2015 Kickass Summer Concerts

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Planning trips this summer? Concerts? Us too! Well you are in luck, we did some research (Thank you Ticketmaster!) find some of the most exciting concerts/festivals in and around Boston this summer. Feel free to click on the name of any concert you are interested in and you will be directed to the ticket page!

5.3 Tori Y Moi at Paradise Rock ClubScreen Shot 2015-05-01 at 12.10.17 PM

5.8 Of Monsters and Men at Orpheum Theatre

5.21 Nico and Vinz at Paradise Rock Club

5.22-5.24 Boston Calling at Boston City Hall Plaza

-Featuring headliners: Beck, Pixies, My Morning Jacket

6.9 Lana Del Ray – Endless Summer Tour at Xfinity Centre193171a

6.10 Florence + the Machine at Blue Hills Pavilion

6.17 Edward Sharpe + Magnetic Zeros at The Lawn on D

6.20 Tori Kelly at Paradise Rock Club

6.23 Flume at House of Blues (Hey Spin music!!!)

7.1 Imagine Dragons at TD GardenScreen Shot 2015-05-01 at 12.00.17 PM

7.24-7.26 Newport Folk Festival in Fort Adams State Park, Newport Rhode Island

-Featuring Headliners like The Decemberists, Lord Huron, Brandi Carlisle (one of our favs!)

7.28 Ryn Weaver at The Sinclair

8.6 James Taylor at Fenway Park

8.7-8.9 Zac Brown Band at Fenway Park

-Who doesn’t love a little country in the summer?300x221_zbb

8.28-8.29 Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and more at Gillette Stadium

9.12 One Direction at Gillette Stadium

…Oops, how’d this one get in here? 🙂

Feel free to check out our Handle Bar Spotify (Playlist May ’15, see below!) to listen to any of the artists (many of whom are played during your rides!). You will mostly likely catch one or maybe all HB instructors and staff at any of these concerts. Great music makes a ride, we love finding new music to help you find where the rhythm meets the road. So let this inspire you to get out there, get a ticket, find #HBinRealLife and enjoy! Hope to see you out there!

QUIZ: Which instructor are you?

We all have our favorite instructors – you know, the ones who push you to hit every beat and tap it back just a little bit further. In the moment, you hate them. You’re begging them for a downhill, slower jumps, or to PLEASE stop with the tricep pulses. But by the end – somewhere around the final climb or the sprint to the finish – you realize that they just pushed you past your mental and physical limits. They just made your day in a quick 45 minutes. Just like that, they’re like a celeb to you. But how alike do you think you really are? Does your biggest motivator love the same summer drink as you? Well, there’s only one way to find out…

Click here to take the quiz!


**Pro tip: To all our HB Summer Share riders – use this as a chance to rack up some social media points! Share, share, share on FB and Twitter!

Our lingo got your head spinning? Learn to speak HB

There’s something to be said about the words we use here at The Handle Bar. Some are founding phrases that serve as the cornerstone of our fitness community. Others are a matter of technique inspired by our awesome instructors.

Either way, when it comes to constant dialogue, we’ve got it covered in the bike room and beyond. So, if you’re a first time rider or just want to perfect your skills, check out our guide to getting yourself in gear. Before long, you’ll be chasing the beat with the best of ‘em!

BAR FIGHT success

On Thursday, 12.19, thirty riders showed up to sweat, dance, and scream to a Britney V Gaga BAR FIGHT. Lena and Jess took the stage side by side for a 60 minute Divalicious workout. We sang, we danced, we let our hair down! Here are some pics and the killer playlist.

What BAR FIGHT do you want to see next?