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Theme Ride Thursday: Colors Playlist

Why is it that seeing a rainbow can elicit such immediate happiness? For this week’s Theme Ride Thursday, we’ve put together a playlist of colors for your next profile. Make it a fun ride and play a song representing every color of the rainbow, then ask your students what they think each color represents.

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Top 10 Reasons to Return to Indoor Cycling this Fall and Ways to Promote It

Looking for ways to lure those outdoor, summer cyclists back indoors this fall to your class? Look no more! We’ve got 10 reason to share with your students as well as ways to promote it!

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Mainstream Music Monday: Get Up and Get Busy to This Amazing Climbing Track!

This artist gives me all of the feelings of early 2000s Black-Eyed Peas and this is not a track you want to miss out on. The energy is contagious and gives great motivation for a hardworking climb!

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Quick Profile: UCI Women’s Road Race World Championship

This course/profile consists of early rolling hills, followed by a fast flat segment with a paceline. Then, riders greet a big climb—and that’s only the first half! The second half is three circuits over another big climb before you get to pull on the World Championship rainbow jersey.

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Friday Favorites: Warning! Epic Classic Climb Ahead

Ready to climb up an epic mountain with some of Boston’s favorite sons? Read on and ride on!

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Theme Ride Thursday: Days of the Week

Long before Rebecca Black made the song “Friday,” artists have been writing about the days of the week. If you’re wondering about other songs that reference days of the week so you can add them to your next profile, then download the playlist at the end of this post.

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Mainstream Music Monday: Groovin’ Flat Road

This song has just the right amount of mainstream attitude without being a current chart topper (so it’s not overplayed). The song clocks at a bpm that is perfect for a flat road, and there is just something about it that really gets you grooving in your pedals.

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How to Incorporate Longer Intervals, Part 5: 9 Tips to Make Long Intervals More Interesting

By now, I am hoping you recognize the physical and mental benefit of incorporating longer intervals into your repertoire of classes, whether you plan on doing FTP testing or not. The question remains, how do I keep my riders interested? Won’t they be bored? What if I get bored? Here are 9 tips (linking to numerous drills and over a hundred cues) to make your long intervals more interesting so you can keep your riders engaged and happy.

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Friday Favorites: Get Ready for Fall

Whether you love a good theme ride, love anything Daft Punk puts their stamp on, or just love Pharrell’s smoothness, you need to check out this song.  

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Theme Ride Thursday: Talk Like a Pirate Day

Ahoy there, matey! September 19 marks the spot for International Talk Like a Pirate Day, a chance to let your inner pirate out and use the word “booty” to your heart’s content. Check out our playlist and pirate lingo refresher.

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