Getting Started

Getting started with TrainerRoad is simple so you can focus on what really matters: becoming a faster cyclist. Here’s how.


Step 1: Check Your Equipment

Before you sign up, let’s make sure you have the right equipment for optimal training with TrainerRoad. Our software supports a wide range of trainers and devices to measure your power, heart rate, speed and cadence.

Speed Sensor + Trainer

Use a speed sensor and VirtualPower® to turn your speed into watts.

Power Meter + Trainer

Connect your power meter via ANT+ or Bluetooth Smart for power-based targets.

Smart Trainer

Automatically control your trainer's resistance when using a smart trainer.

Not sure about your devices? No Problem!

Check your device's compatibility with our equipment checker.

Step 2: Install the Software

After you sign up, you’ll need to install TrainerRoad on your preferred operating system. Don’t worry, it only takes a few minutes.

Available for PC, Mac, iOS and Android

Download TrainerRoad

Step 3: Pair Your Devices

Once you've installed the app, you'll need to pair your devices before you start training. TrainerRoad pairs with most ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart devices.



ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart Adapters

You will need an ANT+ adapter to pair ANT+ devices. Bluetooth Smart (or 4.0) is built into some platforms, but requires an adapter on others. Learn more about ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart devices.

Step 4: Your First Power Test

The time has come for your first ride! Your first workout will be either the 8-minute or 20-minute FTP test. Our FTP-assessments are designed to accurately test your fitness to ensure you get the most out of TrainerRoad.

Which Fitness Assessment is right for you?

Step 5: Choose a Training Plan

Choose from one of the many highly-effective training plans included with your membership. If you are between plans, you can choose from hundreds of other structured workouts. Or, you can create your own with the built-in Workout Creator.

Now that you're ready to go, stay consistent and work hard! You're on the path to becoming a fitter, stronger and faster cyclist.

Start Your First Workout

or learn more about Why TrainerRoad Works

Highly effective and easy-to-use power-based training software. Perhaps the best US$12 you can spend on getting faster.
TrainerRoad
Date published: 11/17/2014
5 / 5 stars