Using the Zwift platform, we will be holding a weekly race on Saturday mornings at 10:30am beginning on May 2nd, 2020.
Each week the race will take place on a different virtual course that will aim for a 60-90 minute race. The races will be conducted under a system that matches up closely to the ‘Ontario’ race categories.
Aside from requiring a Zwift account, participation in these events will be completely free. For each event participants will need to register with the OCA by 6:00pm Friday. This will allow the OCA to know who is racing so we can create start lists and finalize results which will be posted on the OCA site. You must sign up every week.
In order to participate you will need a Zwift account. Go to www.zwift.com, download the software (OS specific) and register for the service. There is typically a limited free trial, but the regular monthly fees are under $20 CAD. You will be asked to create a username.
We recommend getting this set up days before the first race, and even testing things out with a solo ride in Zwift. At the very minimum, login at least 45 mins before the race to ensure you can sign up for the race and that all your settings are correct.
In order to get the best experience out of using Zwift, it is highly recommended that you download the Zwift Companion App onto your phone or tablet (available on the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store) this is your way of accessing the weekly race series.
You can do these races on practically any indoor trainer, but it’s recommended to use a smart trainer or powermeter that can talk to your computer and relay wattage data. Even if you don’t have one of those, a regular magnetic or fluid trainer will work, however you will need speed and cadence sensors for your bike and an ANT+ stick for your computer to pick up the data.
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