You guessed it… given the launch of the new routes in Makuri Islands, this weekend’s picks are focused on Makuri Islands, and especially the Urukazi routes.
🤝 Stage 3 | Tour of Makuri Islands
It seems fitting to kick off my weekend highlights with the Tour of Makuri Islands which will be tackling the new Urukazi routes on Stage 5 and 6. Stage 3 events this weekend offers favourites to try, the longer being Temples and Towers at 33.4km and the shorter being Wandering Flats at 25.2km. Both beautifully scenic routes!
Multiple dates and times
See upcoming events at zwift.com/tour-of-makuri-islands
🥇 Spanish Sunday Paella Rice by PETA-Z
This race uses the new “Island Hopper” route, which is 18km in length and 128m in elevation gain. There are 3 laps to enjoy as you explore the new islands, totaling 54.1km.
Bonus: finish just one lap and you’ll get credit for finishing Tour of Makuri Islands stage 6!
Sunday, Nov 13 @ 8:40am UTC
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3227946
🥇 HERD Beginner Racing
With many new riders on Zwift, I wanted to highlight a ride designed for those who are new to racing. This 13.1km category-enforced D race on the “Two Village Loop” is intended as an introduction. If you have never raced before, this is the perfect environment to try and you may discover a hidden passion! At the very least, give it a go to see if you enjoy it. Remember, if you don’t like it, you can simply leave the event and return to what you were doing before, nothing lost.
Sunday, Nov 13 @ 8am UTC
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3180595
🤝Team Italy Sunday Climb
I have just finished interviewing the Team Manager of the Castelli-Elite E-sports Team, where I learned it developed from Team Italy, one of the larger Zwift community groups. As a consequence, I thought it appropriate to highlight their event: a 40.3km ride hosted on the new Makuri 40 route, paced at 2 w/kg or lower. This is the longest route on Makuri Islands!
Bonus: finish the Makuri 40 and you’ll get credit for finishing stage 5 of Tour of Makuri Islands!
Sunday, Nov 13 @ 10am UTC/5am EST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3231034
🥇 Tiny Races: Uruzaki Week!
Zwift Insider’s weekly Tiny Races (a set of 4 short races fit within 1 hour) are wildly popular, and this week is going to be extra wild as we take on four fresh Urukazi routes.
Saturday, Nov 12 in three time slots:
3pm UTC/10am EST/7am PST
9pm UTC/4pm EST/1pm PST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/tag/tinyraces
Got other events that stand out this weekend? Share below in the comments!