Wouldn't it be cool if we, indoor cycling instructors, studios, enthusiasts, etc, had our own Indoor Cycling Day?
A special day where we would celebrate the move indoors as the days get colder and shorter?
Daylight Saving Day is the first Sunday in November (Nov. 1st this year) here in the USA, one week after our European friends (Oct 25th). This change in time and weather has always triggered the change in my own personal training schedule; except for an occasional ride on some odd nice weekend day, this is when I make the move indoors.
What if we celebrated Daylight Saving Day as our own "Indoor Cycling Day". Does that make sense to you?
Perhaps you could plan a long endurance ride to welcome back everyone you haven't seen in months; maybe we could tie it in with a fund raising event?
Let me know your thoughts on this in the comments box below. And, if you feel inclined, may you could volunteer to help with creating the actual event that we can promote right here on ICI.
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Of course daylight saving is starting in the worlds’ most important hemisphere, but I’m sure we’d be happy to celebrate your being plunged slowly but steadily into an icy darkness with some sort of event. And whilst it’s asking for trouble, what about a skype hook up for the start of the classes? You could launch summer for us here and say goodbye to your own. Timing would need some massaging… (and maybe a sneaky prerecorded back up just in case).
I am not really a fan of these “day of xyz”, there are too many of them already …
We “celebrate” the day before daylight saving day at one of the best Indoorcycling marathons in Switzerland (http://www.cyclingevent.ch/) and use the hour gained the day after to recover 😉
Keep on cycling/Spinning
Shayne, ooops, I guess we do need the reminder that there’s the other “half” of the world who doesn’t follow our weather patterns (including South America, not just you guys “down under”)! I’m jealous that you are celebrating springtime down there, although the autumn here in Colorado is so beautiful, but it’s the harbinger of the cold and snow that’s pending. My family in New Zealand (a brother who married a Kiwi, & nieces & nephews) doesn’t hesitate to remind me of their beauty and warmth when we are covered in snow here!
Moritz, what a great event – it must really be fun. I like the timing, I like the idea of using the longer day to recover! We’re not thinking (at least not now….) of one event in one place, but rather a day that we all can celebrate across the world in our own IC classes.
Our “day” would be “non-denominational” – not bike or program specific – but indoor cycling for everyone of all “creeds”.
Well I think for those of us who spend 5-6 months of the year huddle around a fire as the cold rain of fall leads to the cold snow of winter, I call any day I ride inside ‘Indoor Cycling Day’
I find it amazing how many of our participants are more than happy to sign up for our studios 1 1/2 – 2 base building rides once things start getting nasty outside.
Nice idea! For my small part, I’m going to ask my triathlete buddies to spread the word to their friends who are wrapping up their racing seasons now. Maybe for next year, we could help ICI Pro contact the major tri Web sites to get people into studios for winter training. Starting around now every year, I get a couple of triathletes a month who’ve never been to a Spinning class. Almost invariably they come up to me after class to say how much they accomplished in such a short time. The efficiency of these workouts is a huge selling point for them!