BYT(Bikely Youth Team), runs an event every weekend on Saturdays at 9AM PST. Bikely Youth Team is a team for riders age 19 and under, but this group ride is open to riders of all ages and abilities. For the next four weeks I am going to be leading this ride since the usual leaders are away for the holidays. The event is on the official Zwift calendar, so an event link can be found at the bottom of this page. The ride will be on Sprinter’s Playgound in Neokyo, so for those of you who do not have the route badge already, this is a perfect opportunity to get it!
This was my first time leading an official group ride, and I think it went great. There were over 300 riders signed up for the event, which was awesome! The ride had around 200 riders ish who actually came to the ride, which is still very good. The group of riders had fun and we got positive feedback for the event. I allowed riders to sprint at the sprints to make the group ride more exciting, and to suit the needs to of stronger riders who are looking to push harder. Overall the group was great, they stuck to the advertised pace and I can’t wait to lead again next week! We had great feedback, the sweeps did an amazing job at sweeping, and everyone had fun. Here are some images from the event.
Here is a link for registration to the event: Link has not been released yet, but this post will be update ASAP. Link updated 12/18.