Pride Hero

Our Pride Grows. One For Another.

This Pride Month, we are expanding our hearts, minds, souls, and feeds as we expand our Soul Fam in partnership with Destination Tomorrow and our Queer Employee Resource Group. Join us as we take a ride that highlights and celebrates the lived experiences of the LGBTQ+ community at SoulCycle and beyond.

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Ride With Pride.

Clip in and buckle up for a month filled with incredible Pride Rides. Join us as we celebrate our Queer Soul Fam with all the love and SOUL we’ve got. See the list of full pride rides below.

Come Ride

Expanding Our Soul Fam.

SoulCycle is dedicated to creating affirming, inclusive spaces where all within the LGBTQ+ community are welcomed. For the month of June, we’re teaming up with local, queer-centered organizations to provide Community Bikes in select studios for members of the LGBTQ+ community to use as a space for physical, mental, and emotional self-care. 

Wear Your Pride On Your Sleeve.

Introducing our 2021 Pride collection—only at SoulCycle. As part of our commitment to the LGBTQ+ community, a portion of the proceeds from this year’s Pride retail will be donated to Destination Tomorrow, a trans-led organization that provides support for the LGBTQ+ community in the Bronx and beyond.  

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Equinox+ Pride Rides.

Check out even more Pride Rides on Equinox+ and celebrate at home.


Introducing, Cecilia Gentili
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Cecilia Gentili (she/her) found her passion for advocacy and community service when she started working at the LGBT Community Center in New York City. Throughout her career, Cecilia has trained more than 3,000 individuals on a range of issues that include LGBTQ inclusion, immigration, drug use, sexual health, trans sensitivity, and intersectionality. She also starred as a cast member on FX’s POSE.

How has your identity affected, guided, or changed your life? 

My identity has affected every part of my life. During so many years, as a child, I thought I was an extraterrestrial who was left here by mistake. From then on my identity was always part of my experiences.

What does living with pride mean to you? 

It feels like freedom. Like being able to hold my head high. No shame. Head up. 

Why is it important to live authentically?

I have found that coming to understand who I am and reflect it to the outside has given me the most happiness in my life. I could not see my life in any other way than that. 



Introducing, Kelly Chick
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Kelly Chick (she/her) is a New York/Boston based actor. During her career, Kelly has had the opportunity to work on a number of new plays and deeply values projects that pioneer and champion feminist, queer, and intersectional stories. Kelly joined the Soul Fam in 2017 as an avid rider and now works on the SoulCycle production team at Equinox+. 

What are the three key moments that brought you to where you are today?

1. The first time I kissed a woman was terrifying and thrilling - in an instant, my entire small town worldview exploded, and I learned that sexuality can evolve and isn’t bound to heteronormativity. 

2. A few years after I graduated college, I was living a steady and comfortable existence in Boston. I had just signed a lease on a new apartment when out of the blue, I decided to apply for a job in NYC. Long story short, I moved to NYC for that job less than a month after signing the lease in Boston. That whirlwind experience was such an important lesson for trusting my gut and sensing when it was time to shake up my own life. I always wanted to be in NYC, so I took a leap of faith and made it happen. 

3. Four years ago, my mother passed away rather suddenly, and my entire world was upended. There’s nothing like a death to remind you to live, so I quit my job, traveled outside the country for the first time, and generally recommitted to my own aspirations. Life is too precious and unpredictable to waste time feeling stagnant and unfulfilled. My mother’s death is actually how I found my way to SoulCycle - I was looking for some kind of physical outlet for my grief and went to a class on a whim. My heart understood the practice long before my body figured it out, and it soon became an integral part of my life - nothing breaks down my walls quite like SoulCycle. In one class, I can have access to the height of my joy, the depth of my sorrow, and a belief in myself that transcends any and all doubt. I truly don’t know how I would’ve made it through that time without SoulCycle and its community, and I’m beyond grateful for the ways they continue to affect my life.


How has your identity affected, guided, or changed your life?

My identity perpetually guides me toward the most incredible, vibrant, and diverse people - an ever-expanding chosen family that is built on shared resilience, inherent acceptance, and a dedication to bridging the gap of marginalization.

What brings you joy? 

Cliché things bring me joy - the laughter of loved ones, the way my body chemistry changes in the ocean, the giddy childlike excitement I feel when traveling, that first sip of coffee every morning.

Introducing, B. Hawk Snipes
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B. Hawk Snipes (they/them, she/her) is a social activist and current cast member of POSE on FX. As a graduate of Fiorello LaGuardia High school for Music & Art and Performing Arts, B. found their passion for the arts at a young age and is committed to tying that passion with their pursuit of community service and activism.

What does living with pride mean to you? 

Being your authentic self everyday.

What are the three key moments that brought you to where you are today? 

Loving on myself, Meditation and bonding with Black Queer Women/Femmes. 

What brings you joy? 

Self care, Music and Black Love. 

Why is Queer history important today?

Queer/Trans history is important EVERYDAY. The deaths of Queer/Trans people wouldn’t be so high today if history was told with honesty, inclusivity and facts. 

As an LGBTQ+ family, how do we show up for each other? How can we do better?

Protect & Respect each other. Also do as much research on the Black Queer/Trans pioneers that paved the way for us to be here today.

Introducing, Shelby Jackson
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Shelby Jackson (she/her) is a former SoulCycle studio and HQ staff member. She’s currently working as a talent coordinator at Netflix as well as a freelance casting director for television. Shelby strives to bring diversity across all platforms while constantly working towards spreading love and positivity in the queer community. If she’s not working, she’s probably riding.

How has your identity affected, guided, or changed your life?

It has made me a better person all around. A more thoughtful friend, daughter and companion. I've learned to stop giving a shit and just being and living in the moment. Being apart of the queer community gives you that rush because everyone is coming into themselves and or figuring it out and it's an exciting time. The community has taught me to live truly within my skin at all times. 

What does living with pride mean to you?

It means living in vulnerability and kindness always. Being there for others in need and sharing great energy regardless of how you identify. 

Why is Queer history important today?

It's important to learn Queer history because it provides perspective and understanding on different lives, people, ways of living and carrying on through life. I feel that there are main tracks to life that have been instilled in humans and times are changing. There is not one, two or three tracks, there are millions of ways to live your life happily where you can feel seen, heard and appreciated. We have to constantly celebrate the Queer activists that have fought for us at this moment to get here. 

Introducing, Nala Simone Toussaint
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Nala Simone (she/her/Goddess) is a transgender and gender non-binary (TGNB) Health Advocacy Coordinator at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and the founder of Reuniting of African Descendants (@road_4_us). She engages and mobilizes TGNB patients and their allies—as well as external community members—to advocate for policies that expand access to gender-affirming health care and services.

What are the three key moments that brought you to where you are today? 

1.) Language helps us define ourselves, and sometimes media allow us to see cultures that we often don't have proximity to. For a long time, I didn't have words to identify the inner truth because media and school didn't reflect the fullness of gender identities from a holistic lens. It wasn't until going to college and seeing another Trans woman navigating college in all its beauty and pain that I could find myself.  

2.) Being Validated by the three pillars of strong women in my family. I experience love and compassion on my journey as I help them help me to see me.   

3.) Being able to share my story and mentor other young girls and women like me.

Why is Queer history important today?

Trans and queer stories are vital because they are the foundation of liberation. Trans stories remind us of pain, beauty, perseverance, resiliency and showing us radical love. Trans women have been the mother to the motherless.

What brings you joy? 

Traveling has been a hobby that has allowed me to recenter myself and expand my understanding of life. I find joy in seeing the ways people of variant cultures create, love the land, people, and nature they're surrounded by, and worship the God of their understanding from an open and judgment-free heart.

If you could give your 10-year-old self a mantra to live by, what would it be?

You are worthy, enough, and you matter!

As an LGBTQ+ family, how do we show up for each other? How can we do better?

Trans people of Black/African descent are one of the most at-risk populations in the world. Living at the intersection of Blackness and Transness and experiencing both anti-Black racism and transphobia, Black Trans people face crisis-level homelessness rates, unemployment, healthcare inequality, and unlawful death. Lack of resources, as well as community isolation, exacerbates these issues. I believe it is time for many people to get uncomfortable l with the death of Black Trans women Globally. As the founder of Reuniting of African Descendants, we seek to remedy this by cultivating healing events, mutual aid networks, and cross-national community exchange programs between Black Trans and Queer people throughout the African Diaspora. I believe that the needs of our community can be met by our community, which means that building power for, by, and with Black Trans people is the true path to liberation for all.


Pride Month Theme Rides.

Live with pride. Love with pride. Ride with pride. Join us for Pride Rides as we celebrate our Queer Soul Fam all June long. Look for your studio in the list below and book your bike!

19TH: PRIDE RIDE with ARIEL on Friday, 6/25 at 5:15PM

19TH: PRIDE RIDE with EDDIE on Thursday, 6/17 at 6:30PM

ADMR: PRIDE RIDE with NICK TURK on Sunday, 6/27 at 11AM

ADMR: PRIDE RIDE SOULCHALLENGE with RYAN L. on Friday, 6/11 at 7:15AM

ADMR: RUPAUL VS MADONNA with RYAN L. on Wednesday, 6/23 at 6AM

ADMR: PRIDE RIDE with RYAN L. on Friday, 6/25 at 12:15PM

BARN: PRIDE RIDE with LAURIE on Saturday, 6/26 at 10:45AM

BARN: RISE AND PRIDE with SAM Y. on Wednesday, 6/23 at 7AM

BARN: PRIDE RIDE with STACEY on Saturday, 6/26 at 7:30PM

BKHD: PRIDE RIDE with SHELDON on Sunday, 6/13 at 5PM

BKHD: LIZZO VS RUPAUL with SHELDON on Sunday, 6/27 at 5PM

BKHT: LIVE DJ with JUNIOR on Saturday, 6/26 at 1:15PM

BKHT: PRIDE RIDE with NICHOLAS on Wednesday, 6/30 at 5:15PM

BKHT: PRIDE ROCK RIDE with NOA on Saturday, 6/26 at 12PM

BSDA: PRIDE RIDE with KATHLEEN on Saturday, 6/26 at 11:15AM

BSDA: PRIDE RIDE with ANTHONY JR. on Wednesday, 6/23 at 8:15AM

BSDA: PRIDE RIDE with CHRISTOPHER on Thursday, 6/3 at 8:15AM

BURG: PRIDE RIDE SURVIVOR with PARKER on Sunday, 6/27 at 9:30AM

BXVL: PRIDE RIDE with HALEY on Wednesday, 6/23 at 7AM

BXVL: PRIDE RIDE with MICHAEL on Sunday, 6/27 at 11:15AM

CNHL: PRIDE RIDE with ERIN L. on Wednesday 6/9 at 12PM

CNHL: PRIDE RIDE with JEFF on Friday, 6/11 at 12PM

COGA: PRIDE RIDE with FRANKIE on Saturday, 6/26 at 11AM

COGA: PRIDE RIDE with RAUL on Saturday, 6/5 at 12:15PM

CTCY: PRIDE RIDE with LOGAN on Friday, 6/11 at 12:15PM

CTCY: PRIDE RIDE with ROSS on Saturday, 6/12 at 12:15PM

CTCY: RISE & RAVE with CASSIDY on Friday, 6/4 at 6AM

CTCY: PRIDE RIDE with DACODA on Thursday, 6/10 at 6:15PM

CTCY: PRIDE RIDE with DIEGO on Sunday, 6/13 at 1:30PM

DATX: PRIDE RIDE with CHRIS CHANDLER on Tuesday, 6/1 at 6AM

DATX: PRIDE RIDE with CHRIS CHANDLER on Tuesday, 6/8 at 6AM

DATX: PRIDE RIDE with CHRIS CHANDLER on Tuesday, 6/15 at 6AM

DATX: PRIDE RIDE with CHRIS CHANDLER on Tuesday, 6/22 at 6AM

DATX: PRIDE RIDE with CHRIS CHANDLER on Tuesday, 6/29 at 6AM

DATX: PRIDE RIDE with CHRISTY on Sunday, 6/27 at 8:15AM

DATX: PRIDE RIDE with JULIA V. on Thursday, 6/10 at 12PM

DATX: PRIDE RIDE with NICOLETTE on Saturday, 6/19 at 12:30PM

DATX: PRIDE HOUSE PARTY with NICOLETTE on Sunday, 6/27 at 11AM

DATX: RISE AND RAVE with NICOLETTE on Wednesday, 6/30 at 7:15AM

DEDM: PRIDE RIDE with JEFF on Saturday, 6/12 at 12:15PM

DEDM: PRIDE RIDE with LAYNE on Wednesday, 6/2 at 6PM

DNVR: PRIDE RIDE with BRAD on Monday, 6/21 at 4:30PM

DOMN: SELF LOVE SURVIVOR with NATASHA on Sunday, 6/27 at 9:30AM

DOMN: PRIDE RIDE with NICOLETTE on Thursday, 6/17 at 5:30PM

DOMN: RENT with CHRIS CHANDLER on Thursday, 6/3 at 8:30AM

E83: PRIDE RIDE with ARIEL on Monday, 6/28 at 6:30PM

GWCH: PRIDE RIDE with HALEY on Sunday, 6/27 at 12PM

MNTK: RISE AND PRIDE with LO on Sunday, 6/20 at 7:30AM

NSHO: PRIDE RIDE SURVIVOR with ISAIAH on Sunday, 6/13 at 9:30AM

NSHO: PRIDE RIDE with RYAN on Wednesday, 6/30 at 9:45AM

OLTN: PRIDE RIDE with ISAIAH on Saturday, 6/12 at 1:30PM

OLTN: PRIDE RIDE with RYAN on Friday, 6/25 at 4PM

PALO: RAVE RIDE with TAYLOR D. on Thursday, 6/3 at 6:15PM

PALO: RAVE RIDE with TAYLOR D. on Thursday, 6/17 at 6:15PM

PALO: RAVE RIDE with TAYLOR D. on Thursday, 6/24 at 6:15PM

PDNA: PRIDE RIDE with DIEGO on Saturday, 6/12 at 4PM

PORT: PRIDE RIDE with JEFF on Wednesday, 6/23 at 6:30PM

PORT: PRIDE RIDE with SARA on Saturday, 6/12 at 10:45AM

PRST: PRIDE RIDE with MATT A. on Sunday, 6/27 at 1:30PM

RHSQ: RISE & RAVE with BRYANT on Friday, 6/18 at 7:15AM

RHSQ: RISE & RAVE with MADDIE C. on Tuesday, 6/8 at 7:15AM

RHSQ: PRIDE RIDE with NICK TURK on Saturday, 6/12 at 12:15PM

RHSQ: PRIDE RIDE with RYAN L. on Monday, 6/14 at 5:15PM

ROTX: PRIDE RIDE with MEG ELLIS on Sunday, 6/27 at 11AM

ROTX: EVOLUTION OF LADY GAGA with MORGAN on Wednesday, 6/9 at 1:30PM

RYBK: PRIDE RIDE with MICHAEL on Monday, 6/14 at 6:30PM

TMPA: PRIDE RIDE with SASHA on Friday 6/18 at 5:30PM

TMPA: DISCO RIDE with SASHA on Tuesday 6/22 at 8:30AM

TRI: PRIDE RIDE with MELANIE on Thursday 6/17 at 7AM

TRI: PRIDE RIDE with RIQUE on Sunday, 6/27 at 5:15PM

UMKT: RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE with ANTHONY JR. on Saturday, 6/5 at 1:15PM

UMKT: PRIDE RIDE with ANTHONY JR.. on Saturday, 6/12 at 1:15PM

UMKT: LADY GAGA VS TODRICK HALL with ANTHONY JR. on Saturday, 6/19 at 1:15PM

UMKT: PRIDE RIDE SOULCHALLENGE with KATHLEEN on Friday, 6/25 at 1:30PM

UPTN: RUPAUL VS MADONNA with MATT A. on Friday, 6/4 at 10:30AM

UPTN: PRIDE RIDE SURVIVOR with MATT A. on Saturday, 6/5 at 12:15PM

UPTN: LIZZO VS RUPAUL with MATT A. on Friday, 6/18 at 10:30AM

UPTN: LADY GAGA VS RUPAUL with MATT A. on Friday, 6/25 at 10:30AM

UPTN: CLUB SOUL with MATTIE on Thursday, 6/3 at 7:45PM

UPTN: CLUB SOUL with MATTIE on Thursday, 6/10 at 7:45PM

UPTN: CLUB SOUL with MATTIE on Thursday, 6/17 at 7:45PM

UPTN: CLUB SOUL with MATTIE on Thursday, 6/24 at 7:45PM

WTML: RISE AND PRIDE with JULIE D. on Friday, 6/25 at 7:30AM

WTML: PRIDE RIDE with SUE on Saturday, 6/26 at 8:45AM

WTML: PRIDE RIDE with BECCA on Sunday, 6/20 at 11:15AM

WVLG: PRIDE RIDE with MELANIE on Thursday, 6/10 at 6:30PM

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