Dust in the Wind is one the shorter long courses in Zwift. It will take you through a dry, dusty landscape filled with dunes and giant sandstone mesas.
The Dust in the Wind course is challenging but not impossible – it takes about 2 hours of riding time at an average of 180w.
Be aware it’s 52 km. It’s the Fuego Flats Reverse twice. Plus also ride the Titans grove reverse KOM 5 times.
It’s a longish ride but it’s fairly flat. There are some climbs but nothing but big – all in all it’s gets you up to 600m or so of going up.
Tip – Personally this route is great if you want to in a particular HR zone. Things don’t change too much and I was able to stay in Zone 1-2 pretty easily.
Dust in the Wind in Detail
First, turn left off of Fuego Flats into Titans Grove reverse. You’ll ride through Titans Grove (north to south). The Strava segment will start at the top of the climb in Titans Grove.
Be aware you may need to turn back at the spawn point to go through the arch. There have been some complaints from riders about not receiving the badge.
Descend from the KOM, finish your ride through the redwoods, then turn right and descend down to Ocean Boulevard. Take Ocean Boulevard until you hang a left at the windmills to head to the Mayan Jungle.
Ride the Jungle loop counter-clockwise. Then, climb out and return the way you came. Turn right when you hit Ocean Boulevard at the windmills, riding toward downtown Watopia. But before you reach downtown, hang a right toward Fuego Flats
After crossing the bridge, turn right into Titans Grove and keep riding in the same direction.
You’ll be turning left, crossing a creek bed (Saddle Springs) and taking your bike into the desert before finishing at the rock arch finish
Best bike for Zwift Dust in the Wind
Switch to a mountain bike for the jungle course as they’re the best at riding on dirt or gravel, then switch back to a road bike. The change will add 15 seconds, so add one minute if you want to find out if it’s worth it.
The Kona Honzo is an excellent choice for Zwift Dust in the Wind because of its lightweight and low-maintenance nature.
It has a steel frame that’s durable enough to handle some of the toughest sprints on Zwift, while also being light enough to be able to keep up with other racers who are riding carbon frames.
The Trek Supercaliber MTB is a bike that handles well on any terrain. It is very fast on Zwift, and it really rips up the gravel as you are riding along.