Top-5 Instructor Class Profiles

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Ladies and gentlemen; after a week of review and deliberation, we're excited to announce the Top 5 - Ultimate Instructor Class Profiles!

We will be publishing these profiles, as well as recording the Top 3, in the coming weeks.

Here they are:

#5 - Good Better Best by Michele Forrester-Morgan from Waxhaw, NC

Profile Description
My inspiration for this came from riding outdoors working on hill repeats. The goal in putting together this profile is to improve strength and speed, not just for the uphill climb, but also on the flat road, downhill and in/out of the saddle.    This profile consists of 3 loops, each focusing on a different cycling skill.

#4 - “The Gate” — Halloween Mixed Ride by Kim Moody from Libertyville, IL

Profile Description
This profile is based on the urban legend, “The Gate,” in Libertyville, IL.  One can find more information about the frightening place by going to  For this Halloween mixed ride, I wanted members to visualize the dark and desolate location so I began the class by retelling excerpts from the article to provide some background information and imagery material.

#3 - Welcome to the Jungle: An Introduction to Tabatas by Krista Leopold from Charleston, SC

Profile Description
The word “tabata” has become quite a phenomenon recently. A google search for “tabata” produces nearly 9 million hits.  Given how our riders to turn to the internet for answers to their weight-loss and training questions and given the tendency of the internet to provide less-than-factual information about these topics, it is important that instructors be prepared to counter with evidence and experience.

#2 - Waldo”™s Revenge — 30 Minute Time Trial by Amy L. Pillitteri from Belfast, ME

Profile Description
Waldo”™s Revenge is adapted from the actual 12.2 mile bike leg of the Waldo County Family Triathlon Course in Belfast, Maine where the beautiful scenic rolling countryside combines with the unforgiving wind to provide a challenging and rewarding bike course.

And the Ultimate Instructor Class Profile is:

Whiteface Mountain - Surrender to Gravity by Allison Santoro from Hampton, NH!

Profile Description
Today we will test the law of gravity…what goes up, must come down.  Whiteface Mountain is a very challenging 8-mile climb up to a castle at the summit of the mountain. As you approach the toll-booth at the three-mile mark, you will be mentally preparing for the most challenging part of this ride with 8% to 10% gradients for several miles.  As you ascend to the summit, two switchbacks and an ease in grade will provide you with the perfect opportunity to enjoy the rush of powering-through your threshold to the summit. At the summit, you will surrender to gravity…you will be rewarded with an exhilarating 10 minute down-hill recovery.

Congratulations to our Top 5 and a big THANK YOU to everyone who submitted a profile!

We couldn't have done this without all of our generous prize sponsors:

Performance IQICG ® Indoor Cycling GroupZoning Fitnessâ„¢EpicPlanet.tvCycling Fusionâ„¢, STAGESâ„¢ Indoor Cycling, (formally Cadence Revolution)

View the complete list of prizes!

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