Congratulations, Los Gatos! You Finally Have a Soul

 Photo:  SoulCycle

Photo: SoulCycle

In less than a year, SoulCycle has expanded its NorCal cycling empire tally to three San Francisco locations, two East Bay outposts, the OG studio in Marin, and, soon, three locations on the peninsula. The final point in the great Soul expansion of 2017 opens this week in Los Gatos. It now replaces Palo Alto as the southernmost Soul in Bay Area.

Opening day for the Los Gatos location (212 North Santa Cruz Avenue) is Thursday, June 29. There's already a waitlist for the 6 am and 6:30 pm classes, but you can still score a spot in the 8:45 am and 7:30 pm sessions. The studio has 59 bikes, lockers, showers, and free parking nearby. Much like the Berkeley and San Mateo locations, Los Gatos is operating a limited schedule with 4–5 classes daily. (The San Francisco and Palo Alto studios, by contrast, offer 8–9 classes most days.)

Congratulations, Los Gatos folks: your days of racing to Soul Palo on the 85 or Caltrain are a thing of the past. With all the time and money you save commuting to Soul, you can even squeeze in the occasional double.