The annual Ride Like King event is back this weekend! In addition, we’re highlighting a handful of endurance rides and races.
🤝 Jersey Highlight // Ride Like King 15
✅ Feel Good Factor ✅ Popular Event ✅ Sweet Unlocks
Giant’s Ride Like King is easily the most popular event this weekend. This is an iconic event that takes place annually and has quite a few perks to it! Most importantly, for every 500km that the community rides, a buffalo bike will be donated to World Bike Relief. Throughout the ride, riders will be kitted up in Giant bikes and the virtual RLK kit.
Leaders from the various supporters of this event will be leading these group rides. The events take place on different courses every day. Read more about RLK15 >
Multiple time slots throughout the weekend
Browse Ride Like King 15 events at zwift.com/events/tag/rlk15
🤝 PACK SUB2 Weekend Adventure
✅ Popular Event ✅ Beginner Friendly
Looking for a longer ride? The PACK SUB2 Weekend Adventure offers a longer ride while maintaining a more mellow, social pace. Rides by PACK are always great and the leaders never fail to entertain the riders. Throughout the ride leaders will be holding 1.8 w/kg on the flats and 1.9 w/kg on the climbs.
This weekend’s adventure takes place over three laps of the Greatest London Flat course. The course is relatively flat but does feature a small climb towards the end.
Sunday, May 21 @ 2 pm UTC/10 am EDT/7 am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/3705592
🤝 Foudre Saturday Coffee Ride
✅ Sweet Unlocks ✅ Popular Event
This event would be the jersey highlight of the weekend, but the Ride Like King event is taking the spotlight! The ride has an advertised pace range of 1-2.5 w/kg. Included with the completion of this event is Foudre’s unique in-game cycling jersey, featuring a lighting bolt printed on the back. Pretty cool!
This week’s coffee ride takes place on The Magnificent 8 course in Watopia. The ride lasts for 90 minutes, so riders will likely complete nearly two laps of the course.
Saturday, May 21 @ 7:30 am UTC
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3704398
🥇 DBR Saturday Race
✅ Tough Race
DBR’s weekly Saturday Race is very popular amongst some of the top riders on Zwift. This is partially due to its stricter rules and partially because of the daunting distance of this race. Much like the KISS 100, DBR’s Saturday Race is well-known for being a popular endurance race.
In addition to the length of the race, this week’s event features a boatload of climbing as it takes place over one lap of The Mega Pretzel (107 km). Yikes!
Saturday, May 20 @ 8:30 am UTC/4:30 am EDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3704420
🥇 OTR Snap Crackle Pop King/Queen of Scotland
✅ Innovative Format
To round off this weekend’s list of notable events, we’ve got the Snap Crackle Pop King/Queen event by On The Rivet Racing. This is a points-based race, solely dependent upon the times that riders clock on the primes. Some of the segments will be sprints, others will be KOMs. Contrasting to most events, riders are encouraged to group up and take it easy in between segments so everyone can achieve the best times they are capable of.
This event completes nearly a full lap of The Muckle Yin, which covers almost all of the roads in Zwift’s Scotland.
Two time slots available this weekend
Browse OTR Events at zwift.com/tag/events/otr
How We Make Our Picks
We choose each weekend’s Notable Events based on a variety of factors including:
- Is the event unique/innovative in some way?
- Are celebrities (pro riders, etc) attending/leading?
- Are signup counts already high, meaning the event is extra-popular?
- Does the ride include desirable unlocks or prizes?
- Does the event appeal to ladies on Zwift? (We like to support this under-represented group!)
- Is it for a good cause?
- Is it just plain crazy (extra long races, world record attempts, etc)?
- Is it a long-running, popular weekly event with a dedicated leader who deserves a shout out?
In the end, we want to call attention to events that are extra-special and therefore extra-appealing to Zwifters. If you think your event qualifies, comment below with a link/details and we may just include it in an upcoming post!
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