Training Roundup: Bkool updates, Saris Scenic America, Rouvy Vuelta Virtual & more!

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Bkool updates virtual training app, so you get more cycling indoors this winter

The latest update to the Bkool Cycling simulator adds an all-new Route Finder tool to make it easier & more intuitive to find new virtual roads to train on. Mixing real road videos & 3D routes, new search filters make it easier to pick from over 8 million routes in their system.

Bkool also says this latest update put much more data in your field of view while you ride, so you can work on racing strategy or just optimize each of your own training sessions. You can now see the name of race rivals with their watts/kilo ratio, as well as a preview of upcoming climbs to gauge your efforts – all in a more streamline overview.

Bkool updates virtual training app, so you get more cycling indoors this winter

Trying to recreate more of a pro feel, Bkool Cycling has also been updated with all of the 2020 UCI World Tour team kits. As pro racing settles down for the year, you can spend winter inside training in a virtual peloton, before teams reshuffle in the new year. Bkool.com

Act Fast: Explore scenic America racing with Saris on Bkool to win!

Saris Scenic America by Bkool is a virtual race series

Saris Scenic America by Bkool is a virtual race series competing over five independent online races that run through some of the most beautiful cycling routes in the USA. This is  one of the fun aspects of Bkool. Dive into their virtual world, compete against other cyclists in the simulation, and have a shot at winning real-world prizes.

Saris Scenic America by Bkool is a virtual race series, roads

The five stages are: Tour of Utah, Chicago Lakefront Trail, White Mountains National Park, Lake Sunapee Bike Race, and Wolf Creek Pass Descent. You have to complete EVERY race to be eligible to win. Each course is raced over a series of a few days so you can fit it into your schedule. But the first Tour of Utah close out Nov 21 – so you need to do it before the end of tomorrow for a shot at the prize.

Full details are over at the Bkool Saris Scenic America page, where you can also sign up for a month of free virtual racing. The prize up for grabs is a Saris M2 smart trainer (formerly CycleOps) to upgrade your indoor training experience. Saris.com

Finish La Vuelta Virtual grand finale on Rouvy

The La Vuelta racing finishes up this weekend, and you too can get in on the Spanish racing action… from home. Ride online on Rouvy with actual Spanish pros from the Burgos BH and Caja Rural-Seguros RGA squads to find out how your fitness stacks up against professionals. Two more La Vuelta Virtual races kick off this weekend at 3pm CET / 9am EST – La vega – Alto de l’Angliru on Saturday and Baños de Montemayor – Alto de la Covatilla on Sunday.

The virtual racing is even hosted by UniPublic and will be broadcasted on TV with Spanish race commentary. Register for free now at: race.Rouvy.com

rouvy racing

There’s plenty more Rouvy racing coming up soon too. Check out the PedalItaly race series Nov 20, 25 & 29 – riding along beautiful panoramic Italian roads, even some UNESCO World Heritage Site locations. Then, take on the four routes of the Alpenbrevet Challenge series in hopes of winning an entry slot for the meatspace race next September in Andermatt/Obergoms in the high Swiss Alps. Or try your legs at the Ironman VR World Tour… or the TorTour Ultracycling series. There’s never a shortage of races on: Rouvy.com

Did you miss out on Everesting online with RGT?

Whether you want to climb 8848m in one go, or spread it out over the entire month of December, RGT Cycling wants you to put in the meters of elevation to help raise funds & awareness for World Bicycle Relief. We’ve got the full details on Virtual Everesting here, but suffice it to say that maybe setting a lofty goal will help keep you motivated to train indoors this winter…

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