On this Father’s Day weekend our elite dad squad took a break from combing our thinning hairlines to combing the Zwift events list for the best dad-themed events. (Of course, all of our picks are open to everyone – but it’s fun to poke fun at dudes and the sort of events we gravitate toward!)
DIRT Community Father’s Day
With our Father’s Day focus, this first pick is a no-brainer. These two events from DIRT are mostly about making it easy for riders to unlock the DIRT Community Kit (which ironically isn’t used in the event image). Complete the 20-minute ride, unlock the kit. Painless and short – the way new clothes shopping should always work!
2 event times on Sunday: 11am BST/6am EDT/3am PDT and 6:30pm BST/1:30pm EDT/10:30am PDT
See events on ZwiftHacks
Herd Summer Racing League – 100km in Bologna!
This race is just sort of… crazy. Only a true dude could look at this event and think, “That’s a great idea!”
100km of Bologna’s Time Trial Lap route works out to just over 6 full up-and-back laps, by my calculations. Points are earned for your segment time on each climb. Good luck to all the crazies. Note: it’s a drafting race… be sure to pick the right bike.
Multiple event times
See ZwiftHacks for upcoming events
GCN vs The World // Chase Race
What’s more manly than gathering a few of your friends and challenging the world to a race? That’s exactly what GCN presenters are doing on Saturday in what’s sure to be a fun chase event where GCN presenters set off a handful of minutes before the rest of the world.
Saturday June 18 @ 5:30pm BST/12:30pm EDT/9:30am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3031934
Wakey-Wakey Kiwi Crew
Created by Kiwi Greg “Coach Hendy” Henderson, this ride actually happens on Monday morning for New Zealanders – but that’s Sunday for most of the world. A 45-minute ride at 2-2.5wkg that ends in a 10-minute blast, this ride sort of embodies how many of us guys tend to live: take it easy, except when going all-out for glory.
Sunday, June 19 @ 7:30pm BST/2:30pm EDT/11:30am PDT Monday, June 20 @ 6:30am NZST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3034546
New Crit Races from Zwift
Nothing says “I’m comfortable with my manliness” like a big pink banner! Zwift is revamping their daily Crit Races, mixing up the routes used, implementing Category Enforcement, and enabling a custom mix of powerups based on the race route. Saturday’s races are on Downtown Dolphin while Sunday’s are on Neokyo’s Rooftop Rendezvous. If you’re looking for a quick race effort, give one of these events a try!
See upcoming events on ZwiftHacks
Got other events that stand out this weekend? Share below in the comments!