Are you ready to Get Out and GO?

Get Out and GO (GOGO) is an eight-month riding program full of fun, social, individual and community riding activities. Last season, 270+ participants from around the world logged more than 500,000 miles and 14 million feet of climbing while having fun seeking personal achievement and GOGO swag (see the 2021 details and leaderboards). Each season, one of the most exciting events is the month-long September Team Challenge. 2022 will be our sixth season and we hope you’re looking forward to joining us!

GOGO 2022 runs from March 1 through October 31, 2022.

  • To participate in GOGO 2022 you must
    • be a 2022 Club member, and
    • authorize the Club’s software to read your Strava data. Authorize 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 2022 leaderboard displays data for all of the participants.

Questions? Send email to gogo@elliptigoclub.org


GOGO 2022 schedule

  • March: Get GOing (175 points maximum)

    First, earn 5 points for putting #points in the title of any Strava post between March 1st and March 6th. (Why? This is “practice” for the new rule of using putting #points in ride titles for any official rides you do for extra GOGO points. See the rules page for details.)

    Throughout the month, earn up to 170 riding points from the categories below based on your riding style, schedule, and weather.

    • 5 points for every 5 days of riding (minimum of 2 miles is needed to count as a day of riding)
    • 5 points for every 25 miles cumulative distance
    • 5 points for every 1500 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

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

  • April: GOmoji Around the World (195 points maximum)

    Individual Adventure (175 points maximum): Collect emoji in any quantity or combination you like.
    🛣 (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 riding (minimum of 2 miles is needed to count as a day of riding)
    🌐 for the first 24.9 total miles ridden

    In addition, you may earn each of the following by posting a ride to Strava with the hashtag in the title along with a fitting photo. Only one hashtag per ride, please.
    🌎 (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)

    Group Adventure (20 points maximum): Let’s ride around the world for Earth Month. For every 24,901 mile circumnavigation of the globe by the group (up to two), individuals who have earned the 🌐 emoji will get an additional 10 points.

    As an example, the leaderboard will display your individual emoji collection like this:
    🌐🛣🛣🛣⛰⛰🚴🚴🌎🌬🔥

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

  • May: Complete The Calendar (and EDIM) (210 points maximum)

    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: Ride big early and save the low mileage 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:

    • participate in a DUO: 5 points
    • complete your calendar: 10 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

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

  • June: Celebrate World Bike Day (185 points maximum)

    For many of us, riding a bicycle without training wheels is the first challenging physical activity we learn to master. We all remember, don’t we? A running start. The protective hand secured to the bicycle seat is released. And then — ZOOM! — off and peddling, and a lifetime of adventure and freedom awaits aboard a succession of beloved two-wheeled conveyances. In the spirit of that very first trip, and your first ride on a GO, let us celebrate World Bicycle Day, June 3, 2022.

    June’s GOventure celebrates cycling. Points from each category may be combined in any way to earn a maximum of 160 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 25 additional points in recognition of World Bike Day: select one ride between June 1st and June 5th, put #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 all manual entries (no GPS track outdoors, no speed sensor indoors) is limited to 5 miles per day.

  • July: IECD, Charity Ride, and Poker rides (250 points maximum, plus chance to win a t-shirt)
    Earn up to 200 points by meeting distance or elevation goals, another 25 points for riding on International Elliptical Cycling Day (IECD), and still another 25 points for participating in the Club’s GO4Charity charity ride. In addition, July provides a weekly ElliptiGO Poker game in which daily rides earn cards and the riders with the best hands have a chance to win a prize.

    July 9th, International Elliptical Cycling Day (25 points) IECD marks the 18th 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 point per mile up to 25 miles.

    July 27-31, GO4Charity, a virtual ride in support of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (25 points) Earn up to 25 points by participating in the Club’s virtual ride for charity. First, register here, click on the Join Team Button, and make a donation of $25 or more. Then, select one ride between July 27th and July 31st, put #caf in the title, and earn 1 point per mile up to 25 miles for that ride.

    July riding points: (200 points)

    • 60 points: 100 miles OR 6,000 feet of elevation
    • 80 points: 150 miles OR 9,000 feet of elevation
    • 100 points: 200 miles OR 12,000 feet of elevation
    • 120 points: 340 miles OR 15,000 feet of elevation
    • 140 points: 500 miles OR 18,000 feet of elevation
    • 160 points: 600 miles OR 22,000 feet of elevation

    Beyond the five base levels above, earn bonus points by achieving

    • 15 points: 340 miles AND 15,000 feet of elevation.
    • 25 points: 500 miles AND 18,000 feet of elevation
    • 40 points: 600 miles AND 22,000 feet of elevation

    Example: If you ride 600 miles and 19,000 feet of elevation for the month, you would
    earn 25 point bonus as you did not reach the elevation for the 40 point bonus.

    Weekly ElliptiGO Poker (no GOGO points, but opportunity to win a t-shirt):

    During each full riding week (July 4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-31), riders build their poker hands via daily riding. Riders earn two cards for their first day of riding, and an additional card for each additional day of riding up to a maximum of seven cards. (A minimum of two total miles is needed to count as a day of riding.) Cards will be facedown through Tuesday of each week, then face up for the rest of the week.

    The four riders with each week’s top hand will be dealt an additional hand on August 1st. The winner will receive a t-shirt donated by ElliptiGO, Inc.

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

  • August: GO Easy (180 points maximum)

    Anticipating September’s Team Tournament, enjoy some relaxing days off or fine tune your fitness. 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 160 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 is 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

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

  • September Team Tournament (250 points maximum)

    In September, GOGO offers a 16-team riding tournament. Riders who participate in the tournament can earn up to 250 points for the month. GOGO participants who choose not to be on a September team can earn up to 200 points via individual riding.

    Details of the September GOGO adventure are here.

    Sept. 17-18, Stand Up to Cancer (25 additional September points). In addition to the regular September adventure, you can earn up to 25 additional GOGO points by joining ElliptiGO’s Stand Up To Cancer virtual ride for charity. First, register here and make a donation of $25 or more. Then, select one ride on either September 17th or 18th, put #su2c in the title, and earn 1 point per mile up to 25 miles for that ride. More details about ElliptiGO’s partnership with SU2C here

  • October: Details TBA (135 points maximum)

    GOGO award levels

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