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Supercool Cycling Studios
Hip sweat shops, like SoulCycle (soul-cycle.com), Fly Wheel Sports (flywheelsports.com), Cycle House (cyclehousela.com) and Go Cycle (gocyclestudio.com), have proliferated recently. Locate spin-spirational classes near you at Spinning.com.
Check your local bike shop or manufacturers' sites, like Giant-bicycles.com and Trekbikes.com, to find free clinics in your area. Or go to the League of American Bicyclists (bikeleague.org) to link up with other riders. Looking to race? Join a team at usacycling.org/clubs.
Blaze a trail by using Google Maps, which gives directions for bike routes, or Map My Ride (mapmyride.com). You can also download the Bike Maps by Maplets app ($1, iTunes App Store) for access to a variety of urban and rural rides.
Loaner Wheels on the Fly
The Zipcar method has finally arrived for cyclists: Bike-share programs, such as B-Cycle (bcycle.com), are now available in more than 10 major cities. Become a member and borrow a set of wheels from a docking station, like the one shown above (membership and usage fees vary by city), then leave your ride at any designated drop-off spot when you're done.
Guided Virtual Classes
Download 30- or 60-minute Get Cyc'd! podcasts from MotionTraxx (free or up to $10, motiontraxx.com) to use at the gym, or pop in a cycling workout DVD ($30, spinervals.com) for that stationary bike at home.