This week we’re featuring two nice events for good causes and a handful of fun events including a “Women’s Only” race and Tiny Races with an important new rule.
🤝 AEO – Crush Breast Cancer and Ride On – Awareness Ride
If there is one ride to do this weekend, it’s this one. A ride to raise awareness of Breast Cancer, an illness that directly or indirectly impacts millions throughout the world. The event description on Zwift thoroughly explains why this is an important ride:
“In 2020, more than 2.3 million women were diagnosed with breast cancer worldwide. Every 14 seconds, somewhere in the world, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. Globally, breast cancer now represents one in four of all cancers in women. Since 2008, worldwide breast cancer incidents have increased by more than 20 percent...
If you, a friend or relative are going through a cancer diagnosis, if you are a breast cancer survivor or know a survivor, or if you are fighting it right now, this ride is for you.”
Saturday, October 15 & 2pm UTC/10am EDT/7am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3106097
🤝 Black Sheep HuMAN RIDE
This is a group ride with a focus on men’s mental health, organised by Black Sheep Cycling.
According to the event description: “Black Sheep Cycling’s been driving the conversation on men’s mental health in cycling through our MR. initiative. What started as a bunch of mates in 2016, is now a movement of over 150,000 people participating every year. It’s a cause that is embraced and powered by the passion and belief of our community.”
Multiple rides this weekend
See upcoming events at zwift.com/events/tag/humanride
🥇 Fearless Beginners Race – Women’s Only
I am keen to highlight this event, and hope that there are more like it on the calendar. This is a ladies-only event, and is designed to inspire women to try racing. The event is hosted on Watopia’s “Flat Route” and is just 10.7km in length.
This event is going to be held every week with a different course, so dip your toe into the water and have a go.
Sunday, October 16 @ 3:05pm UTC/11:05am EDT/8:05am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3174719
🥇 Tiny Races – No Snipers!
Round 12 of Zwift Insider’s popular Tiny Race series (4 short races within 1 hour) is this Saturday. This week sees Eric testing out a new rule which removes rider results from anyone who doesn’t finish all 4 races.
This is done to promote fair racing, as riders dropping in to race just one event after most of the racers have put in hard efforts in earlier races isn’t exactly sporting.
Three timeslots on Saturday
Sign up at https://www.zwift.com/events/tag/tinyraces
🤝 The BMTR Fundo
This event is hosted on the “Tempus Fugit” course with four different lengths, the longest being 160.9km/100 miles. Join this event if you have never cycled 100 miles before and you want to tick off that achievement!
Other distances include 100km, 70km, and 42km, so something for all.
Saturday, October 15 @ 12:10pm UTC/8:10am EDT/5:10am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3173328
Got other events that stand out this weekend? Share below in the comments!