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Our instructors are trained in our ryde method, designed to bring out the strongest, most fierce version of you!  They bring musicality and passion to deliver you the best experience possible. Ride in a safe and supportive environment while being encouraged and coached along to your full potential.

Ryde instructors are more than just coaches; we're athletes, musicians, DJs on a bike, motivators, trainers, comedians, and people who build community.
Our instructing team is trained in the Ryde Method. We understand the physiology of training on a bike and we've spent countless hours matching the work to music. We're focused on creating an athletic experience that is safe, challenging, and driven by sick beats.
Whatever your reason for getting on the bike: simple or complex, surface or intrinsically deep, to chase after something or to find an escape, there's a Ryde instructor for you.
Emilee Kaufman-RYDE DC Instructors

Emilee Kaufman

Emilee knows first-hand how intimidating it can be to break into the fitness community. She styles her classes to be accepting and encouraging for all riders, whether it's your first class or your 1000th, they are exclusively inclusive. Positive intentions and exercise have the power to change your physical and mental health, and Emilee treats each ride like 'cycle-therapy', giving riders an opportunity to focus on themselves, feel the music and enjoy the Ryde. 

Emilee moved to the DC area in 2013 for a career at a non-profit organization. Without much background in exercise classes, Emilee took her first indoor cycling class and it felt like coming home. She has been hooked ever since, and her enthusiasm is contagious.

Justin McDonald-RYDE DC Instructors

Justin McDonald

Justin discovered indoor cycling in 2013 while on his own weight loss journey and has been hooked ever since.  A native Pennsylvanian turned Washitonian, Justin's classes are filled with great VIBES, incredible MUSIC and killer ENERGY; from the moment you walk through the door. Creating an environment that is upbeat, positive, motivating, and fun is something Justin strives for in every class. He creates an atmosphere that will allow you to unplug from the outside world and put yourself first. The feel good energy you produce on your bike, from your neighbor, and inside that room is bar-none. Each class has a special moment to allow your day to melt away all while giving you the best workout you'll ever earn. 

 So clip in, get hooked, and join Justin on your Ryde journey. 

Tyler Browning-RYDE DC Instructors

Tyler Browning

Tyler is a fitness enthusiast who has tried just about every workout class in D.C., but RYDE DC was the only studio that got a second date. Ever since stepping foot in RYDE, the energy and positivity from the community got Tyler hooked on the Rhythm-based class and led her to take the podium and help others drink that RYDE Kool-Aid. If you like to shake your booty to hip hop hits and epic throwbacks, then Tyler's class is for you.

Whenever she is not teaching, you can find Tyler strolling the streets of Clarendon with either a smoothie or an iced coffee in her hand.

Kate Burkett-RYDE DC Instructors

Kate Burkett

Kate began her fitness journey several years ago when she joined a friend at an indoor cycling class, and it wasn't long before she was hooked.  Kate hopes to inspire riders to push their limits each class, while also having a great time working out.  Her classes will help de-stress your mind, and leave you feeling energized. 
Allie Pandelidis

Delaney Tomczak

Delaney is a sports enthusiast and has been an athlete her entire life.  You can find her out on the soccer fields or running around the monuments.  She is always looking to take on a new fitness challenge where she can work her way up. INSERT CYCLING.  It doesn't much to fall in love with the energy provided by a class. She is constantly looking for a challenge so you can be sure her classes will do the same for you. Have a blast, dance it out, and be prepared to leave the class with a newfound sense of energy and strength. What we drive to on the bike continues out of the saddle.

Jordan Ciminelli-RYDE DC Instructors

Jordan Ciminelli

As a Schwinn certified instructor, Jordan has been searching for the perfect studio that blends her love of cycling and music. Cue Ryde DC! Her class will make you dance and feel good, while focusing on form and technique. In her spare time, you'll find her competing in beach volleyball tournaments or running around DC. Come tap it back with Jordan! 
Kate Harrison

Kate Harrison

Originally from KC, Kate brings her background as a dance teacher and her love of spin together to create a high intensity, rhythmic ride. She has a passion for fitness and loves to challenge her riders to make every class their best and rock it out on the bike!

Rachel Charity

Rachel is a native Washingtonian who's always had a passion for exercise. She loves any work out that is challenging but leaves you feeling accomplished at the end. Rachel uses her many years of coaching experience to help her class push through tough hills and fast sprints. She believes in workouts that are effective and fun; a great playlist with a strong baseline will make you forget that you're working out. Rachel lives by the motto, "if it ain't hurtin', it ain't workin'". 

In her free time, Rachel enjoys exploring DC for new restaurants and experiences. She loves traveling, being outside in the sun with friends and family, and spending time with her dog- Bubi Knuckles, and cat- Wesley Snipes.


Mikey Schnetter

Mikey is so excited to hit the stage in the DMV; a recent transplant from Chicago and hailing from WI she is pumped to bring some Midwest-best for ya'll. Mikey graduated from UW-Madison and immediately pursued a career in professional dance. Movement and music have always been her passion, retiring from her dance career at 27 she knew they had to stay. Finding the perfect marriage of training the body optimally and jammin' out had truly been the most rewarding and fun her career had ever been. After five years in focused fitness programming, personal training, and health education with gyms including Midtown Athletic Club, LifeTime Fitness, and Loyola Center for Fitness; she took a break from teaching to pursue a career opportunity with Vital Proteins. A recent promotion has finally allowed her the space to teach again... and she is so ready to RYDE. #backinthesaddle