Chicago Virtual Cyclists (CVC) Unite is a completely 100% free and open community for any and all Chicago area cyclists to unite and ride together online on various online virtual cycling platforms – founded in 2019 specifically to help us all survive the #SocialDistancing isolation order in Chicago with more #SocialConnecting fun online!

Share smart trainer and home “pain cave” setup tips, organize virtual ride meetups, and unite to motivate & mentor other cyclists to have fun as one united Chicago-based community!

Virtual cycling can include training from home on any and all online apps & platforms – such as Zwift, Rouvy, RGT Cycling, and more.

“CVC” is rapidly growing, free, and volunteer-based… so join the group and share ideas to make the most of training and racing indoors together with fellow windy city riders!

Want to learn more about virtual cycling? Check out these blog posts:
Chicago’s Top eSports Racing Team on Echelon and RGT!
UCI eSports Worlds – Zwift Race Recap w/ Jacquie Godbe

See below for how to connect with us and get started!



1. Find us on FACEBOOK @

2. Learn, ask questions, and chat with us on DISCORD as our “chat board” and team “race radio” @ (see below to see who’s online right now!). For other rides and events, be sure to check for additional Discord group channels, such as for our 8am Saturdays Team Ride with xXx Racing-Athletico, join their discord channel at

3. Do you Zwift? Join our team roster on ZWIFT POWER @
and if you’re affiliated with another Chicago-based team on Zwift, you can join multiple team rosters such as those of:

4. Get a free weekly workout via a free “CVC” TrainingPeaks training plan by following our quick start guide @

5. Ride and race with us on ROUVY, ZWIFT, and RGT CYCLING by checking our calendar for rides and recommended races on our TEAMUP calendar @

6. Want to get faster on the bike? Join our “Project ScaryFast” email list at

7. Looking for home “PainCave” setup & gear recommendations? Check out Coach Chris’ Gear & Tech recommendations at and subscribe to the 4 Star Endurance YouTube channel for video tips!

8. Join our Chicago Virtual Cyclists (CVC) STRAVA group to see where our fellow cyclists are riding virtually indoors, as well as outdoors at

9. Want to show support for Chicago Virtual Cyclists (CVC)? Consider purchasing a “Server Boost” for our CVC DISCORD server! Discord is free for us to use for video & voice chatting, but a “GIFT” purchase of Discord NITRO will help us upgrade our server and boost the audio and video quality of our “race radio” – a one time donation of $99 improves the riding experience for everyone in our group for a full calendar year!!!

10. Read up on some of our additional tips, resources, and “How to” articles:
How to get into racing on RGT and the Echelon Racing League
How to create routes on RGT
How to do structured workouts on ROUVY



To participate with our united Chicago Virtual Cycling (CVC) teams in the new ZWIFT RACING LEAGUE (ZRL) – organized by the World Tactical Racing League (WTRL) to promote team time trials and tactical “points” based racing – please complete the following steps:

  1. Create a profile on and race at least three “race” events in Zwift over 20km to get an A/B/C/D “race ranking” in Zwift to determine what category of competition you should be racing with. You can find your ZwiftID by watching this video:
  2. Create a profile on to link your Zwift profile with the WTRL racing league.
  3. Consider joining our “Chicago” team roster on ZwiftPower at:
  4. Feel free to add your name and update your info in this spreadsheet to help track who is available to race each week:
  5. Use the Zwift Companion App to “Find Zwifters” and request to follow COACH CHRIS NAVIN to get invited to weekly team warmups on Zwift – don’t forget to add a [Chi] or [Chicago] tag to your last name so we remember to invite you!
  6. Every week, look for an email from WTRL RACE CONTROL and RSVP to join the correct start pen. Follow our facebook and our CVC “race radio” Discord App channels for weekly guidance, support, and team socializing while we train and race together!


See who’s online right now:


Or filter by virtual cycling platform at



CVC was founded as a fun community outreach project through the volunteering efforts of coach CHRIS NAVIN who is a 3x TEAM USA qualifier, USA Triathlon (USAT) Level 2 Certified Coach, and Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist (METS I-FCP). Coach Chris carried his coaching expertise into eSports to become ranked as high as one of the top 500 cyclists in the ZwiftPower rankings and has helped coach TEAM USA’s Jacquie Godbe to a top 5 at the inaugural UCI eSports World Championships.

Coach Chris organizes several of the CVC “Chicago” teams and roster in the Zwift Racing League (ZRL) and also helps coach the xXx Racing-Athletico professional eSports team in the Echelon Racing League (ERL).

If you’d like to join in this growing virtual cycling community for training or racing, simply follow “TriMonster” in Rouvy or “COACH CHRIS NAVIN” via the Zwift Companion app and add a [Chicago] tag to your name to join us for rides, workouts, and meetups to get started following the steps above.


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