Trophies: NCAA March Madness Theme Ride 524

The 2023 mix is in the works, here’s a look back at the ’22 mix…

for the ride inside...Music playlists, Ride profiles, Guest posts, Studio reviews, and more...

One more post before Monday, I’ve been relentless on the laptop this weekend!

I thought February was ripe for THEME RIDES…but March is a Mad Theme month too! I think this is my first attempt at March Madness / Game Day Ride mix, so LMK what you think (I love your LIKES, COMMENTS, and SHARES!).

I used some resources from GOOGLE, YOUTUBE, SPOTIFY, and my personal favorites over the years to craft this 66-minute SPINlist (I couldn’t cut any of them). I hope your team goes all the way to play (WIN!) on April 4th!

SPINlist and Summary Ride Profile:

WARM UP: Gonna Get It Started / JAXSON GAMBLE

FIRST CLIMB…JUMPS ON A HILL: Start Me Up / The Rolling Stones




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Random Ride…Spin the wheel & SPIN 2 WIN!

Next week Monday will be my last time in Cycle Studio for a couple of weeks, and I thought I try something different before heading out of town to visit family on Michigan's eastside and the Sunshine State. This will have an added element of class participation. The only tracks I'm planning on for sure … Continue reading Random Ride…Spin the wheel & SPIN 2 WIN!

Better Together: Women’s History Month 2023 – Endurance Mix 549

IT'S MARCH...Let's celebrate women, wellness, and STUDIO CYCLING with this 90-minute Endurance Ride!

Caffeine & Cycling performance

I spotted an article teaser from The New York Times: Scientists agree that drinking coffee before working out can improve performance. But it’s important to know the potential downsides and how to best use coffee to your advantage. Here's how to use coffee correctly before a workout... If you like the pictured mug, check this … Continue reading Caffeine & Cycling performance

I Know Whatcha Want 547

Happy President's Day Weekend...all three days of it! WANT MORE TIME OFF...paid time off! (Not so) sadly, I won't be ON for my regular 6PM class on Monday, but I'll be back from the cottage and back in the saddle for the Sunday (2/26) Endurance Cycling class at Mary Free Bed YMCA (10:30-noon). And for … Continue reading I Know Whatcha Want 547

In Common: Black History Month Mix 546

This theme ride recognizes just a few of the many amazing and influential black artists in the world of music...many have passed, others continue to ROCK the world, including Rihanna who's taking center stage this weekend for the Super Bowl LVII half-time spectacular! Summary Ride Profile & Playlist Warm up: If The World Just Danced … Continue reading In Common: Black History Month Mix 546

ClassPass for Studio Cycling…and more!

Since 2013, ClassPass has been a great option for fitness enthusiasts to enjoy the benefits and unique vibe of boutique fitness studios without juggling multiple (and costly) large metro markets, like NYC, LA, Chicago, and Miami. I just learned that ClassPass is also in Grand Rapids and other large cities through out Michigan (since … Continue reading ClassPass for Studio Cycling…and more!

Whole Lotta Love: Valentine’s Day Ride 545

This mix is 100% pure LOVE...isn't it crazy what LOVE can do? Ride Profile & Playlist: Warm-up: Love in This Club / Usher, Jeezy Combo flat: 100% Pure Love / Years & Years Attacks on a hill: Real Love / Dillon Francis, Aleyna Tilki Quick flat w/ Jumps: Tainted Love / Soft Cell Power Climb: … Continue reading Whole Lotta Love: Valentine’s Day Ride 545