Instructions to Ride Virtually with Goldilocks

If you would like to ride on Zwift with other Goldilocks riders, let’s get you all set up!

You’ll first need a bicycle.  Any kind will do! But a road bike is preferable. 

Next, you’ll need an indoor bike trainer.  What’s an indoor bike trainer? A bicycle trainer is a piece of equipment that makes it possible to ride a bicycle while it remains stationary. They are commonly used when riding conditions outside are not favorable. You can find some that will work for this process here.

Next you’ll need a Zwift account.  What is Zwift? Zwift is a trainer game that enables you to link a bike trainer up your computer, iPad, iPhone or Apple TV, letting you ride with other cyclists in a virtual environment.  Once you create an account, add [Goldilocks] after your last name so we know you’re part of our group. This is how you join the Goldilocks team!

After joining Zwift, find our ride leader: Hot Pink Triathlete (Hot Pink Triathlete [goldilocks]) and add her as a friend.  This is how you will be invited to group rides!  Once you’re following her, she can add you to all the Goldilocks group rides.  There will be approximately 1 per week.

Next, you’ll need a device that can run the Zwift application.  The requirements can be found here.  I like to use my laptop, but some prefer an ipad.

To chat during the ride, you’ll need to download and sign up for Discord. https://discordapp.com/ . The invite code is: https://discord.gg/5RGEqqr. This will add you to the Pink Fit Zwift channel where Goldilocks conversations happen. Use your headphones in the ride to talk to everyone!

Lastly, you might want the Zwift companion app. You’ll need two devices if you want the companion app- one to run Zwift and one to have on hand to run Zwift companion to text other riders.

This can all seem overwhelming!  If you need help, don’t be afraid to reach out. Our bike shop partner, Mad Dog Cycles, has a very knowledgable staff willing to get you all set up.  Our ride leader is also available to assist.  You can email her here.