HANDCycling from Home
FINER POINTS ON SETTING UP AT HOME
Once you’ve got your bike and trainer set up and working, look into taking things a step further and investigating training apps, online and off.
Zwift is a popular training app that allows you to power your avatar (bicycle or handcycle) online in the virtual world with other cyclists around the globe. By pairing your handcycle with indoor training gear, it creates a smooth and realistic ride. On Zwift you can train, race, and do customized workouts from the comfort of your home.
- It’s a subscription service, and the first 7 days are free. After that it’s $18.99 CDN a month.
- Smart trainers work best, but as long as you can connect your handcycle to your computer or iPad, with a speed or power sensor, you can connect to Zwift.
- Once you’re logged into Zwift, decide on a handcycle or bicycle frame.
- Many of us use the word ‘Handcycle’ in our name. You can search for others and connect to them this way.