1) The KISS 100 Race Series – America (9:15AM EST)
2) The CCNS Group Ride, socially-distanced, from CCNS offices in Middletown, CT (9AM).
CCNS Active Recovery Ride (6-7AM EST)
Get the week off to a good start, spin out the legs, and collect some time/mileage for your totals before the real fun starts. If you would like to do this ride, follow Coach Hunter and add (CCNS WR) to your Zwift name to receive a group ride invite.
Coach Aidan’s Wintertide Rising Challenge: 20 Questions in 60 minutes with Pro rider Sepp Kuss (Noon EST)
Join Aidan as he rides with USA’s cycling superstar Sepp Kuss and Thomson Bike Tour’s Head Honcho Peter Thomson as they pedal up the Alpe Du Zwift together with the goal of finishing the climb in 60 minutes (3.2 w/kg average). Aidan may hope to pester Sepp with 20 questions about his love life, childhood memories, and life’s most embarrassing moments, but Peter will probably help keep him on track with questions about Sepp’s banner year on the bike and his plans for 2021. Join us on the CCNS Discord Channel and rack up some CCNS Wintertide Rising Challenge Time! Zwift is setting up the event link soon, and we will be sure to email it to you.
vEveresting with CCNS Athlete Sarah Hreha and Chris Schwenker (All-day)
CCNS athlete and Paris–Brest–Paris finisher Sarah Hreha is taking on the monumental challenge of Everesting on Zwift and she has invited you to come along for some (or maybe all?) of it! She will be climbing Alpe du Zwift 10 times over the course of the day during one continuous ride. Join her, along with CCNS’ Zwift Guru Chris Schwenker (and successful vEverest rider) to support Sarah in this EPIC accomplishment. Follow Sarah to be able to join her on Zwift.
Coach Ben’s Team Time Trial Challenge (3:30PM EST)
Coach Ben is no stranger to time trials. On Thursday he is inviting teams that are participating in the Wintertide Rising Team Challenge to lay down their best time on the Watopia Figure 8 course. Any team that completes the course together will get a 250 mile bonus added to their tally. Any team that beats Ben’s time will get a 500 mile bonus! Be sure to follow Ben on Zwift and add (CCNS WR) to your Zwift name in order to get an invite.
Coach Hunter’s Watopia Treasure Hunt (8AM until ?)
Coach Hunter is putting your knowledge and recollection of Watopia to the test with this fun challenge that will take approximately 2-3.5 hours. At 8AM on Friday, we will release via the CCNS Facebook page (and an email to WR riders) five screenshots “selfies” that you will need to take to complete the competition. In order to keep you from cursing out Hunter as you wander all of Watopia’s roads, we will also let you know which course would be a good starting point for the hunt. Everyone that gets all five and shares them with Hunter via social media or email receives a one hour Wintertide Rising bonus, and the person who turns them in the fastest gets a two hour bonus added to their totals.
Coach V’s DADurday Double (7-11AM EST)
Join Coach Vivien at 7AM on Saturday, the last day of Wintertide Rising, for a double-race extravaganza. Yes that’s right, 2 races, to really put the cherry on top of a monstrous week of miles! We’ll be racing the 7AM DADurday Chase Race, then riding 2 hours of endurance, before finishing off our ride with the second DADurday Chase Race at 9:45 AM. The expected length of this ride is 4 hours, so if you still need some hours or miles to complete until you hit your goal, this is the ride to do! Hope to see you for one last hoorah before the week comes to an end.