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indieVelo—”North Lake Loop” Route Details

The indieVelo "North Lake Loop" Route-2.4km (1.5 mi), elevation 49m (160 ft)-simply a lap around the North Lake of the Island!

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Courtesy of Beta-tester Luciano Pollastri!

Route Description

indieVelo North Lake Loop Route Basics

One of the eighteen original Beta routes rolled out on The Island in 2023, the North Lake Loop is simply a lap around the North Lake of the Island

It is the ideal route for multi-lap elimination races, with two hills unavoidably depleting your blood oxygen saturation.

Gentle reminder: Call your health care provider if your home SpO2 (pulse oximeter) reading is lower than 95%. 🙂

Therefore, North Lake Loop should be your playground if you are one of those one-minute intervals at 140% FTP experts.

North Lake Loop consists mainly of a succession of three hills in 2.6km. There is almost no time to recover between one and the other. So get ready for a rollercoaster. 


The first hill starts at 0.2km and is 250m long, at a 5% average.

The second one starts at 0.8km and is 450m long at 5% average.

The last one starts at 2km and is 450m at 3% average.

It rapidly becomes a last-man-standing game, as the repetition of the short efforts takes a toll.

It’s not uncommon to have multi-laps (5 to 10) elimination races organized in North Lake Loop, obliging you to enter survival mode only a few hundred meters after the starting line and remain there during the race feeling at best like a hamster in a wheel, but most likely like you’re in a washing machine. 

Thanks Luciano!

indieVelo North Lake Loop Route Card

Courtesy of Beta-tester Roman Edelhelfer!

Route Profile

North Lake loop 2D route profile

Route details and description courtesy of Beta-tester Andras Beck!

Courtesy of Beta-tester Damon Bates of ZMS Esports Studio!

Check out the indieVelo-Route Descriptions page for more useful recon information.

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