Bkool Offers Virtual Mt. Washington Hillclimb Race

MADRID (BRAIN) — Spanish trainer maker Bkool is working with organizers of New Hampshire's legendary Mt. Washington Hillclimb bike race to create a virtual race up the highest peak in the Northeast.

During June, registration for the virtual race is $25. Participants can ride up the virtual mountain as many time as they want, competing for prizes and bragging rights. The route was created using Bkool's 3D World gaming-style simulation and precise resistance control technology. The race is open to anyone with access to the internet and a controllable ANT+ smart trainer, including compatible models from Bkool, CycleOps, Elite, Tacx and Wahoo.

The virtual course emulates the road up the mountain, which is 7.6 miles with an average grade of 12 percent, extended sections of 18 percent, and the last 100 yards at 22 percent grade. However, virtual riders will not enjoy the weather on the 6,288-foot summit, which is billed as the worst in the world.

Everyone who enters the Virtual Mt. Washington Hillclimb will get a coupon for a three-month Bkool premium subscription (for 99 cents instead of $45); prizes will be awarded including full-year premium Bkool subscriptions and entries into the 2016 or 2017 (outdoor) Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb.

The virtual race is sponsored by Quad Cycles in Arlington, Massachusetts, and BikeTag. 

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