MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — CycleOps is running a contest that encourages cyclists to record outdoor training routes that can be replicated indoors on the company's Virtual Training system.
The contest will award prizes valued at more than $10,000 for the best recorded routes, as judged by CycleOps staff.
"This contest offers an amazing experience to earn prizes for getting out and doing what cyclists love to do—ride their bike," said Jesse Bartholomew, CycleOps' category manager. "Plus when riders are ready to head back indoors, all their favorite summer routes will be right there in CycleOps Virtual Training."
The contest runs through July 31. Grand prize is a Trek Travel trip for two to California or France. Second prize is a 2014 Salsa Warbird 2 bike, and third prize is six months of Premium-level coaching from Carmichael Training Systems. Every course submitted is eligible to win one of 10 CycleOps Virtual Training prize kits (Fluid2 trainer kit with Speed/Cadence sensor) as well as weekly gear awarded at random.
The course creation does not require a CycleOps Virtual Training subscription. Participants can download the CycleOps Virtual Training software, record video and GPS data for a route, use the software's built-in route creation tool (PC version only) to sync the video with the GPS, and then upload and share on CycleOps Virtual Training.
Full contest details: cycleops.com/routecontest.