Dance Dance Pedal Revolutions: Peloton goes arcade gaming with new Lanebreak experience

A glowing wheel set on a glowing blue road that extends into the distance
(Image credit: Peloton)

Gamification, or the process of turning often mundane activities into a game, has pervaded so many parts of modern life. Online dating was flipped on its head by Tinder, Duolingo has helped people learn a new language, and mobile trading apps have opened up the stock market to new players worldwide. 

While Zwift may rule the roost when it comes to turning indoor cycling into a game, especially with all the Zwift PowerUps on offer, Peloton has just unveiled a radical new gamified experience to cater for its users. More specifically, it has launched Lanebreak.  

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Will Jones
Senior Tech Writer

Will joined the Cyclingnews team as a reviews writer in 2022, having previously written for Cyclist, BikeRadar and Advntr. He’s tried his hand at most cycling disciplines, from the standard mix of road, gravel, and mountain bike, to the more unusual like bike polo and tracklocross. He’s made his own bike frames, covered tech news from the biggest races on the planet, and published countless premium galleries thanks to his excellent photographic eye. Also, given he doesn’t ever ride indoors he’s become a real expert on foul-weather riding gear. His collection of bikes is a real smorgasbord, with everything from vintage-style steel tourers through to superlight flat bar hill climb machines.