This weekend we’ve picked a fresh set of events to help build (or test) your fitness. Let’s go!
🤝 Zwift PretzelFest Ride – Stage 1
It’s nice to see Zwift hosting some longer rides including varying terrain. The inaugural PretzelFest looks like a lot of fun, with the added incentive of some new kit unlocks as reward for our efforts!
Multiple timeslots and dates
See upcoming events at zwift.com/events/tag/pretzelfest >
🥇 The Rhino Migration from Rhino Racing
Shorter races have been gaining popularity on Zwift, but a new race series from Rhino Racing launches this weekend featuring extra long routes!
This weekend features the 2022 Medio Fondo route, with A/B categories riding the full route (79.3km) and C/D/E categories riding a shortened (60km) version. Categories are enforced so sandbagging will be minimized.
Saturday, October 1 at 1pm UTC/9am EDT/6am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3152399
⌛ Workout #5 Pyramids | ZA Road 2022
If you haven’t tackled one of the Zwift Academy Workouts, it is certainly worth doing, especially as they have multiple options to try! There are both long and short versions, as well as events for Women only. I really like this approach because it caters to all. If you are daunted by the prospect of suffering for nearly and hour, the short session means you still get training benefits as well as helping build your confidence to potentially tackle longer workouts in future.
This workout focuses on improving your aerobic power and finishes with a testing 7-minute block.
Multiple dates and times
See zwift.com/events/tag/zar2022workout5 for upcoming events
🥇 Wahoo Le Col Saturday Series
If you’re racing Zwift Racing League, or just want a fun Saturday race, check out the Wahoo Le Col Saturday Series. Each event in the 6-race series uses the same course as the next week’s ZRL race, so these serve as recon events for many riders.
Saturday, October 1 at 10:15am UTC/6:15am EDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3113346
🥇 Backpedal Hill Climb Series
Personally, I think it’s nice to see an increase in the number of short races on Zwift. I find them the most fun because they are so frantic! The fact that you don’t have time to think means you end up racing on instinct.
This week it’s a 6.2km race on the “Innsbruckring” route, up the Leg Snapper.
Sunday, October 2 at 8:15am UTC/4:15am EDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3142037
Got other events that stand out this weekend? Share below in the comments!