2017 ELLIPTIGO WINTER CLASSIC
Come out and join ElliptiGO riders of all levels from across the country for a weekend of riding, socializing and FUN! (See who was there!)
Choose 1 of 3 routes each day depending on how you’re feeling; 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.
Required and optional steps:
1. (required). Pre-registration is required. Registration fee is $25 for Global ElliptiGO Riders Club members and $50 for non-members. Register for the Winter 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.
3. (optional). The host hotels are Sleep Inn Scottsdale and Hampton Inn & Suites on North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, AZ. **NOTE: As of December 12, 2016 our discounted block of rooms at Sleep Inn Scottsdale is sold out. Depending on availability, you might still be able to make a reservation at a slightly higher rate at Sleep Inn Scottsdale or at The Hampton Inn & Suites** To reserve a room, see additional details here.
Friday, January 13, 2017
5:30-8:00PM – Meet & Greet / Welcome Reception / Packet Pick Up:
Hampton Inn & Suites (Roadrunner Banquet Room)
16620 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Please join us for a hosted Happy Hour! Light appetizers, beer & wine will be provided. Participants will also be able to pick up their goodie bags & event information packets. Non-riding guests of participants are welcome too!
Afterward the party continues for anyone interested in some informal late night eats & drinks at Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery – (just walk across the parking lot; literally 20 steps from the front entrance of Sleep Inn Scottsdale & across the parking lot from Hampton Inn & Suites)
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Breakfast on your own:
Host hotels include a complimentary hot breakfast with your room reservation beginning at 6AM.
Big Earl’s is also open for breakfast beginning at 7AM (breakfast burritos, egg sandwiches, hangover menu, full espresso bar & more)
9:00AM – Event participants/riders begin gathering at our ride meet up location: *If you’ve rented an ElliptiGO, please plan to be at Big Earl’s no later than 9AM
BIG EARL’S (plenty of parking behind Big Earl’s)
6135 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
9:30AM-1:00PM: Group #1 (Long Route/Advanced Ride) leaves Big Earl’s at 9:30AM
“Bartlett Lake” out & back: 45 miles / 4400 feet of elevation gain / lots of climbing – this is a physically challenging ride!
10:00AM-12:30PM: Group #2 (Middle Distance/Intermediate Ride) leaves Big Earl’s at 10:00AM
“Seven Springs” out & back: 25 miles / 2100 feet elevation gain / moderate climbing, rolling hills & a few short steep hills
10:30AM-12:30PM: Group #3 (Shorter Distance/Casual Pace) leaves Big Earl’s at 10:30AM
“Lone Mountain/Legacy Trail” loop: 19 miles / 950 feet elevation gain / low grade incline first 4 miles
12:30-2:30PM – Lunch, sand volleyball & socializing at BIG EARL’s (Guests of participants welcome)
3:30-5:00PM – Poolside lounging & hot tub Happy Hour at Sleep Inn Scottsdale (Guests of participants welcome)
(Adult beverages & light snacks will be provided or BYO, but please no glass containers around the pool)
6:15PM – Shuttles for hotel guests leave Sleep Inn Scottsdale for the ElliptiGO VIP Party at Athleta at Kierland Commons
6:30-9:00PM – ElliptiGO VIP Party courtesy of Athleta
Athleta @ Kierland Commons – 15210 N. Scottsdale Rd Suite 160, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (480) 922-5223
**Please join us for pizza, salad, dessert, beverages (including beer & wine), gift drawing & other perks all courtesy of Athleta!! Plus 20% discount on sale merchandise!! The store will be closed to the public for our private event; truly a VIP experience!! Special thanks to Stacie White & Athleta!! (Guests of participants are welcome)
9:15PM – First scheduled hotel shuttle pick up at the valet stand at The Scottsdale Quarter shopping center across Scottsdale Rd. Hotel guests wanting to go back to the hotel earlier or later can call the hotel anytime to be picked up from any location within 5 miles of the hotel. **The Shops at Kierland Commons & The Scottsdale Quarter have a variety of places to check out including retail shops, bars, restaurants, coffee shops, etc. Both plazas are popular destinations in north Scottsdale and located only one mile south of our host hotels.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Breakfast on your own:
Host hotels include a complimentary hot breakfast with your room reservation beginning at 6AM
10:00AM – Event participants/riders begin arriving at our ride meet up location:
APACHE WASH TRAILHEAD (The trailhead has many hiking & biking paths for your family & friends to enjoy while you’re out riding with the group)
1600 East Sonoran Desert Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85085
10:30AM-12:00PM – Group Rally Rides (flatter looped course, no intersecting roads, panoramic desert views)
Advanced Ride – 20 miles, avg pace 16-18 mph
Moderate Ride – 20 miles, avg pace 13-15 mph
Casual Ride – 14-16 miles, avg pace 10-12 mph
12:30-2:30PM – Tailgate Party! Bring your own lawn chairs if local or driving in….extras if you can for our out of town guests. Sandwiches, chips, cookies & nonalcoholic beverages provided. *NOTE: Per the permit with the City of Phoenix / Sonoran Desert Preserve, alcohol is NOT allowed at the trailhead – sorry! (Guests of participants are welcome)
3:00PM – Farewell for all of those traveling & driving home on Sunday
6:00-8:00PM – Casual dinner meet up for locals and all those not traveling home until Monday:
Coconuts Fish Café – 16640 N. Scottsdale Rd, Suite 103, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (480) 275-6690 (Guests of participants are welcome)
Hotel guests can just walk across the parking lot to enjoy amazing fresh fish tacos (Maui style) and other fresh menu items. Coconuts is very casual so work out attire, jeans or even your flannel PJ’s are all acceptable! They also have beer & wine and will have at least one good IPA on tap!
NOTE: Food & drinks will be provided for the Happy Hours on Friday & Saturday and the Tailgate Party on Sunday. VIP Dinner Party Saturday night is courtesy of Athleta.
Breakfast daily, Saturday lunch & Sunday dinner are the responsibility of the participant. To ensure we have adequate support, enough space, food & servers to accommodate our group at the various activities, we will send out an RSVP request at the beginning of January to all registered participants.