FIRST RIDE: ChampCycle (Macomb, MI)

Last weekend, my wife and I had another long weekend in Metro Detroit to visit the grand daughter (and her parents)...and another cycle studio visit.  This time, Champ Cycle, just about 30 minutes outside of Detroit.  I've been wanting to visit the studio and meet one of the instructors I connected with on Facebook/Instagram/Spotify over … Continue reading FIRST RIDE: ChampCycle (Macomb, MI)

FIRST RIDE: Vibe Ride Detroit

This is my 3rd visit and review of several indoor cycling studios in Metro Detroit (about 20+ of them in all)...and the only one in the heart of downtown Detroit, not far from the Renaissance Center.  The other two Detroit area FIRST RIDES were at Live Cycle Delight and Rebel Cycle...both still going strong! Most … Continue reading FIRST RIDE: Vibe Ride Detroit

Cycle Studio & Rider Feature – April 2019: LOVE Cycling Studio & Anna D.

A quick final post for the month of April... Unfortunately, my lead for a guest blog post this month was not able to make the April deadline, leaving me empty-handed for a guest blog post this month. Google search to the rescue!  I found this Austin Texas Indoor Cycling Studio and Anna, their "Student Ambassador" … Continue reading Cycle Studio & Rider Feature – April 2019: LOVE Cycling Studio & Anna D.

First Ride: 4G Athletic (Jenison, MI)

It's only been a couple weeks since my last FIRST RIDE post, but since I never actually did the class, I thought I would finally visit 4G Athletic, which opened nearly a year ago. This facility is like four boutique studios in one...4G is short for 4 Groups: Bike, Flow (Yoga), Lift (think Body Pump), … Continue reading First Ride: 4G Athletic (Jenison, MI)

First Ride: Rebel Cycle Studio (Detroit, MI)

Wow...its been nearly a year since my last studio visit and review (when I checked out The Dailey Method). Here's a new studio you need to visit next time you're in metro Detroit! https://rebelcyclestudio.com While I'm sorry to say I didn't actually check out a class...I did have an opportunity to see the grand opening … Continue reading First Ride: Rebel Cycle Studio (Detroit, MI)

FIRST RIDE: The Dailey Method (Grand Rapids, MI / Eastown)

The Dailey Method (TDM), created by Jill Dailey in 2000, is well-established around the world with more than 60 studios...but is relatively new to West Michigan, having opened it's Wealthy Street studio just this year! Jaime Centilli, owner of TDM Grand Rapids / Eastown, is a true-believer in the foundational principles of the Dailey Method: … Continue reading FIRST RIDE: The Dailey Method (Grand Rapids, MI / Eastown)

FIRST RIDE: InCycle (Carmel, IN – Metro Indianapolis)

This past weekend my wife and I drove about four hours to the greater Indianapolis area from our home in Grand Rapids, MI for a good friend's wedding. It was my first time to Indy in over 10 years. Much has changed (for the good) and I'm planning a return visit before another 10 years … Continue reading FIRST RIDE: InCycle (Carmel, IN – Metro Indianapolis)

TEST RIDE: Studio Three (River North – Chicago, IL)

I've been looking forward to this visit for a while now...since Peloton has been in the SPIN spotlight for the past few months. The added bonus for the visit this Fathers Day weekend...my wife, daughter and her boyfriend came along for the ride. While ground zero for Peloton is NYC, Studio Three offers a midwest … Continue reading TEST RIDE: Studio Three (River North – Chicago, IL)

Why SPOTIFY? My TOP TEN list…

I've been a Premium Spotify user for over 3 years now...looking forward to years and years of more great streaming with this awesome on demand music service! With recent news of Pandora's new PREMIUM plan and more than a year since Apple launched their APPLE MUSIC plan, SPOTIFY still rules in my Cycle Classes! (and … Continue reading Why SPOTIFY? My TOP TEN list…