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RIP Dolores O’Riordan, Lead Singer of The Cranberries

On January 15, the world suddenly lost Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of The Cranberries, at the age of 46. So today we celebrate her life and share with you our favorite songs by The Cranberries. Until we meet again, the Daffodils Lament. 

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We Shall Overcome: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This year Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday is celebrated on Monday, January 15. Here is a collection of powerful songs to use for your tribute ride.

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Three New Year’s Celebration and Inspirational Playlists: Over 500 Songs!

This is our biggest and best New Year’s playlist yet with dozens of new empowering and uplifting songs and songs of celebration. Also, we’ve curated them into three separate Spotify playlists so you can fine-tune your theme: Inspiration and Empowerment, Change and New Beginnings, and Songs of Celebration. Not just for New Year’s! Use them anytime you want an empowering playlist, such as a charity event.

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Au Revoir, Johnny: France Loses Its Most Famous Rocker

Johnny Hallyday, known as the French Elvis Presley, passed away last week at age 74. Hundreds of thousands of people poured in the streets of Paris today to honor this musical icon. I’ve often used Hallyday’s songs in my Tour de France and Bastille Day profiles. I hope you will find a place in your profiles for these great French tracks.

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Theme Ride Thursday: Black Friday Playlist

The day after Thanksgiving is not for the weak or the weary. You and your riders will stay energized not just on Black Friday but through the whole holiday season with songs from our Black Friday playlist.

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Theme Ride Thursday: Thanksgiving Day Playlist

Help your riders out of their tryptophan-induced food coma this Thanksgiving.

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Theme Ride Thursday: Veterans Day Playlist

We’ve got your Veterans Day song selections covered!

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He Who Walks with the Stars: RIP, Gord Downie

October 17, 2017, was the day that Gord Downie, lead singer of the Tragically Hip, lost his battle with brain cancer. To recognize this incredible loss for Canada, we invite you to read Canadian cycling instructor Julianne Lafleur’s tribute to the singer, songwriter, and the band that is considered “the most Canadian band in the world.”

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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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Mainstream Music Mondays: Seated Tempo Ride with Accelerations

This easy-on-the-ears, addicting song has its own genre created by the artist. Are you ready to put a little “freakpop” in your playlist? Of course you are! I bet you’re gonna love this song!

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