What is The Cape Epic Mission?
The Absa Cape Epic, often dubbed ‘Un-tameable’, is a 600+ km beast of an MTB race. It includes 8 stages over 8 days and 16,000m of climbing through the western cape of South Africa.
For 2020, the biggest stage of the race is Stage 5 with 9,350’ (2,850m) and 53miles (85km). This is tough for most riders as a single-day event. How do you think that would feel after four long days in the saddle? We’ve made it a little easier for you to complete over an entire month.
The Cape Epic mission is the first MTB mission in Zwift ever. This means that you’ll have to ride the Scott Spark RC MTB for your efforts to count.
Hop on the Scott Spark RC MTB and head for the hills! Ascend 9,350’ (2,850m), the same as Stage 5, to complete the Mission and be entered to win the real-life zebra-inspired custom-painted Scott Spark RC and unlock the zebra-inspired paint scheme for the Spark RC in game. (Once you sign up for the Mission, you will have the option to ride it.)
When does Cape Epic Mission start and finish?
March 2 - 31.
How does it work?
Sign up for the mission on the home page screen in Zwift. You will have the option to select the Scott Spark as your default bike. You will have to use this bike for your efforts to be counted. Try and find the routes with the most amount of elevation to get it done quicker.
Riding the Scott Spark in freeride, workouts or group events all count towards the mission. Just make sure you’re on the Scott Spark RC MTB.
Make sure to sign up for the mission from a desktop device like a Macbook and PC or Android device to be in with the chance of winning the Scott Spark. Apple TV and iOS users will not be included due to Apple’s sweepstake rules for its apps.
What do I get for climbing 9,350’ (2,850m)?
Prize: One lucky Zwifter will be entered into a drawing to win a 1 of 1 zebra-inspired custom-painted, Scott Spark RC complete bike. Note: the image is a representation of what the bike will look like with paint applied. The components shown will differ from the prize bike. The prize bike will have Sram X01 or XT level components and alloy wheels.
Unlock: You’ll get the awesome zebra-inspried custom paint job for the Scott Spark RC. Be sure to purchase the Scott Spark RC so you can apply the paint.
Drops: Complete the mission and you’ll also receive 100,000 Drops to spend in the Dropshop. This should help you purchase the Scott Spark RC to apply the paint to.
Can I mix up group rides, workouts, races and freeriding during the Mission?
Yes. You decide how to ride. As long as you ride the Scott Spark RC, you’ll receive credit.