Zwift “Tour for All” Fundraiser Event Series Details

Zwift “Tour for All” Fundraiser Event Series Details

Zwift has announced its first-ever “Tour for All”, a massive charity event to support Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in COVID-19 response.

This post includes details on all TfA stages, scheduling, pro racing, and more.

Stage Details

This is a 5-stage event. As with past tours, each stage can be completed in a variety of ways. There are group rides and runs with both long and short distance formats, and women-only group rides. Those with a competitive streak will be able to take part in bike races during each stage, choosing from two different length options.

About Categories

Categories (A, B, C, and D) are used in different ways for different events in the TfA series:

  • Group Rides and Runs: categories are used to organize these events into different distance groups, not different levels of fitness. So choose the category that matches the length you want, find a group going at your pace, and enjoy yourself! Additionally, for Group Rides, the C group is for women only.
  • Race Rides: categories are used to organize the events into both distance and ability groups. A and B categories are the longer distance, C and D are shorter distance. A and C are for riders in the 3.2-5 w/kg range, B and D are for riders below that range.

Stage 1: May 4-7

Group Ride (Category A): Tempus Fugit, 2 Laps

Animated “Tempus Fugit” Route Details (Watopia) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

“Tempus Fugit” is Latin for “time flees (or flies)”, and this is certainly a flat, fast route. Released as part of Zwift’s Fuego Flats desert expansion, it is designed as an out and back TT race course, with the lead-in from the desert start pens making the course come in right around 20km in length for one lap.

“Tempus Fugit” is Latin for “time flees (or flies)”, and this is certainly a flat, fast route. Released as part of Zwift’s Fuego Flats desert expansion, it is designed as an out and back TT race course, with the lead-in from the desert start pens making the course come in right around 20km in length for one lap.

Route Basics

Length: 17.3 km (10.7 miles)
Elevation:
16 m (52‘)
Lead-In: 2.4 km (1.5 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

When freeriding you will spawn just before the desert start pens, giving us a lead-in of approximately 2.4km before the sprint finish line. The official route start and end is at the desert arch (Fuego Flats sprint finish line).

Achievement Badge: 380 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Fuego Flats Forward Sprint
Fuego Flats Reverse Sprint

Strava Strava Segments

Tempus Fugit

Bike Selection

This route is nearly pan-flat, so aero rules the day. Get the most slippery frame and wheels you can afford!

Fastest Frames >
Fastest Wheels >

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Route Description

Route profile by ZwiftHub – the place to plan and track your route achievements!

This is the flattest route in all of Zwift as the time of its release, with only 16m (52′) of elevation gain from start line to finish. There are some ~1% false flats, but they are barely noticeable as you fly through the picturesque desert.

There are lots of landmarks in Fuego Flats to help you keep your bearings. First you pass the cliff dwellings near the first turnaround loop, then you hit the forward 500m sprint segment. Next you’ll ride through the old town of Desert Flats (watch for the steam engine to come roaring through) then through a gap in the rocks to a hidden oasis complete with a waterfall and dinosaur fossils.

Continue on and you’ll ride into Saddle Springs, the 1950’s-inspired resort town where you’ll make your turnaround before heading back home. Just after the turnaround you’ll cross the start line of the 7km “Fuego Flats Reverse” segment which ends at the same rock arch where the forward sprint ends.

You’ll ride through this arch, around the first turnaround loop (the one with ruins of cliff dwellings) then finish the route with a second effort on the 500m sprint segment.

Group Ride (Category B): Watopia's Waistband, 1 Lap

Animated “Watopia’s Waistband” Route Details (Watopia) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

Originally created as a “rebel route”, Watopia’s Waistband is now available as an event-only route. This perimeter route covers portions of Watopia’s three “flat” routes, (Tick TockVolcano FlatWatopia Flat). It’s called “Watopia’s Waistband” because it nicely encircles key landmarks in Watopia proper including downtown Watopia, Fuego Flats, the Italian Villas, the Volcano, and the Fishing Village.

Originally created as a “rebel route”, Watopia’s Waistband is now available as an event-only route. This perimeter route covers portions of Watopia’s three “flat” routes, (Tick TockVolcano FlatWatopia Flat). It’s called “Watopia’s Waistband” because it nicely encircles key landmarks in Watopia proper including downtown Watopia, Fuego Flats, the Italian Villas, the Volcano, and the Fishing Village.

Route Basics

Length: 25.5 km (15.8 miles)
Elevation:
95 m (312‘)
Lead-In: 2.4 km (1.5 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

When freeriding you will spawn just before the desert start pens, giving us a lead-in of approximately 2.4km before the sprint finish line. The official route start and end is at the desert arch (Fuego Flats sprint finish line).

Restriction: Event Only

Achievement Badge: none

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Fuego Flats Forward Sprint

Strava Strava Segments

Watopia's Waistband

Bike Selection

This route is quite flat, so aero rules the day. Get the most slippery frame and wheels you can afford!

Fastest Frames >
Fastest Wheels >

Route Description

We begin on Fuego Flats at the spawn point, moving clockwise around the desert loop until it drops us off on Ocean Blvd. Take Ocean Blvd toward the Fishing Village (away from Downtown), turn left toward the Italian Village, then another left at the fountain to head toward the Volcano.

Ride around the Volcano clockwise, make our way through the downtown start/finish line and onto Ocean Boulevard before a quick left back to Fuego Flats for the final false flat haul toward the desert arch for the finish.

Group Ride (Category C, Women Only): Seaside Sprint, 4 Laps

Animated “Seaside Sprint” Route Details (Watopia) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

Watopia’s “Seaside Sprint” began as a Rebel Route in August 2019. Zwift made it an official (albeit event-only) route in its February 2020 update.

At only 6.3km (3.9 miles) this is the shortest Watopia loop which includes a sprint segment, making it perfect for races that include sprint points or for group rides with interval efforts like Sprintapalooza. As a route, this is the smallest loop on Watopia apart from Volcano Circuit and Volcano Circuit CCW.

Watopia’s “Seaside Sprint” began as a Rebel Route in August 2019. Zwift made it an official (albeit event-only) route in its February 2020 update.

At only 6.3km (3.9 miles) this is the shortest Watopia loop which includes a sprint segment, making it perfect for races that include sprint points or for group rides with interval efforts like Sprintapalooza. As a route, this is the smallest loop on Watopia apart from Volcano Circuit and Volcano Circuit CCW.

Route Basics

Length: 6.3 km (3.9 miles)
Elevation:
39 m (128‘)
Lead-In: 3.0 km (1.9 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

This event-only route begins at the start pier, giving us a lead-in over The Esses of 3 km. The official route start and end is at the sprint arch.

Restriction: Event Only

Achievement Badge: none

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Sprint Reverse

Strava Strava Segments

Seaside Sprint

Bike Selection

This route is quite flat, with the only climbs being quick rollers. So aero rules the day. Get the most slippery frame and wheels you can afford!

Fastest Frames >
Fastest Wheels >

Route Description

This clockwise loop begins at the sprint banner at the end of the Julynn Washington Bridge (JWB) between the Esses and Italian Villas. After passing under the banner you will ride over the cobbles of the Italian Villas, hang a right onto the twisty gravel road, then cross the land bridge to our magmatic friend, the Volcano.

Turn right at the fork after the land bridge, climbing up the short pitch into the volcano, and you will find yourself going through the Volcano Circuit banner. The lap counter just after the banner counts down how many laps you’ve got left.

Ride out of the volcano, turn right onto the glass bridge, then another right into the Esses. The Esses roller coaster will spit you out onto the short reverse sprint over the JWB.

That’s one lap… how many more have you got left?

Race Ride (Category A & B): Tempus Fugit, 2 Laps

Animated “Tempus Fugit” Route Details (Watopia) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

“Tempus Fugit” is Latin for “time flees (or flies)”, and this is certainly a flat, fast route. Released as part of Zwift’s Fuego Flats desert expansion, it is designed as an out and back TT race course, with the lead-in from the desert start pens making the course come in right around 20km in length for one lap.

“Tempus Fugit” is Latin for “time flees (or flies)”, and this is certainly a flat, fast route. Released as part of Zwift’s Fuego Flats desert expansion, it is designed as an out and back TT race course, with the lead-in from the desert start pens making the course come in right around 20km in length for one lap.

Route Basics

Length: 17.3 km (10.7 miles)
Elevation:
16 m (52‘)
Lead-In: 2.4 km (1.5 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

When freeriding you will spawn just before the desert start pens, giving us a lead-in of approximately 2.4km before the sprint finish line. The official route start and end is at the desert arch (Fuego Flats sprint finish line).

Achievement Badge: 380 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Fuego Flats Forward Sprint
Fuego Flats Reverse Sprint

Strava Strava Segments

Tempus Fugit

Bike Selection

This route is nearly pan-flat, so aero rules the day. Get the most slippery frame and wheels you can afford!

Fastest Frames >
Fastest Wheels >

BestBikeSplit Model
Estimate ride time, IF and TSS, plan your power, and more!

Route Description

Route profile by ZwiftHub – the place to plan and track your route achievements!

This is the flattest route in all of Zwift as the time of its release, with only 16m (52′) of elevation gain from start line to finish. There are some ~1% false flats, but they are barely noticeable as you fly through the picturesque desert.

There are lots of landmarks in Fuego Flats to help you keep your bearings. First you pass the cliff dwellings near the first turnaround loop, then you hit the forward 500m sprint segment. Next you’ll ride through the old town of Desert Flats (watch for the steam engine to come roaring through) then through a gap in the rocks to a hidden oasis complete with a waterfall and dinosaur fossils.

Continue on and you’ll ride into Saddle Springs, the 1950’s-inspired resort town where you’ll make your turnaround before heading back home. Just after the turnaround you’ll cross the start line of the 7km “Fuego Flats Reverse” segment which ends at the same rock arch where the forward sprint ends.

You’ll ride through this arch, around the first turnaround loop (the one with ruins of cliff dwellings) then finish the route with a second effort on the 500m sprint segment.

Race Ride (Category C & D): Watopia's Waistband, 1 Lap

Animated “Watopia’s Waistband” Route Details (Watopia) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

Originally created as a “rebel route”, Watopia’s Waistband is now available as an event-only route. This perimeter route covers portions of Watopia’s three “flat” routes, (Tick TockVolcano FlatWatopia Flat). It’s called “Watopia’s Waistband” because it nicely encircles key landmarks in Watopia proper including downtown Watopia, Fuego Flats, the Italian Villas, the Volcano, and the Fishing Village.

Originally created as a “rebel route”, Watopia’s Waistband is now available as an event-only route. This perimeter route covers portions of Watopia’s three “flat” routes, (Tick TockVolcano FlatWatopia Flat). It’s called “Watopia’s Waistband” because it nicely encircles key landmarks in Watopia proper including downtown Watopia, Fuego Flats, the Italian Villas, the Volcano, and the Fishing Village.

Route Basics

Length: 25.5 km (15.8 miles)
Elevation:
95 m (312‘)
Lead-In: 2.4 km (1.5 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

When freeriding you will spawn just before the desert start pens, giving us a lead-in of approximately 2.4km before the sprint finish line. The official route start and end is at the desert arch (Fuego Flats sprint finish line).

Restriction: Event Only

Achievement Badge: none

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Fuego Flats Forward Sprint

Strava Strava Segments

Watopia's Waistband

Bike Selection

This route is quite flat, so aero rules the day. Get the most slippery frame and wheels you can afford!

Fastest Frames >
Fastest Wheels >

Route Description

We begin on Fuego Flats at the spawn point, moving clockwise around the desert loop until it drops us off on Ocean Blvd. Take Ocean Blvd toward the Fishing Village (away from Downtown), turn left toward the Italian Village, then another left at the fountain to head toward the Volcano.

Ride around the Volcano clockwise, make our way through the downtown start/finish line and onto Ocean Boulevard before a quick left back to Fuego Flats for the final false flat haul toward the desert arch for the finish.

Group Run (Category A): Seaside Sprint, 5.8 miles

Animated “Seaside Sprint” Route Details (Watopia) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

Watopia’s “Seaside Sprint” began as a Rebel Route in August 2019. Zwift made it an official (albeit event-only) route in its February 2020 update.

At only 6.3km (3.9 miles) this is the shortest Watopia loop which includes a sprint segment, making it perfect for races that include sprint points or for group rides with interval efforts like Sprintapalooza. As a route, this is the smallest loop on Watopia apart from Volcano Circuit and Volcano Circuit CCW.

Watopia’s “Seaside Sprint” began as a Rebel Route in August 2019. Zwift made it an official (albeit event-only) route in its February 2020 update.

At only 6.3km (3.9 miles) this is the shortest Watopia loop which includes a sprint segment, making it perfect for races that include sprint points or for group rides with interval efforts like Sprintapalooza. As a route, this is the smallest loop on Watopia apart from Volcano Circuit and Volcano Circuit CCW.

Route Basics

Length: 6.3 km (3.9 miles)
Elevation:
39 m (128‘)
Lead-In: 3.0 km (1.9 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

This event-only route begins at the start pier, giving us a lead-in over The Esses of 3 km. The official route start and end is at the sprint arch.

Restriction: Event Only

Achievement Badge: none

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Sprint Reverse

Strava Strava Segments

Seaside Sprint

Bike Selection

This route is quite flat, with the only climbs being quick rollers. So aero rules the day. Get the most slippery frame and wheels you can afford!

Fastest Frames >
Fastest Wheels >

Route Description

This clockwise loop begins at the sprint banner at the end of the Julynn Washington Bridge (JWB) between the Esses and Italian Villas. After passing under the banner you will ride over the cobbles of the Italian Villas, hang a right onto the twisty gravel road, then cross the land bridge to our magmatic friend, the Volcano.

Turn right at the fork after the land bridge, climbing up the short pitch into the volcano, and you will find yourself going through the Volcano Circuit banner. The lap counter just after the banner counts down how many laps you’ve got left.

Ride out of the volcano, turn right onto the glass bridge, then another right into the Esses. The Esses roller coaster will spit you out onto the short reverse sprint over the JWB.

That’s one lap… how many more have you got left?

Group Run (Category B): Tempus Fugit, 3.4 miles

Animated “Tempus Fugit” Route Details (Watopia) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

“Tempus Fugit” is Latin for “time flees (or flies)”, and this is certainly a flat, fast route. Released as part of Zwift’s Fuego Flats desert expansion, it is designed as an out and back TT race course, with the lead-in from the desert start pens making the course come in right around 20km in length for one lap.

“Tempus Fugit” is Latin for “time flees (or flies)”, and this is certainly a flat, fast route. Released as part of Zwift’s Fuego Flats desert expansion, it is designed as an out and back TT race course, with the lead-in from the desert start pens making the course come in right around 20km in length for one lap.

Route Basics

Length: 17.3 km (10.7 miles)
Elevation:
16 m (52‘)
Lead-In: 2.4 km (1.5 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

When freeriding you will spawn just before the desert start pens, giving us a lead-in of approximately 2.4km before the sprint finish line. The official route start and end is at the desert arch (Fuego Flats sprint finish line).

Achievement Badge: 380 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Fuego Flats Forward Sprint
Fuego Flats Reverse Sprint

Strava Strava Segments

Tempus Fugit

Bike Selection

This route is nearly pan-flat, so aero rules the day. Get the most slippery frame and wheels you can afford!

Fastest Frames >
Fastest Wheels >

BestBikeSplit Model
Estimate ride time, IF and TSS, plan your power, and more!

Route Description

Route profile by ZwiftHub – the place to plan and track your route achievements!

This is the flattest route in all of Zwift as the time of its release, with only 16m (52′) of elevation gain from start line to finish. There are some ~1% false flats, but they are barely noticeable as you fly through the picturesque desert.

There are lots of landmarks in Fuego Flats to help you keep your bearings. First you pass the cliff dwellings near the first turnaround loop, then you hit the forward 500m sprint segment. Next you’ll ride through the old town of Desert Flats (watch for the steam engine to come roaring through) then through a gap in the rocks to a hidden oasis complete with a waterfall and dinosaur fossils.

Continue on and you’ll ride into Saddle Springs, the 1950’s-inspired resort town where you’ll make your turnaround before heading back home. Just after the turnaround you’ll cross the start line of the 7km “Fuego Flats Reverse” segment which ends at the same rock arch where the forward sprint ends.

You’ll ride through this arch, around the first turnaround loop (the one with ruins of cliff dwellings) then finish the route with a second effort on the 500m sprint segment.

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Stage 2: May 8-11

Group Ride (Category A): The Magnificent 8, 1 Lap

Animated “The Magnificent 8” Route Details (Watopia) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

“The Magnificent 8” route was rolled out with Zwift’s October 29th update, and was used as the route for the Halloween dinosaur costume scavenger hunt. It’s a mostly-flat route, with the only significant climb being the reverse Hilly KOM.

“The Magnificent 8” route was rolled out with Zwift’s October 29th update, and was used as the route for the Halloween dinosaur costume scavenger hunt. It’s a mostly-flat route, with the only significant climb being the reverse Hilly KOM.

Route Basics

Length: 28.6 km (17.8 miles)
Elevation:
131 m (430‘)
Lead-In: 0.2 km (0.1 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

Begins and ends at downtown Watopia start/finish, moving in the reverse direction.

Restriction: Event Only

Achievement Badge: none

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Hilly KOM Reverse
Fuego Flats Forward Sprint

Strava Strava Segments

The Magnificent 8

Bike Selection

This route is quite flat, with the only climb being the reverse Hilly KOM. This hill is short and shallow enough that a lightweight climbing setup does not give you even a 1-second advantage. So aero rules the day. Get the most slippery frame and wheels you can afford!

Fastest Frames >
Fastest Wheels >

Route Description

The route begins in downtown Watopia, riding through the start/finish banner in the reverse direction. We ride around the volcano, across the land bridge, past the noisy waterfall and over the reverse Hilly KOM. (This is the only significant climb of the entire route).

Next, we hang a right onto Ocean Boulevard, then a left to Fuego Flats for a spin through the desert.

This brings us all the way around to a right turn onto the Ocean Boulevard/Epic KOM spur, where we make our way back to downtown Watopia for the finish.

Group Ride (Category B): 2019 UCI Worlds Harrogate Circuit, 1 Lap

Animated “2019 UCI Worlds Harrogate Circuit” Route Details (Yorkshire) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

One of six routes rolled out with Zwift’s UCI 2019 Worlds map, “2019 UCI Worlds Harrogate Circuit” covers the actual finishing circuit which the world’s top road racers raced in September’s 2019 UCI Worlds events.

One of six routes rolled out with Zwift’s UCI 2019 Worlds map, “2019 UCI Worlds Harrogate Circuit” covers the actual finishing circuit which the world’s top road racers raced in September’s 2019 UCI Worlds events.

Route Basics

Length: 13.8 km (8.6 miles)
Elevation:
240 m (787‘)
Lead-In: 0.1 km (0.1 miles)
Map: Yorkshire

Achievement Badge: 270 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Yorkshire KOM Forward

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Route Description

Route profile by ZwiftHub – the place to plan and track your route achievements!

Roll through the start/finish banner in Harrogate, then turn right to head up Otley Road, the longest section of straight road on the Yorkshire course. As you make your way out of Harrogate proper you’ll find yourself in the farm lands. Look for sheep, cows, and a friendly farmer on his tractor.

The Yorkshire KOM begins when you hit the stone bridge and turn a sharp left. The stream crossed here is called Oak Beck (“Beck” is used often in Yorkshire for a small river or stream). In real life, this bridge is narrow and crossing-controlled by traffic lights to be one way. But we Zwifters get to roll on through.

Crossing Oak Beck

Hit that KOM, enjoy your descent, then turn a sharp left past the Royal Pumproom onto Millionaire’s Row. You’re now on Cornwall Road, in the Duchy Estate–one of the poshest places in all of England to live.

Your next right takes you onto the forward sprint, a short but punchy effort which is mostly uphill until the final few meters. Finish that sprint, enjoy your descent, and wrap up your loop of the Duchy Estate. (Note: the sprint is so short that Strava will not let us create a segment.)

The Royal Pumproom

ou will pass the Royal Pumproom again (this time on your right). In the 18th and 19th centuries, Harrogate made its fortune by drawing often wealthy people to come and take its waters, which had a supposedly curative effect. Known locally as “The Pump Rooms”, this is one location where these waters emerged from the ground.

As you turn the last right before the finish, note the Zwift Draft House on your left. This is the Cold Bath Brewery where Zwift is setting up shop and giving away its own custom brews during 2019 Worlds Week.

Almost there! The straightaway to the finish is uphill, so if you’re racing be ready for an especially challenging effort in these final meters. You will pass “Scotty’s” on the left, which in real life is Betty’s Tearooms, a huge local landmark.

This final sprint is where Mark Cavendish famously crashed out of the 2014 Tour de France. Happily, Zwifters don’t need to worry about such dangers, but you can certainly appreciate the massive effort put forth in this final drag to the finish.

Special thanks to Simon Schofield from the Zwiftcast for helping us put together these route notes. Simon is a Yorkshireman who has ridden these roads hundreds of times, so his local knowledge proved invaluable to us and to Zwift, who used his input to create and name Yorkshire’s routes.

There is a reverse version of this route, but it is event-only and thus only used for official events.

Group Ride (Category C, Women Only): Park Perimeter Loop, 2 Laps

Animated “Park Perimeter Loop” Route Details (New York) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

New York’s “Park Perimeter Loop” takes you on the outermost ground-level path around Central Park. Looking to grab an orange lap leader jersey? This is the only timed route on NYC’s course!

New York’s “Park Perimeter Loop” takes you on the outermost ground-level path around Central Park. Looking to grab an orange lap leader jersey? This is the only timed route on NYC’s course!

Route Basics

Length: 9.8 km (6.1 miles)
Elevation:
126 m (413‘)
Lead-In: 0.4 km (0.2 miles)
Map: New York

Start & Finish

This course travels north from the start pens, which means you do not ride through the start/finish banner until the end of the first lap in an event. Therefore, we’ve created two Strava forward segments: one beginning just after you exit the pens to cover your first event lap, and the other beginning at the start/finish banner for additional laps and free rides.

The main start/finish banner is the finish line for this route.

Achievement Badge: 190 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
NYC KOM Forward

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Route Description

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Every inch of this route is taken from real-world GPS data, so riders acquainted with Central Park will find these roads familiar. The course’s rolling profile is rarely flat or straight, and a few punchy pitches including Harlem Hill to the north mean you must stay vigilant when racing.

Along the way don’t miss the fall colors and many sights of Central Park: hot dog vendors, pedestrians, wildlife, water features, and of course the NYC skyline.

Race Ride (Category A & B): The Magnificent 8, 1 Lap

Animated “The Magnificent 8” Route Details (Watopia) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

“The Magnificent 8” route was rolled out with Zwift’s October 29th update, and was used as the route for the Halloween dinosaur costume scavenger hunt. It’s a mostly-flat route, with the only significant climb being the reverse Hilly KOM.

“The Magnificent 8” route was rolled out with Zwift’s October 29th update, and was used as the route for the Halloween dinosaur costume scavenger hunt. It’s a mostly-flat route, with the only significant climb being the reverse Hilly KOM.

Route Basics

Length: 28.6 km (17.8 miles)
Elevation:
131 m (430‘)
Lead-In: 0.2 km (0.1 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

Begins and ends at downtown Watopia start/finish, moving in the reverse direction.

Restriction: Event Only

Achievement Badge: none

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Hilly KOM Reverse
Fuego Flats Forward Sprint

Strava Strava Segments

The Magnificent 8

Bike Selection

This route is quite flat, with the only climb being the reverse Hilly KOM. This hill is short and shallow enough that a lightweight climbing setup does not give you even a 1-second advantage. So aero rules the day. Get the most slippery frame and wheels you can afford!

Fastest Frames >
Fastest Wheels >

Route Description

The route begins in downtown Watopia, riding through the start/finish banner in the reverse direction. We ride around the volcano, across the land bridge, past the noisy waterfall and over the reverse Hilly KOM. (This is the only significant climb of the entire route).

Next, we hang a right onto Ocean Boulevard, then a left to Fuego Flats for a spin through the desert.

This brings us all the way around to a right turn onto the Ocean Boulevard/Epic KOM spur, where we make our way back to downtown Watopia for the finish.

Race Ride (Category C & D): 2019 UCI Worlds Harrogate Circuit, 1 Lap

Animated “2019 UCI Worlds Harrogate Circuit” Route Details (Yorkshire) Map
Animated map provided by ZwiftHacks

One of six routes rolled out with Zwift’s UCI 2019 Worlds map, “2019 UCI Worlds Harrogate Circuit” covers the actual finishing circuit which the world’s top road racers raced in September’s 2019 UCI Worlds events.

One of six routes rolled out with Zwift’s UCI 2019 Worlds map, “2019 UCI Worlds Harrogate Circuit” covers the actual finishing circuit which the world’s top road racers raced in September’s 2019 UCI Worlds events.

Route Basics

Length: 13.8 km (8.6 miles)
Elevation:
240 m (787‘)
Lead-In: 0.1 km (0.1 miles)
Map: Yorkshire

Achievement Badge: 270 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Yorkshire KOM Forward

BestBikeSplit Model
Estimate ride time, IF and TSS, plan your power, and more!

Route Description

Route profile by ZwiftHub – the place to plan and track your route achievements!

Roll through the start/finish banner in Harrogate, then turn right to head up Otley Road, the longest section of straight road on the Yorkshire course. As you make your way out of Harrogate proper you’ll find yourself in the farm lands. Look for sheep, cows, and a friendly farmer on his tractor.

The Yorkshire KOM begins when you hit the stone bridge and turn a sharp left. The stream crossed here is called Oak Beck (“Beck” is used often in Yorkshire for a small river or stream). In real life, this bridge is narrow and crossing-controlled by traffic lights to be one way. But we Zwifters get to roll on through.

Crossing Oak Beck

Hit that KOM, enjoy your descent, then turn a sharp left past the Royal Pumproom onto Millionaire’s Row. You’re now on Cornwall Road, in the Duchy Estate–one of the poshest places in all of England to live.

Your next right takes you onto the forward sprint, a short but punchy effort which is mostly uphill until the final few meters. Finish that sprint, enjoy your descent, and wrap up your loop of the Duchy Estate. (Note: the sprint is so short that Strava will not let us create a segment.)

The Royal Pumproom

ou will pass the Royal Pumproom again (this time on your right). In the 18th and 19th centuries, Harrogate made its fortune by drawing often wealthy people to come and take its waters, which had a supposedly curative effect. Known locally as “The Pump Rooms”, this is one location where these waters emerged from the ground.

As you turn the last right before the finish, note the Zwift Draft House on your left. This is the Cold Bath Brewery where Zwift is setting up shop and giving away its own custom brews during 2019 Worlds Week.

Almost there! The straightaway to the finish is uphill, so if you’re racing be ready for an especially challenging effort in these final meters. You will pass “Scotty’s” on the left, which in real life is Betty’s Tearooms, a huge local landmark.

This final sprint is where Mark Cavendish famously crashed out of the 2014 Tour de France. Happily, Zwifters don’t need to worry about such dangers, but you can certainly appreciate the massive effort put forth in this final drag to the finish.

Special thanks to Simon Schofield from the Zwiftcast for helping us put together these route notes. Simon is a Yorkshireman who has ridden these roads hundreds of times, so his local knowledge proved invaluable to us and to Zwift, who used his input to create and name Yorkshire’s routes.

There is a reverse version of this route, but it is event-only and thus only used for official events.

Group Run (Category A): Tour of Tewit Well, 6.7 miles

Group Run (Category B): Queen's Highway, 3.5 miles

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One of six routes rolled out with Zwift’s UCI 2019 Worlds map, “Queen’s Highway” covers the smaller northern portion of the course in a counter-clockwise direction. It is the reverse version of the Duchy Estate route.

One of six routes rolled out with Zwift’s UCI 2019 Worlds map, “Queen’s Highway” covers the smaller northern portion of the course in a counter-clockwise direction. It is the reverse version of the Duchy Estate route.

Route Basics

Length: 3 km (1.9 miles)
Elevation:
37 m (121‘)
Lead-In: 2.8 km (1.7 miles)
Map: Yorkshire

Achievement Badge: 60 XP

Bike Selection

While this route is constantly up or down, none of the climbs are long or steep enough for a lightweight setup to offer any advantage over an aero setup. So get the most slippery frame and wheels you can afford!

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The actual Queen’s Highway loop is rectangular and 3km long, but it begins with a lead-in of approximately 2.4km from the regular spawn point located in central Harrogate north of the start/finish and start pens. You will pass the Royal Pump Room on your right as you make your way north to the Cairn Hotel.

Passing the Cairn Hotel

This road is part of the Queen’s Highway loop, but you are still in the lead-in portion since the loop begins and ends at the sprint banner at the top of the climb. Climb up Kent Road, and give the long sprint all you’ve got. Once you’re through the banner your Queen’s Highway loop has officially begun.

(Warning: the sprint segment is uphill and rather long–almost 400 meters! So you’ll have to pace yourself.)

The residential area you are riding through is an extremely desirable piece of real estate, and one of the poshest places in all of England to live. Fun fact: all the land is owned by the Duke of Lancaster who is, in fact, the Queen.

After you descend Cornwall Road you will climb past the Cairn Hotel again and up Kent Road for one final sprint effort to finish your lap. You can, of course, keep riding and put in as many laps as you’d like.

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Stage 3: May 12-15

Group Ride (Category A): Everything Bagel, 1 Lap

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New York’s “Everything Bagel” is the longest route on the NYC course, and the perfect route for a hard ~1-hour effort. It covers nearly every road section, many of them in both directions. Looking for a challenge? You’ll get several chances to test your legs against the leaderboards as you hit the KOM and sprint sections in both directions.

New York’s “Everything Bagel” is the longest route on the NYC course, and the perfect route for a hard ~1-hour effort. It covers nearly every road section, many of them in both directions. Looking for a challenge? You’ll get several chances to test your legs against the leaderboards as you hit the KOM and sprint sections in both directions.

Route Basics

Length: 34.2 km (21.3 miles)
Elevation:
525 m (1,722‘)
Lead-In: 0.2 km (0.1 miles)
Map: New York

Achievement Badge: 690 XP

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Bike Selection

The Tron bike is probably your best choice – it turns in the fastest overall time and some of the fastest climbs. Canyon Aeroad 2021 + DT Swiss ARC 62 wheels are a good option for lower level Zwifters. (Lightweight Meilenstein wheels will give you the fastest climbs, but cost a lot in overall lap time.)

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Route Description

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Be warmed up before you start a race here because the route takes you almost immediately onto the reverse KOM. Cool down as you cruise for a loop around Central Park at ground level which includes a sprint, then get ready to push again as you return to the glass roads for a go at the forward KOM before descending and hitting the sprint in the opposite direction. Hope you enjoy your bagel!

Group Ride (Category B): Road to Ruins, 1 Lap

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Watopia’s “Road to Ruins” was added with the Mayan jungle expansion in late October 2017. It begins just like the Jungle Circuit, but takes you to the Volcano Flat and back home to the start/finish banner instead of leaving you riding jungle laps.

Watopia’s “Road to Ruins” was added with the Mayan jungle expansion in late October 2017. It begins just like the Jungle Circuit, but takes you to the Volcano Flat and back home to the start/finish banner instead of leaving you riding jungle laps.

Route Basics

Length: 29.6 km (18.4 miles)
Elevation:
268 m (879‘)
Lead-In: 0.5 km (0.3 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

Begins and ends at the downtown Watopia start/finish banner.

Restriction: Level 5+

Achievement Badge: 580 XP

Bike Selection

Read this post for a detailed analysis of which bike is best on Road to Ruins.

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Route Description

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Currently this is the only route which takes you through the jungle and back through the start/finish banner without going over the Epic KOM. It is sure to be a popular group ride route for this reason.

Group Ride (Category C, Women Only): Greater London Loop, 1 Lap

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London’s “Greater London Loop” route covers the mostly flat “greater London” expansion and the Box Hill climb. It is essentially the “London Loop” with ~6km of flat roads added.

London’s “Greater London Loop” route covers the mostly flat “greater London” expansion and the Box Hill climb. It is essentially the “London Loop” with ~6km of flat roads added.

Route Basics

Length: 21 km (13.0 miles)
Elevation:
244 m (801‘)
Lead-In: 0.5 km (0.3 miles)
Map: London

Achievement Badge: 420 XP

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Race Ride (Category A & B): Everything Bagel, 1 Lap

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New York’s “Everything Bagel” is the longest route on the NYC course, and the perfect route for a hard ~1-hour effort. It covers nearly every road section, many of them in both directions. Looking for a challenge? You’ll get several chances to test your legs against the leaderboards as you hit the KOM and sprint sections in both directions.

New York’s “Everything Bagel” is the longest route on the NYC course, and the perfect route for a hard ~1-hour effort. It covers nearly every road section, many of them in both directions. Looking for a challenge? You’ll get several chances to test your legs against the leaderboards as you hit the KOM and sprint sections in both directions.

Route Basics

Length: 34.2 km (21.3 miles)
Elevation:
525 m (1,722‘)
Lead-In: 0.2 km (0.1 miles)
Map: New York

Achievement Badge: 690 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

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Everything Bagel

Bike Selection

The Tron bike is probably your best choice – it turns in the fastest overall time and some of the fastest climbs. Canyon Aeroad 2021 + DT Swiss ARC 62 wheels are a good option for lower level Zwifters. (Lightweight Meilenstein wheels will give you the fastest climbs, but cost a lot in overall lap time.)

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Route Description

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Be warmed up before you start a race here because the route takes you almost immediately onto the reverse KOM. Cool down as you cruise for a loop around Central Park at ground level which includes a sprint, then get ready to push again as you return to the glass roads for a go at the forward KOM before descending and hitting the sprint in the opposite direction. Hope you enjoy your bagel!

Race Ride (Category C & D) Road to Ruins, 1 Lap

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Watopia’s “Road to Ruins” was added with the Mayan jungle expansion in late October 2017. It begins just like the Jungle Circuit, but takes you to the Volcano Flat and back home to the start/finish banner instead of leaving you riding jungle laps.

Watopia’s “Road to Ruins” was added with the Mayan jungle expansion in late October 2017. It begins just like the Jungle Circuit, but takes you to the Volcano Flat and back home to the start/finish banner instead of leaving you riding jungle laps.

Route Basics

Length: 29.6 km (18.4 miles)
Elevation:
268 m (879‘)
Lead-In: 0.5 km (0.3 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

Begins and ends at the downtown Watopia start/finish banner.

Restriction: Level 5+

Achievement Badge: 580 XP

Bike Selection

Read this post for a detailed analysis of which bike is best on Road to Ruins.

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Route Description

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Currently this is the only route which takes you through the jungle and back through the start/finish banner without going over the Epic KOM. It is sure to be a popular group ride route for this reason.

Group Run (Category A): Classique, 6.9 miles

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The London course’s “Classique” route takes you on some of the most famous London streets including Strand, The Mall, Constitution Hill, and Birdcage Walk. You ride by Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.

The London course’s “Classique” route takes you on some of the most famous London streets including Strand, The Mall, Constitution Hill, and Birdcage Walk. You ride by Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.

Route Basics

Length: 5.4 km (3.4 miles)
Elevation:
19 m (62‘)
Lead-In: 5.7 km (3.5 miles)
Map: London

Achievement Badge: 110 XP

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It is a precise replica of the Prudential RideLondon Classique route, which is described as “beginning on The Mall in St James’s Park, going up Constitution Hill, turning at the top to come down and on to Birdcage Walk, then passing Big Ben and turning left on to Whitehall and right on to the Strand before turning again to come back up the Strand, through Trafalgar Square, Admiralty Arch and back on to The Mall.”

Group Run (Category B): LaGuardia Loop Reverse, 1.5 miles

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Route Basics

Length: 2.8 km (1.7 miles)
Elevation:
27 m (89‘)
Lead-In: 2.5 km (1.6 miles)
Map: New York

Restriction: Event Only

Achievement Badge: none

Route Description

New York’s “LaGuardia Loop” is named for famed NYC mayor Fiorello LaGuardia (1882-1947, photo at right). LaGuardia was energetic, charismatic, and short: he was only five feet, two inches tall! Like the mayor, this route is quite short–but the constant turns and rollers keep things interesting. This course is perfect for crit-style races with a high number of laps.

This is Zwift’s first official “event only” route, so you can’t pick it for a free ride from the routes list–you have to join an event which uses this route. (Tip: want to search for events that use this route? Visit the ZwiftHacks events page and search for “laguardia loop”).

This route travels south from the start pens, then stays on Central Park’s ground-level southern loop for as many laps as you can take. The lap banner is the sprint banner, so for events you have a “lead-in” section from the start pens to the banner. We’ve created a Strava segment for this lead-in, as well as the laps.

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Stage 4: May 16-19

Group Ride (Category A): Road to Sky, 1 Lap

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Watopia’s “Road to Sky” route is the shortest route which includes Alpe du Zwift, a massive climb modeled after the iconic Alp d’Huez.

Watopia’s “Road to Sky” route is the shortest route which includes Alpe du Zwift, a massive climb modeled after the iconic Alp d’Huez.

Route Basics

Length: 17.3 km (10.7 miles)
Elevation:
1045 m (3,428‘)
Lead-In: 0.1 km (0.1 miles)
Map: Watopia

Restriction: Level 6+

Achievement Badge: 380 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

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Alpe du Zwift

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Route Description

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Zwift created this route using GPS data to perfectly match the incline and distance of the storied climb with its 21 hairpin turns. The climb to Alp d’Huez actually has two different finish points: the “tourist version” and the Tour de France version. Alpe du Zwift matches the tourist version, which is ~2km shorter with 40 meters less climbing than the TdF. In all, Alpe du Zwift is 12.24km (7.6 miles) long, with a total elevation gain of over 1000 meters (3400′)! Read more >

If you choose this route for a freeride you’ll begin just a few hundred yards before the jungle start pens. Events on Road to Sky now begin in the jungle start pens.

So whatever type of ride you’re doing, you’ll drop into the jungle, wave to the sloth and enjoy a little gravel riding before you hang a right and head up the Alpe.

The route ends at the KOM banner atop Alpe du Zwift.

Group Ride (Category B): Big Loop Reverse with KOM Finish (Custom Distance, 17.9 miles)

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Route Basics

Length: 42.6 km (26.5 miles)
Elevation:
661 m (2,169‘)
Lead-In: 0.2 km (0.1 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

Begins and ends at downtown Watopia banner.

Restriction: Event Only

Achievement Badge: none

Banners and Leaderboards

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Epic KOM Reverse

Route Description

Group Ride (Category C, Women Only): Muir and the Mountain with QOM Finish (Custom Distance, 12.8 miles)

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One of five routes rolled out with Zwift’s Titans Grove expansion, “Muir and the Mountain” takes you on a loop which includes the Titans Grove “Watopia Preserve” and the Epic KOM. Fittingly named for John Muir, “Father of National Parks”, this route’s in-game description is an adaptation of Muir’s famous quote: “The mountains are calling, and I must go.”

The route’s length and profile make it a nice choice for an hour-long session which includes a hard climbing effort.

One of five routes rolled out with Zwift’s Titans Grove expansion, “Muir and the Mountain” takes you on a loop which includes the Titans Grove “Watopia Preserve” and the Epic KOM. Fittingly named for John Muir, “Father of National Parks”, this route’s in-game description is an adaptation of Muir’s famous quote: “The mountains are calling, and I must go.”

The route’s length and profile make it a nice choice for an hour-long session which includes a hard climbing effort.

Route Basics

Length: 33.9 km (21.1 miles)
Elevation:
767 m (2,516‘)
Lead-In: 5.2 km (3.2 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

This route begins just west of the desert start pens, facing the Titans Grove entrance. You will need to ride the ~4.8km lead-in to the top of the Titans Grove reverse KOM before the route begins.

Once you cross the KOM line the route officially starts. It ends when you cross the same line a second time.

Achievement Badge: 680 XP

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Begin your lead-in by turning left into Titans Grove (reverse direction) and enjoy your roller-coaster ride through the sequoia forest. Hit the reverse KOM section hard if you’d like, but keep in mind you’ll be hitting it again at the end of the ride… plus the much longer and steeper Epic KOM and radio tower climbs are coming up soon!

At the end of Titans Grove hang a right onto the Fuego Flats road, descending across the bridge and turning left onto the road to the Epic KOM. Climb up through this mountain pass, and when you hit the banner at the top remember: you’re not done yet! This route takes you up even higher as you turn left to take Watopia’s steepest climb: the radio tower road.

Once you reach the tower it’s time for a long descent. Enjoy the downhill–you’ve earned it! When you reach the windmills at the Ocean Boulevard intersection turn right, then another right after climbing out of the ocean tunnel to get back onto the road to Titans Grove. Keep riding all the way to the top of the Titans Grove reverse KOM–the route ends at the KOM line.

Race Ride (Category A & B): Road to Sky, 1 Lap

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Watopia’s “Road to Sky” route is the shortest route which includes Alpe du Zwift, a massive climb modeled after the iconic Alp d’Huez.

Watopia’s “Road to Sky” route is the shortest route which includes Alpe du Zwift, a massive climb modeled after the iconic Alp d’Huez.

Route Basics

Length: 17.3 km (10.7 miles)
Elevation:
1045 m (3,428‘)
Lead-In: 0.1 km (0.1 miles)
Map: Watopia

Restriction: Level 6+

Achievement Badge: 380 XP

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Alpe du Zwift

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Alpe du Zwift

Bike Selection

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Route Description

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Zwift created this route using GPS data to perfectly match the incline and distance of the storied climb with its 21 hairpin turns. The climb to Alp d’Huez actually has two different finish points: the “tourist version” and the Tour de France version. Alpe du Zwift matches the tourist version, which is ~2km shorter with 40 meters less climbing than the TdF. In all, Alpe du Zwift is 12.24km (7.6 miles) long, with a total elevation gain of over 1000 meters (3400′)! Read more >

If you choose this route for a freeride you’ll begin just a few hundred yards before the jungle start pens. Events on Road to Sky now begin in the jungle start pens.

So whatever type of ride you’re doing, you’ll drop into the jungle, wave to the sloth and enjoy a little gravel riding before you hang a right and head up the Alpe.

The route ends at the KOM banner atop Alpe du Zwift.

Race Ride (Category C & D): Big Loop Reverse with KOM Finish (Custom Distance, 17.9 miles), 1 Lap

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Route Basics

Length: 42.6 km (26.5 miles)
Elevation:
661 m (2,169‘)
Lead-In: 0.2 km (0.1 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

Begins and ends at downtown Watopia banner.

Restriction: Event Only

Achievement Badge: none

Banners and Leaderboards

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Epic KOM Reverse

Route Description

Race Ride (Women Only): Muir and the Mountain with QOM Finish (Custom Distance, 12.8 miles)

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One of five routes rolled out with Zwift’s Titans Grove expansion, “Muir and the Mountain” takes you on a loop which includes the Titans Grove “Watopia Preserve” and the Epic KOM. Fittingly named for John Muir, “Father of National Parks”, this route’s in-game description is an adaptation of Muir’s famous quote: “The mountains are calling, and I must go.”

The route’s length and profile make it a nice choice for an hour-long session which includes a hard climbing effort.

One of five routes rolled out with Zwift’s Titans Grove expansion, “Muir and the Mountain” takes you on a loop which includes the Titans Grove “Watopia Preserve” and the Epic KOM. Fittingly named for John Muir, “Father of National Parks”, this route’s in-game description is an adaptation of Muir’s famous quote: “The mountains are calling, and I must go.”

The route’s length and profile make it a nice choice for an hour-long session which includes a hard climbing effort.

Route Basics

Length: 33.9 km (21.1 miles)
Elevation:
767 m (2,516‘)
Lead-In: 5.2 km (3.2 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

This route begins just west of the desert start pens, facing the Titans Grove entrance. You will need to ride the ~4.8km lead-in to the top of the Titans Grove reverse KOM before the route begins.

Once you cross the KOM line the route officially starts. It ends when you cross the same line a second time.

Achievement Badge: 680 XP

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Begin your lead-in by turning left into Titans Grove (reverse direction) and enjoy your roller-coaster ride through the sequoia forest. Hit the reverse KOM section hard if you’d like, but keep in mind you’ll be hitting it again at the end of the ride… plus the much longer and steeper Epic KOM and radio tower climbs are coming up soon!

At the end of Titans Grove hang a right onto the Fuego Flats road, descending across the bridge and turning left onto the road to the Epic KOM. Climb up through this mountain pass, and when you hit the banner at the top remember: you’re not done yet! This route takes you up even higher as you turn left to take Watopia’s steepest climb: the radio tower road.

Once you reach the tower it’s time for a long descent. Enjoy the downhill–you’ve earned it! When you reach the windmills at the Ocean Boulevard intersection turn right, then another right after climbing out of the ocean tunnel to get back onto the road to Titans Grove. Keep riding all the way to the top of the Titans Grove reverse KOM–the route ends at the KOM line.

Group Run (Category A): Whole Lotta Lava, 7.6 miles

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Watopia’s “Whole Lotta Lava” began as an event-only route on Zwift, meaning it was only available for use in events and could not be ridden on a freeride or individual workout. But that changed around May 11, 2019, when Zwift released an update which made this challenging route available in-game.

Watopia’s “Whole Lotta Lava” began as an event-only route on Zwift, meaning it was only available for use in events and could not be ridden on a freeride or individual workout. But that changed around May 11, 2019, when Zwift released an update which made this challenging route available in-game.

Route Basics

Length: 12.3 km (7.6 miles)
Elevation:
160 m (525‘)
Lead-In: 4.9 km (3.0 miles)
Map: Watopia

Achievement Badge: 240 XP

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We begin with a 4.6km (2.9 mile) lead-in from the starting pens (Strava segment here).

Once you ride through the Volcano Circuit start/finish banner the actual route begins, taking you around 2/3 of the standard Volcano Circuit CCW route. But instead of completing the circuit you’ll hang a left onto the Volcano KOM, ride up to the top, then descend back to sea level. Only then is it time to complete your Volcano Circuit CCW lap!

When you ride through the start/finish banner you’ve completed one lap of “Whole Lotta Lava”. Most events on this route are 2-4 laps in length.

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Group Run (Category B): Park to Peak, 2.9 miles

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Route Basics

Length: 4.6 km (2.9 miles)
Elevation:
0 m (‘)
Lead-In: 0.1 km (0.1 miles)
Map: New York

Restriction: Run Only

Achievement Badge: 180 XP

Strava Strava Segments

Route Description

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Stage 5: May 20-23

For the tour’s final stage, routes were selected by some of the top ride leading teams on Zwift. Keith Hill After Party was selected by Team 3R, Watopia Pretzel was selected by AHDR, Sand and Sequoias was selected by PACK, and Surrey Hills was selected by ZZRC.

Group Ride (Category A): Keith Hill After Party, 1 Lap

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London’s “Keith Hill After Party” is a custom route introduced for stage 3 of January 2019’s Tour de Zwift

London’s “Keith Hill After Party” is a custom route introduced for stage 3 of January 2019’s Tour de Zwift

Route Basics

Length: 36.2 km (22.5 miles)
Elevation:
407 m (1,335‘)
Lead-In: 0.5 km (0.3 miles)
Map: London

Restriction: Event Only

Achievement Badge: none

Banners and Leaderboards

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Route Description

This mostly flat route begins in the city with a lap of Greater London Flat roads in the reverse direction, then uses the Classique route to turn around and hit the same roads in a forward direction. Riders are taken back through the start/finish then into the subway tunnels to the countryside, where they finish the route with a climb up Keith Hill.

The route ends at the KOM banner, so more than half the overall elevation gain is completed in the final 4.1km!

Group Ride (Category B): Watopia Pretzel, 1 Lap

Animated “The Pretzel” Route Details (Watopia) Map
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When this route was released it was the longest and most challenging on Zwift, covering all segments in Watopia at least twice. With new roads and routes added since its creation, The Pretzel is no longer the longest or toughest route. But it still packs a punch at 44.8 miles (72.1km) in length with 4,375′ (1333m) of elevation gain.

When this route was released it was the longest and most challenging on Zwift, covering all segments in Watopia at least twice. With new roads and routes added since its creation, The Pretzel is no longer the longest or toughest route. But it still packs a punch at 44.8 miles (72.1km) in length with 4,375′ (1333m) of elevation gain.

Route Basics

Length: 72.2 km (44.9 miles)
Elevation:
1333 m (4,373‘)
Lead-In: 0.5 km (0.3 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

Begins and ends at the downtown Watopia start/finish.

Achievement Badge: 1440 XP

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The Pretzel begins at the popular downtown Watopia start/finish, and heads out Ocean Boulevard to take on the Epic KOM forward. Once you reach the top of the Epic KOM you’ll hang a left onto the horribly-named “bonus climb” – a steep, icy climb to the radio tower platform!

Then it’s a fast descent back to Watopia proper where you’ll hit the Hilly KOM reverse, loop around through the start/finish banner, onto the Esses then a loop around Ocean Boulevard to the Hilly KOM forward.

Next we head past the fishing village again, but turn right at the wind turbines to head up the Epic KOM reverse. Hit the final climb hard then descend back to Ocean Boulevard for a quick trip through the fishing village, the Italian Villas, and over the Esses to the downtown start/finish. You did it!

Group Ride (Category C): Sand and Sequoias, 1 Lap

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The simplest of five routes rolled out with Zwift’s Titans Grove expansion, “Sand and Sequoias” is aptly named since it includes the Fuego Flats desert plus the rolling road of Titans Grove sequoia forest.

The simplest of five routes rolled out with Zwift’s Titans Grove expansion, “Sand and Sequoias” is aptly named since it includes the Fuego Flats desert plus the rolling road of Titans Grove sequoia forest.

Route Basics

Length: 20.2 km (12.6 miles)
Elevation:
146 m (479‘)
Lead-In: 2.4 km (1.5 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

Your actual spawn location will be before the start pens, but the actual route doesn’t begin until you’re up the road a bit, crossing the rock arch start/finish line. This is also the end of the route.

For our reverse segment, we start/end when you turn left toward Titans Grove.

Achievement Badge: 400 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Fuego Flats Forward Sprint
Titans Grove KOM

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Route Description

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This loop begins just before the Fuego Flats start pens, taking you out to the desert for a flat and fast first half of the route. Leaving the town of Saddle Springs around 6 miles into your ride, the road ramps up a bit then begins to descend through the sequoia grove. The landscape is changing!

Hanging a right on your descent through the trees puts you on the road through Titans Grove, and this section has a completely different feel from the desert. With tight twists and constantly changing gradients it can feel like a rollercoaster at high speeds – so take a moment to slow down and enjoy the scenery. (Unless you’re in a race – then you’d better hang on tight!)

The reverse version of this route is functional. Simply flip a u-turn to take it all in the opposite direction.

Group Ride (Category D): Surrey Hills, 1 Lap

Animated “Surrey Hills” Route Details (London) Map
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London’s “Surrey Hills” route takes you on a complete tour of all the climbs on the London course, riding over each pass in both directions. Since the route keeps you almost entirely off of flat ground, you get a lot of climbing done in just over 44km.

London’s “Surrey Hills” route takes you on a complete tour of all the climbs on the London course, riding over each pass in both directions. Since the route keeps you almost entirely off of flat ground, you get a lot of climbing done in just over 44km.

Route Basics

Length: 39.1 km (24.3 miles)
Elevation:
1029 m (3,376‘)
Lead-In: 5 km (3.1 miles)
Map: London

Start & Finish

This route's official start/end point is the KOM banner atop the Fox Hill climb. That means you'll have a lead-in of approximately 5km before the route actually starts, and that lead-in includes a climb up Fox Hill!

We’ve created two Strava segments, one for the “event version” (which begins at the start pens) and one which covers only the official route, beginning and ending at the Fox Hill KOM banner after the tough lead-in.

Achievement Badge: 820 XP

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(in order of appearance)
Fox Hill KOM
Leith Hill KOM

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Route Description

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Interestingly, this route begins at a different spawn point then other London routes, facing in what is typically the reverse direction. This bypasses the typical flat London start so you can get climbing quickly!

Once you’re in the Surrey Hills, you will continue to ride this route, never going back into the city or crossing the start/finish banner.

One bummer about how this route works is it dumps you onto the Box Hill KOM after the start line, which means you won’t get on the Box Hill leaderboard in Zwift.

Race Ride (Category A & B): Keith Hill After Party, 1 Lap

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London’s “Keith Hill After Party” is a custom route introduced for stage 3 of January 2019’s Tour de Zwift

London’s “Keith Hill After Party” is a custom route introduced for stage 3 of January 2019’s Tour de Zwift

Route Basics

Length: 36.2 km (22.5 miles)
Elevation:
407 m (1,335‘)
Lead-In: 0.5 km (0.3 miles)
Map: London

Restriction: Event Only

Achievement Badge: none

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
The Mall Sprint Forward
London Loop Forward 1 Lap

Route Description

This mostly flat route begins in the city with a lap of Greater London Flat roads in the reverse direction, then uses the Classique route to turn around and hit the same roads in a forward direction. Riders are taken back through the start/finish then into the subway tunnels to the countryside, where they finish the route with a climb up Keith Hill.

The route ends at the KOM banner, so more than half the overall elevation gain is completed in the final 4.1km!

Race Ride (Category C & D): Sand and Sequoias, 1 Lap

Animated “Sand and Sequoias” Route Details (Watopia) Map
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The simplest of five routes rolled out with Zwift’s Titans Grove expansion, “Sand and Sequoias” is aptly named since it includes the Fuego Flats desert plus the rolling road of Titans Grove sequoia forest.

The simplest of five routes rolled out with Zwift’s Titans Grove expansion, “Sand and Sequoias” is aptly named since it includes the Fuego Flats desert plus the rolling road of Titans Grove sequoia forest.

Route Basics

Length: 20.2 km (12.6 miles)
Elevation:
146 m (479‘)
Lead-In: 2.4 km (1.5 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

Your actual spawn location will be before the start pens, but the actual route doesn’t begin until you’re up the road a bit, crossing the rock arch start/finish line. This is also the end of the route.

For our reverse segment, we start/end when you turn left toward Titans Grove.

Achievement Badge: 400 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

(in order of appearance)
Fuego Flats Forward Sprint
Titans Grove KOM

Bike Selection

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Route Description

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This loop begins just before the Fuego Flats start pens, taking you out to the desert for a flat and fast first half of the route. Leaving the town of Saddle Springs around 6 miles into your ride, the road ramps up a bit then begins to descend through the sequoia grove. The landscape is changing!

Hanging a right on your descent through the trees puts you on the road through Titans Grove, and this section has a completely different feel from the desert. With tight twists and constantly changing gradients it can feel like a rollercoaster at high speeds – so take a moment to slow down and enjoy the scenery. (Unless you’re in a race – then you’d better hang on tight!)

The reverse version of this route is functional. Simply flip a u-turn to take it all in the opposite direction.

Group Run (Category A): Muir and the Mountain, 7.5 miles

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One of five routes rolled out with Zwift’s Titans Grove expansion, “Muir and the Mountain” takes you on a loop which includes the Titans Grove “Watopia Preserve” and the Epic KOM. Fittingly named for John Muir, “Father of National Parks”, this route’s in-game description is an adaptation of Muir’s famous quote: “The mountains are calling, and I must go.”

The route’s length and profile make it a nice choice for an hour-long session which includes a hard climbing effort.

One of five routes rolled out with Zwift’s Titans Grove expansion, “Muir and the Mountain” takes you on a loop which includes the Titans Grove “Watopia Preserve” and the Epic KOM. Fittingly named for John Muir, “Father of National Parks”, this route’s in-game description is an adaptation of Muir’s famous quote: “The mountains are calling, and I must go.”

The route’s length and profile make it a nice choice for an hour-long session which includes a hard climbing effort.

Route Basics

Length: 33.9 km (21.1 miles)
Elevation:
767 m (2,516‘)
Lead-In: 5.2 km (3.2 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

This route begins just west of the desert start pens, facing the Titans Grove entrance. You will need to ride the ~4.8km lead-in to the top of the Titans Grove reverse KOM before the route begins.

Once you cross the KOM line the route officially starts. It ends when you cross the same line a second time.

Achievement Badge: 680 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

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Titans Grove KOM Reverse
Epic KOM Forward
Titans Grove KOM Reverse

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Muir and the Mountain

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Route Description

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Begin your lead-in by turning left into Titans Grove (reverse direction) and enjoy your roller-coaster ride through the sequoia forest. Hit the reverse KOM section hard if you’d like, but keep in mind you’ll be hitting it again at the end of the ride… plus the much longer and steeper Epic KOM and radio tower climbs are coming up soon!

At the end of Titans Grove hang a right onto the Fuego Flats road, descending across the bridge and turning left onto the road to the Epic KOM. Climb up through this mountain pass, and when you hit the banner at the top remember: you’re not done yet! This route takes you up even higher as you turn left to take Watopia’s steepest climb: the radio tower road.

Once you reach the tower it’s time for a long descent. Enjoy the downhill–you’ve earned it! When you reach the windmills at the Ocean Boulevard intersection turn right, then another right after climbing out of the ocean tunnel to get back onto the road to Titans Grove. Keep riding all the way to the top of the Titans Grove reverse KOM–the route ends at the KOM line.

Group Run (Category B): Downtown Dolphin, 3.7 miles

Animated “Downtown Dolphin” Route Details (Crit City) Map
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Downtown Dolphin is one of two routes on the racing-focused Crit City map released in the December 6, 2019 update. Featuring dead turns, an uphill prime section, a lap counter, and sharp corners with sightlines on city streets, this route’s layout nicely replicates the visuals of a downtown crit.

Downtown Dolphin is one of two routes on the racing-focused Crit City map released in the December 6, 2019 update. Featuring dead turns, an uphill prime section, a lap counter, and sharp corners with sightlines on city streets, this route’s layout nicely replicates the visuals of a downtown crit.

Route Basics

Length: 1.9 km (1.2 miles)
Elevation:
8 m (26‘)
Lead-In: 0.1 km (0.1 miles)
Map: Crit City

Start & Finish

Since this is an event-only route, riders will always begin in the start pens located just after the lap banner when riding in the Downtown Dolphin direction. This means you’ll ride nearly 2 laps before the lap counter shows 1.

Restriction: Event Only

Achievement Badge: none

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Prime Climb
Downtown Dolphin

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Downtown Dolphin

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Route Description

Beginning at the start pens, you ride toward the city center portion of the route. Look ahead and if your race is broken up enough you may see riders coming down another section of road toward you.

In this first section, the older portion of the city, you’ll be mostly hemmed in by buildings. As the city closes in the road tilts up slightly–a false flat which will slow riders, increase resistance, and bump up power numbers.

Past the Watopia mural on your right, with the spinning Zs across the street, you’ll round the second right-hand turn and encounter a Zwift eSports stage complete with riders on trainers, spectators, and big screens showing videos of avatars in action.

Zwifting in Zwift? Zwiftception.

An eSports stage complete with competitors and big screens

Hang another sharp right and you’ll pick up speed quickly as the road tilts downwards at 2% for this entire straightaway. Look ahead and notice the start/finish banner–this is another place on this well-designed route which allow you to catch sight of riders who are well ahead or behind.

Look ahead to spot the finish banner and any riders up the road

(Crit racers know if you’re able to get off the front far enough that the peloton no longer sees you, you stand a better chance of staying away. It’s harder to chase what you can’t see.)

Starting the prime section

You’ll make another two lefts before things get crazy as the road turns right, pavement turns to brick, and the prime section begins! This 200-meter, 4% incline is the only timed segment on Crit City, and it’s where you’ll see attacks each and every lap.

The prime climb tops out at 6%. Short and punchy!

The first of two “dead turns” is coming up, at the end of the straightaway containing the prime banner. Make this 135-degree turn and enter the more open and modern “business park” portion of the city which includes a sort of virtual Zwift HQ as its centerpiece. HQ includes more Zwifters (runners and riders) out front.

A virtual Zwift HQ

Next, we’ve got a fun little set of racetrack-like rollers where you’ll want to keep your speed high and make sure you don’t lose the wheel ahead! Look ahead and you’ll spot the lap banner–still 400 meters away, but this is another chance to see riders who are well ahead or behind.

Rounding the final turn into the finish

Complete the 180-degree turn, passing the Scotty inflatables and more virtual Zwifters, and it’s ~200 meters flat and straight on to the finish.

Time for another lap!

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Make-Up Days

Missed a stage? Make-up days are scheduled from May 24-30th.

See make-up events at the Tour for All Ride homepage >
See make-up events at the Tour for All Run homepage >

Tour For All Professional Race Series

Kicking off the Tour for All is a pro race series involving an unprecedented (on Zwift, at least) number of world tour pro teams. Races will be streamed on Eurosport and GCN! Get all the details here >

Tour for All Kit Unlock

Riders and runners will be equipped with the new TfA kit in all events. Zwift has not yet released the details for unlocking the kit permanently.

Supporting the Cause

Tour for All (TfA) is being held to raise funds for the COVID-19 Crisis Fund at MSF. Zwift is kicking things off with a massive $125,000 donation, and once 250,000 TfA rides or runs have been completed, they will donate another $125,000 – one dollar for every participant!

A Zwift x MSF donation page will be taken live before the tour kicks off, allowing Zwifters to make further donations if they desire.

About MSF

MSF is an international medical humanitarian organization delivering care to those most in need. Its team of over 43,000 doctors, nurses, and others assist people caught in crises around the world. MSF’s independent, neutral and impartial funding allows the organization access to patients in conflicts where others cannot go. It serves no agenda other than delivering quality medical care.

MSF teams are responding to COVID-19 on multiple fronts – caring for patients, offering health education and mental health support, and providing training for vital infection control measures in health facilities around the world.

As MSF scales up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a key priority is to keep its more than 400 medical programs running for the tens of thousands of patients and extremely vulnerable communities they help support. This pandemic threatens the lives of people around the world, and presents even greater risks in countries with weak or fragile health systems.

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About The Author

Eric Schlange

Eric runs Zwift Insider in his spare time when he isn't on the bike or managing various business interests. He lives in Northern California with his beautiful wife, two kids and dog. Follow on Strava

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hani
1 year ago

Thank you for this information. This is a great cause and I am looking forward to riding/racing and donating. How does zwiftpower view me doing a ‘C” race when I am a “B” race at > 3.2 w/k

ShakeNBakeUK
Member
ShakeNBakeUK (@bakeuk)
1 year ago
Reply to  hani

ZwiftPower will DQ you for racing in a category below your real category, even if you stay under the power limit.

josh
josh
1 year ago
Reply to  ShakeNBakeUK

if he’s talking about tour for all, then he can race C no problem. that is zwift’s fault for not sticking with designated category names from the beginning, then changing their meaning later

Carl J
Carl J
1 year ago

Just noticed the new animated maps (Magnificent 8), and love it!

Harrison Thee
Harrison Thee
1 year ago
Reply to  Carl J

Love the new maps too! and looks like banners/segments are about to be added as well?! Would also love to see a 2d route profile still

John
John
1 year ago

Great initiative, fun and helps raise awareness/donations. I’ve ordered my jersey and looking forward to riding it

Marcus Walsch
Marcus Walsch
1 year ago

So what do we reckon, will this new way of categorising races make it more or less likely that people end up in a race they find more fun?

Fra
Fra
1 year ago

Group ride C is women only

Carolyn Audilet
Carolyn Audilet (@caudilet)
1 year ago

May I ride a TT bike in the group rides? I know I wouldn’t be able to draft.

Mark
Mark
1 year ago

I rode one this morning without a problem and the KM’s went towards the CeramicSpeed Mission.

Garry Kirkland II
Garry Kirkland II
1 year ago

Does anyone know if these group rides will be offering double/bonus XP?

Millard Fillmore
Millard Fillmore
1 year ago

There’s nothing mentioned about it on the Zwift FAQ for TFA, so not likely.

David Hart
David Hart
1 year ago

just done stage 1 and despite getting banner saying completed and it showing in my feed as done not showing on tour progress. having all sorts of issues with events and missions lately.

Mark
Mark
1 year ago
Reply to  David Hart

David, I did the 9am ride and I don’t yet have the tick in the Stage 1 Tour Progress box. Guessing it will appear a little later, maybe after the first stage is finished and we are onto the second 🤷‍♂️

David Hart
David Hart
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark

I was on the 9am one too. Lets hope your right.

Mark
Mark
1 year ago
Reply to  David Hart

David, I’ve found my TICK…. It’s shown me completing stage 1 as a run! No idea why, hopefully Zwift will sort.

alex
alex
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark

Havin the same issue now seen in Companion app

Laurence O Bowe
Laurence O Bowe
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark

Hello! Where can you view results and confirmation of completion of the stage?
Thanks in advance

John B
John B
1 year ago
Reply to  David Hart

I took part in the 12:10 race, didn’t get a check on the screen either. Not sure why

alex
alex
1 year ago

Just rode the Group Ride Longer Stage 1 Tempus Fugit and had the feeling that there is no draft, it was really hard effort (maybe it was also a personal feeling after the easy group ride straight before in my legs 😉 )

Maybe anyone agrees or denies?! Haven’t read anything about nodraft

Joel
Joel
1 year ago
Reply to  alex

Draft was fine on Shorter Stage 1 – Finished in just over 40 mins

Mark C
Mark C (@rdcyclist)
1 year ago
Reply to  alex

I rode the “A” ride this morning and the draft was fine. The problem (and it’s not really a problem) is the real “A” riders punishing us “C” riders. I got off cleanly in the first group but I am not able to sustain 4.8w/kg for more than 30 seconds so I got spat off quickly. I managed to stay with the 50th place group for the rest of the first lap but got gapped off by five riders in front of me not hanging. I hit it as hard as I could be couldn’t get back on. Truthfully, I… Read more »

alex
alex
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark C

Ok maybe they really crahed me today as well
Normally Im a good B rider with 3.9-4.1wkg FTP, but today the engine was stuttering and I had no really draft feeling

Tomorrow is a rest day needed definitely!

thx guys

ShakeNBakeUK
Member
ShakeNBakeUK (@bakeuk)
1 year ago
Reply to  alex

there’s no specific category for B riders in this event so you will be racing with A riders, good luck ;D

Joel
Joel
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark C

Great try Mark! Here’s to dreaming that we all can be Alpha riders!

or

Alpha children wear grey. They work much harder than we do, because they’re so frightfully clever. I’m really awfully glad I’m a Beta, because I don’t work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas” – BNW

Darren
Darren
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark C

Well, as a solid “D” rider with a 2.2w/kg FTP, I have no illusions about what’s going to happen to me in a Zwift event with a range of abilities, but I don’t mind! I just grab a wheel in a big group and hang on for dear life until I dribble off the back of the group, whimpering, then the group behind reels me in and I try to stay with them if I’ve got the gas… rinse and repeat until the finish line. These events are very intense, people treat them more like races than casual rides I… Read more »

ShakeNBakeUK
Member
ShakeNBakeUK (@bakeuk)
1 year ago
Reply to  Darren

stick to “group ride” events rather than “race” events if you want a slightly more relaxed pace (although there will always be some nutters who cane it on them, but you just ignore them and find a group to stick with).

Gio
Gio
1 year ago

I did the first race and it is uploaded on my profile but I didn’t register on the Zwift Tour page. Can the race be added after the fact?

Mark
Mark
1 year ago
Reply to  Gio

Mine isn’t showing as completing the ride, but it is showing that I completed Stage One of the Run…. I didn’t run and I didn’t register for the run… Go figure..

John Langrish
Member
John Langrish (@jalangrish)
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark

My companion app also just updated to show the TFA progress, and gives me credit for the run, not ride…

It’s the same on the desktop interface – on the run page stage 1 is checked, but not on ride.

Oliver Peacock
Oliver Peacock (@oliver-peacock)
1 year ago

Are these double XP like the tour de Watopia?

Jeff Cunningham
Jeff Cunningham (@trijdc)
1 year ago

I am planning on racing stage 1 today. On zwiftpower, I am categorized as “B” but just barely (3.2w/kg @ 70Kg). Should I enter A/C and hang on until I get dropped, or B/D and have a chance of hanging with the front group? What do you think is the proper race etiquette 😊?

Jeff Cunningham
Jeff Cunningham (@trijdc)
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Thanks Eric, raced higher cat, got smoked, but hit new power PRs!

Richard Williams
Richard Williams
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

But

Richard Williams
Richard Williams
1 year ago

But we have to move up a category because of the sandbaggers, that’s what he is saying.

Mark C
Mark C (@rdcyclist)
1 year ago

I would ride in the B/D category. I’m at the bottom of B (3.4w/kg) and riding in the big boy (and girl) group is … challenging. I rode the A ride on Monday and it was the most intense “ride” I’ve ever done on Zwift. Completion of the event resulted in becoming a B along with a 10 watt jump in my FTP.

ShakeNBakeUK
Member
ShakeNBakeUK (@bakeuk)
1 year ago

yo why are the categories so confusing for group ride vs race ride? why couldn’t it just be the same order for both, bet there will be lots of people picking the wrong category by mistake with it set up this way..!

Mark C
Mark C (@rdcyclist)
1 year ago

So why did Zwift set up the races as rides? Since there is already a group ride category (of which the Monday 6am PDT “ride” was the most intense event I’ve done on Zwift) I don’t understand why the races aren’t races.

Space Kraft
Space Kraft
1 year ago

[New guy question.] Does Zwift every tally up how many folks participate in these events? Is there a counter somewhere to see how they’re doing for getting 250K to do one stage? I see that there is a counter on each event for the number of folks registered

Ray Morro
Ray Morro
1 year ago

Eric, will there be make up stages for this event scheduled? There wasn’t anything mentioned about it in your post. I’m a bit tardy in finding out the news about this tour because I have been concentrating on riding outdoors.

Cory Miller
Cory Miller
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Sure hope they do the makeup day thing. My goal for T4All was to ride every long and short route, and then got to Stage 5 and they hit us with 4 different routes 3 of which will be long and hard (for me at least) and just the 4 days to do them, and 3 of those 4 days are during the week (still working my 8 to 5, albeit remotely so my riding doesn’t usually start until 6 pm/6:30 pm each night), so really hoping I can get some extra days to complete 2 of those 4 for… Read more »

Matt Bowman
Matt Bowman
1 year ago

I didn’t read the fine print about race categories and got dq’d for 3.6w/kg as a B. Is this the first time they threw in that A/C, B/D wrinkle?

Matt Bowman
Matt Bowman
1 year ago
Reply to  Matt Bowman

…and is there any punishment going forward on Zwiftpower

ST Malice
ST Malice
1 year ago

I don’t understand the logic of stage 5 group ride. Cat A Group Ride (Keith Hill) is shorter than Cat B (Pretzel) and Cat D (Surrey Hills) for some reason.

Mirco
Mirco
1 year ago

Ho Eric,
for stage 3 Category A on NY, in article i dont see frame and wheels advice.

There are 2 short climbs, Is better an aero bike or light to perform on 2 pivotal climbs?

Richard Williams
Richard Williams
1 year ago

Why put B category riders 1.0 – 3.1,that is a D-C category so anyone entering technically cant win it unless your a D,in which case will be moved up and wont win,I think it’s very confusing,basically I think these tours are just catering for the A-A+ riders,they are the only ones that are getting a placing,all the rest are either getting DQ’D or just wont win,or win by default,a B rider cannot enter a race that is tops 3.1 anyway because the B avarage is higher,you man have a valid answer to this but this is so confusing for me,I’m… Read more »

James roberts
James roberts
1 year ago

Will there be make up days?

Russell A Zeckner
Russell A Zeckner
1 year ago

I think that the A & B group ride descriptions of Stages 4 & 5 of the T4all are reversed in your descriptions. In both cases, and Stage 5 in particular, the B group ride is shown to be much longer than the A. Nevertheless, this is a fabulous resource! Thank you.

Marco Genovese
Marco Genovese
1 year ago

ur for all

Andrew
Andrew
1 year ago

Question about Stage 4, why does it say 17.9 miles is the distance, but then the total is 26.5 miles.

Andrew
Andrew
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Ahhhh, gotcha, so it doesn’t do the full loop it stops at the 17.9 mark. Thanks so much for the info!

Darren
Darren
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

was wondering this myself, thanks!

Darren
Darren
1 year ago
Reply to  Darren

I suspect the custom route goes only to the top of the KOM, you could ride back down afterwards on your own.

Rene
Rene
1 year ago

Will there be an opportunity to make up for missed stages?

Prashant Gupta
Prashant Gupta
11 months ago

are double xp points being awarded during the tour?

kate
kate
11 months ago

hi
when is state tour for all stage 1 make up date

Michal
Michal
11 months ago

Will we see any general classification for the tour?

Penny
Penny
11 months ago

Will they be holding make-up rides for stage 5? I can only see them scheduled for stages 1-4, thanks.

A L
A L (@liuannabel)
11 months ago

You unlock the TfA kit permanently when you log in next after finishing the tour.

Ris
Ris
11 months ago
Reply to  A L

Is it just the in game kit jersey and shorts or is there a bonus extra, like the shoes on completing this year’s ToW. I’m recovering from C-19, have stages 1-3 banked and would like to finish IF I can. Thanks.

A L
A L (@liuannabel)
11 months ago
Reply to  Ris

Just the jersey and shorts, no shoes unfortunately. Best wishes for your recovery!

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