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New Rider Jump Start—The Time is Now!

Before you know it, people will be returning to our indoor classes; amongst the influx are the new riders. These new riders may be absolute beginners or just folks who have not experienced the fun and fitness of indoor cycling. Either way, we need to prepare for their arrival. To help you, some of our top instructors will provide suggestions and tips to get your club or studio management on board, create an exciting program, and incorporate new and beginner riders in your classes.

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Mainstream Music Mondays: Steep Climbing to the Cover of a Classic

Jump on in to climb to a classic remade in a wicked fashion.

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Take Your Indoor Cycling Class Outdoors, Part 4

Now that you have completed the tasks discussed in the previous articles, it is time to implement your program. Here is a list of points for you to consider based on the groups I worked with, which are primarily composed of novice riders.

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Dramatic Finish on Alpe d’Huez Will Make For an Exciting Class Profile!

Did you watch Stage 20 of the Tour? Take this description of what actually happened on this very exciting stage to create a dramatic storyline for your own class. Also, in this post are some resources for articles and videos for you to use in your Tour de France profiles, whether you are creating your own, or using the ICA profiles. Enjoy!

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Friday Favorites: Funk the Flats

Fast flat road meets high-energy dance party…from the ’70s.

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OCD: The Stairs

We are Obsessed with Cycling Drills! This drill is pulled from one of my most popular profiles I ever created called Loop de Loop, a mountain bike simulation. But it is so much fun, and so challenging, that there is no reason why you can’t incorporate it into many other profiles. I’ve got three song suggestions for you; I’d love to hear what songs you would use for this drill!

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Mainstream Music Monday: An Energetic Warm-Up

This week’s track is a short one, but it has the potential to be packed full of energy and sweat!

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Profile: Group Ride—4 Hills

Outdoor cyclists use the term “group ride” to describe organized (and not so organized) rides that often leave from predetermined destinations. These rides may start at a local bike shop or a convenient coffee shop. In many cases, group rides run on a regular weekly schedule, each with their own specific route. This profile follows one of the many routes my club and I use. Riding at a moderate to hard pace, it literally takes an hour to complete. With the exception of the warm-up and cool-down on Massachusetts Avenue, it is a loop. The first hill (Grove Street), third hill (Woods Street), and last hill (Mass Ave) are between a 5.5% and 6% grade. The second hill (South Road) is a 2.5% to 3% grade. The smaller grades make for very aggressive and fast climbing; one needs to be on alert for random attacks of kindness.

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Friday Favorites: Wicked Awesome Rock Cover of a Classic

It’s time to get your rock on while delivering a powerful message!

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Take Your Indoor Cycling Class Outdoors, Part 3

Once you have done the behind-the-scenes homework, it is time to develop and promote your program.

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