There have been a few new spin studios to open in town the past few months, and while I haven’t had a chance to test-pedal all of them, I simply fell in love with the few classes I tried at RIDE! The conveniently located downtown studio has an intimate feeling, but dayglo-ish lights keep a cool glow in the room (loved watching my sports bra brighten up in the mirror under the funky lights). I tried two different instructors, and while they were very both very different, they were both excellent.
I was especially partial to Kate, as she made me feel strong and powerful. I was especially in love with the fact that she realized I was adjusting the arm weights (as I can’t do overhead weights because of a shoulder injury) and she gave me a few other alternative moves to work on, without making it awkward or more of a big deal in front of the whole class.
RIDE is working toward an even bigger cause than just helping us getting bikini ready, through the end of the month RIDE will donate a $1 for every bike booked to Casa Marianella and encourages riders to donate by adding another $1 at the front desk when checking in for class. Casa Marinella is a local organization dedicated to providing refugees a home and helping hand during the final stages of their immigration process. In fact the maintenance team at RIDE, Dawit, Guerlain, and Brhun are in the process of graduating from the program now.
117 Lavaca St.
Austin, TX 78701
PRICING: $22 for one class; $105 for series of 5 classes; $195 for series of 10 classes; $360 for series of 20 classes