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Puerto Rico, We Love You!

If you haven’t yet organized a charity event to raise funds for one of the (far too many) disasters, Puerto Rico needs us! Let’s bring our Spinning® / indoor cycling community together and raise money for these Americans. The need is urgent! The best news is that there is some fantastic music from Puerto Rico—we’ve put together a Spotify playlist with some of our favorites.

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Mainstream Music Mondays: Don’t Hold Back

Your riders won’t want to hold back with this feel-good, pop guilty pleasure.

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Ask the Expert: When I Stand, Should I Use Hand Position 2 or 3?

In a recent profile, I was asked why I don’t assign a hand position when riders stand. This is a great question that I get often. Let’s talk hand positions seated and standing, and why we go there.

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Friday Favorites: Recovery—A Time to Reflect

If you’re planning on creating a tribute ride or ride for charity, here is a wonderful song that you might like to include in your playlist. To quote Sarah Dessen, “Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.”

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Theme Ride Thursday: The Perfect Halloween Playlists

Keep the ghouls and goblins in your class going all ride long! Over 230 songs on this year’s Halloween playlist and 36 on our candy playlist. We promise there’s something for everyone!

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Need a Halloween Profile? ICA has 9 Halloween Profiles for Members

The trick-or-treat bag of ICA Halloween profiles is overflowing with nine different and exciting theme rides. Here they are all in one place to make it easier for you to locate them.

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Mainstream Music Mondays: A Powerful, Intense Climb

Are you ready to push your riders over that mountain? This song has all of the power to help you motivate your riders to dig in, accept the challenge, and not back down in the face of adversity!

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Friday Favorites: World Championship–Worthy

Perfect for a race simulation from the Women’s World Championship road race!

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Quick Profile: Building Blocks of Strength and Power

This profile will enable riders to develop their climbing skills while also challenging them to increase resistance and decrease cadence while maintaining the same intensity. It develops muscular endurance at sub-threshold and threshold levels of intensity and requires as much mental as physical strength. Riders must possess patience, discipline, and focus to get through each block.

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: Dark and Gloomy

When you need to get to the top of the hill, now.

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He Won’t Back Down…RIP, Tom Petty

The world lost an incredible musician today. Here is a list of some of my favorite Tom Petty tracks to use in my cycling classes, and how I use them. I’ve also created a Spotify playlist of what I feel are some of his best songs for a wide variety of uses in your classes, from the warm up, to the cool-down, to fast flats, hard climbs, and much more.

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