Ride For Joe!

This Sunday we are hosting a charity ride for our instructor Caitlin's good friend from high school, Joe. Read more about Joe below and how you can help....
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Meet Ashley and Joe, my best friend in the entire world and her fiancé. Last year, Joe was in a horrific motorcycle accident that turned their world upside down. He sustained many serious brain and spinal cord injuries and needed to have multiple surgeries. After 8 weeks in the trauma neuro ICU at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Joe was transferred to Kessler in West Orange for acute inpatient rehabilitation. Joe is a true miracle and is currently back at home & working extremely hard at therapy 3 times a week on his strength, function & mobility. While we all feel truly blessed for Joe’s recovery, medical bills have begun to add up. Many times, as friends we are not quite sure of the right words to say or the right actions to take to help. So, I am asking you for your help in raising money for two people who are so close to my heart and just want to get back to their love story. 

Come ride to support Joe & Ashley Sunday, October 29th 12:30pm at Prime Cycle Uptown. $40 donation with all proceeds going to Joe & Ashley. There will also be bagels & champagne afterwards to celebrate! If you’re unable to attend and still want to help you can always donate to the cause by going to their GoFundMe page

New Healthy Restaurants In Our Mile Square...

Our small mile square keeps on growing riders! With new resturants coming into our town it's giving us more healthy options when grabbing on the go or dining out. Check out below the newest restaurants you should fuel up at after sweating it out in the studio...

IMG_7237 2SunnySide Cafe & Eatery 

79 Hudson Street

Right next to our downtown location, this locally owned cafe dedicates to quality food and outstanding coffee. Open from 7AM- 9PM, SunnySide offers you brunch all day, lunch and small snacks that you can grab on the go. Offering you free wi-fi and a large amount of seating selection, this place is great to do some work, study, relax or even take Insta worthy pics.

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409 Washington St

Located in Mid Hoboken, BlueStone Lane Produces the highest quality coffee and complementary foods, delivered in an engaging way. They are focused on creating environments where customers are immersed in the experience and leave feeling like a local. This is the go to place to get your avocado toast fix riders.

quality-greens-veggies_copyQuality Greens 

227 Washington Street

Another salad bar is exactly what our town needed! Recently they opened this past weekend and we are already obsessed! Located near our downtown location on Washington Street, Quality Greens offers you fresh produce that will satisfy you. Quality greens has a wide range of salads, soups, sandwiches and meals. Giving you the option to create your own meals with a wide range of different ingredients to add into it.

Help Raise Money for Freds Team and get Cindy into the NYC Marathon!

Join Cindy this Saturday 10/14 12pm at our Downtown location to help Cindy cross the finish line at the NYC Marathon! $40 a bike will go towards Fred's Team. Check out below why Cindy chose Fred's team charity to raise money for the NYC Marathon...

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Famous last words....."I will NEVER do this again!" 

Okay, I lied. 

It's been 2 years since I crossed the finish line and I was certain I would never do it again. But things change. People enter your life and make you realize you can do anything. Others come into your life and show you what bravery and fight truly is. Then there is my competitive side! My worst and best quality. 

So here I am! Ready to train. Ready to take on really hot steamy mornings. Queensboro bridge nightmares. oh, and eat a lot of carbs. 

-Why did you choose Fred’s Team to raise money for the marathon? 
In 2015, I ran my first marathon with Fred’s Team. If I was going to run a marathon, I wanted to do it for a cause and contribute to something with meaning. There have been people in my family, friends of mine and friends of friends that have either been effected by cancer or lost their life to it.

I knew Sloan Kettering was one of the best hospitals in the world and two people close to me were treated there. So I chose to support Fred’s Team and run for everyone going through cancer or that has been effected by it.
-Did you run for a charity in the last NYC Marathon you did? If so which one & why.
When I crossed the finish line in 2015, I told myself that I would NEVER EVER run another marathon. As much as I run regularly, marathon training takes a toll on your body. Not only that, the marathon was hard for me. When I hit mile 16, (running over the Queensboro bridge), I was in a lot of pain and I knew it would be my first and last. I knew I would finish, but I also knew it was a one-time thing.

Well…never say never!  In 2016, a close coworker and someone I’ve worked with for 7 years was diagnosed with cancer. I watched her day in and day out come in with a positive attitude as she struggled to fight something that was completely taking over her life and body. She decided to go to Sloan Kettering for treatment and eventually was part of a clinical trial. They treated her with such care, knowledge and determination to help her fight it. Unfortunately the cancer was too much and she had to take a leave of absence and go off of the trial. It was heartbreaking for myself, my team and everyone that loves her.  But throughout all of it, MSK was fighting for her and I could see firsthand the great lengths they go to save lives.

That’s all I needed to experience…. So I signed up for the 2017 marathon in support of Fred’s team and MSK cancer research.
-How’s your training going? Have you hit a wall at all? 
Oh…I’ve hit a wall! It’s tough… the humidity hasn’t gone away and my knees aren’t cooperating anything after 13 miles. But I’m doing it!  I WILL do it.
-What motivates you to keep training and raising money for charity? 
The impact of the money raise! I have seen it firsthand. Patients are going through more than a challenging run.
With so many social media posts, people asking for $ for various charities and donating to recent devastation, it’s been hard to raise the money just through social channels and emailing friends/family. In 2015, I didn’t really have a hard time raising the money. It was also my first marathon, so I think people were more willing to donate. Now that it’s my second, I definitely have to ask multiple times. I finally got to a great number and just have to close the gap!

 I absolutely LOVE Prime Cycle. The community, the owners, the instructors. Everything about it. I recently just moved out of Hoboken after living there for years and I’m going to make  it a point to get to a class every week. Prime supports so many of their clients, organizations and local business which is also super important.  I knew if I was going to get support, it would be from the Prime Team.