In an effort to curtail the spread of COVID-19, the St. Louis County Health Department has issued new orders, some of which affect Power Up. Starting on Tuesday, November 17, riders in the center must wear a mask while on the bike. This is in addition to the existing requirement that everyone wear a mask inside the center generally. We will have disposable masks for your use while riding so that you can put your own clean, dry mask on after you ride. This requirement is currently scheduled to last 4 weeks. However, it is possible that it could be extended. If you prefer to ride at home, we will be expanding our virtual class offerings to accommodate more schedules. Beginning Tuesday, November 17, we will offer 1-hour virtual classes Tuesday – Friday at 5:30am, 7:00am. As a reminder, these classes include a virtual workout downloadable to Zwift (the Zwift course for the workout will be noted in the workout in TrainingPeaks) and a Zoom meeting link so you are not riding alone.

Though not required to do so, we have decided to change the 3-hour Sunday endurance class to an all virtual session. This class will now be free for all participants, so invite your cycling friends to ride with a nice group of people while at home. These endurance sessions will be scheduled as Zwift meet-ups so everyone can ride together. They will also include a Zoom link so folks can chat while they are riding. Pre-registration is required if you would like to participate in this class. We are also temporarily eliminating the noon class on Sunday.

On a side note, any class credits you have in your account that were scheduled to expire during the COVID pandemic, will have their expiration dates extended.

We wish you good health and thank you for continuing to support Power Up Cycling in these difficult times.

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If you have questions, please contact us at stltraining@powerupcycling.net.

 

 

 

Power Up Challenge for Pedal the Cause

 

Sponsored by Clark, Richardson & Biskup Consulting Engineers and Athletico Physical Therapy

What:  The Power Up Challenge is a scavenger hunt-type event.  Power Up has marked a course (see below) that starts at Big Shark West/Power Up Cycling and goes through Chesterfield and Wildwood covering much of the historic Pedal the Cause route.

 

 

 

 

How it Works:  The goal is to identify the number associated with as many of the turn/feature course markers as possible on the course marker cue sheet.  For each course marker found, you get 1 point.  If you take a selfie wearing an Athletico mask at a course marker identified as a BONUS marker and post it on Instagram and/or Facebook tagging @Athleticopt, #Athletico, #powerup_cycling, @stlpowerup and #pedalthecause, you get 3 points. The cyclists with the highest number of points earn money for their Pedal the Cause accounts.

 

 

Awards:  1st – $1000, 2nd – $500, 3rd – $500, 4th – $500, 5th – $500, 6th through 25th – $100.  In case of ties, the cyclist who turned in the cue sheet first will win the award for his or her account.  Cuesheet

When:  Cyclists will have from Saturday, September 26 through Sunday, October 4 to find the course markers.  Completed cue sheets need to be scanned and emailed to stltraining@powerupcycling.net no later than Monday, October 5.

Athletico masks can be picked up at Power Up Cycling on Saturday September 26 between 10 AM and 4 PM.  The supply of masks is limited and will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

Registration:  All cyclists have to be Registered Pedal the Cause participants and must register separately for the Power Up Challenge at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/asp/main_enroll.asp?fl=true&tabID=8 .

 

We are excited to be reopening on June 15th!  You will notice some changes to the facility and classes that are designed to keep you safe.  Here is what you can expect:

To ensure we keep the number of people in the building within the St. Louis County Health Department Requirements, initially we will only hold classes at 5:30 and 7:30 AM on weekdays.  To comply with social distancing requirements, there will be a maximum number of 5 riders per class.  You will need to use hand sanitizer upon entering and leaving the center.  A coach will use a touchless thermometer aimed at your forehead to determine whether you have a fever above 100.4 and there will be questions asked of you concerning your health and exposure to COVID -19.  If you are ill, have been exposed to COVID-19 or have a fever, we cannot allow you to participate in the class.

You will not be required to use a mask while you are participating in the class.  However, everyone is required to wear one when they are not exercising.  This includes coaches, riders (before and after the class) and anyone else entering the center.  We are not allowed to use the fans, so you may wish to bring an alternate cooling method such as a frozen/cooled cloth for your neck.  We ask that you bring your own towel and water to use during the class.  Until the current order is changed, the showers and the water fountain cannot be used.

Please be assured that we are cleaning and sanitizing the center according to St. Louis County requirements and CDC guidelines.

We understand that you may be uncomfortable about returning even with the current restrictions in place, and that some individuals who are at-risk for COVID-19 should not attend.  We therefore are continuing to offer virtual classes.  Click here to learn more about our virtual class offerings:

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