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Mainstream Music Monday: A Sunny Classic Rock Song for a Warm-Up

A breezy warm-up song with a catchy bass and acoustic and electric guitar playing a version of the same melodic riff.

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Friday Favorites: The Greatest Instrumental Warm-Up Song of All Time

If you like using instrumentals for warm-up in order to clearly speak without having to talk over lyrics, then this song is the G.O.A.T.

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Quick Profile: In Honor of Mountains

I created this profile In Honor of Mountains to celebrate International Mountain Day on December 11, but, of course, good climbing profiles with great music can be used any time of the year. Almost all of the songs are based on the theme of mountains and being “on top of the world.” 2022: A NEW ALL-CLIMBING VERSION OF THIS PROFILE HAS BEEN ADDED!

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Theme Ride Thursday: International Mountain Day

Did you know that December 11 is International Mountain Day? What a joy to know that something we love to simulate in our cycling classes has been given its own day to be honored! It’s a great way to create a theme and promote a special day of climbing to honor the mountains around the world. Here is a playlist on the theme of mountains, summit, and top of the world with 160 songs to help you create your own mountain-themed ride.

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Theme Profile: Winter Solstice Redux (X 2)

One of my yearly traditions in my classes is to teach a Winter Solstice ride using songs from our bucket playlist on the theme of lights. Here is my most recent version of Shari Miranda’s Winter Solstice theme profile…AND Shari’s updated version of her profile as well!

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RIP, Christine McVie…We’ll See You Everywhere

Today, the world lost one of the most amazing and talented singer-songwriters of the past seven decades. Here is a list of Christine McVie’s iconic songs to add to your tribute ride.

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Profile: Turbo-Charged Intervals

A high-intensity interval profile with 60/60s, 30/30s, 40/20s, and two sprints. Combined with a killer playlist, your class will be asking for this profile by name!

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Mainstream Music Monday: Four Minutes of Peaceful Cool-Down Bliss

A haunting song by a new singer on the scene.

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Friday Favorites: A Loud, Energetic House Tune for Climbing

This artist tends toward a big, loud house music sound with “four on the floor” beats, which are perfect if you love to teach to the beat.

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Mainstream Music Monday: What a Voice!

The uplifting melody of this crowd-pleasing song will motivate riders to climb high.

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