Brad Hill's Mountain Bike

I love to ride my mountain bike. I own a Specialized Rockhopper 29er, it climbs like crazy and can crawl over almost anything. When I ride I use music to help keep a consistent cadence. I’ve found that 75 rotations per minute is a nice pace for me and provides the workout I’m looking for. That’s always been a guess on my part, unless I’m in the gym on a bike that provides the specs.

However, I recently stumbled across a website that allows me to create playlists that recommend music for my chosen pace. It’s called Cycle by Jog.fm. If you’re a runner (or walker) they also offer a version of their site that selects music based on song’s beats per minute (BPM) to achieve the pace you specify for your workout.

Jog.fm Screenshot

I’m excited to try it out. I signed up for an account, which was really easy thanks to facebook and twitter authentication, and created my playlist. My workout is set up for a cycling cadence of 75 rotations per minute, the site recommended music at 150 BPM. As long as the weather holds up, I’ll be riding this weekend.