Why do I need to create an account?
When you create an account online, it allows you to purchase classes and reserve your bike. Additionally, filling out your full profile (including your weight and gender) ensures that the consoles on our bikes can more accurately record your metrics—calories, distance traveled, watts produced and more.
Do you have a special price for my first RYDE?
Yes, we offer a first time RYDE price of $20 or an unlimited week for $40. The unlimited week is a great way to RYDE with different instructors and also try out various time slots to see what best fits your schedule.
Where should I sit?
If you have never cycled before, we recommend grabbing a bike in the middle of the room, so you can see the instructor and follow the lead of the front row RYDErs. This will help you make your way up to the front of the room as your skills progress and you learn the ropes!
How early should I arrive?
We ask that you arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Our staff will happily help you sign in, get acquainted with the studio, and get set up on your bike. We will also need you to sign a one-time waiver.
Where do I park at River Oaks?
There is plenty of parking in the River Oaks Shopping Center, including several spots in front of and on either side of the studio. The 30-minute-only spots are active and enforceable during the hours of 9am to 5pm. If you have trouble finding a spot in a lot, try the four-story parking garage located across West Gray behind Talbots and Barnes & Noble.
Where do I park at Downtown?
Parking is available directly in the Esperson Garage, on the streets nearby, and at the surface lot located 710 Walker Street. When parking in the Esperson Garage, please pull a ticket upon entry to the garage and present your ticket at the booth when you exit. If you enter and exit the garage from 5AM – 8:30AM or 5PM – 8PM, there will be no charge. During business hours, the rate is $4 per half hour. We also encourage you to take advantage of our direct tunnel access in the Esperson Building and the dedicated Uber drop-off directly next to the front door.
What should I wear?
It’s best to wear a tee or tank with tight-fitting pants or shorts. Fitness gear made of moisture wicking or performance material will help you stay dry. Whatever you choose, just make sure you are comfortable.
Are cycling shoes required?
Yes. Proper shoes provide a safe cycling experience on the bike, and also help keep knees, hips and ankles aligned. Cycling shoes help target proper muscle groups and maximize workout results. If you have your own shoes, our pedals support SPD and LOOK Delta cleats. Our cycling shoes are available to rent at the studio for $3. We waive this fee for your first visit!
Do you have water, lockers and towels?
We sell Essentia Water at the studio for $2, and we also have a station to refill your own bottle with cold, filtered water. We offer personal, coded lockers so your personal items are secure during class. And RYDE’s full towel service includes hand towels and full-size towels.
Do you have showers?
Yes! Our men’s and women’s locker rooms have fully-stocked showers, changing areas and amenities like blow dryers and hair products.