Length: 5 km (3.1 miles)
Elevation: 13 m (43‘)
Lead-In: 2.4 km (1.5 miles)
Achievement Badge: 100 XP
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Richmond’s “The Fan Flats” was renamed from “Prefer Flat Roads” in the Richmond refresh. It is one of the flattest routes on Zwift, with only 13m (43′) of elevation gain per 5km (3.1 mile) lap.
The route also includes the Monument Avenue sprint segment, making this a favorite course for multi-lap flat crits with sprint points.
There is a short lead-in from the start banner to the beginning of your lap, so we’ve created two Strava segments, one covering the lead in plus a lap, and the other covering subsequent laps.
There is an event-only version of this route in reverse which is called “Richmond Rollercoaster”. This was released with the Richmond refresh on February 6, 2020.
has anyone seen a speed test with a gravel bike on this course, due to all the cobles?
I think this route is so flat that you need to be aero in t´he first place. Cobble is not like mud where rolling resistance is high with narrow tires. Cobble slowes down all bikes in similar fashion, a gravel bike might be more comfortable but not faster.