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Test-Ride the ElliptiGO Through DC With an Olympian

Professional runners Julie Culley and Michael Wardian will lead tours through the city for the next four Sundays.

Arlington's Julie Culley, who recently competed in the 2012 London Olympics in the 5,000-meter event, and ultra-marathon runner Michael Wardian will lead ElliptiGO tours through DC for the next four Sundays.

A while ago, we went for a ride on an ElliptiGO, the head-turning elliptical on wheels that’s taken the West and East coasts by storm. Now you can try the machine yourself at one of four rides around the District led by an Olympic runner. 

Olympian Julie Culley and ultramarathon runner Michael Wardian, both Arlington residents, will lead group ElliptiGO rides around DC for the next four Sundays, beginning with a monument tour on October 14.

Culley recently competed in the 2012 London Olympics in the women’s 5,000-meter final, finishing 14th. Wardian won the San Francisco Marathon in August.

Various professional athletes have touted the ElliptiGO as a great cross-training method. Trish Peva of Water Street Gym says she hopes the events will draw some non-athletes to the sport, too. 

Each ride will begin at Water Street Gym (3255 K St., NW) at 10 AM. Culley and Wardian will lead tours around the monuments, the Dupont farmers market, along mile 20 of the Marine Corps Marathon, and to the Maine Avenue Fish Market.

Riders should bring their own helmets. The dates are as follows:

October 14: Monument ride

October 21: Dupont farmers market

October 28: Cheer at mile 20 of the Marine Corps Marathon

November 4: Maine Avenue Fish Market

The events are free, but there only seven ElliptiGOs available; e-mail to reserve one.

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