Epic Ryde: Bike to Work Day!

Epic Ryde participated in Bike to Work Day once again this year. Our booth was set up on the REI patio.

It was great to meet the many cyclists who stopped by for a chat.  We especially enjoyed the Epic Members who stopped by!
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May Specials at Epic Ryde

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Special Number One

3 Months FREE

Our first special is for our Paid In Full, One Year Membership. We want to reward you for being proactive with your fitness and making a commitment to your health and wellness for the next year and beyond.

*Purchase a Paid In Full, One Year Membership and get 3 Months FREE!

All you have to do is purchase online and your
3 FREE months will be credited to your account after your initial 12 months are over. This offer is only good through May 31st!
No promo code needed.

Click Here to Purchase!

**When you purchase a year paid in full, you will also receive 12 buddy passes, one for each month of the year. You can share these with family members and or your friends so they can join you for classes at Epic.
Special Two
50% OFF an 8 Ryde Card

Our second special is 50% Off the purchase of an 8 Ryde Card.

Limit one per person. Offer good through May 31st.

Use promo code ‘May50’ when checking out with an 8 Ryde Card.

Click Here to Purchase!

We do hope you take advantage of these Epic Specials as they are only being offered for a limited time during the month of May.

We look forward to having you join us for more workouts. And as always it’s our pleasure to make you sweat and walk out of our studio smiling each day, knowing you did something Epic for your body and mental wellbeing

Check out our current schedule online.

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Have you done your POWER TEST yet?

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You have been riding the Matrix IC7 bikes for a while now. Have you heard your instructors say

“Have you done your Power Test Yet?

Do you stare at them thinking, Power What?

Let me explain what it is and why it is important.

The Epic Ryde Power Test

Many of you use the estimated FTW number the bike spits out to you. This number is an average, a calculation based on your height, weight and number of hours you work out per week. This estimate is fine but it’s not always accurate.

You may have found that it is very easy for you to reach your red zone or it might be super hard. This is due to the estimated number being off; you might be stronger that the computer has estimated. This is why doing a power test is so important.

You may already be familiar with RPM and resistance, but what is watts and FTW? Watts is the power you produce, using a combination of the speed at which you pedal and the force you use to move the resistance you have on your bike.

Monitoring your watts, just like monitoring your heart rate, will help you to train smarter. Over time you can then retake the power test to see how your endurance and strength have improved.

The FTW, Functional Threshold Watt Rate, is the value focused on. (What is the highest level of work you can achieve and maintain, while staying functional, performing the task at hand well?) This is a percentage of your threshold wattage, which can be determined accurately by performing the power test.

Once you take the power test, you are given a number, your FTW max, which you will then enter into your bike console instead of using the estimated one!

Your monitor will then change colors based on your work zone, or the specific percentage of your FTW.

Even if you have not taken your power test, your calories burned based on your power is still accurate, thus being that power determines effort. However, doing the power test allows you to accurately see your zones based on your true fitness level.

Regardless of your ability or fitness level, whether you are a seasoned outdoor rider, or a casual cycling participant, allfitness levels can ride side by side, share the same work color, and work based on their individual FTW. This is why doing a power test is so great.

How do I set up my power test?

*We are going to be holding a group power test on Saturday, April 15th at 11:15 a.m.

*It’s FREE but you will need to sign up online. It will take 20-30 minutes, depending on your fitness level.

You will achieve the most accurate results if you have not worked out prior to this test.

Make sure to bring water and a towel.

Click here to sign up for the POWER TEST!

Corbing at Epic Ryde

CorbingWe are now offering Corbing classes at Epic Ryde.

Corbing is a core and balance-intensive functional movement program that utilizes the BOSU® Ballast® Ball to challenge you in ways traditional training cannot. But more importantly, CorbingTM is a program that is extremely fun, yet challenging.

It was designed to get you back in touch with your inner child; that part of your spirit that is creative, curious, playful, and filled with boundless energy and enthusiasm. You will not only get stronger, better balanced, and coordinated, but you will also strengthen the connection between your mind and body to create deeper awareness of yourself.

In Corbing, individuals execute core and balance intensive dynamic movements and static holds with special emphasis placed on the interconnection of your movements. What makes this form of training so unique are these “transitional” movements which allow us to creatively connect various exercises into endless sequences (much like Yoga), creating fluid movement flows that engage both the mind and body on a much higher level.

EPIC FUNDRASING EVENT FOR ALS

Epic Fundraising Event For ALS
Join us for an Epic Fundraising Ryde with Christina M on Saturday March 4th tst-logo-200x180.png11:30-12:30 p.m.

It’s getting to be that time of year again when Epic Instructor Christina M joins together with a bunch of crazy bikers and rides 270 miles from Boston to NY for the Trek to end ALS.
In June, she will be participating in her 7th. This ride not only advances research to find a cure but brings together those who have been affected by this disease for a weekend full of bike-riding.
The money supports research efforts at ALS TDI, located in Cambri
dge, MA. ALS TDI and is the #1 and largest nonprofit biotechnology organization dedicated to finding effective treatments for those living with ALS.
Christina M is riding in memory of her dad, Fran Muccio, who was diagnosed with ALS in 1999 followed by a 10 year fight.
ALS (more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is a fatal neurological disorder characterized by progressive deterioration of the motor cells in the spinal cord and brain.
There is no known cure at this time, however there has been small steps towards finding a cure since I first began participating in this annual event, the Tri State Trek.
This year is the year we come together tighter than ever to fight. We come together to ride and promote. But most importantly we come to raise as much money as we can to fund our friends at TDI to help our pALS and future pALS.

Enough is enough.
Join Christina, #TeamMooch, and the entire Tri State Trek family this year in the fight of our lives for the lives of those with ALS.

To Donate Please click below!
Donate Here!
http://tst.als.net/christinateammooch

To participate in the Epic Fundraising Ryde
Please sign up below.
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws…

The Ryde is Free but online donations at the link above are encouraged. Bummed you can’t make the Ryde? Donations are still welcomed to support Team Mooch.

March Madness at Epic Ryde

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Are you up for an epic challenge?

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Would you like to win a private class with the instructor of your choice, custom made for you and your friends?

If so, our March Madness Contest
is for you!

How it works!

*This contest is free but you must sign up online under events to participate.

*You will be randomly drafted to one of several teams.
he size and number of teams will depend on how many people sign up for this event. We are considering 3 to 5 people per team.

*Teammates will work together to motivate and encourage one another to attend as many classes as they can during the month of March. Each class attended by each team member will count as one point.

*The team that attends the most classes, scoring the most points in March wins.

*There is no limit to the amount of classes each team member can attend. The goal is to work as a team, racking up as many points as possible to score big and win! This means you can attend classes multiple times in a day and your team will receive credit for each one.

*The team with the highest score will win a private workout class of their choice with the instructor of their choosing.

*The winning team will be able to invite their friends to join them for this special Epic workout.

*The winners will also be able to pick the music playlist they want to rock out to during this private session.
*Date, time and instructor will be determined after the winning team is announced.

How do I sign up

*You must be an Epic Ryde member.

*Sign up here, this challenge is free.

*Teams will be assigned via a random drawing near the end of February.

*We will have a March Madness Team meeting to introduce you to your teammates on Friday February 24th at 6:15 pm, after the Friday night Ryde.

If you can’t make the meeting, no problem. We will make sure team members have each other’s contact information so you can strategize an attendance game plan and keep each other motivated and accountable through email or phone.

That’s it!

Sign up is now open! Let the madness begin!