There is a French theme this week to the events I have highlighted, given the fact that the Critérium Du Dauphiné race is taking place in France. This is considered a “tune-up” in preparation for the Tour de France!
Climb Alpe du Zwift with Event Pace Partners!
Pace Partners have been a big hit since their introduction and it’s probably fair to say that many of us have ridden with them at some point… or at the very least have seen them zip past as us.
Zwift have just started trialing a Pace Partner-led event up the Alpe du Zwift. I have ridden with their latest addition “Andrew Alpinist” and it was a lot more difficult than I’d anticipated!
So, if you want to be paced up the Alpe du Zwift, then give this event a try and see how you get on. The Cat A pacer will get you to the top in 49 minutes.
See all upcoming Pace Partner Alpe events
Cocorico Tutti Frutti – Group Ride Bikes France
When scrolling through the Companion app, you become familiar with the branding and logos of clubs offering events, such as “The Herd,” “Race3R,” “Mountain Massif,” or “AHDR”. So when I saw the logo of “Group Ride Bikes France” I was intrigued, as I had not seen it before!
A quick look on their Facebook page and it’s a well-established community with 3400 members, yet strangely I have never ridden with them or promoted any of their events, until now.
Their event is a 44.2km ride of the “Surrey Hills” route and is not a race but an endurance ride, where you tackle the famous Box Hill (after my recent experience of riding it in real life, my guess would be you will probably have more fun on Zwift). One thing I can assure you, it will certainly be safer!
Sunday, June 12 @ 8:15am BST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3026358
LEQP Provence Badge Hunter Series
When I first started on Zwift, I rode with L’Equipe Provence every week, taking great pleasure in learning the new routes and collecting the badges along the way. Their rides are really inclusive and I learned a lot about how Zwift worked. It was and still is one of my favourite group rides.
This week they are tackling the “Big Foot Hills” route which is 70km in length and features the Volcano climb.
It is also worth noting that since I last rode with them, they have teamed up with Stages Cycling and are offering discounts on their products. Click the below link for more information about that.
Sunday, June 12 @ 7:30am BST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3026317
AIDS/LifeCycle Group Ride
As Zwift’s event description notes “PRIDE ON 2022 is bolder, the music is a little louder, and we’re moving forward—together.”
This special Pride On event is the last one of the month in support of the AIDS/LifeCycle event which honors the 1.2 million people living with HIV and supports the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
Riders will enjoy a 50-minute spin on the “Beach Island Loop” route, in Watopia where if you finish, you unlock the 2022 Pride On kit.
Saturday, June 11 @ 4pm BST/11am EDT/8am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3010120
Zwift Insider Rebel Race
Saturday is the final race in the Rebel Race series hosted by Zwift Insider! Full details can be read here.
Thanks to Zwift expanding their Club limits, Zwift Insider’s club has exploded to over 4200 members as of today. Join the Club for easy access to upcoming Zwift Insider events, giveaways, and more fun!
See upcoming events at zwift.com/events/tag/zwiftinsider
Got other events that stand out this weekend? Share below in the comments!