Studio Experience

 

Nice Wheels

 

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Schwinn A.C. Performance Plus bikes were built on one simple principle: they believe that riding a bike indoors should feel as much like riding an outdoor bike as possible. We love the way these bikes feel, we love the way they sound, and we love the great workout they can provide. 

 

 

Here are some of the awesome features of these bikes:

  • Aluminum frame construction providing a lighter bike
  • Chain drive for authentic bike feel and easy maintenance. 
  • Schwinn Lightweight Performance Handlebars include infinite fore-aft adjustments, comfortable hand positions for both sitting and standing, and dual oversized water bottle holders

 

If that's not enough, the bikes include the Mpower V2 Console with Mpower Upgrade. What's that?  Well, it's the newest console that uses watts to offer you all the measurements you need to track, train and improve your performance.  Plug a USB device into the console and capture workout data compatible with spreadsheet programs or web-based training programs such as www.TrainingPeaks.com. Ant+ Wireless Technology provides the capability of syncing any ANT+ wireless-enabled device for workout data capture.  You can track everything from calories burned to watts earned.  Watch your fitness sore by tracking your measurements every ride!

 

product-echelonupgrade-150x150User Metrics – Watts, Time, Calories, Cadence (RPM), Speed, Distance, and Heart Rate are all measured. (Polar compatible HR monitor)

 

Data Capture – Two ways to memorialize workout data: USB Memory Stick and ANT+ Wireless Devices.

Functionality – Push-button start-up and AVG/MAX values are accessible anytime during the ride with a separate, dedicated button.



LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

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Our studio incorporates color-changing lighting, utilized as visual cues for a complete sensory-filled ride. The experience starts in a dark room, you are guided to release all thoughts, focus on your breathing, and move into the moment. After a warm-up period, we get rollin’ and the mood of the rooms changes ... the bass gets heavier ... the tempo a little faster and you soon find yourself jammin’ on the pedals.


PEDAL TO
THE METAL

Music energizes us, it drives us and helps us reach further than we thought we ever could. It takes us places and makes us feel powerful, unstoppable and inspired.

 

When we crank up the volume, your heart begins to synchronize to the tune, and your legs start to pedal metronomically to the beat. Music is powerful, especially in a cycling class.

 

An amazing playlist is priceless!  You know that and so do we which is why our instructors place the utmost importance on the music selection for each ride. Whether they take you to a rock concert or peacefully riding in the countryside, music will carry you through every class.


HYDRATE

Filtered water is available. Bring your bottle and fill 'er up, you're going to need it!

 

 


SWEAT TOWELS

Complimentary sweat towel service provided.

 


CHANGING ROOMS

We have two unisex bathrooms, one shower, and two changing rooms. All fully stocked with amenities you might need.

 


LOCKERS

While we do not have lockers at the studio we have cubbies inside the cycling room to store your belongings. The Handlebar is not responsible for any lost or stolen personal items.


PARKING

On-street parking is available for a maximum of 2 hours near the studio. The rate in the area is $0.75/hour, Monday - Friday between 8 am and 6 pm. Saturdays are $1.50 for the whole day. Sundays are free. Pay stations take coins, credit and debit cards. 

 

In addition nearby garages and the Link is also available. We are the last stop on the Link (Theater District).  

 


ETIQUETTE

We want everyone to have a pleasant experience at The Handlebar so please be courteous.
  1. Hydrate. All riders must have a water bottle and towel to ride. We have a sweat towel for you at all times.

  2. Silence is golden. Silence your ringers and please refrain from using your cell phone to talk, text or listen to your own tunes. We understand you’re popular, but out of respect for your instructors and fellow riders, let it go to voicemail. This does not apply to medical providers who have no choice but to answer work calls.

  3. Chatterboxes. Talking during class is a huge distraction.

  4. Bike Upkeep. The Handlebar values our bikes and strives to keep them in excellent condition with regular maintenance. After all, what is a cycling studio without immaculate bikes? We do our part; please do yours and wipe down the bikes at the end of your ride, and in between if you’re doubling.

  5. Spotless. Please help keep our studio clean by tidying up after yourself.

  6. Sign Up, Show Up. If you sign up, please show up. If you cannot make it to class, please call, email, or release your spot online to allow other riders to enjoy the class. Please be aware of our cancellation and no-show policy: If you do not unreserve/cancel at least 12 hours prior to your scheduled class, and/or do not show up for class, your scheduled class will be charged to your series.