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A Fourth of July Profile: Three Climbs In America

This fun profile may get some of your students singing here and there—that is, if they can breathe! There are three climbs that vary from moderate to challenging, with a 3-minute flat in between.

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Theme Ride Thursday: Bring on the Summer!

Two playlists to celebrate the lazy, hazy days of summer and the end of the school year! Plus, our Surfin’ Safari profile is bound to get your riders smiling. This profile has been a big hit with our members!

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Profile: Rock ‘n’ Roller Tempo Climbs

Rock ’n’ Roller Tempo Climbs is an interval workout consisting of short efforts with progressively higher cadences. Cyclists would call this a hill repeat workout at a tempo pace. We give you the science behind the benefits of tempo climbing and provide the cues (including some humorous ones) so you can easily describe this to your riders. The benefits will have them chomping at the bit to do more of these types of profiles more often!

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Theme Ride Thursday: You Bring the Guac, We’ll Bring the Tunes — A Cinco de Mayo Playlist!

Celebrate the Battle of Puebla with these Mexican hits.

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The Paris–Roubaix, the “Hell of the North”

You are going to LOVE this profile—and we’ve updated it for 2017 with some famous quotes about the race, some additional cueing, and another playlist option. Matt Scheffer, a fanatic about the Spring Classics bicycle races and an exceptional indoor cycling instructor, created this emotional, challenging, and very fun profile to offer your students, even those who might never have heard of the Paris–Roubaix. This race is so full of history and drama, you can’t help but have a great time as you visualize the pavé (the rugged cobbled sections of the brutal 160-mile race).

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Profile: Three Climbs…Love, Spirit, Freedom

This challenging mind-body profile (from my presentation at the 24-hour indoor cycling marathon) includes three long climbs with powerful and motivational cueing. Each climb is devoted to a different focus or emotion that cyclists feel when riding. The first climb is love; the second, soul or spirit; the third, feeling free. Each of the songs used in the climbs reflect these emotions.

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Theme Ride Thursday: Lucky You! Saint Patrick’s Day Playlist & Profiles

This Saint Patrick’s Day, why not use some of these songs to help you get “jiggy” with it?

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Just Got Certified, Now What? Part 2: Profile Design Tips

Part 1 of our new instructor series focused on providing numerous coaching tips to ease you into your first couple of classes. This article will focus on profile creation tips, one of the biggest hurdles for new instructors. We provide you with the four rules of profile design and include dozens of ideas for profile objectives.

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Two Super Bowl Profiles and Two Exciting Playlists for Game Day

Check out our two Super Bowl profiles and Spotify playlists just in time for the big game!

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Four Valentine’s Day Cycling Profiles

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and ICA has four Valentine’s Day cycling profiles that will challenge your students both physically and mentally while they sing along. Help your students reach their fullest potential this year in self-love by inspiring them through your choice of music, coaching, and cues found in these profiles.

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