“Bigger Loop” Route Details (Watopia)

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“Bigger Loop” is a modified version of Zwift’s “Big Loop” which basically adds ~11km of flat road to the start of the route. Released as part of Zwift’s Fuego Flats desert expansion, this route features the new desert roads as well as the Epic KOM, Jungle Circuit, and portions of Volcano flat.

“Bigger Loop” is a modified version of Zwift’s “Big Loop” which basically adds ~11km of flat road to the start of the route. Released as part of Zwift’s Fuego Flats desert expansion, this route features the new desert roads as well as the Epic KOM, Jungle Circuit, and portions of Volcano flat.

Route Basics

Length: 53.1 km (33.0 miles)
Elevation:
678 m (2,224‘)
Lead-In: 0.5 km (0.3 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

When freeriding you will spawn just before the downtown start/finish line. For our Strava segment we started and ended at the downtown start/finish since this is a stable point (unlike spawn points, which have some randomness to them).

We will create another segment beginning at the start pens to cover events on this route, once events begin running here.

Restriction: Level 5+

Achievement Badge: 1060 XP

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Route Description

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Begin in Watopia’s downtown, then hang a left from Ocean Boulevard to head toward Fuego Flats. Enjoy the desert sites, descend through the redwoods, then hang a left to attack the Epic KOM. It’s gonna hurt!

Descending the KOM then turning left to the jungle, you will hit the circuit and climb back out before descending down to sea level. Your climbing is finished: now it’s time for the flat run-in to the finish, by way of the Volcano flat route.

In summary: 15km of flat followed by 30km of climbing or ascending, ending with 10km of flat. That’s “Bigger Loop”.

The course profile makes this an appealing route for a longer race. Climbers will be able to get away on the Epic KOM, but heavier riders with higher watts may be able to chase them back over the jungle roads and final flat kilometers.

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Florian
Florian
8 months ago

We will create another segment beginning at the start pens to cover events on this route, once events begin running here.

Today, there was a XRS Saturday Classic race on Bigger Loop and unfortunately, no segment match on Strava 🙁. What a pity, would have been a new PB for the route.

PETR
PETR
7 months ago

I would also like a segment “Bigger Loop” beginning at the start pens

David Jones
David Jones (@david-jones150)
6 months ago

Hi Eric, which bike do you think would be best for a group ride on this course?

Tracey johnson
Tracey johnson
4 months ago

Hi Eric, I was aiming for the bigger loop badge. I rode 60km, after the downtown start, an extra 7 hoping I would see it, but nothing. Anything I can do?

Le Fantome
Le Fantome
3 months ago

Hi Eric – it seems there are two “zwift insider verified” strava segments for the Epic KOM: 1) Epic KOM (Zwift Insider Verified), 2) Epic KOM Forward (Zwift Insider Verified). It looks like the correct one is 1), and this is the one the “bigger loop” page links to. If so, perhaps worth renaming segment 2) to include text of “old” or something like that.

Ricardo Miranda
Ricardo Miranda
3 months ago

I just completed this route 54.5 kilometers and I didn’t get my badge? No I didn’t do this route before? The lead in is .3 kilometers?

Paul Wynne
2 months ago

Hi I completed this route last weekend and got the badge HURRAH! However the route achievement does not show up in veloviewer….. Any idea what went wrong? https://strava.app.link/Q6YhWtsfzcb

Tucker
Tucker
1 month ago

Did this route for the badge but didn’t receive it after starting to climb the Epic KOM I stopped. Any thoughts why this may have happened?
https://www.strava.com/activities/4665264848

Tucker Yoder
Tucker Yoder
1 month ago
Reply to  Tucker

After starting to climb the epic KOM for the second time.

Pahvant
Pahvant
25 days ago

Rode it today… got the badge.

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