September has arrived, and indoor season is beginning! Check out some longer events, as well as a few special picks.
The Mountain Massif
To mark what now feels like the end of summer here in the northern hemisphere and the start of autumn and what many consider to be the start of the indoor cycling season, I decided to launch a new event on Sunday. This new race will see an alternating course between a 60.1km “Four Horsemen” route, that finishes on top of the Alpe du Zwift and the “Quatch Quest” route, which also finishes on top of the Alpe.
This is the longest race offering by Mountain Massif, I hope you join me to race this new offering.
Sunday September 4 @ 7:30am UTC/3:30am EDT/12:30am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3120214
Endure IQ Training Squad Session
I am highlighting this event as this is quite possibly the longest structured training session I have seen on Zwift, lasting 227 minutes.
The event description states “The focus of this indoor, basic endurance ride, is to complete an extended duration steady-state bout at a low intensity but with focussed blocks of riding in Z2 including cadence work to help improve your cycling efficiency and build muscular endurance.”
The structure of the training is as follows:
- WARM-UP: Progressive for 20min
- MAIN SET: 8x increasing duration progressive L2 builds 62/66/70/74%, Recovery 25% interval at L1
- COOLDOWN: 5 min
Saturday September 3 @ 12pm UTC/8am EDT/5am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3115653
PACK SUB2 Saturday + KOM After Party
This ride is paced at 1.6-1.9 w/kg and is designed as an “easy beginner friendly ride aimed at Zwifters looking for a relaxed group experience.”
As the Pack notes, it’s “a great introduction to group riding with full pace instructions via text and voice chat using discord.”
Saturday September 3 @ 2:55pm UTC/10:55am EDT/7:55am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3115708
Orientation Ride | ZA Road 2022
Zwift Academy Road 2022 is commencing on 12th September. This gives everyone the opportunity to improve their riding and a select few the opportunity to win a cycling contract with a Pro Tour team. Jay Vine, last year’s Zwift Academy men’s winner, secured a professional contract via this route with Alpecin-Fenix, and recently won multiple stages at la Vuelta a España… on top of becoming the UCI World Indoor Cycling Champion in February!
Multiple timeslots and dates
See upcoming Orientation Rides
Pace Partner Graduation Ceremony
Pace Partners are finally graduating out of FutureWorks, and you’re invited to the graduation ceremony! These are 45-minute rides on Watopia’s Tick Tock route. “There will be several Pace Partners available in this ride. Settle in to your preferred pace with your favorite Pace Partner and Ride On!”
Multiple timeslots on Saturday and Sunday
See a list of upcoming events at zwift.com/events/tag/pacepartners
Got other events that stand out this weekend? Share below in the comments!