Cinco De Mayo Cycling Mix

3 May

It’s that time of year again….Cinco De Mayo!  The only time it might be ok to play more than one Pitbull song in the same playlist!  I love this playlist and the way all of the music sounds.  It’s so upbeat, catchy and fun that your riders will won’t even realize how hard they’re working.  Before I get to my personal playlist, I’ll share the collaborative playlist we came up with last year on Spotify. There’s a ton of great stuff on here so feel free to follow, add and share:

And here is my playlist with brief teaching notes:

Cha Cha by Chelo (3:14) Warming up in the saddle

Bon Bon by Pitbull (3:36) Continue to warm up and start to bring it out of the saddle

Wild, Wild Love by Pitbull, G.R.L. (3:22) Standing climb w/jumps @ 1:14 (8 count) and 2:29 (4 count)

Equador by Sash! (3:35) Seated accelerations @ :35 (30 seconds), 1:40 (30 seconds) and 3:00 (25 seconds)

Gat That Ouh-Original Mix by Juan Magen (3:04) Alternating seated/standing climb

Mexcian Hat Dance by Arriba Brothers (5:07) Alternating seated/standing climb every 60 seconds

Smooth by Santana, Rob Thomas (4:56) Seated climb

50 Ways to Say Goodbye by Train (4:08) Standing climb with acclerations

Pause by Pitbull ( 3:01) Jumps

Livin’ La Vida Loca by Ricki Martin (4:02) seated acclerations @ :50 (25 seconds), 1:53 (25 seconds), 2:45 (25 seconds) and 3:30 (30 seconds)

Tequila by The Champs (2:12) Seated flat

Shake Señora by Pitbull, T-Pain, Sean Paul (3:35) Standing climb

Cinco de Mayo by Sonic Surf City (1:47) Recovery

Diablo Rojo by Rodrigo y Gabriela (4:57) Accelerations 30 seconds on/off seated OR standing

Hero by Enrique Iglesias (4:25) Cool down

Mexico by James Taylor  ( 2:57) Stretch

Have a fantastic week and Happy Cinco de Mayo!  Ride on!

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3 Responses to “Cinco De Mayo Cycling Mix”

  1. Steve:spin:list May 4, 2015 at 12:30 am #

    Ha…I was thinking the same thing about Pit Bull and Cinco de Mayo themes playlists! You have a good one here…thanks!

  2. Kendra Hill May 6, 2015 at 2:16 pm #

    At the spur of the moment I used your playlist last night (this years list) and had an awesome class. Thanks so much!

    • chrispins May 10, 2015 at 12:19 am #

      Awesome Kendra! Glad you enjoyed the playlist!

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