New York’s Central Park has arrived on Zwift! This new course is a reimagined urban oasis, set in the world of tomorrow. Zwifters at all levels can explore the routes and climb high above the park. With no red lights, cars, or parents pushing strollers to slow you down, the Park is your new place to train.
To fully assess the size and scale of the urban park, our art team flew to NYC for a recon mission. Using GPS equipment and 360° cameras, they captured the exact dimensions and marked iconic landmarks to feature in-game. Do a loop and you’ll find inspired recreations of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, Empire State Building, Tavern on the Green, Belvedere Castle, and more. After months of construction, we gave world champion track racer and NYC native Mike McCarthy a test ride.
“So good I could ride it with my eyes closed and know exactly where I am. ”- Mike McCarthy
So what’s different about Zwift’s Central Park? A whole lot! Ride or run in both directions, instead of just one. A new climb puts you on roads that float high above the ground, and into the future. Scattered throughout the landscape are modernized touches.
Robot horse-drawn carriages, cars that need neither gas nor road, and more surprises. Nowhere is this more awesome than on the climb. Make your way to the summit and catch the views as you head back down.
It’s time to get on Zwift! If you want some company, check out the event calendar for group rides and workouts. The Tour of New York is our inaugural multi-stage event — finish all 5 stages to unlock the official kit. Sign up on the calendar page or Zwift Companion (Download ZC on iOS App Store or the Google Play Store). Wherever you Zwift, welcome to New York!