Why Cycle Moles?
It’s a planned progression that works.
No more guessing about what to do or how hard to do it. No more patchwork rides. No need to go all out all of the time to get the best results.
Just follow this coached plan that has created the best sequence of rides to give you the biggest results.
Each 8-week season has a specific focus to improve different aspects of your aerobic and anaerobic systems and muscular strength and endurance to help you become a Smarter, Stronger, More Powerful Cyclist.
Since 2008, we've helped hundreds of cyclists in our program gain confidence in their skills and ability to conquer any ride outside.
NOW CYCLE MOLES IS AVAILABLE THROUGH STREAMING AT HOME - LIVE WITH YOUR COACH VIA ZOOM OR RIDE WITH THE VIDEO.
Cycle Moles is a unique training program that helps develop your athletic ability:
1. Teaches you about best riding position for comfort
2. Has a specific goal for each 8-week season; every class has a purpose
3. Helps you improve your power transfer to pedals through pedal stroke dynamics so you can ride with less wasted effort
4. Uses 5 Zone heart rate & perceived effort to coach you so you expend the right amount of effort at the right time
5. Turns indoor cycling into productive training time
So if you’re ready to finally train with a purpose instead of just spinning your wheels....
Each of our 5 seasons is an 8-week progression with a specific focus to develop a primary attribute that will help you be a smarter, stronger, and more powerful cyclist. The season will only be available for enrollment through the first week in session because we want you to have the advantage of the full progression. We all go through the progression together, so there is a hard date for the start and the end of the season.
Each season includes a flow of training that increases that starts with foundations and technique, progressing into base building for the specific focus of the season, and culminating with race style efforts and hard/race style efforts for a very satisfying finish. Don’t worry, you’ll be ready for it!
Our most successful students do all 5 seasons to round-out their training. Starting in the Fall or Winter seasons is best.
We'll send you an email with all the information about how to login to the live classes and gain access to the Mole Hole for the recorded classes, Cycle Mole Library, Core 100 workouts, and other instructional videos. Complete the Cycle Moles Survey inside the Mole Hole to get started.
Use your own stationary bike or bike on a trainer to join the other Moles in our live online classes on Mondays & Wednesdays at 7-8 am, PST. Login through the MYZONE app or ZOOM and we'll see that you are there. If you can't make the Live class, you can watch the recording, usually posted by end of day. Use our Cycle Moles Library in the Mole Hole to add more rides to your week. We only ask that if you go back to a previous season, that you stay in the same week so that you are working at the right pace. Make sense?
Click each arrow to learn more about the season
Develop your aerobic engine so that you can Go and Go. After this training, you may find that the simple things that tired you out are now much easier on the bike and in life. Zone 2 refers to "moderate" work in our 5 Zones in Heart Rate Training system.
We are working on your aerobic powerhouse in Low Zone 3 (hard work). The purpose here is to expand your endurance and ability to perform at a sustainable hard level of effort.
This is were we build power in the range that you can sustain for significant work efforts. Intervals that simulate hills will give you confidence to climb and become King or Queen of the Hill!
Power, stamina and high Aerobic endurance. We will push your high-end sustainable limits to increase your tolerance and improve recovery.
There is a fine line between pushing the intensity limit and going too hard. We will push that line so that you become capable of tolerating bursts of high level intensity with the ability to recover and not just drop out.
I come to Cycle Moles to improve my technique. I've been an outdoor cyclist for over 20 years and I find that Cycle Moles has given me real and measurable differences and keeps me sane in the winter.
Cycle Moles has helped my overall fitness to continue to improve with increased leg strength and cardiovascular fitness. I'm a long-distance runner and this program is the perfect fit for cross-training. Using the MYZONE has been extremely helpful as a tool in understanding heart rate, effort, and recovery. Even though it is "hard work" we all have fun. I'm extremely impressed with the instructors. The thought and expertise that go into putting these programs together is impeccable.
Cycle Moles has helped me to improve my cycling abilities and my overall health. Now I can pretty much go on any ride I want to. I don't worry about what hills are out there, how far it might be, or if I can complete it. Now I just go and I do it.
TRY RISK-FREE FOR A WEEK!
We think you'll love being a Mole and part of our exclusive training program. Try the first week of the 8-week Cycle Moles Season and if is not for you, we'll give you your money back.
Just follow our refund policy and we'll take care of you.
What people asked before signing up for Cycle Moles
Cycle Moles is open to everyone who wants to become a smarter, stronger, more powerful cyclist, no matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned racer.
The programming was developed in the same smart pattern as racer would do in order to develop skills for a summer season.
This means that if you hop on your bike in the summer, you will fly up the hills and feel super strong.
Do you have to be a "cyclist" to participate? Nope. We have many people who've joined Cycle Moles because they want to cross-train with a no impact, no weight bearing exercise (great for your knees!) or even are total newbies to cycling who just want a great training program in a supportive (not competitive) environment.
We've worked with cyclists from age 14 into their late 70's - each person gaining measurable results. It's all about you and your potential.
Absolutely! You are in control! As your coach, I will recommend what to do and keep an eye on your heart rate to make sure you are working in the right Zone.
Of course, you are always in control of how hard you work. If you need a little more rest, take some more rest!
We meet 2X per week for class with a different ride for each class. Each week we build on your accomplishments from the week before so you continually develop strength, bike smarts, stamina, and power.
The 5 Exertion Zones:
If you don't use a heart rate tracker, you'll use "Perceived Exertion" based on a 5 point scale: 1= Easy, 2= Moderate, 3= Hard, 4= Very Hard, 5= All Out.
YOU are the one to gauge how hard is hard for you. We'll help you figure that out.
We use this same scale with our MYZONE Heart Rate Training. Wearing the MYZONE is not required, but it gives you accurate feedback about your effort and helps us to coach you better. We recommend MYZONE and have a special offer for you when you checkout.
Cycle Moles is not just a bunch of classes for a fitness workout. It is a training program with a coached plan and progression. Its for someone who wants to make a serious change to your health and cycling ability.
Every class has a purpose and is linked to what we did before and what we will do next. Each season has a plan so that you are expending the right amount of energy at the right time to develop stamina, power, force, muscle endurance, anaerobic tolerance, and speed.
Going hard all the time is not the smartest way to train.
We do not do anything on a bike that you wouldn't do outside. This is for safety - the bike is your tool. Everything you do on a bike in Cycle Moles is a transferrable skill for your outdoor riding. You'll find you can go longer with less effort, climb hills with power, and not only keep up with your friends, but lead the pack.
Cycle Moles will make you ready for all your outdoor adventures such as a ride with friends, long distance charity rides, cycle touring, and competitive events. Train with a plan, train with a coach.
Don't sweat the details - once you are enrolled, we'll send you an email with the other small things you'll want (good ventilation, a towel, etc.)
MYZONE is the fitness tracker we use. When you check out, you'll get an offer to buy MYZONE for just $99 (regular price $149). Wearing the MYZONE while you ride during class will let me see your heart rate. This is an important part of how we coach you. When you watch a recorded video, you'll wear your MYZONE to monitor your own heart rate and effort to match what we do in class.
We design each class with interval training that makes the time fly by! It's the right kind of hard work - not always going all out - but instead using sound training principles to improve develop different parts of your aerobic and anaerobic ability. What does that mean? Stamina baby!
It is never boring since every class is different with a specific focus. Each class is educational and uplifting so at the end you feel proud of your accomplishment.
1 hour of riding inside is roughly equivalent to 90 minutes outside - that's because you don't have the interference of stop lights, traffic, dogs, weather, and no coasting down hills. You earn every pedal stroke in Cycle Moles.
That's exactly why we have the Mole Hole! Each day we record the live ride (only the instructor is recorded) and post that by end of day for you to watch any time.
This helps you in two ways:
As long as you are an Active Mole (enrolled in the current season), you will have access to the entire library. You access remains open until the first day of the next season.
Cycle Moles Founder Robin Robertson has been a life-long cyclist. Long before group training programs were around, she used to do her training rides on her bike in her creepy, dark, outside access basement in the wee hours of the morning. Her husband would ask her..."are you going for a mole ride?"
Then one day, tired of those lonely training rides, Robin created the Cycle Moles program to bring together moles from all over.
Did you know a group of moles is called a "Labour"? Oh yes, we labour together and support each other along the way.
PS - You'll see the door to the original Mole Hole when you enter our private program area.
Sure! We think you'll love the Cycle Moles experience and want you to have a risk-free way to try it out.
The 7-Day guarantee gives you access to the 1st week of the 8-week program and all of the Mole Hole Library and the CORE 100 workouts.
If you decide that Cycle Moles is not for you, we'll give you your money back when you follow our refund rules. You'll need to show us you've done the first 2 classes and completed the Cycle Moles Survey.
Please read about how the refunds work here: full terms of participation
I'm so excited for you!
You'll get our 8-Weeks of coaching with your Cycle Moles Program. We'll join you 2X/week LIVE through MYZONE or ZOOM with your coaches, Robin R. and Matt V. That's 16 classes in the season.
Bonuses of recorded videos from current and past seasons so you can ride anytime.
PLUS the CORE 100 8-week progressive series to make your core strong.
You'll get some other fun instructional videos as well.
Whether you dream of dominating hills (I do!) or just want to feel strong and ready for action, Cycle Moles will help you get there.
I created the Cycle Moles progressive training plan to give purpose and results oriented focus to your indoor training. No more random rides and erratic effort that burns you up. Instead, we take full opportunity of indoor training to focus on technique, body position, interval training and skills to develop specific parts of your capabilities so that you emerge a smarter, stronger, more powerful cyclist.
This program is for all ages. I've worked with cyclists as young as 14 and those well into their 70's - and each person had measurable improvements. Many of our Moles keep coming back year after year for this solid training as their base for everything else. The nice part? You don't have to worry about how hard to work - we have the pace of effort all planned for you in a periodized program so you work hard at the right times and recover at the right times to help you get stronger.
I'll see you in the Mole Hole!
P.S. That's a picture of me this year in Chelan, Washington powering up a very steep climb!
Robin Robertson, CEM (Chief Executive Mole), developed this coached program out of her desire to make sense of how you train for racing, touring, and recreational riding events. Her 30+years as a cyclist, experience as a road racer (1st place 2008, 2nd place 2009 Washington State Best All Around Road Racer, Masters), mt. bike racer (2009 Leadville 100 competitor), and avid adventure tourist (over 50,000 miles on a bike around the world), USA Cycling Coach and ACE certified personal trainer brings to you the best training plan to give smart focus to your indoor training rides.
If you said “yes” to at least 5 of the above, I can’t wait to meet you inside Cycle Moles
In this quick video, check out what our Moles say about Cycle Moles! You'll become SMARTER through bike fit, body position, and pedal techniques; STRONGER with training specific physiological systems, and more POWERFUL by putting it together in a plan.
16 ZOOM Classes in an 8-week coach designed progressive program $334 Value
That's a value of $958 EACH SEASON with a total value of all 5 seasons of $4,790
But since we can share this through group training, you get access to your SEASON plus the Bonuses for just:
and Save $200 + get access All summer ($99)
Want LIVE In-Person Classes?
We have LIVE classes offered at the Bellingham Training & Tennis Club that include access to the Mole Hole. If you are interested in LIVE in-person classes, please call 360-733-5050. LIVE in-person classes are not included with the online packages above.
CYCLE MOLES BASE
Tue & Thu 9:30-10:15am
This 45 minute Class is the perfect step for those wanting to get in to cycling with a goal of getting stronger and more confident in how you ride. You don’t have to be a cyclist to love the gains you’ll make, although all of the skills you learn are transferable to riding outside.
CYCLE MOLES LEVEL 1
Mon & Wed 7:00-8:00am
This 60-Minute class is appropriate for those who have a base level of aerobic fitness. You’ll learn secrets that will change the way you ride to make you more efficient and powerful both indoors and outside.
CYCLE MOLES LEVEL 2
Tue & Thu 6:30-8:00pm
This 90-Minute class is for cyclists who want to develop their stamina and power for long outdoor rides. Tuesdays are a 75 Minute ride + 15 minutes for 100 Core moves + stretching. Thursdays are 85 minutes on the bike + 5 minute stretch.