If you’re wondering how the Peloton homecoming will take shape this year, it looks like it’s going to be a roadshow.
That is, Peloton is going to be bringing homecoming to various cities versus everyone coming to NYC.
As soon as I have more information, I’ll update this article.
In the meantime, the rest of this article explains what homecoming has been like in the past.
What is Peloton homecoming
Peloton homecoming is an annual event in New York City.
It is a time when Peloton users can gather together to ride, run and workout with their favorite instructors.
Well, at least that’s how it used to be.
In fact, before it was called homecoming, Peloton referred to it as the home rider invasion.
That’s because Peloton bike riders, who normally rode at home, would come to New York City to “invade” the Peloton studio on 23rd Street.
In 2020 Peloton moved its studios from 23rd Street to Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s West Side.
And before they could even have homecoming 2020, the world shut down.
So it became virtual.
Here is my review of the reopening of the Peloton NYC studios.
It was the same for Peloton Homecoming 2021 and 2022.
Even though I’ve had my Peloton since 2016, I’ve never participated in homecoming or its predecessor–home rider invasion.
Now that homecoming is going virtual again for yet another year, I regret never taking advantage of it when things were in person.
Maybe the on-the-road version of Peloton homecoming will come to a city near me and then I can go.
What you need to know about Peloton homecoming
As I’ve explained Peloton homecoming is a multi-day event for Peloton users and fans.
You can get together, albeit virtually these days, to spend time with your favorite instructors and enjoy new content.
During homecoming events in the past, you could take non-studio classes with instructors at the Peloton-designated homecoming hotel.
In 2019 the EVEN Hotel New York – Times Square South was the “host” hotel for the Peloton Homecoming (previously called Home Rider Invasion).
Many guests stayed there to ride live at the Peloton studios and take those aforementioned classes at the hotel with instructors.
Questions about Peloton homecoming
In this article I’m going to try to answer all of your questions about Peloton homecoming.
- When is Peloton homecoming
- How do you sign up for homecoming
- What happens during Peloton homecoming
- Why would I want to attend homecoming
- How do I watch Peloton homecoming
- What does homecoming cost
So, onto answering those questions
When is Peloton homecoming
Traditionally, homecoming or Peloton home rider invasion is held in May.
However, Peloton announced on Instagram that Homecoming 2023 would happen over the summer.
So, stay tuned.
How do you sign up for homecoming
Peloton usually sets up a landing page on its website for homecoming activities.
I’ll post a link as soon as it’s available.
What happens during homecoming
Usually, Peloton saves its big announcements for homecoming.
For example, it’s when they announced the Peloton Row as well as the reopening on PSNY.
Another feature mentioned at Homecoming? The Just Work Out option on the app.
International Peloton homecoming
This year you can expect the overseas and foreign language Peloton instructors participating.
For example, I’ll bet some of the instructors who teach out of the London studios will be doing something special.
Maybe some of them will come from across the pond?
Why would I want to attend homecoming
One reason to block off the two days for homecoming is to spend time with your favorite instructors.
And you’ll get to do this outside of a traditional class.
Sure, if you follow these instructors on Instagram or TikTok, you’re getting to see their human side outside of class.
But in panel discussions you get to see an even different side of them.
For example, during Peloton homecoming 2021, I signed up for a panel discussion about the work-life balance parents face.
The two Peloton instructors involved were Christine D’Ercole and Kristin McGee.
Both are single mothers.
I appreciated their comments, honesty and vulnerability during the chat.
Also, that panel included real-life Peloton users who are also struggling with work-life balance.
So it was an interesting discussion all around.
What does homecoming cost
The virtual version of Homecoming was free.
I mean, of course, you pay for your Peloton membership.
However, you didn’t have to pay anything extra to attend online.
Of course, in the past, when it was live and in person, there was an event fee along with the cost for a New York City hotel.
Hotels Near the Peloton Studios
Hotels near Peloton Studios New York
Here are a few New York City hotels, with Peloton bikes in their gyms, that are also located close to the Peloton Studios on Manhattan's West Side.
Final thoughts on Peloton homecoming
Did I answer all of your questions about this upcoming member event?
With more than six million people in the Peloton community these days, there’s no way everyone could go to homecoming in person.
In fact, the last year they had the event live, in 2019, people got shut out of events and rides the same day registration opened.
So maybe taking homecoming on the road is the best way to ensure the most people as possible can participate.