That said, before riding, or doing any exercise, it is important to warm up your body with some light stretching exercises, and repeat after exercise
as a cooldown. In addition, Pilates is a terrific form of gentle stretching and strenghtening that focuses on your core (abdominals/back), which is your foundation when you ride. Lots of riders, even upper-level riders, do Pilates. Perhaps you could fit in some Pilates inbetween the days you ride?