Quick Profile: In Honor of Mountains

I created this profile, In Honor of Mountains, to celebrate International Mountain Day on December 11, but, of course, good climbing profiles with great music can be used any time of the year. It’s always a joy to know that something we love to simulate in our cycling classes has been given its own day to be honored.

This climbing profile consists of three climbs of about 12 minutes each. There is a short downhill/recovery in between the climbs and a few flat roads at higher cadences to bring you to the base of the next climb. Almost all of the songs are based on the theme of mountains and being “on top of the world.” 

Below you will find the profile In Honor of Mountains along with the Spotify playlist and PDF. You can find our general Spotify playlist called “Mountain/Summit/Climb/On Top of the World” in this Theme Ride Thursday post. There are over 120 songs if you want to switch out any in this profile or create your own. 

Moving Mountains, by The Brevet

Clarity paint me bright, like stars in the dark of night
And open up the sky, now meet me by the mountainside
Where there is a fire in my belly and beast in my mind
That keeps trying to tell me to strengthen my spine
All through this life, there comes a time to move a mountainside.

Hold, my hand
And lead me over this strange land
‘Cause this great unknown, was meant to be found
Oh-oh-oh, it’s calling me now, now, now

Open the doors
I’ve been here once before
But wasn’t really sure what I was looking for

Mold, my soul
Into something to uphold, a book untold
So won’t you unfold these pages now
Oh, ’cause they’re crying,
and they’re calling out saying, “hear me now”

I’d love to hear how your riders enjoyed this ride. Please leave any comments below and let us know if you found some other powerful songs for climbing.

5 Responses to “Quick Profile: In Honor of Mountains”

  1. Laura Gurney says:

    We really enjoyed this celebration of mountains profile, Jennifer! I adjusted a few songs, primarily to accommodate the upcoming holidays and rider preferences for some holiday flare. The ride was fun, challenging, and went quickly. Riders commented that they covered more distance than they typically do in a 60 min ride. We use Keiser M3i bikes, so distance reflects power. More distance over time means their average wattage was higher. Great profile! Thank you!


  2. DaytonGraham Jr says:

    I see you included a song by Zayde Wolf in this playlist who I really like. It’s not necessarily mountain related, but I have used 2 of his others songs: Golden Age and Walk through the Fire. They are both energetic and uplifting.

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