San Diego, CA, July 6, 2020 – ElliptiGO Inc., creator of the world’s first elliptical bicycle, announced today that it is the title sponsor of the ElliptiGO Bike for Humanity II cycling event with Bill Walton and Friends (www.bikeforhumanity.com). Bike for Humanity II will take place around the world on Saturday, July 25th, 2020 with a goal of raising $1 million for charity. Joining Walton in raising awareness for the event are marathon legend Meb Keflezighi, winner of the Boston Marathon and New York City Marathon, and world famous ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes.
“The inaugural Bike for Humanity event in 2019 raised more than $100,000, and our goal is to dramatically increase participation and fundraising by inspiring thousands of people around the world to get out on their bikes or ElliptiGOs and have fun while raising money for really worthy causes,” said Bryan Pate, CEO of ElliptiGO.
Participants can choose where, when and what distance to ride on July 25th. Registration is available through the Bike for Humanity website bikeforhumanity.com. “Even though we won’t be riding near each other, we will be riding together as a global community of people who love their bikes, love having fun and love supporting great charities. I want to thank every one of the riders for making this event truly special,” said Walton, a member of the NBA Hall of Fame, who’s also the lead rider and inspiration behind Bike for Humanity.
In honor of Walton’s impressive height, riders are required to stay at least 6’11” apart during the ride in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Proceeds from Bike for Humanity II will benefit four outstanding nonprofits: The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Free Bikes 4 Kidz, No Kid Hungry and The Rex Foundation.
For more information, please visit bikeforhumanity.com
About ElliptiGO Inc.: ElliptiGO Inc. is the pioneer and world leader in stand-up cycling. ElliptiGO launched the first elliptical bicycle in 2010 and in 2018 introduced the stand-up bike (SUB). Headquartered in Solana Beach, Calif., ElliptiGO strives to embody five key values: caring, inspiration, innovation, fun and integrity. All ElliptiGO bikes deliver an enjoyable, comfortable and effective workout experience that inspires people to improve their lives while enjoying the outdoors. ElliptiGO bikes are distributed through specialty running, cycling and fitness retailers nationwide, at the ElliptiGO headquarters and online. For more information, visit elliptigo.com.
Based in Minneapolis, Free Bikes 4 Kidz is a national organization that collects used bicycles, rehabilitates them with the help of volunteers, and then gives those bikes away to kids in communities around the country. Currently in 12 U.S. cities, FB4K’s goal is to give away 1 million bikes in the next five years in 100 American cities.
No Kid Hungry is a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. After 25 years of successfully investing in local nonprofits and helping find the best approaches to eradicating poverty and hunger, Share Our Strength launched No Kid Hungry in 2010.
Named after long-time Grateful Dead road manager Rex Jackson, The Rex Foundation supports creative endeavors in the fields of arts, sciences, and education. It aims to help secure a healthy environment, promote individuality in the arts, provide support to critical and necessary social services, assist others less fortunate than ourselves, protect the rights of indigenous people and ensure their cultural survival, build a stronger community, and educate children and adults everywhere.
For those who simply want to participate, there is no cost to sign-up and register for The ElliptiGO Bike for Humanity II event, however there are multiple opportunities to donate and receive commemorative keepsakes, including medals, T-shirts and more. There are also VIP experiences and opportunities to win great prizes. Riders can visit BikeforHumanity.com to register and learn more.
Jess Smith, Jess@OutsidePR.com, 415.565.9530