A Women’s Only mini series on Zwift! Three weeks, Wednesday evenings, 8pm.
1/19 – Sprinters Playground, Makuri Islands, 16 miles, 440’ climb over 2 laps.
1/26 – Team Time Trial: Knickerbocker course, NYC, 14 miles, 1,135’ of gain, which includes the New York KOM
2/2 – Legends and Lava, Watopia. 15.2 miles and 1,053’ climbing, ending with the volcano climb.
The series is three races, three different courses, three Wednesday’s in a row, starting January 19, 2022. The race start time is 8pm (mst). Make-up races can be done any time before Sunday at noon—email me for a meet up. Please read the technology section below on more details about start times. You need to register on this page for the season pass option. Each race will be on a different style course. You must be on Zwift. You must have the Zwift Companion App. Please ride fair, use a heart rate strap if you have one, and email me with any questions or concerns.
You’ll get to choose teams, if you don’t have a team, I will find a team that’s not full and add you in—it’s a nice way to meet other cyclists in the area. 3-4 women on a team. You can come up with your own name, and fill it in on the questions when you register. I’ll email you with any questions. We’ll do individual and team results.
The Team Time Trial may be a mass start or we may decide to do it differently, depending on numbers.
Technology and Must Have’s
In order to register and compete in the races, you must have a Zwift setup. Bicycling Magazine has a nice piece on getting setup with Zwift, you can click that here.
The next steps are to follow “Jenna Tomiello (MTCX)” on the Zwift Companion App on your phone (download this app if you don’t have it already). This is how you get invited to the Zwift Meetup or in our case the individual races. Once you have followed me, I will first make sure you’ve registered on this page and then I will officially invite you to the races through Zwift Companion. This is the most important step—it actually gets you on the ride.
On race day, you want to login to Zwift at least 20 minutes prior, so 7:40 pm. Then you want to physically enter and ride in a world. Ideally, the world you ride in is the one that contains our course for that day (for example if the course is “Watopia Waistband” then you should ride in “Watopia” before the race). At some point, anywhere from 2-20 minutes before the start, you will get a message that asks if you want to join the Meetup. Just click “Join.” Your avatar will move to the starting pen for the course with all the other registered racers. There is a ticker counting down till the ride starts.
I’ll also run a discord channel for the race which is an audio feed with general announcements at the beginning. I’m not going to be racing hard, if at all. I’ll be on there with Brian chatting about the race while you’re riding it. Feel free to listen in, or listen to your music, or whatever you need to do.
Below are some guidelines on which category to register for. All the races will start on “one gun,” with all categories being together and racing together in one group (keep this in mind for your strategy). The category results will be posted in the results spreadsheet post-race. For this series, we will use your w/kg for your FTP to decide what category you should be in. If you haven’t don’t a FTP test, or haven’t done one recently, look at what your zwiftpower says your most current FTP during a race or event is. If you need help let me know.
A: 3.5+ W/kg
B: 3.5-3.0 W/kg.
C: 3.0-2.5 W/kg.
D: 2.4-1 W/kg.
Rules and Doping
- If you’d like to trainer dope, dope in general, or worry about others doping then this is probably not the event for you. Please be realistic with body weight and trainer calibration.
- Zwift bike and wheel selection can be a big deal, especially for hilly courses. There will no requirements on specifics bikes needed.
- For the races, change your profile name to have your team & category at the end. For Example “Jenna Tomiello- MTCX B.” This will allow for racers to know who they are up against in terms of categories.
The results are on the Zwift Companion App after every race.
-random 6 pack for 2 riders per week (or socks if rider is under 21)
-winning team gets a prize for all riders!