(Long Beach, August 1, 2019): Zwift, the global online training and racing platform for athletes, has today completed construction on Watopia’s latest stretch of fresh tarmac.
Titans Grove draws inspiration from the High Sierras, home to the world-famous Sequoia National Park. Sitting adjacent to the Fuego Flats, the mammoth-sized boulders and giant sequoias cast a most welcome shadow for those arriving fresh from a trip through the desert.
The new section of road snakes its way through the undulating forest and features three gradual climbs. With a maximum gradient of 5%, these are climbs that will provide enough of a challenge to get the legs stinging, but still gentle enough that Zwifters can still sit back and enjoy the scenery. Each lap features 520ft/158m of elevation gain.
“I think this may be the most beautiful part of Watopia,” says Eric Min, Zwift CEO and Co-Founder. “Since we left Jarvis Island, we have been keen to bring back a forest, so in some ways Titans Grove feels like being back home. I’m not normally one for pausing on a workout, but this area rewards the eyes as much as the legs. I think our community will love exploring and seeing what creatures they can spot along the way.”
NEW TITAN ROUTES
Sand and Sequoias - Tour the scorched desert and the forest in one loop.
20 km // 12.5 mi
173m // 567.5
Quatch Quest - Take on the Titans Grove and ascend the epic Alpe du Zwift.
46 km // 28.6 mi
1708 m // 5600 ft
Muir and the Mountain - The mountains are calling, and you must go.
34.5 km // 21.4
792 m // 2600 ft
Dust in the Wind - Travel through Watopia’s two forests on this lush route.
54.6 km // 34 mi
585 m // 1920 ft
Big Foot Hills - A journey across the lower peaks of Watopia.
67.5 km // 42 mi
706 m // 2316 ft
Zwift is the fitness company born from gaming. We’re dedicated fitness enthusiasts that also happen to be experienced software and video game developers. Combining that passion and deep understanding of the fitness world, Zwift is the first company to use massive multiplayer gaming technology to bring the outdoor experience indoors. Athletes from around the globe can train and compete with each other in rich, 3D-generated worlds simply by connecting their existing devices & hardware (e.g. cycle trainers, power meters, treadmills, heart rate monitors, etc) wirelessly via open industry standard ANT+ and BLE. From friendly competition, to racing & structured training programs, Zwift is building a community of like-minded athletes united in the pursuit of a better social fitness experience.
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