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Quick Profile: TDF 2019, Stage 19 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne > Tigne

Share your excitement of the Tour de France with your students using this quick profile of stage 19. There is an early breakaway but the “heads of state” will let them go because there is no one of importance in the break. But rest assured—that doesn’t mean the peloton won’t hunt them down in the second half—get ready for some drama! The playlist should knock your polka-dot socks off!

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Quick Profile: Rolling Ride to Sturgis

The 79th Sturgis rally takes places this year from August 2 through August 11. Why not get in on the fun and try our newest profile from guest contributor Amanda Kirlin?

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Tour de France 2019 Stage 2, Team Time Trial

The team time trial is one of the more exciting stages of a bike race you can simulate in your classes. It’s a very challenging effort, and the extended warm-up plus the near constant rotations adds constant variety and keeps the class focused and committed. We provide you step-by-step coaching for this riveting race.

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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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Quick Profile: Red, White, and BOOM—A Fourth of July Profile

Summers in the US are filled with holidays. Use this Fourth of July profile as a baseline for your summer holiday rides and simply swap out some songs to make it appropriate for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or Labor Day.

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Quick Profile: Math Whiz

This new quick profile by Elan McAfee will get you thinking while performing descending intervals! Don’t be surprised if your students described it as “the best and the worst class ever.”

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Memorial Day Ride by Michael Reilly

Last year, I was in New York and had the pleasure of taking Michael Reilly’s class at Equinox. Michael has been an instructor since 1997 and is one of the original members of the Indoor Cycling Association (thank you, Michael!). It was the day before one of the big American holidays that serves as an entrée to summer, Memorial Day. Michael did a Memorial Day ride that was very moving and I wanted to share these videos with you. Pay attention to his coaching—he’s got a great way of engaging his audience.

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Quick Profile: Just Breathe

Julianne has created an outstanding profile targeting Zone 5, the training zone that helps improve the body’s VO2 max. VO2 max is the highest volume of oxygen your body is able to process and convert to energy, which is enhanced by better breathing techniques. To make the profile more interesting, the entire playlist consists of songs that focus on the breath.

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A Celebration of Theme Rides: ICA Contest Winners!

Theme rides are all the rage these days. They are fun, they keep riders engaged, and they will inspire instructors to expand their song repertoire. Some riders will even ask for them. So we had a contest and have been posting them through the past 4 months. Here are the links and the winners!

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Profile: The Language of Flowers

Christine does it again with another creative theme ride! This profile is perfect as we transition from April showers to May flowers, although you can present this ride any time of the year.

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