During the pandemic, virtual cycling experienced a boom as platforms enjoyed record amounts of users seeking a safe outlet to pursue their cycling passion. With that popularity came several new platforms vying for a piece of the recreational and fitness-oriented rider community.
Launched in June 2023, indieVelo is the newest online platform, aiming to fill a different niche by setting a high standard in a way that will appeal to the masses. The platform was developed by two virtual cycling experts: Dr. George Gilbert, the former Chairperson of Cycling Esports at Zwift, and Bjoern Ossenbrink, the former head of the Zwift Accuracy and Data Analysis (ZADA) team. Built from the ground up with an esports racing focus, indievelo aims to meet the expectations of the competitive indoor rider and fitness-oriented set alike. What is indieVelo?
Developers have prioritized time and resources to create a realistic cycling experience but don’t expect to be astounded by indieVelo’s graphics or gamified elements indieVelo is an online virtual cycling app designed by experts in the field of cycling esports . Like all other platforms, it lets you connect your smart trainer with your computer (PC and Mac) and ride with or race against other cyclists worldwide from the safety and comfort of your home.
IndieVelo runs on a wide range of desktop and laptop computers (minimum specifications Windows 10 64-bit and MacOs 10.13.0 High Sierra). The app isn’t yet available for Apple TV, iPad, iOS mobile or Android but there are plans for future compatibility.