As the New Year rolls around and the outdoor ride season starts to loom on the horizon, it's time to get more serious about training. Coached bike workouts take the guesswork out of it for you: all you need to do is show up and do the work. Join us and start to build your base for this season and here's why: we think that training with purpose can also be fun. We'll be putting some "fun" into fundamentals.
You can have fun and get fitter at the same time. It really is a win-win. You'll have to join us to to find out how but if you think winning points and prizes is fun, participating in group rides and races is fun, or if you think participating in trivia battles will trying to hitting your interval intensity is fun, you're in for a treat this year. I might be kidding about the trivia contests but I might not be. There is one way to find out!
We will continue offering our indoor rides on Zoom is space isn't an issue. Plus, you can run your own background music and aren't stuck having to listen to Elise's music choice. We all know it's not everyone's cup of tea but we will miss Steph's choices. With your registration, you will get an invitation to the video feed and can do the workouts at home, work or wherever you're set up.
Bike workouts are coached by Steph Neufeld and Elise Gaudet. Steph is a certified spin instructor and multi-time Ironman finisher. Elise is a certified triathlon coach and also has a long list of Ironman races. Both Steph and Elise have qualified for and competed in Kona so they know what it takes to get there and get the job done.
Ride times are Tuesdays 6 PM and Saturdays 830AM.
Zoom Workouts are run on Zoom so you will first need to add Zoom to the device you want to use to join the workout. Then, send us your email address so we can send you the link for the day's workout. Two simple steps - it's just that easy. The workout is the hardest part!
You don't need anything specific or special in order to join in our workouts. A bike, a trainer, a bottle of water or two and a towel (highly recommended) are all you need in order to get in a great workout with us. You can ride on a Smart trainer and also engage on a training platform like Zwift as you ride with us but it's not necessary. We take a few minutes at the beginning of every session to make sure you can join us on the route we're riding for that session so we can ride together if you choose.
Also, if you are riding on a platform that you run on a laptop or your phone, you will need to connect with us on Zoom via a separate device. It's a good idea to test your setup before the workouts. We are happy to help you with that a day or two before your first session or for a few minutes before the session starts.
The workouts start on Saturday, January 7 and run through to Tuesday, March 28.
We often continue into April but we usually assess the long-range weather forecast to decide whether and how long to continue online group sessions. Here are the dates for January through March:
Tuesdays: January 10, 17, 24 & 31
February 7, 14, 21 & 28
March 7, 14, 21 & 28
Saturdays: January 7, 14, 21 & 28
February 4, 11, 18 & 25
March 4, 11, 18 & 25
Single sessions: $10
Once a week (12 sessions): $120 for October 24 - December 17
Twice a week (24 sessions): $190 for October 4 - December 17