Avatars are now available on a selection of cycling routes and IRONMAN bike courses in the FulGaz app. We’ll be adding more rides to the Avatar Rides channel, so check back regularly to discover what’s new.
Our drop-in rides are all about riding with the FulGaz community. Select a ride in the Drop-In Rides channel and choose a rider from the pre-ride screen to “drop in” next to.
Keep an eye out on their watts per kilo if you’re looking for someone riding about the same pace. Don’t worry. There’s no drafting, power-ups or shortcuts, just you against the road.
This ride is on Melbourne’s famous Beach Rd and is on a closed road filmed for IRONMAN Melbourne 2022. The ride starts at Sandringham Football Oval(CTX) heading south to the turn around at Warrigal Rd before returning back to finish at Sandringham Football oval.More Info
The classic, climb in the Dandenong Ranges that’s often used to test rider’s ability. It’s not particularly steep, hence the nickname that reflects the average gradient, but it’s a solid effort that can seem like it’ll never end if you go too hard. Don’t forget to push hard on the flatter bit just over half way up!More Info
Although this is the easier side of Mont Ventoux, it is also the longest so make sure you pace your effort to the top. The first 18Kms to Chalet Reynard are relatively easy, rarely exceeding 6%. Here the route merges with the climb from Bédoin, and climbing gets a lot tougher with several sections at around 11%; your body is fighting against the thinning air as you approach the summit at 1,900mMore Info
This is a special filming of the picturesque Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN 2021 World Championships being held in St George Utah. This is a hilly course, that has been filmed from a car and follows the real race course wherever possible, however, there are a few places along the way that will be different on race day, as some sections are ridden on the opposite sides of the road. These will be called out using Bernie's banter in order for the athlete to understand where it differs. There are two big areas of counter-flow sections to call out where the race day will differ to this filming: 1. Right after exiting the reservoir, the course turns right to enter Southern Parkway and follows a 15.5mile clockwise out-and-back that is all against traffic. We would instead drive the out-and-back with traffic, following a CCW path. 2. At mile 25.3, again the course does a U-Turn from the on-ramp of W State St. to go west on the highway against traffic. Similarly, we would instead drive the correct side skipping the on-ramp turn around. There are a number of other areas that alter in a similar manner, but these are the main ones.More Info
2022 Ironman World Championships bike course in Kona, Hawaii. Some beautiful vistas and no motor vehicle traffic. Longer than an Imperial century, and shorter than a 200 km Randonneurs brevet, it will challenge most riders. Exiting the transition area on the Kailua Pier, with a short section through town before heading out onto the Queen Ka`ahumanu Highway (Hwy 19) and travel north to Kawaihae Junction. Veering right at Kawaihae Harbor onto Akoni Pule Highway as you head up the hill to the top of Hawi for the bike turnaround and the official checkpoints on the course. Return by the same route. Head south on Akoni Pule Highway, left at Kawaihae Harbor, turn right (south) onto Queen Ka`ahumanu Highway. When back in town, turn right on Makala Boulevard to Kuakini Highway, then left (south) on Kuakini Highway to Palani Road, followed by a right on Palani Road and continue to the transition area.More Info
Athletes will exit T1 to begin the first of the 2 laps of the 90km Bike Course by immediately heading South towards the mecca of cycling within Melbourne – Beach Road. The clockwise course will take cyclists South along Melbourne’s coast as they get to chance to take in views of the iconic Half Moon Bay and past the Southern point of Beaumaris before turning around past the old Mentone Hotel. Athletes will follow Beach Road back to St Kilda before turning around for lap 2 in front of Catani Gardens. The fast, flat and scenic course is some of the best cycling that Melbourne has to offer!More Info
The Bike Course is a 90km, 2 lap course where you head out along the open roads around Geelong. After exiting transition onto Ritchie Boulevard, get ready for your first climb of the day as you head towards the top of Eastern Beach road for some great views of Geelong. Navigate your way through the picturesque Eastern Park Circuit before getting a chance to open up those legs as you turn onto Ryrie Street. Athletes make a sweeping left hand turn onto Point Henry Road that takes you out past the salt lakes and to the Northern tip of the Bay. Athletes then head back down South and make another left hand turn to get back onto Port Arlington Road where it’s a straight shot towards the Curlewis Golf Club where you’ll turn around, head back towards town and do it all over again!More Info
Filmed via car. The demanding two-loop bike course takes cyclists through the surrounding hills of the Adirondacks, each lap culminating with the 11-mile climb up "the notch" from Wilmington back to the transition area located at Northwood School. “Ride the bike course ahead of time. Especially the descent into Keene. Stay right and don't brake. Sit up to slow yourself down and enjoy gravity.”More Info
You can configure your rider’s avatar under the setting tab in the FulGaz app. You can edit your display name, look or style at any stage.
Avatars are only be available on a very limited number of routes. You can find all of these under the “Avatar” ride channel in the FulGaz App.
You can turn off your avatar at any stage during the ride by toggling the on-screen bottom right had button on your device.
Currently avatars are available on iOS, MacOS and AppleTV.
We will be adding avatars to Android and Windows versions of FulGaz in the coming weeks.
You only need ot set up your avatar once, so if you set it up on your iPad it will automatically come across to your AppleTV.
We are working on the technology behind the Windows and Android version of avatars. We expect these to be available in the coming months.