The last ride I took at CycleBar Redmill was on the morning of March 14th, which also happened to be the day I took these photos. It was a packed Saturday morning class, with almost 50 people in the room. After that day, everything changed. It seemed to have all happened rather quickly… one moment I was riding in the studio among friends and the next I was riding in my garage alone. Covid-19 forced CycleBar Redmill to temporarily close its doors, but the Virginia Beach fitness studio had a plan. The studio owners Chris and Casey delivered 49 bikes to riders throughout the city. They setup a private Facebook page and began live streaming classes daily, which allows their riders to stay connected.
The truth? I miss my CycleBar Redmill family. Sweaty high-fives are a thing of the past, and you’ll rarely find me riding a double at home. I even miss my occasional appearance at the 5:30 or 6am class, and that’s how you know it’s serious. It’s hard to ride in my garage because… kids. Although I may not be riding with all of the focus and determination I had in the studio, I am still riding. I am still making it a point to show up, because that’s what CycleBar Redmill has done for me. It’s a mutual thing, really. We all hold each other accountable. We keep each other sane during global pandemics.
As always, these photos were a blast to take. Content Photoshoots are a great time when they involve a pretty cool group of friends. If you’re looking to gain your own collection of photos to market your business, let’s connect. Anyone with access to a spin bike is able to sign up for CycleBar Redmill’s live rides. The Virginia Beach fitness studio streams close to ten rides a week that are accessible on their Facebook page. I am looking forward to the day their doors open again.