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Theme Ride Thursday: Shop ‘Til You Drop Profile

Guest instructor Christine Nielsen loves to play interactive games with her students. She came up with this creative profile for Black Friday, but given that you’ve got a few more shopping weeks before Christmas, there is still plenty of time to have a lot of fun with this profile. In fact, it is possible to use it year-round just for fun!

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Need a Thanksgiving Profile? ICA has 4 Thanksgiving Profiles for Members

The cornucopia of ICA Thanksgiving profiles is overflowing with four different and exciting rides—you should be able to teach a different one in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. Here they are all in one place to make it easier for you to locate them.

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Establishing Training Zones Using a Maximal Aerobic Power (MAP) Ramp Test

We’ve provide you with a detailed class profile for you to conduct your own MAP (maximal aerobic power) ramp test, including the protocol, the coaching, the music, and a downloadable spreadsheet which will estimate FTP and your riders’ power training zones. This is a viable alternative to the 20-minute FTP test, which requires a solid understanding and ability to pace one’s effort. Pacing isn’t an issue with this test.

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Theme Ride Thursday: Election Day Playlist and Profile

With the midterm elections drawing near, we’ve compiled a playlist and quick profile to get your riders in the mood to go out there and vote! Warning: May elicit some laughter!

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You’ve Got Your FTP Number…Now What?

You’ve coached your riders to understand the benefits of establishing a benchmark metric known as functional threshold power, or FTP, a number around which they can set their intensity. You’ve used one of the recommended methods to determine FTP. Now what do you do? How do you provide each rider with their zones?

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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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Quick Profile: Let’s Go! Five Loops of Hills to Fast Flats

This is an interval profile consisting of five loops. The songs use the chorus to dictate when you stand and push, so it will satisfy even the pickiest of participants who like to move in and out of the saddle! All of the songs have “Go!” in them; know the songs in advance so you can use the lyrics to motivate your riders.

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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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Quick Profile: Pub Crawl

Piggybacking off a recent theme ride playlist, Bottom’s Up—A Drinking Playlist, our newest profile is intended to be a fun and creative way of offering the benefits of long aerobic intervals all while on a pub crawl. Who isn’t willing to work long and hard for a drink?

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Theme Ride Thursday: Are You Ready for Back to School?

It’s time for the kiddos to head back to school. While we’re all getting used to the new routine, we’ve pulled our favorite back-to-school profiles and updated our back-to-school playlist.

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