Like overhearing what your cat says about you behind your back, biking is something that, once learned, can never be forgotten. Pedal your way to unforgettable knowledge with today’s Groupon: for $59, you get an Intermediate Instruction Track Cycling Class at Boulder Indoor Cycling (a $119 value).
The pedal-pushing pedagogues at Boulder Indoor Cycling introduce seasoned mountain or road bikers to the domed domain of track cycling in a safe, three-week intermediate program. During three two-hour classes, pupils prepare for the track certification, which enables them to ride during Boulder Indoor Cycling’s open-riding times and can easily be traded for a college diploma. Expert instructors teach classes of no more than 10 students how to whip aerodynamic bikes around a velodrome and stay in a single-file paceline to reduce air resistance and hide their numbers from bicycle hunters.
Once riders have absorbed the essentials, they brush up on race rules and cutting-edge tactics that include daring your opponent to do wheelies as they approach the finish line. Boulder Indoor Cycling offers every rider a speedy bicycle for in-class use; pedals are provided for riders wearing tennis shoes, but students clad in cycling shoes must bring their own pedals. All students are responsible for outfitting heads in their personal helmets in order to protect noggins from the ground and prevent other students from reading your mind. Check out Boulder Indoor Cycling’s class schedule for class times and dates.