Tour4kids is back! This time the race will be using a completely new format, we hope you enjoy it! Results: https://zracecentral.com/tour4kids-results/
Update: 11/12: We have received some reports of technical difficulties when trying to join these events. They don’t show up on the new home screen, so you have to start a ride then hit the “Join event” button in the bottom left hand corner. Make sure you load up Zwift at least 5-10 minutes prior to the start to allow for any game updates to install.
What is Tour4kids?
Tour4kids is a series of races for riders ages 17 and under. The series consists of races around 20-40 minutes long, with 2 longer stages in the series. There will also be prizes available for the winner of the time GC, points GC, and a lucky prize drawing winner. Already want to sign up? Sign up using this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScwx5QUgQrrO1HW2mBOyzOeSPxaK5iZdb71AfP6vFfyrFk0Mw/viewform
This is an event for riders 17 and under, anyone of all abilities can join this event, most riders will be racing it, but feel free to join in and just spectate or enjoy the ride. For registration, head to the bottom of the page, or click here. Attached to the sign up form is a google document with sign up links. Prefer to get updates and links via email? Sign up for the Tour4kids email list here:
In November, kids from all around the world will gather on Zwift to join the event that only happens twice a year. To join in on the fun click on this link: https://forms.gle/swDNwJYeDEE4hswC7.
This event is for kids ages 17 and under only. The race will be at 8:30 am PDT, on Saturday’s and Sunday’s. Convert to local time here. We do understand this time may not work for some riders, but it works for the majority of the Europe and America based riders(which is the majority of the event). If there is enough interest we may run another time zone for those in places like New Zealand, Australia, or Asia. Please leave a comment on this post if the time doesn’t work for you. Depending on how many we get I may run an Australia time zone.
This year we will be hosting two GC(General Classification) competitions. One will be time based, and one will be points based. The time based GC will have a higher value prize. The second GC allows riders who are unable to make all of the stages to still have a shot at winning a prize. The time GC winner will be the rider who finished the series in the least amount of time. The points winner will be the rider who finishes with the most points. All of the routes are around 30 minutes or less at race pace, obviously the Alpe will be slightly longer. This iconic event begins on Saturday, November 12th, 2022, if you can’t make it to some of the stages, that is ok, you can still jump in on the fun on the days that you are available!
This event will take place over 3 weeks. If you wish to participate, reading the whole post will be helpful. Please only fill out the google form once, unless you are signing up a sibling. This helps us with the roster and it helps us keep track of who is registered. The points go by whoever is fastest through the segment. There are two separate standings for sprints and KOMs. Discord server links will be on the official event listing.
Click the stage in order to be directed to a sign up page.
Each race you will get points based off of your place, and your 5 highest amounts of points will be the ones added up to form your GC. This is a much easier, and better system than going based off of time as many riders can’t come to every stage. I’d be very surprised if you can come to every stage though! Throughout the race you will be able to accumulate points for the sprint or KOM. The rider with the most KOM points will be the winner for the KOM classification. The rider with the most sprint points will be the winner of the Sprint classification. Points will be given to the first 10 riders across the end of each sprint or KOM segment.
Sprint and KOM Points guide:
1st: 10 pts
2nd: 9 pts
3rd: 8 pts
4th: 7 pts
5th: 6 pts
6th: 5 pts
7th: 4 pts
8th: 3 pts
9th: 2 pts
10th: 1 pt
Wearing the jersey if you are the leader of the GC or Sprint is 100% optional. Here are the kits that will represent each.
For those of you who complete 3 of the 6 stages, you will be entered to win a custom water bottle with your name printed on it. The winner of the time based GC classification will have the choice of a Tour4kids t-shirt, Zwift water bottle, or custom water bottle. The winner of the points based GC classification will have the choice of a Tour4kids t-shirt, Zwift water bottle, or custom water bottle. Since entry is free for these events, we are unable to provide additional prizes for sprint and KOM classifications. However, the winner of each of those classification will get 2 additional entries to the giveaway, so 3x the chances of winning!
Results will be released within 24 hours of the event finishing. The use of a HRM (Heart rate monitor) is not mandatory and the use of ZPower is permitted. Make sure to have fun and keep this a friendly and welcoming race. Cheating and bad sportsmanship is not tolerated. To participate you must be 17 or under. Standings will be posted on a separate post that will be released a few days before the event. With that you should be all set and ready to go. Enjoy the race!
If you are looking for a supportive, fun, and well-organized team. I highly recommend joining Bikely Youth Team on Zwift Power: https://zwiftpower.com/team.php?id=4448.