Business Spotlight: City Cycle
By Chris Maykut
Have you noticed the new businesses in the Janus building across from Fred Meyers Greenwood? One of them is City Cycle, a community-driven studio that is dedicated to being fun and inclusive. Biking studios have popped up around the city in recent years, and many are dedicated to achievement and urgency. Quite frankly, the ones that I have attended haven’t captivated me with this model, but in City Cycle we all have a resource for fitness without judgement or worries about performance.
The founder of City Cycle, Lauren Perry, tells me she purposely wanted to “slow things down” when it came to the experience of taking a cycling class. She always has someone at the front desk to greet and connect with riders, check them in, and ensure that they are prepared for the coming class. She believes fitness should be entertaining and accessible, and the environment at City Cycle is all this and more.
They are also clearly believers in music as a vehicle for motivation, as instructors cue their rides to a loud and inspiring playlist that makes the minutes pass by quickly. Classes are held in a fairly dark environment, which is not only refreshing but also good for those of us who like to exercise in a somewhat anonymous fashion.
City Cycle is one of our newest business members, so please take the time to welcome them to our community and give them a try… your first ride is free!