While it doesn’t happen often, every once in awhile, Peloton goes through a massive purge of rides.
Usually, they delete older rides (their on-demand library had classes going back to 2015). Sometimes, they remove rides from instructors no longer with the company: Steven Little, Jennifer Jacobs, Nicole Meline. Yep, you heard me. You can no longer find any classes with these beloved instructors.
And, other times, we really don’t know the precise reason for their removal.
This August 2020, Peloton took away a ton of classes without notice. As I updated my popular Fun Themed Peloton Rides post and added the word “removed” next to ride after ride, I decided the best way to deal with this was to compile a list here.
Luckily, the purge doesn’t seem to have affected this post about Peloton rides inspired by TV, Broadway show, and movie soundtracks.
So, if you’re searching for a ride and can no longer find it, there’s a very good chance it got purged.
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List of Loved Rides that Peloton Deleted
Abba, “Dancing Queen Musical Ride,” 45 minutes, Christine D’Ercole 10/14/15
AC/DC, “Thunderstruck,” 30 minutes, Steven Little 1/9/17
Alanis Morissette, “Ironic Ride,” 45 minutes, Christine D’Ercole 1/2/16
Beastie Boys, Sabotage Ride, 30 minutes, Steven Little, 1/23/17
- Strawberry Fields Ride, 45 minutes, Jess King 5/17/16
- Here Comes the Sun Ride, 30 minutes, Hannah Corbin 12/6/16
Billy Joel Ride, “Only the Good Die Young,” 45 minutes, Jenn Sherman 3/31/16
Billy Joel vs. Elton John Part 1, “Piano Ride vs. Rocket Man,” 45 minutes, Jenn Sherman 3/12/15
Billy Joel vs. Elton John Part 5, “Piano Ride vs. Rocket Man,” 45 minutes, Steven Little 9/17/15
Billy Joel vs. Elton John Part 3, “Piano Ride vs. Rocket Man,” 45 minutes, Jenn Sherman 10/8/15
Boston & Journey Ride, “Arena Rock,” 45 minutes, Hannah Corbin 2/21/16
Cher,“Turn Back Time Ride,” 20 minutes, Hanna Corbin 8/12/16
The Cure, “Close to Me Ride,” 45 minutes, Christine D’Ercole 6/18/16
Dave Matthews Band
- Ants Marching, 45 minutes, Christine D’Ercole 6/4/16
- Crash vs. Cave (Mumford & Sons), 45 minutes, Christine D’Ercole 9/3/16
Depeche Mode, “People are People Ride,” 45 minutes, Christine D’Ercole 2/18/17
Dirty Dancing Rides:
- Dirty Dancing Jams Ride, 45 minutes, Robin Arzon 8/4/15
- Low Impact, 20 minutes, Robin Arzon 1/9/19
Drake vs. The Weeknd, Hype vs. The Hills Ride, Cody Rigsby 9/9/16
Earth, Wind and Fire & Stevie Wonder Ride, 45 minutes, Jenn Sherman 10/1/15
Fleetwood Mac Ride, “Edge of Seventeen,” 30 minutes, Jennifer Jacobs, 5/13/16
Florence and the Machine, “Shake It Out Ride,” 45 minutes, Christine D’Ercole 9/21/16
George Michael, “Dance Pop Ride,” 20 minutes, Cody Rigsby 1/26/16
Grease Ride, “You’re the One that I Want,” 45 minutes, Jess King, 2/4/15
Hall and Oates, “Maneater,” 20 minutes, Hannah Marie Corbin 6/10/16
Jimmy Buffett, “It’s 5pm Somewhere Ride,” 45 minutes, Jennifer Jacobs, 6/26/16
Journey, “Don’t Stop Believin,” 45 minutes, Jenn Sherman 11/5/15
Kansas, “Wayward Son Ride,” 30 minutes, Hannah Corbin, 1/7/16
Metallica, Metal Climb, 45 minutes, Steven Little 3/4/16
Michael Jackson Rides
- Pop Thriller, 45 minutes, Jenn Sherman 7/9/15
- Pop Thriller, 45 minutes, Steven Little, 10/26/15
- 45 minutes, Jess King 11/11/15
Missy Elliott & Aaliyah, “Work It vs. Rock the Boat,” 45 minutes, Cody Rigsby 1/15/16
Mumford & Sons, “Little Lion Man Ride,” 45 minutes, Christine D’Ercole 6/13/16
NYSYNC, “Pop Friday Ride,” 45 minutes, Cody Rigsby 10/14/16
Peter Gabriel & Phil Collins, “Boomer Ride,” 30 minutes, Christine D’Ercole 3/31/16
Phish, “Bouncin’ Round Part 2 Ride,” 45 minutes, Jess King 10/21/15
Pink Floyd Ride, “Boomer Ride,” 30 minutes, Christine D’Ercole 12/18/15
Pulp Fiction, “Royale with Cheese,” 30 minutes, Jennifer Jacobs 10/26/16
REM vs. U2, “80s College Rock Ride,” 45 minutes, Hannah Corbin 12/18/15
Rent Ride, “Seasons of Love,” 45 minutes, Robin Arzon 3/22/16
The Rolling Stones, “Gimme Shelter,” 45 minutes, Steven Little, 8/17/16
- Chandelier Ride (Part 1), 45 minutes, Christine D’Ercole 1/23/16
- Chandelier Ride (Part 2), 45 minutes, Christine D’Ercole 2/26/16
- Cheap Thrills, 45 minutes, Robin Arzon 4/27/16
Snow Patrol, “Chasing Cars,” 45 minutes, Christine D’Ercole 5/14/16
Bruce Springsteen, “Thunder Road Part 2,” 45 minutes, Hannah Marie Corbin 11/8/15
A Star Is Born, Low Impact, 10 minutes, Jenn Sherman, 10/17/18
- Maverick Ride, 45 minutes, Jennifer Jacobs, 5/15/16
- Maverick Ride, 45 minutes, Jennifer Jacobs 5/6/17
TV Show Ride, 45 minutes Jenn Sherman 2/21/16
U2, “Sunday Bloody Sunday Ride,” 45 minutes, Jennifer Jacobs, 1/12/17
Van Halen, “Hot for Teacher Ride,” 30 minutes, Jennifer Jacobs 12/15/16
How Can You Find A List of Peloton Fun Classes?
Many of the artists listed above still have classes by other instructors within the on-demand library. You can find some of the best Peloton classes here.
And don’t let this discourage you, Peloton has thousands of classes on-demand, going years back.
Just because this big removal of classes happened doesn’t mean that you should expect it. Giant purges like this are rare.
And, maybe with some of these older rides gone, we can hope that the instructors will redo them, this time around with better production quality and the excitement of thousands of people experiencing it with you on the leaderboard.
Peloton has released a large number of artist rides in 2020. Let’s hope that trend continues.
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