Zwift Route Maps: New York

Updated 5/8/2020 to improve the route data table and provide a bit more information on each route.

Zwift includes a wide variety of routes in several worlds, and this gallery provides a collection of maps for the different routes in the New York world.

Zwift's vision of New York is a futuristic one - the routes are centered around Central Park, but include high routes for more mileage and a unique view of a New York with futuristic skyscrapers and flying cars.

The following table and gallery provide more details on each route. The distances and elevation gain provided are as listed by Zwift, but some of these routes have a substantial lead-in. The lead-in is the ride to the beginning of the circuit, so don't be surprised when it takes a bit longer than you thought it would to cover the expected distance.

Once you complete a route, you will get an Achievement Badge for the route and earn bonus Experience Points (XP), in addition to the XP you earn for covering the distance of the route.

New York Routes


(miles / km)
(feet / m)


Astoria Line 87.2 / 11.6462 / 1411.22%230
Everything Bagel21.3 / 34.31784 / 5441.59%690
Grand Central Circuit4.3 / 6.9472 / 1442.08%140
Knickerbocker14.0 / 22.51194 / 3641.62%450
Knickerbocker Reverse14.0 / 22.51194 / 3641.62%450
Lady Liberty7.7 / 12.4675 / 2061.66%240
Mighty Metropolitan12.5 / 20.11043 / 3181.58%400
Park Perimeter Loop6.1 / 9.8413 / 1261.28%190
Rising Empire12.9 / 20.81233 / 3761.81%410
The 6 Train4.0 / 6.5226 / 691.07%130
The Highline6.5 / 10.5583 / 1781.70%210

New York World Hack

If you want to ride New York whenever you like, there is a hack that is described in the main article in this series. For New York, use world code 4:


New York Maps

Astoria Line 8

Length: 7.2 miles / 11.6 km
Elevation Gain: 462 feet / 141 m
Average Grade: 1.22%
Bonus XP (Experience Points): 230

Zwift's version of Central Park has some short, punchy climbs to mix things up a bit, but for the most part, this figure 8 route is pretty flat.

Everything Bagel

Length: 21.3 miles / 34.3 km
Elevation Gain: 1784 feet / 544 m
Average Grade: 1.59%
Bonus XP (Experience Points): 690

Everything Bagel is currently New York's big dog - it is the longest route with the most elevation gain, and you'll hit the KOM and sprint from both directions.

Grand Central Circuit

Length: 4.3 miles / 6.9 km
Elevation Gain: 472 feet / 144 m
Average Grade: 2.08%
Bonus XP (Experience Points): 140

If you want to get some climbing in over a short distance, this is your route. You'll spend most of your time on the New York KOM. There is a very short but flat lead-in, so give yourself just a little extra time.


Length: 14.0 miles / 22.5 km
Elevation Gain: 1194 feet / 364 m
Average Grade: 1.62%
Bonus XP (Experience Points): 450

Overall, this route is pretty flat, aside from hitting the New York KOM just short of halfway into the route.

Knickerbocker Reverse

Length: 14.0 miles / 22.5 km
Elevation Gain: 1194 feet / 364 m
Average Grade: 1.62%
Bonus XP (Experience Points): 450

As the name implies, this is the Knickerbocker route, but pointed in the other direction. Overall, this route is pretty flat, aside from hitting the New York KOM just past halfway into the route.

Lady Liberty

Length: 7.7 miles / 12.4 km
Elevation Gain: 675 feet / 206 m
Average Grade: 1.66%
Bonus XP (Experience Points): 240

This route doesn't take you to the Statue of Liberty, but you will climb over twice her height on this 7.7 mile route up the New York KOM before a lap around Central Park.

Mighty Metropolitan

Length: 12.5 miles / 20.1 km
Elevation Gain: 1043 feet / 318 m
Average Grade: 1.58%
Bonus XP (Experience Points): 400

You'll cover most of the New York roads in this route, starting with a gentle start in Central Park before hitting the KOM about half way through the ride. After cruising down the backside of the KOM, you'll go back to the more gentle terrain of Central Park.

Park Perimeter Loop

Length: 6.1 miles / 9.8 km
Elevation Gain: 413 feet / 126 m
Average Grade: 1.28%
Bonus XP (Experience Points) Earned: 190

You'll enjoy this mostly flat tour of the outer loop of Central Park. As far as the New York routes go, this one is relatively gentle.

Rising Empire

Length: 12.9 miles / 20.8 km
Elevation Gain: 1233 feet / 376 m
Average Grade: 1.81%
Bonus XP (Experience Points): 410

The second longest New York route, Rising Empire puts emphasis on the "Rising" by having you do the KOM from both directions. This is a fun one for those who like to climb!

The 6 Train

Length: 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Elevation Gain: 226 feet / 69 m
Average Grade: 1.07%
Bonus XP (Experience Points): 130

The 6 Train is short and relatively flat, with a couple short climbs all at ground level within Central Park. After a .4 mile mostly downhill lead-in, you'll be treated to a mostly flat ride with one short 10% grade climb and a couple of other more gentle, short climbs. This is a fun one if you want to complete the route but only have 20-30 minutes to ride.

The Highline

Length: 6.5 miles / 10.5 km
Elevation Gain: 583 feet / 178 m
Average Grade: 1.70%
Bonus XP (Experience Points): 210

The Highline might surprise you a bit - the lead-in to the circuit is pretty brutal, as it will take you up the New York KOM before you actually start the Highline route, and then the New York KOM serves as the end of the Highline route. So, be ready to do the New York KOM twice and an actual total distance of 9.7 miles with 1008 feet of elevation gain!