Theme Ride Thursday: Girl Power! March is Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day is March 8

There is so much to celebrate in the month of March and so many great concepts for theme rides in your cycling classes. I hope you’ll consider throwing in a profile devoted to women—with so many creative and inspirational female artists to choose from, your playlist will be imbued with powerful female energy when you select songs from our International Women’s Day—Powerful Women Spotify playlist!  

The first International Women’s Day (IWD) was celebrated on March 8, 1975, by the United Nations. Over the years, International Women’s Day has taken on new dimensions for women in both developed and developing countries. This growing women’s movement has helped build support for women’s rights and participation in the political and economic arenas. Furthermore, since 1987, the entire month of March has been devoted to women in history in the United States. 

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on the progress made over the years, and the call for change still needed. Let’s celebrate the acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played extraordinary roles in history by playing a tune from our Girl Power playlist. 

For a great theme ride this month, why not try out our popular Three Divas Ride profile which is full of inspirational quotes from some very talented ladies, or our female inspired ride called Powerful Women.

Below is the playlist for International Women’s Day. We’ve been building it for years and it’s now about 400 songs. As usual, if you know of a great song we must include, let us know!






  1. You included Hijabi! <3 Thank you!

  2. THIS PROFILE WAS THE BEST I had 2 full classes of inspired men and women today, loved it! ❤❤❤❤

    Next time I might replace Florence and the machine with Beyonce tho!

  3. This is a bit late, sorry, but here’s my IWD playlist and session plan from last year –

    #ThisGirlCan is a great campaign here in the UK to encourage more women to get into sport and fitness and to combat some of the prejudices about women and sport.

  4. haha. I actually did a “Girl Power Ride” today had no idea about IWD. Have to remember this for next time. Thanks! BTW used many of the songs you posted. Thanks!

  5. Thanks! Much appreciated for those of us who are slowly trying to master the rapid changes in technology. 🙂

  6. I miss when you put this type of information in PDF files. It made it easy to print and save. Maybe you can do that on spotify, I just don’t know how. Plus, I don’t have an account in spotify which I think is necessary.

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      Colleen, the PDF is now there for download. Enjoy!

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