Progressive Meritage (Redux)—9-Minute Interval Sets

This is an updated version of the very popular ICA profile consisting of four sets of 9-minute intervals that get progressively longer. I’ve added a practice round at the beginning and changed up the music—I have a feeling you’ll be pulling this one out frequently!

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New Profile for International Women’s Day: The Diva Ride—Rolling Hills

Here is modified version of my original Three Divas profile (from 2013), this one devoted to female performers of all genres and eras, from Shirley Bassey to Lizzo, who guide you up and over four climbs.

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: Chill-Out Guitar That Keeps the Pedals Turning? Yes!

This house track with a Latin flair released in 2001 will surprise you. The electronic tempo keeps your feet moving at a steady clip; the guitar soothes the mind. It’s great for when you need a long, chilled-out climb.

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Leap Year Playlist and Profile: Grab That Opportunity!

Leap year comes once every four years. It represents an opportunity to do something you may not have otherwise had done if you hadn’t gotten that extra day, extra hour, extra moment in time. There are some fabulous songs that fulfill that theme. Here is a playlist of over 120 songs for your leap year ride as well as a challenging and fun profile with 4 long sets that offer an opportunity to push it a little bit longer or harder. Not to worry, you don’t have to wait four years to do this again—just make a few small changes to the profile and use it as a “Let’s Do This” theme ride.

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If They’re Bored, You’re Boring

For so many years I’ve heard cycling instructors lament that “Students get bored if the class is cycling specific, so I need to [add silly move here] or they won’t come to class!” Well, I have news for you…maybe it’s not the moves or technique that are boring; maybe it’s you! Here are 13 ways you can be sure to keep students engaged while riding and committed to your classes without resorting to silly gimmicks on the bike.

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Roller Coaster Ride REDUX: A Mountain Bike Single-Track Ride

It’s time for a redo of one of my most popular rides, the Roller Coaster Ride, a fun, adrenaline-filled simulation of a mountain bike ride. This time, most of the songs have a roller coaster theme. You’ll also find a playlist of more songs that include “roller coaster” (25+ songs and growing) in case you want to create your own ride on this fun theme.

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: When Only a Storm Will Do

Love it or hate it, there is no denying that many people around the world, upon hearing this song, would say, “Oh, my Spinning® instructor used to use that song all the time!” It practically became synonymous with Spinning when it was released in 2000. Guess what? It still can energize your class to give their all.

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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not—An Interactive Valentine’s Profile

This interactive profile is composed of seven drills that you let your riders pick as if pulling petals off a daisy to see if someone loves them or loves them not. I’ve done all the hard work for you so you can look like the brilliant creative instructor—just grab some construction paper and get ready to have some fun (while working hard) with your riders! Songs are a mix of love and heartache, including some recently released tracks.

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Quick Profile: Groundhog Day (An Out-and-Back Ride)

It’s time for a déja vu of our Canyon Ride, this time with a Groundhog Day theme. This concept is perfect for an entertaining out-and-back ride where you use an original song on one direction of the ride and a remix or cover of that song on the return. Contributor Susan Lafond has done all the hard work for you in creating this playlist.

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: An Emotional and Empowering Climb, Flat, or Cool-Down

This track is sure to bring chills as you ride. It’s been a part of my repertoire for two decades. Here are two versions, each with a different feel.

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