Happy New Year! If your legs can still take it after tackling the Festive 500, here are a few events you might like to tackle. Zwift is starting 2022 with a bang! New fondos, a group ride led by the first Women’s Esports World Champion, and another hosted by British Olympic legend Sir Chris Hoy. It’s a big start to the new year!
zFondo Series 2022
The Zwift Fondos are back, with new routes to try! I’m looking forward to riding this weekend, as there is usually a good story to be found out on the long roads. With three new routes, I think the toughest choice is… which one to try?
Multiple start times
See zwift.com/events/series/zwift-fondo-series-2022 for upcoming events
Ride with Ashleigh Moolman// Garmin Never Stop Cycling Tour
Ashleigh is a professional road cyclist from South Africa who currently competes on the UCI Women’s WorldTeam SD Worx. She raced in the 2012 Summer Olympics, finishing 16th in the Women’s road race and 24th in the Women’s time trial. Did I forget to mention that Ashleigh is the first-ever Women’s World Esports Champion?
It’s a unique opportunity to interact with Ashleigh and get some hints and tips on how to race on Zwift.
Saturday, January 1 @ 3pm GMT/10am EST/7am PST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/2569031
Chris Hoy’s Doddie Aid Social 50km
In support of Doddie Aid (a mass participation event with the goal of encouraging people to get active in January and raise funds to help find a cure to Motor Neuron Disease), British cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy will be leading group rides on Sunday and Wednesday for the first 6 weeks of the new year. This 50km ride is the first and is hosted on the “Wandering Flats route on Makuri Island.
Sunday, January 2 @ 10am GMT/5am EST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/2565237
Saskatchewan’s Provincial+ New Years FUNdo
As I highlighted in my recent article, Cycling Canada is using Zwift to help “create a community with deep connection, afinity and pride in cycling”. In that same vein, Saskatchewan’s Provincial Cycling Clubs have teamed up to offer different FUNdos to try! Categories for this event determine your distance, and include:
- A Group: Watopia – Climber’s Gambit, 28km / 671m elevation
- B Group: Watopia – Seaside Sprint, 103.6km / 785m elevation
- C Group: Watopia – Big Foot Hills, 70km / 714m elevation
- D Group: Watopia – Figure 8, 30.2km / 255m elevation
These are not group led events, so choose the category that fits your schedule and enjoy the ride!
Saturday, January 1 @ 6pm GMT/1pm EST/8am PST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/2445433
Got other events that stand out this weekend? Share below in the comments!