Posted by Editoress on 10/28/21
Cycling Canada has released the schedule for its multi-platform virtual cycling calendar for the 2021/2022 winter season. The calendar will kick off next week, on November 1st, with the return of Cycling Canada's Weekly Tune-Up Ride being hosted on the Zwift platform and open to all Zwift subscribers.
"Following the success of our inaugural esports season, we are thrilled to be back in the virtual realm starting off with the return to Zwift activities," said Cycling Canada's Events & Officials Manager, Jolène Dupuis. "We have been able to connect with a larger community of cyclists through our offerings, and we hope that our 2021/22 programming will continue to grow our engagement and reach."
Weekly Tune-up Ride
Every Monday and Tuesday at 8:05 p.m. EST, Cycling Canada will host 45 minute group rides open to all skill levels and abilities on rotating courses. Monday rides will be co-ed, while Tuesday rides will be exclusive to women. Course offerings will vary from week to week in an effort to provide a well-rounded mix of training opportunities for Zwifters of all backgrounds.
The Weekly Tune-up will be a medium-paced social ride (1.5 - 2.0 w/kg), led by community riders across Canada and will feature Cycling Canada athletes on a bi-weekly basis. Participants can expect a fun, interactive community atmosphere with regular efforts to build fitness. The Weekly Tune-up Rides will also serve as a social pre-ride for Cycling Canada's Wednesday Night Race Series, offered on the same course as each week's ride.
If you are interested in becoming a ride leader, contact firstname.lastname@example.org; before November 5th to get your application in!
Wednesday Night Race Series
Every Wednesday at 8:05 p.m. EST and 8:15 p.m. EST (women only), Cycling Canada will host a public race open to all skill levels on rotating courses in line with our Weekly Tune-up Rides. This series will offer something for everyone while exploring every corner of Zwift's virtual world. Zwifters will have the opportunity to register in one of four power-based categories in both women's and men's fields. This series will not include a ranking or series points but is rather intended as a means of offering a fun weekly challenge for Zwifters of all abilities.
Cycling Canada Saturday Fundo
A new offering this year will be weekend Fundo rides starting at 12:05 p.m. EST every Saturday. These Fondo-style rides will be open to Zwifters of all skills and abilities, with courses sampling some of the platform's longer distance routes, ranging from 20km to 50km. Participants are invited to join the rides at their own pace, or to challenge fellow riders to race at the front.
For a complete list of Cycling Canada Zwift events, including course maps, Download the Calendar. Sign up to participate via the Zwift Companion App, or click Here for the complete Zwift event listing.
HopOn Ride Fundraiser
The HopOn Ride Fundraiser will be back on February 20th, 2022 with the objective of raising funds for Cycling Canada's national grassroots program. The ride will take Zwifters along the 2022 UCI Cycling Esports World Championships course and will feature several notable guest riders. More details will be released in the new year.
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