A new MTB-focused group ride series has been announced for Zwifters, complete with a star-studded cast of ride leaders. Dubbed the “Wahoo Shred Sessions”, these group rides take place twice a week, with each ride hosted by one or more big names in the world of off-road.
“With trails closed in many places, or too crowded to allow safe riding, we wanted to give mountain bike athletes the chance to ride together and socialize in a safe environment,” says Colin Eustace, Vice President of Global Marketing for Wahoo. “For many mountain bikers, this is a special opportunity to ride with some of the sport’s biggest stars — the kind of interaction that would be singular and memorable, with or without a global pandemic.”
Rides are scheduled for three different time slots each Wednesday and Saturday through May 30th:
- 2 am PDT/11 pm CET
- 10 am PDT/7 pm CET
- 5 pm PDT/2am CET Thursday/Sunday
Routes + Bike Recommendations
Shred Sessions are held on Jungle-centric routes which rotate each week. Those routes are: Jungle Circuit (week 1), Road to Ruins (week 2), Jungle Circuit Reverse (week 3), and Dust in the Wind (week 4).
The Jungle Circuit routes are best ridden on a MTB, but Road to Ruins and Dust In the Wind may call for a bike swap once riders hit the jungle – it’s up to you to decide! Read about bike performance on the Road to Ruins route >
Currently-scheduled ride hosts include Hans Becking & Leon Van Bon, Greg Callaghan, Troy Brosnan, Ben Cathro & Rab Wardell, Norco Factory Gravity Team, Keegan Wright, Iago Garay, Richie Rude & Shawn Neer, Miranda Miller, Jesse Melamed, Andreanne Lanthier Nadeau, Nathalie Schneitter & Jenn Jackson, Norco Factory XC Team, Andreane Lanthier Nadeau, Damien Oton & Christian Textor, Jesse Melamed & Remi Gauvin, Josh Carlson, Isabeau Courdurier, Brook Macdonald & Sam Blenkinsop, Junya Nagata & Yuki Kushima, Morgane Charre, Emilie Siegenthaler & Pivot Team, and Sam Hill.
Complete any of the rides to unlock the Rapha Wahoo Race kit.