I’ve been joining Rich’s cycling workouts since 2010 and there is no better way for me to stay fit during the long Edmonton winters. Rich has developed unique and challenging workouts unlike anything else I’ve done. Motivating people, great music, ever changing workouts make these classes something I look forward to every week. I’ve had several World Cup wins coming off winters training with Rich, which is proof they make you super fit!
Cycle-Logic is big on community, and some members of our community are outstanding riders and need to be recognized for their dedication to the sport. Alexandra Gordichuk is one such athlete. She began training in 2012, and it wasn’t long before she was consumed with triathlon. Here she discusses her training and outcomes with Cycle-Logic.
Coming into my first season as a professional triathlete, I happened to walk into Cycle-Logic. I wanted to invest in a good time-trial bike that would help me stay competitive with other professional athletes. I had a season of 5 Ironman 70.3 races ahead, and I needed help from a business owner who had some faith in me. I met Rich and not only felt welcome by the community, but felt inspired by Rich’s attitude and trustworthy demeanor. He immediately discussed with me, without question, how he could help me in making my season the best it could be! Rich also invited me to join his indoor cycling class. Saying yes to this, I had no idea how hard it actually would be! For the first class, he had set me up in a good spot among other people chatting and having good conversation before the class began. I’ve done a few other cycling classes as well as put myself through a few hard sets of my own, but the class Rich put me through was like no other. The class was challenging and the environment made me want to work even harder. Within one class, he called out cycling technique, lead the set, and motivated us enthusiastically while working his butt off with us! He’s one of the few instructors I’ve come across, who can simultaneously provide a solid example of how to cycle properly and lead a cycling class clearly, so even beginners can benefit. I really didn’t expect less of him, though, as he is an accomplished cyclist and triathlete. He is a solid work horse. I have to add, his music is great too, Rich really does his research!
Alexandra now lives in Calgary and continues to compete. At Cycle-Logic we cheer on her passion and drive!
"There is no better place in Edmonton to buy a road bike than Cycle-Logic. End of story."
Well, not quite end of story. Five years ago I decided I wanted a Pinarello. That’s when I met Cycle-Logic’s owner, Rich Schafenacker. My first impressions were that he was interested in guiding me to make the best possible choices given my budget, experience and interests. Those impressions have proven true time, and time again.
Rich is an expert bike fitter, a meticulous bike builder, and a great person. His mission is not just to sell bikes but to grow a biking community. This is evidenced by the way he conducts his energetic spin classes, guides the Cycle-Logic club rides, teaches new riders safe riding techniques and etiquette, and how he treats every one of his customers.
At Cycle-Logic you can purchase a bike designed and crafted by the world’s finest Italian manufacturers or by some of the newest innovators: built and fit to perfection. Moreover you will have the opportunity to become part of Rich’s growing cycling community. I did, and I am riding stronger and enjoying my time on the bike more than ever.
Canadian National Road Team
I think that I was one of the original members of Rich’s club when he first opened his shop. I got to know the shop when I bought my first Trek racing bike and I don’t think that I have raced on anything but a bike from Cycle-Logic since. I started as a Cat. 5, racer and made the National Team within 2 years while racing for and with Cycle-Logic. I attended the World Championships twice, finishing 17th and 19th, and received a Silver Medal at the Commonwealth Games. I was active on the National Team for almost 5 years. It was Rich who was instrumental in my quick jump to that level of competition. We had a great bunch of new riders when I started and we were keen on doing amazing things. Rich provided an environment, equipment, and a winning attitude that stayed with me throughout my racing. We spent many hours training together, discussing the finer details of the sport, and how to win when coming from a relatively unknown geographic region for cycling. Rich was always available and ready to listen to my stories when I came home from long projects from around the world. He knew from his own experience what worked and has since coached and mentored many other athletes to reach their goals and potential. Cycle-Logic was always the place to hang out in order to get better, faster and more complete as not only a competitor but a person. I have realized many years later that the basics never change.