Compared to Soul Cycle I like RideOakand way more for the following reasons, it's less expensive, you aren't as close to your neighbour physically, at Soul Cycle you can hit each other while doing some of the arm exercises. You can see yourself in the mirror and you can see the instructor at RideOakland even if you are in the back (at soul cycle you can only see yourself and instructor if you see in front row). RideOakand has complimentary shoes every ride. Ride classes are standard 50 minutes, Soul Cucle they are 45 and I felt like I only worked out for 35 of those minutes, at Ride you get a full 45 minute workout minimum. RideOakand also has longer rides on the weekends. Seriously how can you go wrong at RideOakland! I always leave RideOakland feeling energized and having had an awesome workout!