We fell in love with Shirin Beckett last fall at the conference. Now the producers of the Epic Planet DVD series have featured Shirin in their latest newsletter!
Here's the link so you can see her Epic Profile where she describes:
"We set a goal and we train specifically for each ride," says Shirin. "Right now my class has the heads-up about our next challenge:Beartooth Pass! We are climbing steep, back to back hills for 6-10 minutes each this month. Our goal is to be able to build on endurance and strength so we will all win this 60 minute grueling battle in late February!"
P. S. I have the Beartooth Pass DVD and it's just what I like - one long climb after another 🙂
If you (or another ICI/PRO member you know) is featured somewhere be sure to let me know so I can post about it.
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What a super write up, Shirin was such a great person to meet at the ICI/Pro conference, so much energy and so much passion for ‘Keeping it Real’. Go Shirin! 🙂
Great idea Shirin! In fact, I might follow in your footsteps and create a similar ride this week! Thanks for your incredible optimism, constant encouragement and kindness that simply radiates like sunshine. Your class is very, very lucky.
This is an excellent way to use virtual rides as special event or as a goal Shirin. I’m struggling with how to make this profitable and how to approach the students ,we did in three different classes for st valentine’s day,big success , our studio invested in all the equipment necesary with the idea to have another service to offer and earn extra income but is very hard to say to the students if you want virtual you have go pay extra for it .
You have to consider that this requires more preparation ,even a different setup ,, knowledge how to do it; ICI pro members we learn at the conference is another expense (for me is an investment) equipment ,and what about other classes/instructors ?. Shirin do you will consider to charge more for a virtual class if you will purchase the equpment?
I’d be interested in a “how-to” for this sort of class also, Shirin.
I’ve already ordered Beartooth Pass as a result of reading about your classes.
Thank you all for your super positive comments!I appreciate them very much 🙂
Roberto, call me crazy, but I have purchased all the equipment myself and at no cost to the facility.We do not charge extra (obviously, since it does not cost the facility ANY money or time!). What drives me is the passion for doing what I love to do.
I knew this was a brilliant idea when I saw epicPlanet videos.It simply was a no-brainer! What is our number one goal as ICIPro instructors? Jennifer started the “Keep it Real” fire, and that just hit home with the rest of us. What better way to “keep it real” than bring the outdoors inside to those indoor cyclists who never-ever ride a bike outside? How better to show them what it means to “let the road push you out of the saddle”, or “what you don’t do outdoors (i.e. popcorn jumps!)you shouldn’t do indoors”, etc. etc.
So I just went with it.Yes Roberto, it takes me something ridiculous like 20 hours to prepare each ride.But that is also the reason they have become the rage and reservation fills up one and a half month before the ride!
I’d be more than glad to answer yours or Vivienne’s questions on how I do this.Even though I’m sure there are easier ways!!I think we are all on FB. Just PM me any time.
You are all pros at what you do, and I’m simply humbled by your interest and your feedback 🙂
were you at Jennifer’s RealRyder Master class in Brentwood during January?? 🙂
All the best to your special event!! Way to go!
Thank you! and Yes I attended that Master Ride. It was fantastic…you know,..Jennifer’s usual! Wish you were all there. The bikes give you a pretty tough workout, but she was the real killer 😉
Shirin, I am so proud of you, you rock 🙂
The facility where you teach and your students are very lucky to have an awesome teacher like you.
So glad to hear that your virtual rides are doing great & with awesome attendance.