Virtual Training

Join us virtually for training! We will be riding on the Zwift app, and will interact with Zoom. 

Don’t have Zwift?

No problem! Join us on your Peloton, classic trainer, rollers, treadmill, or whatever you would like while catching up with the group on Zoom.

Upcoming Schedule

Wednesday May 27th at 6:00pm ET- Zwift Course: TBD

If you have a webcam, please join us on the link below.

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device

Meeting ID: 889 1616 3118

Friday May 29th at 8:00am ET- Zwift Course: TBD

If you have a webcam, please join us on the link below.

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device

Meeting ID: 883 4917 9564

Virtual Training with Zwift 

What You Need to Have 

  • Indoor Trainer – Zwift pairs with many smart trainers, check on their website. You don’t need a smart trainer to use Zwift! By utilizing a speed and cadence sensor and/or a power meter you can still use Zwift on a classic trainer or rollers. Shop on Zwift.

 

 

  • Zwift Companion App – Download from your phone’s app store to join our meetup and to find fellow zwifters. Follow the World T.E.A.M. account AND Jon Brideau- World TEAM to be invited to our training rides. (More Menu > Find Zwifters > search “World T.E.A.M.” > select World T.E.A.M. and Jon Brideau – World TEAM)

What You Want to Have 

  • Second Screen – Our Zwift virtual ride leaders will be hosting Zoom video conferences during each ride so you can interact with your fellow riders. A second device or an extra screen will let you see both Zwift and Zoom. A laptop connected to a TV is ideal. 

  • Fan –You’ll be surprised how much you sweat when there’s no airflow. Place a large fan in front of your bike to keep you cool and comfortable while you’re in the saddle. As a bonus, it will also bring you back to some of our windier days out on the FOA course!

  • Towel/Floor Mat- Put something underneath your bike and trainer to catch sweat.

 

  • Side Table/Desk –You’ll want a surface on which to keep everything easily accessible. 

  • Heart Rate Monitor – While not necessary for Zwift, an HRM is great for training. We recommend a chest strap HRM, but if you already have a wrist-based activity tracker, you may be able to use that instead. Keep in mind you will need an HRM that transits Bluetooth in order to pair it easily to your computer or tablet.

Let’s Zwift

  • Download Zwift – Find the correct version for your device and download Zwift. If you’re new to Zwift, you’ll start out with a 7-day free trial. After that it’s $15/month. 

  • Log In or Create an Account –Log in or if you don’t have an account yet, click “Create an Account”.

  • Pair Your Trainer – “Paired Devices” screen. If you have a smart trainer, make sure it’s plugged in and wake it up by turning the pedals. More Information

  • Click Search and select your trainer, hear rate monitor, cadence sensor, power meter, etc. depending on which you are using. You don’t need a smart trainer to use Zwift! By utilizing a speed and cadence sensor and/or a power meter you can still use Zwift on a classic trainer or rollers.   

  • Most smart trainers and modern computers and tablets will have Bluetooth BLE and will connect easily. Click here for other connection options.

 

If you are using ANT+ or do not have Bluetooth on your device click here for more information on using a dongle or the Zwift Companion app.

You Are Ready to Zwift

We’ll send out invitations to our group rides through the app. To join, accept the invitation and hit “Ride” in Zwift before the ride time (you cannot join a meetup after its started, but you can still find us on the course). Five minutes before the meetup is scheduled, a blue “Join Ride” button will appear. Click that button and you’ll be sent to

the virtual start of our ride. Read more about meetups

We’ll also send out the link to join the Zoom so you can chat with everyone else and stay connected while we’re

riding together, apart. See you out there!

Training for Long Distance Cycling

♦  Ultra Cyclist Training – by Todd Parker, M.A., M.S.

♦  Proper Training for Cycling – by Coach Bob Hillery

♦  Resting When Exercising and Other Training Notes – by Dr. Erik Ward, NOVA Pain & Rehab Center