a rider must achieve the 10 point riding plateau: ride 10 calendar days OR 100 miles OR 1,000 feet

    July 10, International Elliptical Cycling Day: IECD marks the 17th 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 25 miles.

    Properly measured trainer rides are permitted, but will be credited
    with no elevation. Credit for manual entries (no GPS track outdoors, no speed sensor indoors) is limited to 5 miles per day.

  • August: GO Easy

    Anticipating September’s Team Tournament, you can enjoy some relaxing days off or fine tune your fitness for the Team Tournament. August’s GOventure provides five simple month-long points-earning riding opportunities. You also have the opportunity for additional points with reflective hashtag posts.

    Points from each riding category may be combined in any way to earn a maximum of 150 riding points:

    • 3 points for every 15 miles cumulative distance.
    • 3 points for every 1000 feet cumulative elevation gain.
    • 5 points for every 5 days ridden.
    • 10 points for each single ride over 20 miles.
    • 10 points for each single ride over 1500 feet.

    Note: a minimum of 2 miles are needed to count as a day of riding.

    Hashtag posts. You may earn an additional 5 points for each week in which you do the appropriate hashtag post with a photo. 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, #strength or #community for you? You’re welcome to include additional thoughts in the Strava description field.

    #hope: 1 – 7 Aug
    #strength: 8 – 14 Aug
    #community: 15 – 21 Aug
    #honor: 22 – 28 Aug

  • September Team Tournament

    Details of the September Team Tournament are here.

    GOGO participants who choose not to be on a September team will earn points according to the “September GOGO points based on individual riding” section of the September Team Tournament page.

  • October: GOing for the Swag

    October provides an opportunity to GO easy, tune up for World Championship and Rally rides, and welcome the change of seasons.

    Here are the opportunities to add GOGO points you might need to reach a 2021 award level. Combine them any way you like to earn a maximum total of 120 points.

    • 5 points for every 5 days of riding. To receive credit for a day of riding, a rider must total at least two miles
    • 5 points for every 25 miles cumulative distance
    • 5 points for every 1500 feet cumulative elevation gain
    • 10 points for each single ride of at least 20 miles
    • 10 points for each single ride of at least 1500 feet of elevation

    Good luck and have fun to all who are participating in the 12th Annual ElliptiGO Rally and World Championship.

    Properly measured trainer rides are permitted, but will be credited with no elevation. Credit for manual entries (no GPS track outdoors, no speed sensor indoors) is limited to 5 miles per day.


    GOGO award levels

    1. 750+ points: Bronze GOGO swag
    2. 1500+ points: Silver GOGO swag
    3. 2000+ points: Gold GOGO swag