The Novel Coronavirus can't stop us from riding together in Zwift's Watopia, a virtual world of 80+ routes from around the world. On Saturday, June 6th, Mile High 360 riders/supporters will come together, from the comfort of their very own homes, to ride together. A chorus of celebrity riders (think Ali Jones - a US Olympic Road Racing medalist and Michael Carter - a rider in the 1991 Tour de France for Team Motorola). Because we are riding virtually, there is no cap on the number of participants. We are working to have 80-100 riders join in, riding and raising funds through peer-to-peer fundraising efforts. All funds go to supporting Mile High 360's middle-school and high-school students, each of whom participates in over 450 hours of MH360 programming per year. The details of the ride - exact time and route - will be unfolding through April.
The registration fee is $50 and a commitment to raise additional funds from family, friends, colleagues, and businesses (we will help you raise the funds and it is easier than one might think). These funds will support Mile High 360's year-round (after school, weekend, and summertime) programming.
The Make Miles Matter Cycling Series is designed to be fun. There will be no road closures; however, we do not expect to share the road with any cars, as Zwift does not put cars into its virtual routes. In addition to Zwift's local laws regarding traffic impediment, please follow these general rules:
HELMET USE IS NOT REQUIRED—please wear your helmet level on your head and keep your chinstrap buckled, if you feel that biking in the house is a danger to your or your family.
REMEMBER THAT THIS EVENT IS TAKING PLACE ON OPEN ROADS. Motorized traffic will not be present.
BE PREDICTABLE. Group riding requires more attention to predictability than riding alone. Other riders expect you to continue straight ahead at a constant speed unless you indicate differently.
COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER RIDERS AROUND YOU— We don't want this ride to make you a "lazy" rider so call out “on your left” when passing, alert other riders of hazards in the road (eg. “hole, crack, glass” etc); call out “car back” when appropriate. Anyone else in the house might think you are crazy but just ignore them.
DON"T WORRY ABOUT MAINTAINING GAPS BETWEEN BICYCLES, AND PLEASE RIDE IN LARGE CLUMPS AT ALL TIMES.
PASS HOWEVER AND WHEREVER YOU WANT. Only pass when you want and there are no dangerous places to pass.
OBEY ALL TRAFFIC SIGNS AND SIGNALS. Stop at stop signs and lights, if you want.
OBEY COURSE STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS.
IF YOU STOP, FEEL FREE TO HANG OUT ON YOUR BIKE AND STAY CONNECTED. No need to move onto the grass/dirt on the edge of road to make room for other riders and traffic.
PLEASE BE COURTEOUS AND FRIENDLY TO ALL OTHER PARTICIPANTS. This is supposed to be fun.