Nothing gets us moving like a great playlist! Whether you enjoy electronic, rock, indie, R&B, or punk – our staff picks offer something for everyone.
Shannan’s Mountain Bike Playlist
I love blasting my favorite music in the car with the windows rolled down on my way to the trails. These songs PUMP me up for shredding! I don’t listen to music while I ride on the trails because I socialize with other riders, listen to nature sounds, and make myself fully present in the moment. Like mountain biking, music takes me places and I enjoy both of these experiences separately.
Looking at my picks, you can probably tell that I grew up in the 80’s and 90’s. My musical tastes can vary, but are mainly based on alternative and independent rock artists. Blend that with some classic rock, pop, and R&B, and you get a playlist that motivates me to rip down the trail.
For fun, I tied in a few of my favorite songs that have a thematic connection to mountain biking. For example, “Root Down” by Beastie Boys, “Rollercoaster” by Sleater-Kinney, and “Whip It” by DEVO. If you’re a little familiar with mountain bike lingo and South Florida terrain, you’ll get the references!
I hope this playlist motivates you like it does for me. What do you like to listen to when you’re riding or on your way to the ride?
Andrew’s Picks for Cruising
The smell of salt water tickling your nose. The coastal breeze in your hair. An eclectic mix of music new and old playing on your AirPods. Your single-speed cruiser bike leisurely taking you on an endless summer adventure. Did we accurately set the mood? Andrew loves riding his cruiser bike in and around West Palm Beach and on the Palm Beach Lake Trail. Here are Andrew’s picks for cruising around the city and coast.
Tommy’s Picks for Long Training Days
MTV played music videos. Your portable CD player skipped on bus rides. Cell phones weren’t a thing yet. 90’s Alternative Rock is where it’s at for Tommy. Training for IronMan races, he could spend 6+ hours a day on the bike. So, to power his endurance rides, Tommy’s go-to’s were Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, and more. Hop into the time travel machine with Tommy and revisit the 90’s on your next long day on the bike!