Founded in 2018 and based in Phoenix, Arizona (the home of rowing in the desert), Row on the Go is a central place for the rowing community to connect and find other rowers, coxswains and equipment.
At the Head of the Charles a few years ago, a boat was looking for a coxswain. Someone said, “There should be an easier way to do this.” The realization struck me that there was no easy way to find a coxswain other than to stop all the small people you saw and ask them if they could steer you through the bridges.
So, it first started as an idea to connect coxswains and crews. Then one day I thought that it would also be awesome to have a website so you could easily find boats to rent at a regatta. Then I thought it would be even more awesome to connect rowers with boats and boats with rowers.
Row on the Go was born. I enlisted the help of my millennial son, Matthew, and his web-developer colleague, Max. Together we formed Row on the Go and started developing the website.
Michelle learned to row in 2000, in the Arizona desert, on Tempe Town Lake. She has rowed with Rio Salado Rowing Club since she started. She has also rowed with Masters Coaching and Chinook Performance Racing. Michelle has been lucky enough to row at Masters Henley, World Masters Games in Italy and New Zealand, the Head of the Charles and at many Masters Nationals events, in addition to countless local regattas.
After graduating from ASU in 2013, Matthew jumped at the oppurtunity to work in the sports industry for a newly created team in his hometown. With a passion for sports and an eagerness to start something new, Michelle approached him with an idea to improve the rowing community and they ran with it! After recruiting Max, Row On the Go was created and they are excited to see where it goes!
Max has over 8 years of experience as a web designer, web developer and web analyst. He has been with Row On The Go since its inception and is actively working on increasing his ERG time when he is away from the keyboard.