CYCLEBLOG

Motivation and musings from the #cyclebar team.

Ask CopyRider: 9/26

Ask CopyRider is an advice column for riders. Please send your queries, questions, dilemmas, conundrums, anxieties, obstacles, predicaments, and worriments to copyrider@cycleba

Rider Spotlight: Heather Harris

September 22 is American Business Women’s Day. We can think of no better way to commemorate the event than to celebrate our fearless leader, CycleBar President Heather Harris. We got a chance to talk to this athlete, exec, mother, competitor, sister, coach, aunt, decision-maker, and wonder woman to get an inside look at the secrets to her success.

Piano Jams

Seriously, who DOESN’T love piano music? I love it everywhere: in musicals, in children’s recitals, and in my workouts.

Rider Spotlight: Julie Pfaff

September 22 is American Business Women’s Day. We’re commemorating the event by celebrating the women who help make CycleBar a success. And because one day is not enough to pay homage to the strong women behind the brand, we’ll feature them on the blog all month long.

WOMEN WHO WORK

September 22 is American Business Women’s Day. We’d like to commemorate the event by celebrating the women who help make CycleBar a success. And because one day is not enough to pay homage to the strong women behind the brand, we’ll feature them on the blog all month long.

Ask CopyRider: August 25

Ask CopyRider is an advice column for riders. Please send your queries, questions, dilemmas, conundrums, anxieties, obstacles, predicaments, and worriments to copyrider@cyclebaruae2.wpengine.com.

SING IT WITH ME NOW!

When I fall in love with a song, I want to learn all the words RIGHT NOW so I can belt it out at top volume in my car and the shower and everywhere. And that takes time and many repeated listenings. This is why I greatly appreciate when a song has a nonsensical hook that immediately enables me to sing along. Or, in the case of workout music, that immediately enables me to feel familiar and flat-out pumped about a new song to help me push through a tough ride.

TAKE YOUR RIDE INSIDE

I’m a true blue road bicyclist—there’s nothing like the Great Outdoors for clearing the mind or nuking a bad mood.

But when it’s 99 degrees with 100% humidity, or the forecast says there’s a 75% chance of apocalyptic hail with tornado-like winds, there’s something to be said for moving your crank addiction indoors.

ONCE UPON A STUDIO

In 2004, siblings Bill Pryor and Alex Klemmer set out to create one of the first independent cycling studios in the country. Bill and Alex come from a tight-knit family with seven(!) children, and they drew inspiration from their other sister’s small and successful cycling studio in Chicago.

I GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY CYCLE FRIENDS

I had only been working for CycleBar for about a week the first time I heard the name Tevia. Tevia is our Director of Instructor Training, which means that she teaches all of the CycleStar Instructors how to be awesome and inspiring and all that stuff. She is the guru, the oracle, the prophet, the instructor to end all instructors.

LET’S GET PHYSICAL [THERAPY]

Click, thump. Click, thump. Click, thump. My crutches clicked on the floor as I clumsily dragged myself into the studio for my first ride after knee surgery. I could not yet walk on my newly repaired knee, but I could ride, goshdarnit.

Summer Jams

An update to my master workout playlist was long overdue, so I finally buckled down to do it a couple weeks ago. I almost forgot what a huge difference a little fresh music can really make to re-energize your workout routine.

Ask CopyRider: July 7, 2016

Ask CopyRider is an advice column for riders. Please send your queries, questions, dilemmas, conundrums, anxieties, obstacles, predicaments, and worriments to copyrider@cyclebaruae2.wpengine.com.

RIDER SPOTLIGHT: Anja Taylor

What do six cats, an armchair, and 80 cans of soup have in common? They weigh 60 pounds. What do 60 pounds have to do with CycleBar? Anja Taylor.

Whistle While You Work(Out)

Whistling implies a carefree attitude. Whistling exudes easiness. Whistling says to the world, “Pssh, this is child’s play!” So when you whistle while you workout, you get that whole reverse psychology thing going on. You can trick yourself into thinking this really IS easy, even when it soooooo is NOT.