Welcome To The

 

Virtual Cleves Races

Our First Season Is Complete

See the results links below.

Presented By

Ohio Cycling Center

And

Queen City Wheels

Tombragel Bozue Wimberg Van Hoose Stoeck
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Thank You For Your Support!

To all of the participants around the world we thank you for your enthusiastic support of these races!  It was our desire to expand the opportunities for cyclist to continue to stay active and stay connected in spite of the restrictions created by the pandemic. We could not have imagined that we would see close to 100 people register on each of the race days.  It has been a lot of fun and well worth the effort!       

2020-2021Race Season Highlights

Fastest Cleves TT

Men

Dyames, IT                          23:43.9

Peter Wimberg                 23:46.7

BXT                                 23:52.6

Women

Kristen Schulz                   28:08.5

April Riegle                       28:38.6

Susan C                            31:15.8

Fastest Galbraith Hill

Men

Peter Wimberg                   5:57.1

Dyames                              6:09.8

Andy Jones                         6:44.7

Women

Barbora Sipkova                 9:09.3

Fastest Heekin Hill

Men

Peter Wimberg                   2:48.2

Nate Cross                         2:49.8

Dyames                              2:50.7

Complete Race Results

What Are The Virtual Cleves Races?

     We're presenting Races on the historic Cleves 10.2 mile Time Trial Course using synchronized real course video and gradient data to create a "virtual reality" for indoor cycling.  Riders from all over the world are able to participate giving this event a truly international flavor and enhancing the competition. 

   

Points of contact: 

Andy Jones       andrew.jones@ipaper.com

Paul Rouse       ohiocyclingcenter@gmail.com

When Is It ?

This season we presented four days of racing with 3-4 races on each day.

     Dec 13, 2020

     Jan 10, 2021

     Feb 14, 2021

     Mar 14, 2021

In Feb and Mar we added a new twist!  We added hill climb challenges on two, well known local climbs.  

        9:00 am start,  Cleves Course

      10:00 am start,  Galbraith Hill Climb

      10:30 am start,  Heekin Street Climb

      11:00 am start,  Cleves Course

How Does It Work?

     We use the Rouvy AR Indoor Cycling Application and your bike trainer (stationary trainer, smart trainer, traditional resistance trainer).   

Rouvy interfaces with trainers & devices that transmit power, or speed, or cadence, or heart rate via Ant+ or bluetooth signals. 

     Your experience and results will vary depending on which type of trainer you use. Smart trainers (for example, Wahoo Kickr, Tacx Neo, or Saris H3) give you the most realistic ride by automatically adjusting the resistance you feel at the pedals based on changes in the road gradient and the weight of the rider.  If what you have is a bike equipped with a power meter (like Quark, Stages, Power Tap, Garmin, or many others) you determine your power output based on your gear selection and cadence.  Rouvy will use your power and other data to calculate your speed based on the gradient at your location along the course.  If what you have is a speed/cadence sensor (no power meter) Rouvy will estimate your power and speed based on your course location, but this is the least accurate of the methods. 

     So yes, the results will vary and riders not using smart trainers will likely go faster than those who do.  Our goal is to give you the opportunity to challenge yourself and have some fun with whatever equipment you have.  We do ask that you identify your trainer equipment as smart trainer or power meter or speed sensor in your Rouvy profile (See directions below). 

      To remove some of the differences in results created by different varieties of trainers we ask that riders who did the virtual Cleves races in Dec, Jan or Feb use the Average Power (computed by Rouvy in your Training Dairy) as your FTP for the Mar 14 races. Open Rouvy AR and click on your name at top of screen to edit your FTP. This may be quite different from an FTP computed in a controlled test. Also enter your current weight.  Thank you!

Are you new to Rouvy?  Check out this guide to help get you started

Rouvy Setup Guide 

Why Are We Doing This?

     With all the restrictions imposed by Covid-19 we were not able to present the annual Southwest Ohio Indoor Time Trials.  So, we are presenting these virtual races to encourage you to continue to train and maintain your fitness throughout the winter months and to bring us together for some exciting competition on a course well known to cyclist throughout the Midwest.

     There is no entry fee but we do ask you to consider making a charitable donation to Freestore Food Bank, one of Ohio’s largest food banks, distributing 33 million meals annually through a network of 511 community partner agencies serving 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. This includes food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, community centers, program sites, senior centers and daycare facilities.

The number of people needing assistance with food has skyrocketed this year due to the effects of the pandemic. Please help if you can!

Here's the link:

 https://freestorefoodbank.org/ohio-cycling-center

Who Can Participate?

     Anyone can sign up for these races.  The races are open to riders all over the world.  Up to 300 people can race in any of the 4 start times.

How to Sign-Up to Race

     You will need a Rouvy account.

     If you have not used Rouvy before, you can use their 14-Day Free Trial offer to participate.  Wait until you are within 14 days of the race to start your free trial so it will be active through race day.  No credit card is needed to sign up for the free trial and it terminates automatically unless you request to extend it.

Check out the free trial at https//rouvy.com

 

     With the free trial you will first set up your Rouvy account with a login and password. etc.  Once you reply to their request to verify your email your account is recognized.  Next, return to Rouvy.com and download the Rouvy-AR App, which is the race platform.  There are downloads for PC, MAC, IOS, Android, Etc.   

     If you already have a Rouvy account just click on the green Register button at one of the race links below and you will be ready to participate.

       When you are logged-in to Rouvy, the Cleves races are listed under the Events tab on https://my.rouvy.com.  Under events click on Race Events, then click on Go To Schedule.  

You can go directly to each race using these links:

NOTE: These races have already finished.

  9:00 am  https://my.rouvy.com/onlinerace/live/45019

                 Race 1: Cleves Course 10.2 mi

 

10:00 am   https://my.rouvy.com/onlinerace/live/45020

                  Race 2: Galbraith Hill Climb 1.82 mi @ 3.0% avg.

10:30 am   https://my.rouvy.com/onlinerace/live/45021

                  Race 3: Heekin Hill Climb  0.54 mi @ 9% avg. 

 

11:00 am   https://my.rouvy.com/onlinerace/live/45022

                  Race 4:  Cleves Course 10.2 mi.

     If you want to start practicing the courses before race day the Cleves Course is available in Rouvy-AR.  Open Rouvy-AR and you will see a window showing the current selected race. Click the CHANGE button. Then use the SEARCH icon on the upper left and enter Cleves Time Trial. Several versions pop up. Select the one with Video.

     The race results will be automatically posted on your myrouvy account.  Go to   https://my.rouvy.com/​ , the Explore tab, then On-line Races and look under under the Finished Races tab. 

     If you want your name to show with your race results then, before the race starts, do the following. Go to https://my.rouvy.com/​

then click on the "gear" icon on the far right of the top banner.  On the drop down menu click on Profile Settings. Fill in your first and last name.  If you choose not to enter your name, only your login name shows on the results.

     Also, while you are in the Profile Settings menu we ask that you use the Team field to identify your trainer set-up as only one of the following.  This will help people evaluate their results compared to others with similar trainers.

    1. Smart Trainer (Resistance changes transmitted to trainer by computer program based on slope of road and rider weight).

    2. Power Meter (Rider determines resistance by gear selection and cadence. Power data transmits to application.  Power meters may also transmit speed/cadence data). 

    3. Speed/Cadence Sensor (Rider determines resistance by gear selection and cadence.  Speed data transmits to application).

  Thank you for participating this season!  We hope you have enjoyed it and will be back next year!