Zwift unveils NYC, and it’s set 100 years in the future

Virtual cycling giant launches its fifth and most gamified world to date

This morning Zwift unveiled its fifth and most ambitious ‘world’ so far: New York City.

Set 100 years from now, Manhattan’s famous skyline has been given a space-age makeover, and you can ride through it on futuristic glass tracks suspended high above street level.

CEO Eric Min explained that Zwift set out to gamify the training experience, because “if you enjoy your training, you train harder.”

He says: “The escapism of our New York world will transport Zwifters back to their video gaming days as they ride our futuristic take on New York, around Central Park and on the suspended glass roads above Manhattan.”

New York City feels familiar
New York City feels familiar

Ten new routes to race and explore

Largely based around Central Park, there are ten new routes available and a whole host of challenges to keep your interests piqued.

The 6 Train

The shortest route around the park, it's flat, fast and fun.

  • Distance: 4.0mi / 6.5km
  • Elevation: 226ft / 69m

The High Line

A nod to the landscaped High Line Park in New York City, this “ride in the skies” route sticks to the elevated roads and loops at the KOM arch.

  • Distance: 6.5mi / 10.5km
  • Elevation: 587ft / 179m

Astoria Line 8

Named after the New York City subway line, this figure 8 path loops around the park.

  • Distance: 7.2mi / 11.5km
  • Elevation: 465ft / 142m

LaGuardia Loop

Named after the 99th Mayor of New York City Fiorello H. La Guardia, this course is quick and fast lap for special events only.

  • Distance: 1.7mi / 6.5km
  • Elevation: 89ft / 27m

Everything Bagel

You can hit the Sprint and KOM on this this long, looping route in both directions.

  • Distance: 21.3mi / 34.3km
  • Elevation: 1,789ft / 545m

You can ride the familiar paths in Central Park too
You can ride the familiar paths in Central Park too

Grand Central Circuit

A circuit course that takes the steep route up and down the KOM with a short loop around the Sprint in between.

  • Distance: 4.2mi / 6.8km
  • Elevation: 472ft / 144m

Knickerbocker

This mostly flat route has some grit and kick to it, with one trip up the KOM via the steep route.

  • Distance: 13.9mi / 22.4km
  • Elevation: 1,197ft / 365m

Lady Liberty

A steep climb that winds up to the KOM, followed by a long lap around the park.

  • Distance: 7.7mi / 12.3km
  • Elevation: 674ft / 206m

Mighty Metropolitan

Make massive moves over meadows and most of the park in this meandering mega loop.

  • Distance: 12.5mi / 20.0km
  • Elevation: 1,045 ft / 318m

Park Perimeter Loop

Tour the outermost loop of the park on this fun and snappy course.

  • Distance: 6.1mi / 9.7km
  • Elevation: 4,13ft ft / 126m

Rising Empire

Hit the KOM in both directions on this climber’s course.

  • Distance: 12.9mi / 20.7km
  • Elevation: 1,234ft / 376m

Get involved

Complete all five stags of the Tour of New York to win exclusive in-game kit
Complete all five stags of the Tour of New York to win exclusive in-game kit

If you fancy a tour of the city, you can join Eric Min's Big Apple Bike Ride at 07:00 BST on Saturday 20 October.

On 23 October, Zwift is launching the Tour of New York, a five-stage event that allows riders to unlock exclusive in-game kit on completion.

To join either of these rides, sign up on the event calendar or on Zwift’s Companion App, which is available on iOS App Store or the Google Play Store.

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