Archive for November, 2014

Whether it be to train for a bike ride, a marathon, a triathlon, or you just want to get fitter; there are lots of reasons for doing CYKL’s Winter Base Training Program in January! I think the best reason to do WBTP is to think back to the summer and all those rolling hills, steep climbs and great country roads we did together. WBTP is all about training now for those hilly roads of the 2015 summer!

Some other benefits are…

Increase your aerobic capacity, improve your endurance and muscular endurance and power, to learn more about proper cycling form and technique, to see Jen or Kim for 2.5 hrs on the weekend which will help blow away the winter blues!! Also riding over 2 hours in one session helps your body burn 1000′s of calories and burn fat, which is maybe one of the best reasons to do WBTP!

Price goes up Dec 1st

21 Nov 2014

Winter Base Training – Benefits!

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We’re over the half way point of our Movember challenge and our studio is rocking it out! This month has seen all kinds of theme rides like the “mo back” our moustache inspired throw back ride…

…along with Kim’s Disco spin where we had the Village Juicery drop by and give out free samples to our riders after class. Thank you Village Juicery!

Only 11 days left in the challenge! Remember to donate to a MO your know at 


19 Nov 2014

Movember Challenge Update

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Our Winter Base Training Programs are always filled with amazing riders and people with different goals for the program. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be posting some really awesome testimonials from past riders to give you an idea of what it’s like and what you can expect. Here’s one from John who did the WBTP in 2014.

“As someone who enjoys road cycling, I actively sought out a suitable spin studio in Toronto to train during the winter months, and signed up for some CYKL classes in 2010. The variety of classes on offer and the excellent standard of instruction has seen me now make it a key part of my Winter activity. I have found the workouts hugely beneficial in being able to quickly transition to longer cycles when getting outside in the Summer months. In 2013, I combined the studio’s Winter Based Training program with the excellent weekly 75 minute and 60 minute endurance rides in preparation for the Ride To Conquer Cancer. Read the rest of this entry »

12 Nov 2014

WBTP Testimonial!

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On Sunday Nov 30th we’re finishing off our MOVEMBER CHALLENGE, with an amazing 3 HOUR Ride for Martin! Who is Martin you ask?

Well, Martin is a good friend of CYKL and also Kara’s husband (our fabulous instructor here). Martin was unfortunately diagnosed with brain cancer this year, and as a studio we want to help Martin and Kara!!! All proceeds of our 3 HOUR Ride on November 30th 12-3pm will go to Martin to help with his treatment and recovery. If you feel like you’d like to donate more than $30, please let us know and we’ll make sure you can!

Here’s more information about Martin and Kara!  Read the rest of this entry »

8 Nov 2014

3 HOUR Ride for Martin

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1 week into our Movember challenge and the studio is buzzing with competition! The Mo-Staches are being coloured in, as riders track their classes. If you haven’t done so already, we encourage you to go to and support a fellow MO (along with life-saving men’s cancer research) this month.

Keep being MO-Mazing!


8 Nov 2014

Movember Challenge!

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