What is indoor cycling?

Indoor cycling has been around over 20 years and continues to grow in popularity. Participants are led through a workout led by a qualified instructor. At Epic Ryde, we offer 20 bikes for our participants. Classes are set to energetic music mixes and participants are led through a warm-up, cool-down, intervals, speed drills, hill climbs, cycling-specific techniques and more.

I’ve never taken an indoor cycling class before. What should I expect?

You should expect it to be challenging, yet rewarding and fun! Please be advised... it's addictive! We recommend arriving 10 minutes early to your first class so that your instructor can take you through a brief orientation and assist you with your bike set-up.

Please note: We keep our cycling classes real. If you would not do it on your bike outdoors, you will not do it on our indoor bikes. No Weights, No dance moves, instead we offer REAL indoor cycling classes that focus on the RYDE!

What makes an Epic Ryde indoor cycling class different from other indoor cycling classes?

Many factors make us different from other indoor cycling classes but one thing that really stands out is our community, core values and keeping it real. Epic Ryde offers functional workouts for real life activities.

Our instructors are the best Denver has to offer. Each class is led with energy, motivation and support. Our instructors lead by example – they ride (and sweat) along with the group while providing the positive encouragement and knowledge that will push you to reach your goals.

Energy, motivation and music come together to make classes at Epic Ryde both fun and effective. Regardless of how fit, flexible or coordinated you are, you'll get an excellent workout.

What is TRX?

Suspension Training® is a revolutionary method of leveraged bodyweight exercise. With the TRX, you can safely perform hundreds of exercises that build power, strength, flexibility, balance, mobility, and prevent injuries, all at the intensity you choose. Epic Ryde offers Pure TRX classes as well as Epic Mix, a class involving 30 minutes on the bike followed by 30 minutes of TRX.

What is Functional Fitness?

Functional fitness and functional exercise focus on building a body capable of doing real-life activities in real-life positions.Functional fitness is training and preparing your body for the day to day demands of real life and movement.

How do I sign up for a class?

Sign-up is easy! You can do so on our website or also from your smartphone on our mobile site. We also have a mobile app than can be downloaded for free for your phone (app name:mindbody). If you haven’t yet purchased a membership or Ryde Card, follow these steps towards creating your account and you'll be all set to begin making reservations.


Do I have to be in great shape to participate in an Epic Ryde indoor cycling or group classes?

No! At Epic Ryde, we understand that everyone needs to start somewhere. Our classes are designed to provide challenging workouts for all fitness levels. You can go at your own pace by controlling the resistance and speed on your bike. Indoor cycling classes at Epic Ryde are a great way to get fit, stay fit and offer the best alternative to riding outside. If you are concerned about taking a class due to a physical condition, please consult your physician prior to participation.

What types of classes are offered at Epic Ryde?

We offer a variety of classes to suit all abilities and styles. The majority of our classes are 45- 60 minutes long and include a warm-up and cool-down. Our online schedule will offer you a general idea of what type of instruction and focus each class will offer.Just click on the name of the class for a full description. To learn more about an individual instructor’s style, you can read more about them in their online bio.

We also offer specialty classes. These may involve a special event, a triathlon specific training class, a fun Happy Hour Ryde, etc. Please keep an eye out for these classes on our schedule

Which Instructor is best for me?

Give us a call or send us an email with a little info. about yourself, your fitness level and your goals and we'll be happy to let you know which Instructors we think you'd prefer. All of our Instructors are encouraged to teach with their own unique styles and teach at varying intensity levels, with different music choices, etc. If one Instructor isn't a perfect match for you, we're confident we have another who is! We encourage members to try classes with different Instructors.

What should I wear?

We recommend comfortable workout attire, including padded bicycle shorts. Avoid loose fitting long pants that could get caught in the pedals.

Do I need cycling shoes? How do they help me in class?

You do not need cycling shoes but you will get more out of your workout with them. Cycling shoes are made with a very stiff sole that enables more powerful pedal strokes. You can work the backs of your legs more effectively because you are clipped in and connected to the bike. Epic Ryde offers SPD compatible pedals. The pedals also offer toe cages to accommodate sneakers/tennis shoes.

Do you rent cycling shoes?

Yes! There is a $5 rental fee charge. Make sure to email or call to reserve your proper size.

Do you have lockers?

We do. Please bring your own lock.

Do you have showers?

We do! Make sure to bring your own towel.

Do you offer childcare in the studio?

No. We are an adult only studio and children must be 16 years or older to participate in our classes.

Do you have parking?


RiNo Studio: We have a parking lot to the north of our building and there is plenty of available free street parking right in front of our studio.

SloHi & Westminster Studios : We have FREE parking garages attached to both of our buildings. There is also free parking in front of the studios.

Is there any way to make the seat more comfortable?

As a beginner, the seat and the bike in general require a little getting used to. It always helps to wear padded bike shorts or use a cushioned gel seat. “Saddle soreness” is something that often diminishes after a few classes.

What are the features of your Indoor bikes?

We have IC7 indoor bikes.

  • They have a Power Meter (measures power & calories burn with a margin of error of just +/-1%)
  • They have a gas assisted seat and handlebar post (This make adjustments easy)
  • They have magnetic resistance with precise resistance adjustments and the current resistance setting is displayed on the screen. (This means you always know exactly where your resistance is set)
  • They are compatible with ANT+ HR chest straps. If you bring in your ANT+ HR chest strap and pair it with the bike, your HR data will be displayed on the screen.
  • They are belt drive to create a super smooth ryde with no pedal "slop"
Are you bikes compatible with my Heart Rate strap?

Yes, our bikes are compatible with any ANT+ chest strap. They are not currently compatible with bluetooth HR devices.

How many calories are burned per class?

Indoor cycling is a highly effective way to burn calories and increase your metabolism. The exact number of calories burned depends on the weight of the individual and the amount of exertion used. Research indicates that on average, indoor cyclists burn more than 500 calories in a 60 minute workout.

Will indoor cycling help me lose weight?

Yes! Indoor cycling will help you shed pounds and lower your body fat if done regularly and in combination with a healthy diet. It is low impact and offers excellent cardiovascular exercise leading to a more energized and healthier life.

How does the waitlist work?

If you are unable to reserve a bike because the class is full, we highly recommend putting yourself on the waitlist. As bikes or spots open up in the class due to cancellations, we will give them away to ryders on the waitlist (in the order that they placed themselves on the list). You must purchase a Ryde Card or have an active Membership before you can reserve a spot on the waitlist.

When a bike becomes available, the first person on the list will automatically be added to the class. You will receive an email as a confirmation stating that you are scheduled in the class. This can happen up until 3 hours before the class starts, so please keep in mind that if you no longer want a bike you must remove yourself from the wait list to avoid being charged. Please update your email address to ensure we are able to communicate with you. For Ryde Card holders, if you do not get into the class, the Ryde will be returned to your Ryde Card (not refunded).

In addition, we do not offer the option of 'switching' classes within 12 hours of your scheduled class. You are welcome to attend a class whenever there is a bike available, however, if you are scheduled for one class but prefer to attend at another time, you will be charged for both reservations, if you have not canceled your first reservation prior to 12 hours before your scheduled class.

Please be advised, the waitlist operates automatically and each member is responsible for making and cancelling his or her reservations as well as following the cancellation policies of Epic Ryde.

What is a reservation deposit?

This is a fee that is charged to members and new ryders who late cancel within the 12 hour time frame or do not no-show for a class.

What if I am a ryde card holder, do I get charged a reservation deposit? Yes, but instead of a $10 charge you lose a Ryde.

How do I prevent getting charged this fee?
Late cancel before the 12 hour deadline for the class. Make sure you are properly signing into class when you arrive to ensure your attendance in counted. If you are unsure, check with your instructor.

Can I just drop into class without pre-signing up?
Yes, but we do not recommend it as this does not guarantee you a spot in class, plus signing up ahead of time keeps you accountable.

Our reservation deposit is a way of keeping everyone mindful of the classes they have signed up for and allows others to have the ability to get a spot in class if you can't make it.

Are classes canceled in the event of a snow storms or other serious weather- related events?

Our instructors will do their absolute best to make it to each scheduled class regardless of weather. Epic Ryde reserves the right to cancel any classes if we feel it is not safe for our instructor to travel to the studio. Colorado weather can be unpredictable at times and we realize weather events can arise unexpectedly. If a class needs to be canceled due to weather, we will post this on our website and do our best to alert scheduled participants as quickly as possible. If you are concerned you may not be able to make your scheduled class due to weather, we recommend removing your reservation prior to 12 hours before your scheduled class. If poor weather arises but the class is held, your reservation will remain active.