What We're Thankful For...

As we enter into the holiday season, we took some time to reflect on what we're thankful for and wanted to share it all with you, our community of dedicated riders.

In this season of thanksgiving and gratitude, I’m gratefully humbled by this ever-growing stack of thank you notes from my students. Feeling very appreciated and very proud of my Latin nerds!
— Irene, Front Desk Rep
I am thankful for planes, trains, automobiles, ... and bikes! The world is full of adventures with so many means of exploring it. I’m also incredibly grateful for my support system, including my family and friends, and the wonderful cyclists who come to my classes!
— Jessica, Instructor
I am thankful for vegan pumpkin cheesecake, and for my rides that help me burn it off! I’m also thankful for friends that are like family.
— Kate, Lead Instructor
I’m so thankful for my family, friends, that I can wake up and breathe, I can move my body, I can make a difference. I’m thankful for small acts of kindness that ripple to the community around it.
— Jaime, Instructor
Thankful for a healthy body that allows me to spend countless hours on the bike and pounding the pavement.
— Kate R, Front Desk Rep
I’m thankful for good health, good friends, my wonderful family and the fantastic Del Ray community and that we continue to find ways to lift each other up.
— Emily, Instructor
I’m most thankful for my family and friends. They are my favorite part of every day...and I’m also
thankful for- Lululemon, coffee, Calvin Harris....and of course my Ascend Family!!
— M.B., Instructor
I’m thankful for being welcomed into a community riders and staff that inspire me to be my best self!
— Jacqueline, Front Desk Rep
I am thankful for a meaningful life, people to love and be loved by , and to have the knowledge and support to make good health and fitness a priority.
— Amanda, Front Desk Rep
I am thankful for my health—which sounds SO cliche! I remember a time, not too long ago, when I wasn’t able to run up my street because my health was too poor. Being thankful for our health may not be as flashy or exciting, but anytime we are sick or injured, or hear about someone else who is sick or injured, our first reaction tends to instantly remind ourselves to simply be thankful for our health.
— Skylar, Instructor
I’m thankful for my friends and family who support me daily
I’m thankful for hot showers and sweatpants on cold rainy days
I’m thankful for the kind people left in today’s world
— Ashley, Instructor
I am thankful for peppermint mocha lattes and cozy sweaters!
— Calla, Front Desk Rep
I’m grateful for all the love and support that I get from my family friends. And for leggings.
— Kristina, Front Desk Rep
I am most grateful for the connections made. This includes all of the people in my life and the people I’ve met this year. I’m inspired by them each and everyday!
— Lindsey, Front Desk Rep
I’m thankful for our riders who inspire me each and every day. I’m grateful for my team - I couldn’t ask for a more supportive group of amazing individuals who support our mission and our community. And I’m thankful for my family - my crazy energetic children & supportive husband and extended family.
— Kat, Owner, Ascend Cycle
Kat Zajac