This weekend is like a mixed fruit bowl: lots of different events to try, including the novel Eliel Fruit FUNdo, which inspired this selection.
ToW Stage 5: High Life
Stage 5 sees a new route to ride, called “Eastern Eight“. At 51.7km in length it’s a bit of trek, making it more fun in a group setting. This route was designed by Eric and first published on Zwift Insider in February 2020, so there’s a chance are you may have ridden this before in an “unofficial” capacity. But this is your chance to do it and collect the badge and bonus XP!
Sign up at zwift.com/tour-of-watopia
Eliel Fruit FUNdo
Saturday features a one-day fondo event celebrating apparel brand Eliel Cycling‘s new fruit-themed line. The collection was designed in collaboration with cycling personality the Vegan Cyclist (Tyler Pearce), who is also riding in all three events—one for each distance.
There are three route options:
Category A: 100 mi (161 km) – Pineapple Route
- Course: Out and Back Again (4 Laps)
- Total Elevation: 1212 m/3,976′
Category B: 60 mi (100 km) – Strawberry Route
- Course: Watopia’s Waistband (4 laps)
- Total Elevation: 380m/1,248′
Category C: 25 mi (40 km) – Blueberry Route
- Course: Volcano Climb After Party
- Total Elevation: 266 m/873‘
Completing any event will unlock a unique jersey, so it’s worth participating for that alone! Read more about the event here.
Saturday, March 26 @ multiple times
Sign up at zwift.com/events/series/eliel-fruit-fundo
imoveforcancer 24h challenge
Here’s a crazy set of events that I’ve never seen before on Zwift: a back-to-back series of 24 races, where the winner is the person who completes the most events! Results are tracked on ZwiftPower.
This is all organized by Swedish Zwifter Martin Hörtin, founder of #imoveforcancer, an initiative to raise 1 million SEK for the Swedish Children’s Cancer Foundation.
First event Saturday, March 26 @ 9am GMT/5am EDT/2am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/tag/imoveforcancer
Movistar Team for WWF // Earth Hour Social Ride
The event description explains that the “Movistar Team and its esports branch, the Movistar eTeam, will be hosting a Zwift Social Ride on Saturday 26th March as part of the WWF campaign: “’Kilometers for the planet’.” Read more about this initiative >
By completing the event, you will be entered into a prize draw to win a replica Movistar La Passione jersey.
Saturday, March 26 @ 5pm GMT/1pm EDT/10am PDT
Sign up at at zwift.com/events/view/2888169
Nutrinovex UltraCycling 6-12-24 by PETA-Z & MOC®
I’m not really sure what to say about this event other than “it looks insane.” This is the first time that I have seen a 24 hour timed event on Zwift. (I have covered several events where people have ridden for 24 hours, but this event is the first timed one I have seen.)
If 24 hours seems too daunting, there are two shorter options. You can try the 12-hour ride (category B), or the 6 (category C). If you want, you can team up and tackle the challenge as a group and there is a specific category for that (category D).
For more information, including rules, visit this page.
Saturday, March 26 @ 6:45am GMT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/2901352
Got other events that stand out this weekend? Share below in the comments!