Local Resources

Spin with Chuck
For all you VIDA members Bike Rack owner Chuck Harney teaches some tough spin classes. Check out the current spin schedule at  www.vidafitness.com.

The Bike Rack’s Free One-Hour Yoga Class        The Bike Rack is offering a free one hour Yoga Class on Sunday at 6:00 pm at the shop. Yoga Instructor Tatiana Shchekodina will lead you through an hour of Vinyassa Flow Yoga with the sequence and intensity of the class adjusted to the personal experience of each individual student.

Local Bike Maps
Attached are two local maps for rides in and around Washington, DC.  Happy Riding!

[Downtown Bicycle Map]   [DC Metro Map]

Donate Used Bikes to Bikes for the World
The Bike Rack has partnered with Bikes for the World (BFW), a local non-profit organization whose mission is to send donated bikes to developing countries where they can transform lives.

BFW partners with other non-profits locally and around the world to train and employ bike mechanics to recondition used bikes, sell bikes at low prices and/or give free bikes to healthcare workers, teachers and students.

If you wish to donate your used bike to BFW, please contact us or just bring your bike by the shop. BFW asks for a $10 donation to cover collection and shipping costs. www.bikesfortheworld.org


The Peaks Coaching Group featuring Joshua Simmonds (seriously, the master of cycling)
The Bicycle has a deep and rich culture. By embracing handed down knowledge, tradition and learned experience you reach your cycling goals. My approach is as an Ultra Endurance athlete who is also a tandem specialist and race nutrition / logistics expert. Also, success in multiple fast transcontinental rides, Paris Brest Paris, tandem, road, track and off-road racing enables me to guide you and coach with confidence. During the past ten years I have coached and provided direct support to winning racers and top finishers at: Furnace Creek 508, Firecracker 500, Race Across America, Record Rides, Fireweed Trans-Alaska, State Cyclocross Champs, Triathlon, Duathlon, Crash-B rowing, Ultra trail runners and category USCF warriors!

Preparation for high level aspirations is often more difficult than the race or goal itself. On race day you will have done the hard training and testing so you are ready to achieve your best. I have worked with power / watts for more than five years and performance analysis for many types of athletes. Your lifestyle and goals are very important to me. I believe coach and athlete must have mutual trust and confidence to communicate often and freely in support of reaching and CRUSHING your goals!!!

DC Running Coach featuring Michael Hamberger, M.A., CSCS

The ultimate goal as an athlete with DC Running Coach is to not only improve your level of fitness, but to reach a peak level of fitness for one (or two) particular point(s) in the year.  Whether it is a local 5k or 10k, an upcoming soccer league, or your first marathon, your coach will take strides with you (no pun intended) to help you have a successful season.  Having a personal coach to aid in developing a customized schedule will introduce you to new methods of training, as well as concepts involved with human physiology and nutrition. You will receive feedback regarding your pacing and intensity to ensure your training progresses, and you will also receive help in allocating each workout to a specific day in your schedule to ensure it is feasible
to adhere to the program.

DC Running Coach is typically not personal training.  The primary service provided is the design of an individualized training program based on the principles of periodization, which is the science of altering training volume and intensity at various points in the year in order to maximize fitness.  A personal training option has been added to the services for those interested.

Washington Injury and Sports Performance Clinic featuring Dr. Paul Glodzik

Dr. Paul Glodzik is a graduate of both the State University of New York at Buffalo and the National University of Health Sciences. He is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has worked as a Sports Performance coach with the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Football team, Ashburn Extreme Junior Hockey teams, Virginia Wild Junior Hockey teams and athletes involved in volleyball, golf and track and field. Dr. Glodzik has also been certified as an Active Release Technique provider and Certified Kinesio-Taping Practitioner.

Dr. Glodzik has worked in the past year with the DC Tri Club and DC Roadrunners Club as one of their healthcare providers. He has also worked with many local running clubs teaching them proper warm-up and stride technique.

Personal Training, Cardio Classes, Weights and a Spa at Vida Fitness
Change the way you look, feel and think about fitness. Introducing VIDA Fitness, a revolutionary way to work out. Whether you want to cut fat, build muscle, or just bring a bit of balance and flexibility into your life, VIDA can help you discover and achieve your fitness goals.

More than just a gym, VIDA is a state-of-the-art fitness facility. Creatively designed on four levels of space, it features cutting edge equipment, smart design, and modern conveniences to deliver a total body experience. Complete with the Aura Spa, Bang! Salon, the Fuel Bar & Gear Shop VIDA is an artful arrangement of activity and atmosphere.

Flex, stretch, breathe – do whatever feels right. Because at the end of the day, VIDA is all about you. www.VIDAFitness.com

Take A Spin Class at Off Road indoor Cycling

Off Road Indoor Cycling is a state-of-the-art cycling studio that provides a variety of classes for people of all fitness levels and interests. Off Road is a welcoming environment with DC’s top instructors, the newest technology available in indoor cycling, and a range of cross-training options such as TRX, boxing, and circuit training.  With a pay-as-you-go system, Off Road is designed to meet the needs and schedules of busy Washingtonians who want a great workout. We look forward to seeing you at Off Road!

Healthy Eating Delivered To Your Door: Relay Foods

RelayFoods.com is Metro DC’s online food marketplace, offering simple online access to an array of food producers – the combined offerings of farmers’ market, specialty gourmet shop, and grocery store. Their selection includes the freshest local and organic produce, curated gourmet items, and a full range of essential groceries, all offered at competitive prices.

Fresh baked bread straight from the baker. The juiciest cut of meat direct from your local butcher. The best cheeses and chocolates your area has to offer. Plus all the other goods your favorite grocery store offers. All under one roof. That’s Relay.

Get started with Relay right away by using this special deal. Use promocode BIKERELAY for $10 off your first order.

The DC Triathlon Club
Find out why DC Tri Club is the best community for triathletes in the area- and we think, in the country! Sure we have a list of benefits but the best way to get to know us is by coming out to one of our workouts or happy hours.  Sign Up Now.

The National Capitol YMCA Triathlon Club (YTri)

The YTri club is a volunteer-run triathlon club for members of the National Capital YMCA in Washington, DC. All levels of triathlete -
from newbies to ironmen (and women) – are welcome to join. In addition to informal training throughout the year, the club organizes an
annual 18-week training program for people new to triathlon and experienced triathletes looking to improve their skills. If you’re
interested in joining, please visit the member services desk at the National Capital YMCA for more information on fees and a sign-up
form. The National Capital YMCA is located at 1711 Rhode Island Avenue, NW.

Join Team in Training (TNT)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training® is the world’s largest endurance sports training program. The program provides training to run or walk marathons and half marathons or participate in triathlons and century (100-mile) bike rides. Since 1988, more than 360,000 volunteer participants have helped raise more than $850 million.