Cyclebar is the first and largest indoor cycling concept in the world, but the nearest location for those living in Suffolk County is Garden City.
Now a Cyclebar location is coming to Sayville.
It comes courtesy of newly established franchisees Courtney and James Bonanno, also Sayville residents.
Cyclebar Sayville is slated to open early 2024 in the Stop & Shop shopping center.
Courtney says she fell in love with the concept while visiting her sister in Florida, who had moved there in 2020.
“It was a hard transition for her,” Courtney said. “She had three small kids and didn’t know anyone. She ended up joining a Cyclebar and found her people. She found her friends, her community and was loving the experience.”
Then her sister became an instructor and invited Courtney to Florida for classes.
Courtney took to the concept, too.
To say the least.
“I was obsessed,” she said.
Upon learning the only Long Island Cyclebar is in Garden City (a location is also currently planned for Huntington), she and her husband, James, owner of The Tap Room, decided to bring one closer to home. They signed a lease last week at 161 Montauk Highway.
The couple also has two young children.
“I had my daughter a year and a half ago, stopped working, and I was definitely working to really ignite that light in me again,” she said. “Like I see in Jamie with his restaurants.”
As her sister found in Florida, Cyclebar is about community first.
And all walks of life coming together.
“I loved that I could do this at any level of my fitness journey, and at any age, whether you’re a college athlete or my mom, who can enjoy it and feel good about herself and just feel good,” she said. “It’s such a variety of people this could be beneficial for.”
On the business end, having the benefit of a massive, global company behind them was a huge plus for the couple.
“It’s the largest indoor cycling franchise in the world, and just the support and knowledge you get from partnering with them and getting a franchise with them is huge, with national partnerships with LuLuLemon and Celcius, which are huge brands,” Courtney said.
“They just have so much to offer owners and members.”
And, she says, the cycling experience can’t be compared to a spin class at the local gym.
The instructors are highly trained and specialized, as are the classes, and they are offered all times of day, seven days a week., for all ages and fitness levels.
The next step is recruiting a team and growing the membership, so when Cyclebar Sayville opens, everyone can hit the studio and get peddling. (Special deal alert below.)
“It’s been fast and exciting for us,” Courtney said. “But just having a location in Sayville and Suffolk County is so important. It’s going to be such a great thing for the community.”
Cyclebar Sayville is launching a pre-sale campaign on Friday, Aug. 18, which will only be open for a few days. “Our limited-time founding membership will be available at a heavily, heavily discounted rate throughout that weekend, and members will be grandfathered in for life,” Courtney said.
Those special rates will be good for unlimited classes each month, so long as the membership is active and current.
Then that Monday, Aug. 21, Cyclebar Sayville will offer discounts on limited monthly memberships, such as four classes or eight classes per month.
Interested? The best thing to do is visit the Cyclebar Sayville website and sign up for the mailing list, then look for your alert. Or follow the Cyclebar Sayville Instagram page for updates. Feel free to DM them with any questions.
Top: Courtney Bonanno outside her soon-to-be Cyclebar in Sayville. (courtesy photo)