Tour4kids Winter Edition 4 Details

This post is outdated. For edition 5 details, head over to this article: https://zracecentral.com/tour4kids-edition-5-details/

EVENT LINKS ARE NOW UP! HEAD TO THE GOOGLE DOCUMENT LINKED ON THE SIGN UP FORM THAT YOU USED TO SIGN UP. NOTE: A FEW ROUTES HAVE CHANGED TO BETTER ROUTES. STAGES 1 and 8 EVENT LINKS HAVE ALSO CHANGED, PLEASE SIGN-UP USING THE NEW LINKS.

Tour4kids is back! This time the race will be using a completely new format, we hope you enjoy it!

What is Tour4kids?

Tour4kids is a series of races for riders ages 16 and under. The series consists of races around 20-40 minutes long, with 1-2 longer stages in the series. Already want to sign up? Sign up using this link: https://forms.gle/yi7DWhHnywswLfif9.

Overview

This is an event for riders 16 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. Zwift is working very hard to get us the clubs feature so that we can run the events in the club. This will allow us not to require a regroup, better results, more route options, and more! The reason why we are not able to use clubs currently is due to security, and Zwift wants to ensure that kids are safe and protected on the platform.

Registration

In February, 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/yi7DWhHnywswLfif9.

Info

I have been working very hard to bring all of you riders the best experience we can. This event is for kids ages 16 and under only. The race will be at 8:30 am PST, 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.

This year we will be using an all new format, so the winner of the GC will be the rider who have the most points with their best 5 results added up. All of the routes are around an hour or less at race pace, obviously the Alpe will be slightly longer. This iconic event begins on Saturday, February 5th, 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 4 weeks. If you wish to participate, reading the whole post will be helpfulPlease 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 each different thing like sprints and KOMs. Discord server links will be on the official event.

Stages

These stages are if everything goes as planned, and we are able to get the clubs feature. Linked to these routes are a post with details on the route. For length, head to the post linked to the route name.

Stage 1: TT – Sleepless City – 1 lap

Stage 2: Road Race – Roule Ma Poule – 1 lap

Stage 3: Road Race – Seaside Sprint

Stage 4: Road Race – Road to Sky – 1 lap

Stage 5: Road Race – Laguardia Loop – 5 laps

Stage 6: Road Race – Climbers Gambit – 1 lap

Stage 7: Road Race – Neokyo All-Nighter – 1 lap

Stage 8: Road Race – Champs-Élysées – 3 laps

Points

All new format for this edition! This year we will take your 5 best results and those will count towards your GC. 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. The rider with the most KOM points will be the winner for the KOM jersey. 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.

GC Points guide

1st – 35

2nd – 30

3rd – 27

4th-7th – 24

8th-13th – 20

14th-17th – 18

18th-23rd – 15

24th-30th – 13

31st – 40th – 10

41st-48th – 8

49th+ – 5

Sprint 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 pts

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 pts

Jerseys

Wearing the jersey if you are the leader of the GC or Sprint is 100% optional. Here are the kits that will represent each.

Rules

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 ok. If you have a HRM we recommend that you use it for further evidence that you are not cheating. If Zwift Power becomes an option for us, we will have Zpower riders disqualified on Zwift Power, but they will not be disqualified on official results on my website. Before racing, we recommend weighing yourself and ensure you have the correct weight entered on Zwift. You may not accuse anyone of cheating without any formal proof, if you do have proof send a message to one of us through discord. Make sure to have fun and keep this as a friendly and welcoming race. Cheating and bad sportsmanship is not tolerated. To participate you must be 16 or under. If you are looking for a supportive, fun, well organized team, I highly recommend joining Bikely Youth Team on Zwift Power: https://zwiftpower.com/team.php?id=4448. 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!

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Andreas
Andreas
9 months ago

Hi! Great that you are organising events for kids, but why don’t you make age groups? It’s nice if kids are not demotivated by cycling agains much older kids. Yesterday my son cycled on Zwift with 27 U11 kids, that was great, here the event with 5 age groups: https://ruhrriders.de/de/rund-um-das-kinderzimmer/

Amanda
Amanda
9 months ago
Reply to  Andreas

I agree, there doesnt seem to be that much for kids, there are so many using Zwift these days, would be great to let them ride with kids their age. Can the UK ride with your group? How do we apply?
Thanks

Oliver@pursuitcyclingforkids
Reply to  Andreas

I will definitely try that in a event in the future!

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Amanda Mclardie
Amanda Mclardie
10 months ago

Same as above, I’ve registered my 11 yo son but haven’t had a confirmation email. How do we join the event, I don’t see it in the calendar on the app? Sorry new to this…

Marek
Marek
10 months ago

Hi. I would like to ask you about the registration procedure. I didn’t get any reply after filling out the form from link: https://forms.gle/yi7DWhHnywswLfif9. I wanted to register ma 8yo son. Is it enough to just join to event?

Oliver@pursuitcyclingforkids
Reply to  Marek

Yeah. I will add him to the standings once he completes a stage.

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