Cycle-Therapy: Pop-Up Spin Classes on Chicago’s Lakefront

I love cycling and I love spin class.  So, when Aaron Foster, the spin instructor at my gym, recently launched CYCLE-THERAPY, a mobile spin studio offering pop-up spin classes at Pier 31 on Chicago’s lakefront, I was very excited to check it out.  Being the cycling fan I am, I actually rode my own bike the 3 miles to Pier 31 to catch this awesome outdoor spin class (I know!).  I did not know any of the other students in last night’s class but I did know that everyone showing up would be like-minded.  So, going solo was not going to be an issue.  Of course, I was right 🙂


Cycle-Therapy Chicago



Cycle-Therapy Chicago Pier 31

Pier 31 harbor


Cycle-Therapy Aaron Foster

Beach Volleyball competes with our CYCLE-THERAPY spin class 🙂


Cycle-Therapy spin clases

Spinning with the beautiful Chicago skyline as our backdrop



Cycle-Therapy spin classes in Chicago

Getting ready for class to begin


Currently, CYCLE-THERAPY spin classes are offered on the deck at Pier 31 on Monday and Tuesday evenings at 6, 7 and 8 pm.  Bikes are limited and you can reserve yours online at



Cycle-Therapy spin classes in Chicago



Cycle-Therapy with Aaron Foster

Aaron making us climb



Cycle-Therapy classes in Chicago


Despite yesterday’s somewhat ominous looking skies, Aaron’s 6 pm CYCLE-THERAPY spin class was packed with 15 happy and eager spin enthusiasts!  Seriously, what is not to love about the idea of an outdoor spin class on the beach with a prime view of Lake Michigan and the amazing Chicago skyline as your backdrop?  As usual, Aaron toted his own speakers so we could get our cycling groove on to some very motivating and kick-ass tunes!  I am certain that the people playing beach volleyball and the folks enjoying snacks at Pier 31’s grill next to our spin class were very happy we brought the party to them 🙂



Cycle-Therapy spin classes in Chicago



Cycle-Therapy spin in Chicago



Cycle-Therapy on Chicago's lakefront Pier 31



Cycle-Therapy at Pier 31 in Chicago



CYCLE-THERAPY pop-up spin classes can happen just about anywhere.  While Aaron is working on trying to secure other outdoor locations, he will also bring his bikes to a location of your choice.  For more information about scheduling a CYCLE-THERAPY spin event, visit



Cycle-Therapy pop-up classes

Aaron Foster leads the way!



Cycle-Therapy spin classes in Chicago

Aaron walks the deck to motivate us a make sure our form is good!



Cycle-Therapy spin classes on Chicago's lakefront

Home stretch



Cycle-Therapy pop-up spin classes

We cool down!



Cycle-Therapy classes in Chicago

Stretching our quads post spin



Cycle-Therapy spin classes outside

Spin class out!


Whether you are a Chicago resident or you are in town for a visit and looking for a very cool outdoor activity, check out CYCLE-THERAPY spin classes at Pier 31 on Chicago’s stunning lakefront.






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