Introducing Rebel Routes

Riding Watopia’s pre-planned routes is a blast, but sometimes it’s fun to go your own way. Here’s the first in a series of “rebel routes”–those which are not defined in Zwift, thus requiring manual turns. (EDIT: see additional Rebel Routes here >)

The reward? Enjoying a new route, knowing you’ve gone where few Zwifters have gone before. And a Strava segment rank in the tens or hundreds instead of the thousands!

I’m currently the Strava KOM holder on this route: who’s going to take it from me? Come and get it!

Route Description

This route covers all of Watopia’s three “flat” routes, including Fuego Flats’ new Tick Tock, Volcano Flat, and of course Watopia’s classic Flat route.

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 to downtown Watopia then hit The Esses to the Italian Village. Take a right at the fountain to head towards the Volcano, then a left onto the glass bridge before continuing straight onto The Esses once more.

This time when we hit the Italian Village we’ll continue toward the 360 Bridge, but hang a right before we get there onto Ocean Blvd. We’ll ride almost the entire length of Ocean Blvd, turning right after coming out of the tube so we can head towards our start/finish line. The route ends at the sprint start/finish rock arch.

Profile

At 3.92 meters of climb per kilometer of travel, Triple Flat Loops is flatter than all official routes except Tempus Fugit and Tick Tock. Still, the inclusion of the bump outside of Saddle Springs, two Ocean Boulevard upramps, the Esses (twice) and the final bump into the desert provide spots for strong riders to put in digs and gain time.

Getting Started

When freeriding, select the “Tick Tock” route to begin. You will spawn just before the desert start pens, giving us a lead-in of approximately 2.5km before the sprint finish line rock arch, which is the official start/finish line for this route.

Turn by Turn

Here are the turns you’ll make to complete this route:

  1. Straight to Epic KOM
  2. Right to Sequoia Circle
  3. Right to Downtown
  4. Straight to Downtown
  5. Right to Downtown
  6. Left to Sprint
  7. Right to Volcano Circuit
  8. Straight to Volcano Circuit
  9. Left to Volcano Circuit
  10. Left to Downtown
  11. Right to Sprint
  12. Left to 360 Bridge
  13. Right to Sequoia Circle
  14. Left to Sequoia Circle
  15. Straight to Downtown
  16. Right to Desert Flats

Route details:
Distance: 33.9km (21.1 miles)
Elevation Gain: 134m (439′)
Strava Forward Segment

Rebel Route Suggestions

Got an idea for a great rebel route? Share it below and maybe we’ll publish a post about it!