At Sweet Spot Cycling, we use state-of-the-art CompuTrainers which gives each client access to power, cadence and speed. Individual progress is tracked using metrics, technology and software. Client results are emailed immediately following a workout!


GROUP RIDE
May - September
Wednesday's: 6PM

 

This is a 29 mile ride from Sweet Spot Cycling out in the direction of Ashland. The ride will maintain 17-19 mph and will have a couple of re-group spots where we will wait for up to one minute for those who may have fallen off the pace. Otherwise, this is a drop ride.  Course map:  https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/18392456
EXPECTATIONS:  Helmet, flat/repair kit (ability to fix your own flat), lights (rear light at a minimum), confidence riding in a group, follow rules of the road. We will NOT tolerate sprints or race efforts. This is a social ride. Wheels roll promptly at 6PM.
PARKING: We have spots in the front and rear of building. Please do not park at Domino's. 


High Intensity

May - September
Tuesday's: 6AM

 

The High Intensity (HIT) class focuses mostly on shorter,  high intensity intervals (above threshold) that challenge ones explosive power and anaerobic capacity over the period of one hour. 


Mixed Intervals    

May - September
Wednesday's: 6AM

 

The Mixed Intervals class is designed for athletes of all abilities, whether you are making a new year’s resolution to dust off your bike or you are a seasoned racer looking to build your performance. Using a combination of high intensity, sustained power and technique, classes feature intervals that will suit each rider differently in a supportive group setting. 


Sustained Power

May - September
Thursday's: 6AM
 

 

The Sustained Power class focuses on sustained sub-threshold, threshold and super-threshold intervals over the course of one hour. Threshold intervals increase the body's ability to buffer lactic acid which enables one to sustain harder efforts for longer periods of time.  


Functional Threshold Power (FTP) Test

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Understanding your functional threshold power (FTP) is essential in establishing training zones and parameters to help you improve individually. The FTP Test is a 20 minute, all out time trial effort. During class, we provide a structured warm-up leading up to the test, and then each individual will put forth their best 20 minute effort. Following the test, the coach will calculate your FTP and email you with your appropriate training zones. Why is this important? Every time you take a class at Sweet Spot Cycling or do a prescribed workout from your coach, your efforts will be derived from your FTP. This allows you to train effectively to reach your personal goals! 


Cycling 101 Clinic

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Are you interested in cycling but need a brush up on rules of the road and bike handling skills? Join Sweet Spot Cycling and Richmond Area Bicycle Association (RABA) for our Cycling 101 Clinic.  The clinic is centered around the fundamentals of cycling for those who would like to gain more knowledge and confidence on the bike. Clinic topics include: sound principles of safety as developed by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB);  Virginia law and legal use of streets; proper signaling; accident avoidance; bike handling skills; general bike fit; appropriate clothing, etc.  The clinic is in two parts: Part One is in the classroom where instructors and participants discuss the topics listed above. Part Two is the practical application of skills on the bike in an outdoor setting. For more information contact us: info@sweetspotcycling.com.