Theme Ride Thursday: It’s Fall, Y’all!

For fall, we’re bringing you three different playlists to welcome the cooler weather. If you’re feeling some “Summertime Sadness” we hope these playlists will get you excited for the change of seasons. 

First up is our “Autumn” playlist, which is composed of songs about the season. Things that quickly come to mind are pumpkin pies, comfy sweaters, campfires, the leaves changing, etc. You’ll find songs such as “November Rain” by Guns N’ Roses, “Sweater Weather” by The Neighborhood, and “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire here. Make sure to check out this Friday Favorite for a choreographed song full of accelerations you can easily weave into your fall profile. 

Feel free to suggest songs we may have missed so we can grow the list.

Until the next time, I leave you with these thoughts….

fall reasons we love it



  1. It’s Time by Imagine Dragons
    “I’m never changing who I am…”

  2. Author

    Hi Ed. We look for new songs every year but sadly there weren’t any that “fall” into these themes this year that we could find. We’re always happy to take suggestions though!

  3. They are all pretty much slow songs. What kind of ride do you do with those?

    1. Author

      Hi Sherri, While most of these are on the slower side and perfect for a ride intro or cool down there are some real gems in here. I highlighted a few that I plan to use and a rough idea of how I would use them. Since most of these work for climbing with some exceptions I would gear this towards a strength ride.

      This is off the cuff and in particular order, so please keep that in mind.

      5:45 Changes – Original Mix Faul & Wad Ad 126 seated flat | ride intro | or a moderate seated climb for the full 6 min
      3:02 Fall Away Twenty One Pilots 120 climb
      3:43 Fall In Love Phantogram 188 fast flat | first working song
      4:18 Falling HAIM 112 spin ups | accelerations
      4:31 Falling Away from Me Korn 104 heavy climb in and out of the saddle
      3:42 DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love Usher 120 standing climb to seated surges on chorus
      5:34 Falling – Duke Dumont Remix HAIM 118 seated flat as this one doesn’t pick up until 1:25
      3:58 Falling The Civil Wars 132 cool down | stretches
      4:51 Cool Change Little River Band 132 cool down | stretches
      3:18 Change Churchill 120 surges
      3:49 If I Could Change Your Mind HAIM 125 seated flat – drill work
      3:13 Changed The Way You Kiss Me Example 127 seated climb to standing climb – bring the resistance and intensity on this one
      3:35 September Earth, Wind & Fire 126 drill work
      4:00 Sweater Weather The Neighbourhood 124 climb
      3:43 Changing Of The Seasons Two Door Cinema Club 130 climb
      7:12 Days Go By Dirty Vegas 127 fast seated flat – use this song to perfect your pedal stroke.
      4:46 Gust of Wind Pharrell Williams 100 seated flat during warm up
      4:30 Colors – Audien Remix Halsey 135 standing climb
      3:42 Different Colors WALK THE MOON 96 seated flat
      2:28 Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie Jay & The Techniques 139 small seated climb | add in surges
      3:00 Pumpkin Soup Kate Nash 98 flat possibly drill work
      2:37 End of Summer Charles Goose 110 seated climb
      3:31 End of Summer Theory of a Deadman 164 seated climb

      1. Hi Karen!! Thank you! Am working on a profile/playlist as we speak for my classes this week and LOVE this!! You rock!

        1. Author

          Hi Kari,

          Did you ever finish this profile? ICA would love to see it and potentially feature it next month. Please email me and Jennifer if interested.

  4. Here’s another song;
    End of the Summer – by Theory of a Deadman

    1. Author

      Thanks Ed! I just added it!

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