The course is 10 kilometers or 6.2 miles long. The hills average 1/2 mile long and the gradient is 3% or less. On average it takes about 18 minutes to complete the ride.
You don't have to worry about riding in bad weather or crashing in these races!! This is an indoor event!! We attach your bicycle to a stationary, computerized trainer that simulates outdoor riding conditions. The computer adjusts the resistance you feel on your pedals based on your weight, your speed, and the slope of the course wherever you are on the course.
We use eight CompuTrainer units hooked up side by side and facing a large projector screen. On the screen you see the course profile (uphills, downhills, and flats), your speed, power, and distance ridden. You also see the location of all the other people in your race. This is what really makes this event so exciting! It's hard not to get excited when you see everyone trying to outrun you to the finish!