Feels Great 390

Inspiration: Wishing you a GREAT week, holiday, and ride this Thanksgiving week / weekend! New & Notable tracks include: Canyons, One Foot, Uh Huh, Wolves, Better Than I Used To Be…from ROZES, WALK THE MOON, Somewhere Else, Selena Gomez/Marshmello, and Mat Kearney/AFSHeeN THANKS to everyone who shares my enthusiasm and passion for Studio Cycling (and…

Coming Home 389

Inspiration: With Thanksgiving and the Holiday season upon us, here’s a ride worth COMING HOME for! In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I picked tracks from many of the artists I am so THANKFUL for…Sheppard, Sia, Mat Kearney, Shinedown, Shawn Mendes, Coldplay, Madonna, NEEDTOBREATHE and more. Enjoy the HOLIDAY RIDE…INSIDE! Genre: Alternative, Christian, EDM, Pop, Rock…

Good To Go 388

Inspiration: Other than the current pop track Mi Gente, this playlist is loaded with newer or lesser known tracks…a strong Alternative music theme, and a GOOD TO GO mix of terrain and movements. In addition to the 60 minute Spotify link, a 45 minute version and a full 60 minute YouTube Playlist with all 17…

Happy Hour 386

Inspiration: A full 60-minute cycle class is MY HAPPY HOUR…5AM, 9AM, Noon or 6PM, I’ll take it whenever I can get it (see the track by Robert Finley). Next Happy Hour…Saturday AM @ The Y! Here’s to your HOUR of HAPPY in the Cycle Studio. Enjoy the Ride! Genre: Alternative, EDM, Pop, Rock Approximate time:…

ROCKtober with a ROCK STAR: A guest post by Allison W. 385

This month I switch things up a bit at FOR THE RIDE INSIDE! Look for monthly guest blog posts from ROCK STAR Cyclists around the world. There are so many fitness / cycling bloggers throughout the WWW, and even more Studio Cycling instructors who don’t routinely post online. If you have something you want to…

Back From the Dead: Halloween ’17 Theme Ride 384

Inspiration: Halloween Theme Ride! This is just a short post with a link to my Spotify Playlist for Halloween 2017! Tracks are in no particular order, no summary profile either…just a few tracks you might want to include in your scariest ride of the year. Genre: Variety Approximate time: 63 minutes On Spotify:

ROCKtober v17.2 / Tom Petty Tribute 383

Inspiration: Tom Petty R.I.P. ROCKtober continues and this time the playlist includes several tracks from rock legend Tom Petty. Several other classic rock artists are also featured in the ROCK-themed ride this week. Have a great Fall week…and don’t forget to send along your rock favorites for Spin class. Genre: Rock Approximate time: 67 minutes…

ROCKtober v17.1 382

Inspiration: So here’s the first installment of an all-Rock ride…please send along suggestions for more tracks that I can include in other playlists later this month. Also later this month…something for the 31st of ROCKtober! Enjoy the Ride! Genre: Rock Approximate time: 64 minutes SPINlist and Summary Profile: Warm Up – Ain’t No Rest for…

Power 381

Inspiration: MORE POWER HOUR. Several interval stretches in this HIGH ENERGY Ride…surges, sprints, climbing attacks and high-resistance runs. With some jumps, steep steady climbs and quick, flat runs, this mix should satisfy all riders. For those with access to power/watts measures on your bike (like the Keiser M3 cycles we have at many GR YMCA…

Let Me Go 380

Inspiration: This one started out as mix and profile for a full hour class, but I ended up cutting a few tracks so I could work it into a 45 minute class. Both versions are posted here and both include my favorites: the opener by Alan Parsons Project (a remix), the title track just out…

Not Giving In 379

Inspiration: NO…NEVER! We’re NOT giving in. This is my favorite ride mix of the month (so what if it’s just the first of the month). For the kiddos it’s back to school, for the rest of us it’s BACK TO YOUR HARDCORE WORKOUT ROUTINE, and that includes those 45-60+ minute Spin classes! Here’s a ride…

Obsession 378

Inspiration: There’s no doubt about my strongest obsession for the past 5 years! I continue to enjoy my time in the Cycle Studio after a half decade of cycle classes throughout greater Grand Rapids…and blogging about all-things-studio cycling. The fuel for my obsession: GR YMCA and it’s members, instructors and management, Spotify and the hundreds…