Favorite Track of The Week

Your riders will definitely appreciate the way this song starts out slowly and then builds into a steady climb.  At first listen, you may not think this song would fit in a cycling class, but once you’ve tried it, you’ll want to go back to it again and again.  It’s Green Light from Lorde’s upcoming album Melodrama (expected to be released on June 16) and I first caught it when she performed 

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Favorite Track of The Week

Sometimes all you need is 3 minutes of work to get your class off on the right foot.  Use this song early on in your class to motivate your riders and set the tone for the rest of your profile.  With it’s steady beat and fun lyrics, you’re sure to elicit some smiles as well.  At around 69 rpm, this faster climb will work well either seated, standing or alternating 

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Favorite Track of The Week

If you’re looking for a fast, flat road song with upbeat lyrics and a fresh new sound, look no further.  Here’s one that just dropped today from New Politics that has a running time of just over 4 minutes.  This anthem- type song will have your riders pedaling at around 100 rpm.  It would also make a perfect warm-up song. One of Us by New Politics iTunes link If you like 

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Favorite Track(s) of The Week

Ed Sheeran’s album Divide has finally dropped! Hopefully you’ve enjoyed using Shape of You and Castle on The Hill (which both dropped earlier this year).  Here are a few of the new tunes from the album and how you can use them in your classes! Here are a few that would work great for a flat road: Barcelona (around 100 rpm): Barcelona iTunes link Nancy Mulligan (around 103 rpm)-also a 

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Favorite Track of The Week

When you’re reaching the end of your class and your riders look like their losing their motivation, throw this song their way and they are sure to gain their second wind.  You and your riders will love the amazing beat that trails in and out as the song progresses.  (67 rpm) To use these teaching notes, make sure you are using the original version which clocks in at 6 minutes 

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Favorite Track Of The Week

I’m sure you’ve been hearing this song on the radio and in commercials recently and maybe you’ve considered using it in your next profile.  I gave it a try last week and I’m here to tell you it was a huge hit!  You will love the drum beat and the explosive chorus.  We rode on a hill (64 rpm) and added resistance throughout.  Add cadence in the final 30 for 

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Favorite Track of The Week

I’ve been using Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You quite a bit recently as a fast flat road in my classes (around 99-100 rpm).  It’s perfect for keeping your riders focused on maintaining those upper range rpm’s. I like to challenge my riders to maintain the pace and try adding just a bit more resistance each minute. Shape of You iTunes link If you’re looking for something a little different, try 

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Favorite Track of The Week

Ready to try out some brand new music in your next class?  This week’s favorite track is a climb at around 65 RPM  from “dark pop” girl band MUNA.  From their just released album titled About U,  Around U has a steady beat with a few slow-downs in the music at :44 and 3:26.  It finishes a bit slower starting around 4:30.  You can use that final :45 as a recovery or pick 

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Favorite Track of The Week

I used this song in my class recently and I got a ton of comments from my riders. It’s a great cover and a classic that can be very versatile in your next ride.  Heart’s cover of Stairway to Heaven is considered by many to be one of the best.  ( I really like Rodrigo  y Gabriela’s cover as well.)  Start this one as a seated climb and bring it out of 

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Favorite Track of The Week

This week’s favorite track is from Indie band Arian 1.  I would classify their style as House or Electronic.  The song itself has a great beat and a cool kind of vibe that will definitely keep your riders intrigued.  The slow down in the middle allows you to change the intensity or transition from seated to standing. With very few lyrics, it allows you to focus on coaching your riders 

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Favorite Track of The Week

Here is a new release that will be a bit different from the mainstream music you might be used to.  Banco De Gaia recently released Warp and Weft, and more recently, two remixes- dr. trippy and Continuum.  Banco De Gaia has a kind of ambient sound and this one is very versitile. It would make a great flat road or climb.  The  dr. trippy remix starts out slowly and builds at 

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