For this week’s events, we have selected some of the most popular rides, including the first of the Zwift Fondo Series!
🤝 Zwift Fondo Series
The Zwift Fondo Series has been going on for a few years and is back for 2022-2023! This is the first of five opportunities to ride the fondo series and there will be multiple time zones throughout the day. The 2022-2023 fondo series has a few notable changes that have been highlighted in this Zwift Insider article.
Similar to last year, riders can join any of the three distance-based categories. However, this year, each category will unlock a different kit and the kits remain the same for all five weekends. Can you complete all three distances in one weekend?
Multiple timeslots Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
See upcoming fondo series events at zwift.com/events/tag/zfondo2023
🤝 Vocsnors 100 km Group Ride p/b KISS
Fancy a ride with a professional cyclist? Here is your chance to ride with pro Victor Campenaerts, who has been making loads of fun Zwift YouTube content which I’ve enjoyed watching. During this ride, Victor will aim to answer all of the questions that are sent to him. He will also have his friend onboard to answer any questions that he is unable to answer.
For this ride, riders will be riding ~3.5 laps of Magnificent 8 in Watopia. The ride does offer a B, C, D category but in order to ride with Victor, make sure to join the C category and tune into the live stream on his YouTube channel. (Note: categories B and D will not have leaders.)
Saturday, Dec 3 @ 9am UTC/4am EST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3283959
🥇 VirtuSlo 4Endurance League
The VirtuSlo 4Endurance League is a pretty competitive and unique racing league for a few reasons:
- It features dynamic watt floors to accommodate lighter riders, and several rules are enforced for inclusion on Zwift Power.
- The series is also points-based with races taking place every weekend. Unlike ZRL, your score for each race is determined by your finishing position. (Note: this is the second to last week of racing in this series, but the next series is starting soon after.)
Every week, riders tackle a different course. This week’s race will take riders through two laps of Greatest London Flat, adding up to around 56 km or 35 mi. (Note: double draft is enabled for this event, so don’t lose those wheels!)
Rules: Category Enforcement, Power Meter Required, Heart Rate Monitor Required
Sunday, Dec 4 @ 5pm UTC/12pm EST/9am PST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3287250
🥇herD Beginner Racing
The herD Beginner Racing series is a fun series organized by, well, HERD, whose goal with this series is to get more riders involved in Zwift racing. The race is category enforced to make sure no one who shouldn’t be racing in D joins, helping to provide a more safe and fun environment for more Zwifters to get into racing.
This race takes riders around the all-new Island Hopper course in Urukazi. The course does feature a few rollers, but it avoids any large KQOMs. The race will likely take riders 30-45 minutes depending on rider level.
Rules: Category Enforcement
Multiple timeslots Saturday and Sunday
Browse all upcoming events on Zwift Hacks
🤝 Handcycling Ride for Int. Day of Persons with Disabilities
Saturday, December 3rd, is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. To celebrate this, the Handcycling Club on Zwift is hosting a 40-minute social ride around Tempus Fugit for riders of all abilities. The goal of this ride is to celebrate and bring awareness to this special day.
As you would probably expect, all riders will be placed on handcycles in this event. Late join and rubberbanding is enabled for this ride, so riders can go at whatever pace suits them.
Saturday, Dec 3 @ 4:10pm UTC/11:10am EST/8:10am PST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3295944
Got other events that stand out this weekend? Share below in the comments!