We offer a FREE Intro to CycleBar session each Monday at 5pm; we ask that you sign up in advance on our SCHEDULE. NOTE: If we have no one registered, then there is no class, so please register in advance if you plan to attend. We will walk you through the basics, set you up on the bike, introduce you to your personal performance metrics and show you how to rock your ride in a full class.
Many first-timers jump right into a regular class. This is totally fine! Remember, whether you are a beginner, or an advanced cyclist, these workouts that can be modified to your own fitness level. A few things to remember when you come in for your first class:
No. you can use sneakers or cycling shoes (we offer free rentals). If you have your own cycling shoes, our bikes are compatible with SPD clips. You will clip into the bike and be good to go. If you need help clipping in (it’s easy!) or with finding the exact right fit for your bike, we can help you with that.
No. If you prefer, you can wear sneakers / Toe Cage so you can ride without clipping in.
We are so glad you asked! We do have a few CycleRules to help make your experience awesome. Here they are:
That is totally cool. We just need you to do it 12 hours in advance of the class. That gives us plenty of time to allow other riders in. We do not want to charge you for classes you don’t attend AND you can cancel all on your own in your online account. If you have an emergency and can’t make it last minute, you will need to let the studio know directly by emailing email@example.com.
If a class is full, you can add your name to the online wait list and you will receive an email if a space clears. Once you receive that email, you are automatically added to the class, there is no need to confirm. If the wait list is full, you can book another class or check back later.
It is first-come first-served when it comes to choosing specific bikes and location.
Absolutely. Let us know that you want to share a package with your spouse and/or other family members and we will link your accounts so they draw from the same package.
PLEASE use the part of the parking lot at our end....NOT down by Bertuccis. You can also park in the lot behind the studio (thru the parking garage), there is an easy staircase up. Also feel free to park on Laurel Street behind the studio.
CycleBar rarely cancels classes but in severe cases, any cancellations are instantly noted in our online system. if you are not sure if a class is happening, visit the online schedule and check. If we haven’t cancelled the class and you are stuck in your driveway, email the studio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We love this question.
Truth be told, there is no way to accurately measure the life-changing benefits of a CycleBar ride. Can you measure the exhilaration you feel when you see your favorite band live in concert? Or the satisfaction of accomplishing something you weren’t sure you could do?
Here is what the U.S. Department of Health says: “Regular physical activity substantially reduces the risk of coronary disease, stroke, colon cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure; helps to control weight, contributes to healthy bones, muscles and joints; and reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression.”
Need we go on? Cycling is also “low-impact” without the joint stress that you get from “ground-pounding” sports and activities. It is therefore "soft" on your knees, hips, back and other joints.
Calories burned? This all depends on the individual and the amount of exertion used. Advanced cyclists working hard can burn from 400-800 calories in a 50 to 55 minute workout. When you get started, you might burn half as many calories but you are still making tremendous improvements to your overall health. In addition, "interval training" of the sort you experience in a cycling class tends to increase your metabolism for many hours after. Check out this blog post on EPOC (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption).