To start off this weekend’s notable events, we’ve got a memorial ride for a beloved team member. Additionally, we’ve got the start of a refreshed familiar series, another new race series, and two social group rides.
🤝GXY MARK QUEE MEMORIAL RIDE
✅ Popular Event ✅ Feel Good Factor
Mark Quee, leader, and sweeper for Galaxy Cycling Club (GXY), recently passed away suddenly at the age of 49. To honor and remember him, GXY is hosting an endurance group ride on the PRL Full. GXY estimates that it will take roughly 6 hours, so there will be rest stops at various points in the ride.
PRL Full is the longest route on Zwift, and this is currently the most popular event this weekend, with over 100 sign-ups!
Saturday, August 12 @ 9 am UTC/5 am EDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3789780
🥇 Rhino Racing Crit Series – Week 1
✅ Popular Event ✅ Innovative Format ✅ Highly Competitive
The first week of the revamped Rhino Racing Crit Series is underway. Join Rhino Racing for a 4-week crit racing series! One of the great things about this series is its multiple time slots across multiple days, making it easier for those with a crunched schedule to compete. Routes also rotate weekly to keep things exciting and fun.
Week 1 of the series will be tackling the Glasgow Crit Circuit. Note: Rhino Racing asks those who complete the race to provide feedback via the survey form linked in the event description.
Multiple Time Slots on Saturday
Sign up at zwift.com/events/tag/rhinocrits
🥇 The Zwifty Fifty with DZR
✅ Popular Event ✅ Highly Competitive
DZR is here with another racing series! These races lie in between the 100km races and 25km races, with a distance of 50 km. The goal of this series was to fill the gap between races that take too much time, and races that are too short. To keep the series simple, races take place every Sunday and have a few rules set.
The action will take place on the London Pretzel course, a course that is approximately 56 kilometers long.
Sunday, August 13th @ 12:45 pm UTC/8:45 am EDT/5:45 am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3782217
🤝 Slowpoke Soiree p/b Ascenders Team
✅ Popular Event ✅ Beginner-Friendly
Looking for a slower group ride? Team Ascenders hosts their weekly Slowpoke Soiree group ride every Saturday. This ride will aim to average ~15mph/24kph. (To put this in perspective, most group rides average ~20mph/32kph or more.)
This 75-minute group ride will take place on France’s R.G.V. course.
Saturday, August 12th @ 1:05 pm UTC/9:05 am EDT/6:05 am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3793065
🤝 ZZRC Wind Down Sub 2
✅ Popular Event ✅ Beginner-Friendly
Looking for a mellow way to round out the weekend? ZZRC has you covered. Every weekend, ZZRC hosts a 1.7-1.9 W/kg group ride. Sweeps and leaders will be present to keep it organized and fun for everyone.
This group ride takes place over 60 minutes on the Makuri 40 course. Note: riders will likely be a few miles short of the finish of this course at the end of the 60 minutes – keep going if you want the badge!
Sunday, August 13th @ 11 am UTC/7 am EDT/4 am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3793989
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!
Got other events that stand out this weekend? Share below in the comments!