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ALL THE BEST CYCLING STUDIOS IN PHOENIX

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UPDATED FEB 21, 2020

In the desert, the heat can force us indoors — you know, that kind of heat that makes it seem like your bike tires will melt to the asphalt. Luckily, Phoenix has a huge selection of cycling studios so you can still get your sweat on inside. Here are the best spots to clip in.

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JEREMY HEATH

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Want more than your basic ride? For those with a competitive nature, CycleBar offers a digital monitor with live stats of everyone present and even holds small “races” during the class. If that’s not unique enough, they also use a small weighted “bar” (get it now?) halfway through the class to incorporate some upper-body work. And since this studio has several locations throughout the Valley, you’re bound to be close to one no matter where you are in the city. Fitt Tip: for bike and a little bubbly, Sunday Brunch Rides are accompanied by mimosas!

With locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, The Madison Improvement Club has become the studio for a “Party on a Bike”! It’s a super high-energy class with hip music and flashing lights — imagine a rave on wheels. But the party doesn’t end when your class is over. From their Arcadia Crewz rides through the community to their yoga/spin retreats in places like California and Hawaii, this studio knows how to have fun while feeling fit!

Studio 360 is one of the city’s longest-standing studios, and for good reason! Phoenicians know to go to their Arcadia spot for the best price ($5 for first-time riders) and some of the most dedicated staff around. Plus, something about riding in the dark makes you pedal even harder. Heads up: they ride “drop-saddle” meaning that you’ll be standing on those pedals the whole time.

Clip, drip, and play! Cycle Ave. “Clip and Drip Specialists” use some insane beats and lights to create a club-like atmosphere and an intense ride that’ll push your limits. Set up inside Funktional Fitness in Downtown Chandler, riders can sweat it out in a cycling class. And if you’re really feeling ambitious, make your way to the gym for even more muscle burn. Hungry, but your legs are Jell-O? There are plenty of great Downtown coffee shops and restaurants within walking distance.

Known as the #triplesweat studio in town where you can Breathe, Burn, or Bike (Yoga, Barre, or Spin), Sweatshop in the Uptown Plaza is the place to, well… sweat! Their 45-minute rides are worth the reservation, but it may be the fact that you can roll out your yoga mat, step up to the ballet barre, or grab a parfait at Flower Child next door that may just seal the deal.

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