Looking for a team-building activity that burns calories while building camaraderie? BurnCycle Studio is now offering companies private rides when they book a minimum of 25 bikes. Groups can choose their instructors, music, location and time. 

BurnCycle first opened its doors in Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District in 2013; a second location was opened in Lake Oswego, Oregon, in 2015. The studio’s mission is to help individuals be the best versions of themselves and to create a welcoming gym environment. 

“The BurnCycle culture does not critique, judge or show off,” says Kiki Hanover, director of marketing and strategic partnerships at BurnCycle. “It is aimed to be a safe place for anyone looking to improve themselves.”

Requests for a private class must be made two weeks before the ride. The studio serves clients from ages 14 to 70 and older and can accommodate every level of fitness skill. Each studio can have as many as 45 riders in a class. 

BurnCycle currently is planning to open a Seattle location in 2017 and is also looking into further expansion within the Portland area.  

Located in Oregon’s wine country, The Allison Inn and Spa is offering some new team-building options for meeting planners. Experiences include:

» Smith Teas Tasting: Claire Boyer, Smith Teamaker’s head of education, offers a hands-on class uncovering the exotic world of tea.

» Lotion Blending: Awaken the senses and heighten creativity with a hands-on lotion and essential oil-blending workshop.

 

The International Floral Distributors each year teams up with Produce Marketing Association and a designer to create the “Flower Trends Forecast.” For 2020, the organization enlisted Helen Miller, AIFD, CAFA, CF, and Derek Woodruff, AIFD, CFD, CF, PFCI, AAF. Miller owns Flowers & Such in Adrian, Michigan. Her work has been showcased in publications such as Floral Management, Florists Review, and The Knot.

 

The Pacific Northwest is now home to a new and unique subterranean event space: The Sanctuary at The Society Hotel Bingen in Bingen, Washington. This one-of-a-kind dome-shaped building is tucked into a hillside in the northeast corner of the hotel property, which is located in the Columbia River Gorge.

The Sanctuary is now accepting reservations for wellness retreats and private groups for yoga, meditation, qigong, musical performances, sound healing, dance parties and more.