Join us on Saturday, September 5, 2020 for an evening of ElliptiGO riding and socializing on the High Trestle Trail in Madrid, Iowa. If you want to make a weekend out of it, stay for a Sunday morning group ride as well.

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Pre-registration is required:

  • Free for GERC members
  • $10 insurance fee for non-members

Please register at the bottom of this page.

Rentals: Participants must provide their own ElliptiGO/bike or make their own arrangements to borrow or rent one. Rentals will not be provided or coordinated by GERC.

Group ride: All levels welcome; no rider left behind!! The group will have a lead GO and a sweep GO. The route is out and back, ending at the start location.

This is a self-supported ride. Please bring water, extra tube, tools and make sure your GO is ready to ride.

GO Glow Full Moon Ride: Saturday, September 5, 2020

The ride takes places on the relatively flat, well maintained High Trestle Trail. It is an out-and-back route totaling approximately 24.5 miles 300 ft of elevation gain. Please note that because some of the ride occurs after dark, all participants must have working headlights and taillights, and bright or reflective clothing.

3:30pm: Meet, greet, and eat afternoon meal at

Nite Hawk Bar & Grill
105 Greene St
Slater, IA 50244

5:00pm: Ride together from Nite Hawk to Madrid and disperse as desired to celebrate and explore Madrid’s annual Labor Day Event.

6:30pm: Ride from Madrid 2.6 miles to High Trestle Bridge to regroup for daylight photo op

7:00pm: Continue 2.6 more miles to Woodward and have a drink/eat at Whistling Donkey. Return to bridge for nearly full moon and blue lights…

7:40pm: sunset

8:30pm: Leave High Trestle Trail Bridge for return to Nite Hawk

9:15pm: Re-group at Nite Hawk for drinks/food. We will have a contest for the GLOWIEST GOer

(optional) Sunday morning group rides: Sunday, September 6, 2020

8:00am-noon: We plan to hold an informal group ride Sunday morning. Details to be published later.

Noon-2:00pm: Post-ride social gathering and meal. Details to be published later.

If you’d like more information about future one-day events or how to organize a one-day event in your area, please email

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