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Zwift Thursday Social
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Zwift Thursday Social

Too Cold & Wet to Ride?

Join Brent Neal for the Zwift Winter Crit Series

The Winter Crit Series rolls on! Are you on Zwift? Want to come race with us? It’s fun, it’s challenging, and it’s all local riders who are positive and encouraging.

2 February @ 7:00pm

Standard series rules: there is no in-game equipment requirement for this week. You may ride whatever frame and wheel combination you like. All power-ups are allowed. Mass start. Points will be determined by the order in which you cross the finish line during the final lap. This is a traditional race. Optional handicapping (see original rules document) is allowed.

There are two ways to register for this week’s race:
1. Sign up via web browser:

2. Join the Zwift club “Brents Crit Club” and then you can register in the Clubs section of the Companion app (this will be available for all races going forward) Watopia: Volcano Circuit CCW – 5 laps for a total of 20.5 km

Results from the first two weeks and overall series standings can be found at this link. (This link will work at any time during the series.)

NWCC Thursday Zwift Social

We roll every week at 7:30pm for a social ride that can be a workout by choice. We take a brief break during the Winter to run our Online Crit Series on Thursdays and resume the regular rides in March. You do not need to be a member of NWCC to join this ride. Rides are currently via meetup invitation, which means you have to be following the ride leader (Brent Neal) on Zwift. You can find him by searching for the username “Brent Neal – NWCC”. Add him on Zwift and then send him a message letting him know you’d like an invite for the week.

We ride with the rubber band on, meaning all riders stay together regardless of pace, power, or fitness. You can ride at ten Watts while someone else rides at eight hundred and the group will still stay together. You can also do structured workouts or free ride: it all works and you’ll still stay with the group.

Routes change each week. We also socialize on the NWCC Discord (a voice chat service) server. You can join that with this link: (You’ll need to be in the NWCC voice channel to talk to others when we are riding.)

Click here to view Zwift videos on YouTube NWCC Racing

NWCC Online Practice Crits

January 27, 2022

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