Zoom Cycling Interval Workouts

Improve your skills, power, threshold and stamina with Zoom Cycling Interval Workouts professionally coached by endurance trainer Andrew Powell.

Why do Zoom Cycling Interval Workouts in the fall and winter? For a lot of good reasons—and not just because it’s raining outside!

  • Increase your overall strength, power and threshold.
  • Advance your technical skills.
  • Improve your aerobic and muscular endurance.
  • Maintain consistency in your cycling.
  • Increase efficiency.
  • Ride faster.
  • Use the group’s energy to motivate yourself.
  • Join the workouts from the comfort and convenience of your own home.
  • Be part of a tribe of like-minded people while working at your own level. The only person you are competing against is yourself. Improve your endurance in a professional sport environment that will help you reach your full potential.

The Zoom Cycling Interval Workouts are for all levels of athletes and cycling enthusiasts.

 

Zoom Cycling Interval Workouts Schedule

 

September 14th to December 19th, 2020

Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

Saturday mornings from 8:30am to 10:30am.

 

Are you ready to improve your overall training?

 

Professional endurance coach Andrew Powell has designed the Zoom Cycling Interval Workouts with the specific purpose of helping you become stronger and faster and ensure that all of your body's energy systems are properly developed.

The Zoom Cycling Interval Workouts start with a dynamic warm-up including cycling-specific skills and technical-skills coaching. Following the warm-up you’ll be taken through a structured interval-based workout with specific cadence and intensity zones (RPE, heart rate, power).

These Zoom Cycling Interval Workouts are for all levels of athletes and cycling enthusiasts. Simply ride at your ability and select the appropriate resistance to achieve the correct intensity level.

 

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Option to Join the Workout on Zwift at the Same Time

 

As well as following the workout instructions on Zoom, there will the option to meet-up on Zwift. The workout will be perfectly syncronized withing the game. This is not necessary for joining the rides but it can be a fun way to enhance the overall experience if you have a Zwift membership. The Zwift meet-up will be a no-drop ride so that the group can stay together regardless of ability.

 

Invest in yourself

 

Unlimited Season Pass

14 Weeks Total from September 14th to December 19th

42 Total Workouts Avaialble

$280 +gst (as low as $6.67 per workout)

 

14 Workout Pass

14 Weeks Total from September 14th to December 19th

42 available workouts to choose from

$168 +gst (only $12 per workout)

 

Drop-in Workouts

$15 +gst

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Triathlon Training Camps

Triathlon Training Camps

Get the most out of your training with triathlon training camps & clinics! Learn how to reach your best performance in an out-of-town setting.

 

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Training camps and clinics are the best way to develop the strategies you need for race day. You’ll learn everything you need to know about:

 

  • Nutrition
  • Mental preparation
  • Skill development and training
  • Logistics
  • Race-specific strategies
  • Transitions

 

All in a fully supported environment with like-minded athletes!

 

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Triathlon Training Camps Schedule

 

Training Camps will resume in 2021

We will be hosting an Ironman Canada Training Camp in Penticton

Please contact us if you have any questions

 

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Cycling Studio – Ready to Go!

The cycling studio is ready to go! I've been working hard getting everything in place to launch the first spin sessions starting on Sept 24th. It's really exciting to have such a great space as a centre for all of my operations beginning this fall. With 1200 sq ft of space, there's plenty of room for lots of athletes to train together and enjoy some good, solid workouts.

The studio is conveniently located right next to Jericho Park making it a great spot for some awesome transition run workouts for the triathletes in the group.

This will also be a perfect base for some great training camps and clinics throughout the year. With Jericho Beach only a short walk away it will be great staging point for open water swimming during the warmer months.

The photo below shows the main spin room (only half of the studio space) where 18 trainers can fit comfortably, 7 more trainers can fit right behind this with a full view of the main room with the projector.

Please note that this website is still under construction, there a few things that will need to be fixed. Expect some changes and things to be tidied up soon!

If you're interested in joining the fall spin sessions or simply finding out more information about the indoor cycling groups then please click HERE.

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Run Pace Calculator

Run Pace Calculator

Find your race pace and training pace using this run pace calculator.

Having trouble figuring out what your various race paces are? This simple and easy to use run pace calculator will do the math for you!

If you run with our group at the track, this can be particularly helpful for determining your various race paces for specific interval workouts. Using the run pace calculator you can easily convert your 5k, 10k, Half Marathon and Marathon race pace into 400m or even 200m split times.

The run pace calculator will even give you precise splits for every point of your next race. Have fun and please contact us if you have any questions!

If you would like to find out more information about our fun and challenging weekly track workouts, please visit the Vancouver Track Workouts page HERE.

 

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Vancouver Cycling Routes

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Find all of the most popular Vancouver cycling routes right here! Join thousands of local road cyclists and triathletes along these fantastic scenic roads!

See everything that you need including distance and elevation gain, as well as the ability to view the gradient of individual climbs. Simply drag your cursor along the elevation graph to see where each hill is on the map as well as the current gradient. Please note that due to varying connection speeds, the maps may take 15 to 30 seconds to load from the server.

The majority of these Vancouver cycling routes are calculated as return trips starting from Kitsilano.

If you're looking for some extra motivation to workout and build your strength and skills for your next Gran Fondo or triathlon, you may be interested in our outdoor interval workouts. During the fall and winter we also offer indoor cycling workouts at our Jericho studio. Please click on the links for full details.

 

Horseshoe Bay / Whytecliff Park - 58km +710m

This is one of the most popular Vancouver cycling routes for road cyclists and triathletes. With some spectacular views along the way, this ride will take your breath away!

 

Deep Cove - 55km +611m

Prepare to be blown away by the beautiful view when you arrive at Deep Cove. This is a very popular ride and a favorite for many cyclists. We're very lucky to have so many great Vancouver cycling routes here in our back yard. This can be done as an out-and-back although it is shown here with an alternate return route along Seymour Parkway. The famous (or should we say "infamous") Seymour Mountain can also be added if you're up for the challenge!

 

Seymour Demonstration Forest - 70 to 84km +866 to +1063m

Of all the Vancouver cycling routes, this is possibly the most peaceful ride that you can do. The full sized 20km out-and-back forest road is closed to vehicles and the pavement is smooth and divided for cyclists. The quiet shelter of the forest is a great escape from the busy city streets. It is shown here as an extension of the Deep Cove route but you can reduce this to 70km if you go directly up Mountain Highway and cross over to Lillooet Road via Fern Street.

 

Iona Beach - 63km +506m

This is possibly the most popular of the Vancouver cycling routes and is one of the staple rides for many road cyclists and triathletes in Vancouver. Iona is also a great place for doing specific uninterrupted interval workouts on flat terrain.

 

Steveston / Sanctuary Cafe - 69km +519m

This ride starts with some rolling terrain but is mostly a flatter ride. It ends at the Sanctuary Cafe , a bike-friendly, community coffee shop exclusively featuring coffee roasters and artisan baked goods from BC producers. Sanctuary Cafe is strategically located on a main cycling route in Richmond that is used frequently throughout the year. The cafe also has a room where you can hang your bike so that you don't have to worry about your ride while you enjoy the coffee. This is a great location to start, finish or stop along the way for a drink or refreshment. You can extend this ride by riding out-and-back along Dyke Road or adding Iona Beach on the way out and/or back from Steveston.

 

Richmond / River Road - 76km +541m

This a great route if you're looking to go long and keep it flat. Expect to see lots of other cyclists along the way. River road is also a good destination for doing intervals if you're training for a race or an event. This is one of the most popular Vancouver cycling routes.

 

Steveston / Richmond Loop - 97km +591m

This route is perfect if you're looking to ride for over 3 or 4 hours and you want to keep it flat. You can also modify and shorten this route by taking No. 5 Road or No. 6 Road and head directly North back to River Road. Another option, if you want to lengthen it, is to add Iona Beach at the beginning and/or at the end.

 

Cypress Mountain - 62km +1308m

Test your strength on this epic climb! The views from each lookout on the way up Cypress Mountain are magnificient, a well deserved reward for the hard work that it takes to reach the top. The route shown here starts in Kitsilano. Once you get to West Vancouver, the route climbs gradually up to the base of Cypress Mountain via 13th street, Mathers Ave, 15th Street, and Highway 99. Although there are different options for the return, you can get back via Chippendale Road and Chartwell Road in the upper level British Properties if you would like to avoid the highway and include a few more views of Vancouver along the way. The return route can also be taken on the way up to include some extra climbing before arriving at Cypress Bowl Road, you can simply descend to the bottom from Chippendale Road to start at the base and experience the full climb.

The average gradient on Cypress Mountain is between 6-8% for most of the climb, although due to the relaxed switchbacks, the overall average is approximately 6.2% for 10.5km starting just before the first switchback at the bottom of the climb. The main Strava segment for the climb is called "Shed to Powerlines". This map shows the climb all the way up to the Hollyburn Lodge where you can find bathrooms and water. You can also go all the way to the lodge at the downhill ski area if you choose. The 12km climb that starts at the beginning of the "Shed to Powerlines" Strava segment and finishes at the Hollyburn Lodge is the route which is used for the annual Cypress Challenge hill climb. This event attracts some of Vancouver's finest cyclists, are you up for the Challenge?

 

Seymour Mountain - 76km +1419m

Have you got what it takes to ascend this awesome local climb? With over 1000m of elevation from sea to sky, this ride will be one to remember and talk about! The average gradient is approximately 7.3% for 12.1km's although the initial 3.5km's is a bit steeper with some segments around 10%. This is the most challenging of the local Vancouver cycling routes with regard to total distance and elevation for a single climb. The main 12.1km Strava segment for the climb is called "Seymour Hill Climb".

If you want to test your strength and climbing ability against some of the best local riders, there's an anunual race up the mountain every August called the Seymour Challenge. It's usually one week after the Cypress Challenge, you could do both!

 

Lions Bay / Sea to Sky Highway - 77km +993m

The sea to sky highway is one of the most beautiful highways in the world, this is possibly the most stunning of all the Vancouver cycling routes. You may want to take a break to soak in the view, it's amazing! The pavement surface is very good with nice wide shoulders although it can get a bit dirty during the rainy season. This route turns around at the Lions Bay Cafe where you can take a break and refresh if needed.

 

Britannia Beach / Sea to Sky Highway - 117km +1802m

If you're training for a long and hilly endurance event then this would be a good route for you. This route turns around at the popular Galileo Coffee Company where you can stop for food and drinks.

 

Squamish / Sea to Sky Highway - 140km +2264m

Another variation on the Sea to Sky route, you can go as long and far as you want along this highway. This map turns around at Cleveland Ave which is the main intersection when you first get into Squamish. There's a Nestor's Market and a gas station to refuel and fill water bottles if needed.

 

Tsawassen Ferry Terminal - 144km +770m

If you spend a lot of time on your bike and you're getting bored of riding the same Vancouver cycling routes over and over again then here's a good one that you can add to your repertoire. This mostly flat ride will take you all the way to the Tsawassen Ferry Terminal.

 

Triple Crown - Seymour / Grouse / Cypress - Epic Climbing Ride - 160km +3226m

If you're looking for an epic hill climbing challenge, this ride is for you! The Triple Crown is one of the most challenging Vancouver Cycling Routes with three seperate mountains to climb. There are several variation of this route, it's possible to do it with less distance and total elevation by returning to Capilano Rd to climb to the base of Grouse Mountain via the lower roads. It also takes you from end to end with a view from Deep Cove overlooking Indian Arm on the East side as well as a view from Whytecliff Park overlooking Howe Sounds and Bowen Island on the West side. You can also reduce the distance and overall elevation gain by riding directly up to Cypress Mountain by taking 13th, Mathers, 15th, and Highway 99 (please see the listed Cypress Mountain route for full details). The variation shown here will get you over 3200m of climbing (that's over 10,500 feet!) over a distance of ~160km (~100 miles). Be warned, the views are breathtaking!

 

Alice Lake / Sea to Sky Highway - 164km +2524m

So many great local Vancouver cycling routes! This is a good one for endurance cyclists or triathletes who are training for a GranFondo or an Ironman event. It covers approximately the first 2/3's of the Whistler GranFondo but with the return trip is actually over 40km longer.

 

0 Avenue / White Rock to Cultas Lake - 168km +964m

If you're looking for a great place to ride with very few interuptions along the way then this is a great alternative to the regular mainstay Vancouver cycling routes. If you live in Vancouver it will require a little bit of extra travel time to get there but it's well worth the trip if you have a long ride planned in your training schedule. Shown here is the long version of the route all the way to Cultas Lake although you can make this ride as short or as long as you wish by simply turning back at any point. There are gas stations along the route where you can refill bottles and buy food including one on Huntingdon Road at kilometer 38 as well as another on Yarrow Central Road at kilometer 66.

 

Thanks for visiting our page, we hope that you enjoy many hours of riding on these great Vancouver cycling routes!