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Johnny G Ride of Truth

Nov 06, 2019

Johnny G the inventor of indoor cycling brought his passion and knowledge to Spirit Fitness, a leading fitness equipment manufacturer to create the next generation of indoor cycles. The Ride of Truth is culmination of what Johnny has thought about daily for four decades. The Johnny G Spirit Bike is the ultimate tool for indoor cycling and the Ride of Truth.

Johnny G Ride of Truth – “Miles to go, Days to grow”

After following-up his groundbreaking Johnny G Spinning bike and workout with two more innovations, the upper-body Krankcycle and the all-body In-Trinity Board, Johnny G. has now come back to his cycling roots in a big way: with a radical, high-tech bike and program: Meet the Johnny G. Spirit Bike and the Johnny G. Method—and the journey of fitness and mindfulness that exemplifies The Ride of Truth.

Johnny G has committed his life to helping people maximize their own potential empowering them to cultivate lives of passion, health and happiness while strengthening both their mind and body. His newest creations, the Johnny G Spirit Bike and Ride of Truth Training Program, represent not only the ultimate evolution of his love for biking, technology and design—they also celebrate the connection of mind and body that’s made possible through cycling.

The Ride of Truth

“The Ride of Truth is the culmination of what I had thought about daily for four decades,” says Johnny. “It takes the 'Time Trial’—a foundational event of cycling training and racing, in which one rider alone races against himself—and turns it into a structured program that ramps up your fitness and teaches you a lot about yourself.” This time trial becomes a benchmark for physical and mental fitness.

The Ride of Truth comes down to you, your bike and the clock. No one else in the room or on the road matters. The motivation is pure, the effect intense: Get better, get faster, get fitter. And there’s another outcome, too, says Johnny: A journey of liberation, of finding what he calls, “The champion within.”

The program’s focus on time and distance was inspired by Johnny’s training for the 1989 Race Across America (RAAM), a 3000-mile coast-to-coast race across 12 states, which he finished in 10 days. To qualify, he won the 1988 RAAM Open West by riding non-stop for 29 hours and 46 minutes. This was his Ride of Truth, his initiation into the power of time and distance.

For Johnny and his team, the Ride of Truth guided design and production of the bike every step of the way. Its metrics and functionality allow riders to make their own choices about how hard to go, how to excel, and how to progress.

The Johnny G Spirit Bike

The fruition of innovation and excellence come together in the brand-new Johnny G. Spirit Bike. The Johnny G. Spirit Bike is designed for any type of indoor riding, but for the first time in an indoor bike, it focuses on time and distance, with features that facilitate the power of time trialing. It includes a cockpit-style console with a high-visibility LED display including heart rate, watts, rpm, speed, distance in miles/kilometers. And, in another industry first, logs a rider’s cumulative miles and times from all workouts, so the rider can see their progress with each workout during the months to come.

There’s no more manual shift-lever guesswork with the inclusion of state-of-the-art electronic, push-button instant-shifting magnetic resistance control on a proprietary handlebar. There are 20 levels of calibrated resistance, so you can accurately replicate and differentiate workouts.

For Johnny and his team, the Ride of Truth guided design and production of the bike every step of the way. Its metrics and functionality allow riders to make their own choices about how hard to go, how to excel, and how to progress.

The program’s focus on time and distance was inspired by Johnny’s training for the 1989 Race Across America (RAAM), a 3000-mile coast-to-coast race across 12 states, which he finished in 10 days. To qualify, he won the 1988 RAAM Open West by riding non-stop for 29 hours and 46 minutes. This was his Ride of Truth, his initiation into the power of time and distance.

In the end, Johnny hopes that The Ride of Truth and the Johnny G. Spirit Bike can even take you further, into yourself, and beyond your 60 minutes of exercise into some of life’s bigger questions: “Ultimately, do we use time well and not take it for granted?” asks Johnny. “Because time on the bike isn't just time to get some awesome exercise—it's time to think.”

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