Good afternoon folks!
This past Saturday I did my annual Halloween ride. I typically look forward to the Halloween ride each year, but for some reason, this year I just wasn’t feeling it. I was planning on skipping it altogether since my Saturday class was a bit of a ways away from Halloween, but then a member requested it. I just couldn’t say no. So my mood shifted and I was looking forward to it.
I put together a fun playlist and threw in some sound-effects. Since about 50% of the class had no clue it was going to be a Halloween ride, I didn’t want to go too seasonal on them. Instead I tried to use traditional songs with titles/subjects that could relate to Halloween.
I also wore a costume and brought in Tootsie Pops for the class.
For my costume…I started the class wearing a light up headband that changed colors. The class obviously assumed this was my costume. What they didn’t know was that I had stashed another costume outside the spin room. During Beautiful Monster I stepped out of the room to change.
I came back in wearing my costume. Or rather, Minnie’s costume.
I figured that the jockey costume would (sort of) make sense since I was riding a bike and therefore hunched over.
In actuality it looked like this…. (super unflattering photo)
The class LOVED it. I had at least two people taking pictures during class and another 3 or so who stayed after to take pictures. So totally worth making a fool of myself.
I have to say I do love a good theme ride and an opportunity to be silly. Next up I’m thinking a neon ride. We have a sort of blacklight in the room, so anything neon glows. I thought it would be fun to tell people to wear neon, buy some glow necklaces, and do a fun party themed ride.
Any other fun ideas?