Ryan Balciar - Playlist BioRyan Balciar
Your early summer riding playlist by Ryan Balciar. Streaming now on Grooveshark.com
Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
A song about hanging out with your friends and perfect riding around your neighborhood.
Unemployed in the Summertime by Emilíana Torrini
Being unemployed is tough, but this song reminds you that all will be okay if you stay young at heart.
Summer Daze by Luscious Jackson
A sticky, sweaty love song that brings to mind heat rising off of the pavement in the summer.
Soft Serve by Soul Coughing
The line “beads of sweat dripping down on the rent check” holds many personal memories for me.
Sunshine by Atmosphere
Riding my bike can make the morning’s hangover go away.
Summer’s Thirst by Pretty Lights
One of my favorite beats for riding into the sunset, it provides a smooth transition into darkness and a reminder to turn on your lights.
On’N’On (Ruined by Rick Rubin) by Justice
It’s where I want all of my rides to go.
Dystopia (The Earth is on Fire) by YACHT*
Fitting for the heat of summer, merging images from the nightly news and the Game of Thrones.
Time to Dance by The Shoes
It may be best to just pull over and dance when this song starts playing.
Awesome (featuring The Cool Kids) by The Bloody Beetroots*
May all of your rides be as awesome as this beat.
*Contains language some may find offensive.
Ryan Balciar has been mixing two of his passions, music and cycling, in the people’s republic of Boulder for the last 10 years. He is a part-time special education teacher, bike event co-ordinator for Green Guru, and the owner of the Cruiser Boutique. @CruiserBoutique