This fun yet powerful theme ride is a special profile that honors all the mothers and mother figures in our lives. The objective of building muscular endurance and strength will be achieved by scaling two challenging mountains that are straddled by fast flats. The carefully chosen playlist is made up of songs with “mother” in the title and/or lyrics. Many were written by musicians as a tribute to their own mothers. The music will serve to guide riders through the 13-minute and 17-minute climbs.
This metaphorical profile exemplifies two critical times in a mother’s life: bringing a child into her life—whether through marriage, adoption, or live birth—and raising that child. The climbs are steep at times, with varied terrain and rollers, symbolic of the struggle mothers endure and the adversity they face. The flat roads are reminiscent of the passage of time—reaching developmental and life milestones (such as walking, first words, first day of school, graduation, etc.) and how quickly the child grows up. The single recovery, which is strategically placed between the two hills, is a peaceful moment of pure joy. The cool-down and stretch contribute to a final period of poignant reflection where riders look back on the ride to assess their strengths, weaknesses, and areas of growth. Ask riders to focus on the lyrics of these songs that deliver the message of love to, and appreciation for, the women who made us who we are today.
And if you’re looking for additional Mother’s Day themed songs, then check out our Mother’s Day Playlist.