JoyRide Cycling + Fitness Studio is partnering with The Corbin District to launch of an outdoor cycling pop-up spot in downtown Darien. This pop-up opened in mid-July and runs through early fall.

Nestled behind the stores on the Boston Post Road, and across from The Darien Playhouse building, a large 60-foot-by-90-foot tent has been installed and will be filled with 30+ custom stages indoor cycles, spaced six-feet apart.

Silent headphone technology will be used to offer signature, music-driven JoyRide cycling classes, without disturbing local businesses. The entrance for this pop-up is the driveway between Helen Ainson and Cold Play Cryotherapy at 1073-1082 Post Road in Darien. Parking is available adjacent to the tent.

“JoyRide is grateful to the team at The Corbin District for helping us to launch this exciting new pop-up. It will provide a great and safe way for members of Fairfield County to stay fit, healthy, and socially-connected during this challenging time,“ said JoyRide chief brand officer Amy Hochhauser. She founded JoyRide with Rhodie Lorenz, both Westport residents, more than nine years ago.

Classes will run seven days a week, led by JoyRide instructors, including Mo, Dina, Rhodie, Mackenzie, David and Lukie. Masks must be worn while entering and exiting the tent, and may be removed only during class.

As with JoyRide’s indoor studios, safety protocols will be strictly enforced. Details can be found on their website at www.joyridestudio.com/covid-info. This includes no fans during the ride, and all riders must bring their own water and towel, if needed.

“As a small business trying to make the best of this challenging time, we are so fortunate to work with The Corbin District to continue to spread ‘joy’ to the Darien community and beyond,” said Becky Cerroni, JoyRide’s CEO.

To accommodate this pop-up, the indoor JoyRide studio in Darien’s Goodwives Shopping Center will be temporarily closed. Regular JoyRide class credits and memberships can be used to book outdoor classes via the Darien schedule on the website at joyridestudio.com. There will be an additional required $3 headphone rental fee per class that can be purchased as an add-on, along with water, directly from the JoyRide App (available at JoyRide Cycling + Fitness in the App Store). Cycling shoes will not be available for rent; all bikes will accommodate both clips and sneakers.

“We look forward to reuniting with current JoyRiders, as well as welcoming new members of the Darien community and surrounding towns, to the JoyFamily. Our motto has always been: We are stronger together,” said Lorenz, JoyRide co-founder and creative director.

Shatterproof fundraiser

In addition, JoyRide will be sponsoring a Shatterproof fundraiser on Sunday, Aug. 2, to celebrate the life of Brad Goldman, whose time was cut short after a courageous battle with addiction.

The goal is to raise awareness of this disease, and help put an end to the stigma. The event will be a two-hour outdoor cycling class in the tent from 10 a.m. to noon featuring Fake Id Band. Attendees can ride for one hour or both.

Following cycling, there will be a break for refreshments, and then a Yoga class (led by Heather Vernik) in the JoyRide courtyard from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Also, there will be a Zoom yoga class with Stef deSatnick from Stone Harbor Yoga on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. That class will also celebrate the life of Stef’s dad, Rich Mills, who passed away on July 23, 2019, of cancer.

Registration for all activities will be first-come first-serve. Each hour has a $50 registration fee.

Sign up at https://fundraise.shatterproof.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=515&fbclid=IwAR0u9x3QNMHeLK7d0LhQWVyrsqyTyq1qiOFyxZGE7W0Td3AGeYyHQeV91h0.

For questions, contact info@joyridestudio.com.

JoyRide aims to offer a culture of good health, motivation, empowerment and spreading joy. For more information, visit www.Joyridestudio.com

The Corbin District is a transformational, mixed-use redevelopment in downtown Darien led by Baywater Properties and PG Properties. Upon completion, The Corbin District will add shops, restaurants, fitness venues, 116 luxury apartments and nearly 90,000 square feet of Class A office space to Darien’s Central Business District. Visit www.thecorbindistrict.com for more information.