FAQ

  • My ride series qualifies me for the "Refer a friend. You ride free!" promo. Can I reserve a bike for a friend ?

    We would love for your friend to join us for a class!
    It works like this: he/she pays for a single class and we add a class credit to your account.
    In addition, if your friend buys any class package of 10 quantity or greater, their drop in class is added back into their account as a class credit.
  • How early should I arrive prior to my first class?(required)

    We take great pride in offering a custom fit and is essential for your first visit.  We have to know exactly which pedals to put on the bike to fit the shoes you intend to wear for your first class.  Prior to attending your first class at Beautiful Bike,  arrive a minimum 20 minutes early to ensure a proper bike fit.  Bike fits can ALSO be scheduled by appointment on a separate day prior to your first class. This can be helpful if your first class is an early A.M. class.

     Please see: "How Do I Cancel a Class?"

  • How do I join Beautiful bike?


    It takes just a few minutes to set up. Create an account to Beautiful Bike and you will be able to reserve online all year. Click on "Sign Up". Fill out the customer info form, hit save and you're set! Now you can purchase a series, book classes and have access to your account online 24 hours a day.

    Online sign up opens on Sundays @12pm

  • Is there a list of pedal varieties Beautiful Bike offers?

    Yes!

    The list:

    Look Road
    Shimano Road
    Standard Shimano SPD
    Time Road
    Speedplay "Zero"
    Speedplay "X Series"
    Wellgo (Look style) road

    Mountain bikers, we gotcha covered as well with:

    Time ATAC mtb
    Crank Brothers mtb
    Speedplay "Frogs" mtb

  • How do I purchase a series?


    Log in. Click on packages. Choose the series you would like to purchase and click on that series. Enter your credit card number and billing information. Your series will be instantly added to your account. You can now sign up for classes.

    Online sign up opens on Sundays @12pm

  • I am signed up on the wait list for a class. How do I know if I have a spot?

    Class reservations are offered to the wait list on a first come, first served basis through email. The customer is responsible for managing their wait list availability. To clarify, reserving a position on the wait list is the same as reserving a spot in any class.  If you are moved from the wait list to a spot in class and fail to attend, it will result in forfeiture of the class credit from your account or charged a $15.00 fee (unlimited series customers).

    Please log into your account and remove yourself when you do not want to be on wait list.  This is a courteous way to allow another customer to have an opportunity to obtain a reservation. 

    Please read our terms page.http://www.thebeautifulbike.com/terms.cfm

     

  • How do I sign up for a class?

    It's easy -

    You must have set up an account and purchased a series first. Once you have done that you go to "Reserve Bike" and click on the class you want to take. It will prompt you to choose a bike in that class. If the class is full you can be put onto a waiting list and will be notified via e-mail if a bike opens up. When you no longer wish to be on the waiting list, please log into your account to remove your intention.  This allows others on the waitlist to notified sooner.

    Online sign up opens on Sundays @12pm

  • How do I reserve a bike?

    You must be a member and own a series or purchase a single class. Click on "Reserve a Class".  Click on your class you’d like to reserve.  You can then pick the specific bike you would like to ride.  Each online booking must be made at least TWO HOURS ahead of class. If it is your first class, please factor in an early arrival to class for the required custom bike fit. 

    Online sign up opens on Sundays @12pm

  • How do I cancel a class?

     

    1.  Log into your account at www.thebeautifulbike.com 

    2.  Click on My Account in the righthand corner of the home page.

    3.  Click on My Classes.
    4.  Choose Unreserve next to the class that you wish to cancel.
     
    ..or call The Beautiful Bike at (206)-283-4567.  A voice mail may be left.  
     
    No penalty or charge is assessed for cancellations received before 5:00 PM the day BEFORE the reserved class. 
    *Text messages and/or emails are not accepted forms of cancelling a class reservation.
     
    Cancellations received AFTER 5:00 PM will result in the customer being charged the full class fee.
     
    Unlimited Series holders ONLY will be charged a $15.00 fee for cancellations received after 5:00 PM
     
  • What makes Beautiful bike different from other Indoor cycling studios?

    Beautiful bike is the first indoor cycling studio in downtown Seattle to make exclusive use of the revolutionary RealRyder™ bikes. We customize the experience from our reservation system and surperb instruction to the specific saddle and pedals that fit your riding style!  You get this each and everytime you ride ay Beautiful Bike.

  • Do I need to be an experienced cyclist to take a class?

    If you are a first timer to indoor cycling, rest assured we always encourage the intention of your own pace.  Beautiful bike instructors will take care of all the details so you are ready to ride.  We will make sure your bike is set up properly on your first visit and take you through a short tutorial on what to expect during a class. Please inquire about the frequency,intensity and duration of our classes. We can help you choose the class structure that is right for you. 

  • What should I expect if I am new to indoor cycling?

    The intensity of the workout depends on you because each rider has the ability to adjust the resistance level on the bike. This is one of the greatest attributes about indoor cycling. You will become stronger and more confident with every class.  Please inquire RE: Intro Sessions. They are highly effective and can be privately scheduled. Most other classes are 45 and 60 minutes. Classes that are 75 minutes or longer in duration count as two classes.

  • How do I know how many classes I have my left on my series?

    Log in. Click on my account and then click on My Classes.

  • Can I purchase Gift Certificates?

    Yes, Gift Certificates can be purchased here:

    http://www.thebeautifulbike.com/reserve/index.cfm?action=GiftCard.new

  • Why do you teach your classes on the RealRyder® bike?

    They are the only stationary bikes in the world that allow riders to bank (lean) into a turn. This bike adds new ranges of motion, allowing you to ride it like a real bike. It redefines the traditional indoor cycling class. The effect of the training is more dynamic incorporates more muscle groups during use than a traditional indoor cycling bike.

    The RealRyder™ bike was designed by a serious cyclist who wanted to find a way to approximate the feeling of being on the road or trail.

  • How long is a class at Beautiful Bike?

    The duration of most classes are 45 minutes. Please note that a few classes will be longer. For example: all "Plus" classes are 60-75 minutes depending on the class and time it is offered. Any class that is longer than 45 minutes will generally be counted as a two class debit from your account.

  • What should I wear?

    You can wear your regular gym gear but for maximum comfort a tight fitting bike short is great. You can wear your regular exercise pants if you wish. Also try to wear a top made with a quick drying fabric.  You may wear your regular exercise shoes but we recommend you wear a bike shoe that clips directly into the pedal.  Please let us know what brand you intend to bring.  If you choose to wear an athletic shoe, flat bottom stiff soled shoes are best, like a skateboard shoe or a tennis shoe. 

  • Do cycling shoes really make a difference and if so, what type should I get?

    Cycling shoes do offer a more secure position in the pedals enabling the cyclist to work much more efficiently. Pedal strokes become more powerful. Any bike shoe will do. We pride ourselves in offering Look, Shimano, Crank Bros., Time, Speedplay, Wellgo(Look style) and SPD pedals for our indoor cycling bikes. If you are unsure of what type of pedal/cleat system you have, send a picture to us!  email: beautifulbike@icloud.com

  • Will this class bulk up my thighs?

    When we "climb" we increase our resistance and work on lower body strength building. Legs, arms and abdominals are sculpted. Metabolisms are boosted. Hydration and optimal nutrition is the area of concern and attention if you feel that you have felt "bulky" from exercise.

  • How many calories are burned per class?

    This all depends on the strength and conditioning of the individual and the amount of exertion used. The Realryder bikes we use engage more muscles than the standard research that we have seen. Based on the average, indoor bicycle: burning 400-550 calories in a 45 minute workout is on the lower end compared to riding a Realryder bike for the same amount of time. 

  • Can I rent Beautiful bike for private group classes?

    Yes you can. Inquire at the desk or email info@thebeautifulbike.com to find out about our Beautiful bike Corporate Group Classes for clubs, sports teams and corporations.

  • Can I play my own music?

    All instructors have there own playlists geared to each session. Please feel free to suggest music to us and we’ll try work it in for future classes!

  • Do you have childcare in the studio?

    No. Unfortunately we don't.

  • Do you provide towels?

    Yes we do! A fresh Beautiful Bike sweat towel will be provided for your ride when you have purchased a standard series (1,5,10,30,50 or 100). 

  • What benefits can I expect from classes at Beautiful bike?


    Weight Loss - RealRyder bikes burn 20% more calories per minute compared to the traditional indoor cycling bike. One can easily burn 500 to over 700 calories in a class, which can lead to weight loss.


    Strength, Heart Health & Body Shaping - While building lower body strength, and cardio-vascular health as a traditional indoor bike would, our bikes allow you to bank and move side to side, constantly engaging core muscle groups unique to other type of equipment. Increasing the strength of stabilizer muscles, creating lean, strong bodies.


    Improves Mood - Exercise has been proven to stimulate various brain chemicals that may inspire feelings happiness and mood relaxation. The Beautiful Bike can unwind your stress!

    The Beautiful bike™ connects us to the synergy of the entire body. One class together will give you phenomenal results in every aspect of living. You will get fit and also feel more centered. 

  • If you have a question that was not listed here:

    Feel free to contact us with any additional questions info@thebeautifulbike.com

     

  • What types of payment do you accept?

     

    We accept Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Cash.

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