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Cycling Canada’s 2023-2024 Esports Calendar Announced

The fourth consecutive Cycling Canada Esports season will return to the virtual cycling platform Zwift from Nov. 6, 2023, to April 3, 2024.

The Esports season is here and will feature the following opportunities to explore Zwift’s vast virtual world while clocking valuable riding time:

Cycling Canada Weekly Rides
New this year, our Monday rides will feature time zone options to make it easier for participants across the country to join in on the fun. Courses will vary week to week to provide a mix of training opportunities for all abilities with paces set to allow for a social ride (1.5-2.0 w/kg).

Wednesday Team Canada Rides
Every three weeks, join a National Team athlete as they lead an accessible, social ride held on the same racecourse as the given week’s Monday ride. Don’t miss the chance to join truly interactive group rides with your favorite athletes and connect with them via Discord peer-to-peer voice chats.

The first Wednesday Team Canada Ride of the season will feature Jenn Jackson at 8:15pm ET on Nov. 8 – don’t miss this opportunity to train with the recent Santiago 2023 Pan American Games gold medallist! More details available here.

Saturday Fundo Rides
Starting at 12:05 p.m. ET every Saturday, riders will get to experience a variety of courses from Zwift’s longer rides with distances ranging from 20 to 50km. Participants are invited to join and ride at their own pace or challenge fellow riders as they race to the front.

The 2024 Canadian Esports Championships
The third edition of the Canadian Esports Championships is scheduled to be held on Zwift and broadcast on Zwift Community Live from Feb. 10-11, 2024, with a four-race series hosted in the month leading up to the championships. More details, including the technical guide and registration information, will be posted on the Cycling Canada Events webpage in the coming weeks.

“The 2023-2024 Esports season is set to be an exciting one for Cycling Canada and we can’t wait to get started,” said Cycling Canada Director of Marketing and Events, Josh Peacock. “Esports are such an invaluable tool for developing the cycling community. We think this upcoming season exemplifies that by providing a range of accessible riding opportunities, tying into events and the athlete pathway with the Canadian Championships and a creating unique connection point with our National Team athletes.”

With the UCI Cycling Esports World Championship moving to MyWhoosh in 2024, the Cycling Canada team selection process will be hosted on that platform once further details including dates become available.

Source: Cycling Canada