Notable Zwift Events for the Weekend of August 19-20

This weekend we have selected a host of endurance rides and races, including the first event of Zwift Insider’s new Epic Series! Other notable events include a popular race, a fresh endurance ride on Zwift, a classic endurance ride, and the final race of a popular series.

🤝Zwift Insider Mini Epic Ride

✅ Popular Event  ✅ Innovative Format  ✅ Jersey Unlock

After a year of running the Zwift Insider Tiny Races, we’ve decided to spice things up with an all-new ride/race series. The Zwift Insider Epic Series gives riders the opportunity take on longer and tougher courses as a group ride or a race. Eventually, the series will ramp up to tackling the 4 hardest courses on Zwift!

Each week the series alternates between a race and a group ride, and the series begins this weekend with riders tackling the Mountain 8 course in Watopia as a group ride.

Multiple time slots this weekend
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🥇 Chasing Tour | Chasing San Sebastian

✅ Popular Event  ✅ Highly Competitive

This weekend, Chasing Racing is holding the Chasing San Sebastian. As the name suggests, this race is taking place on the same day as the San Sebastian Classic in real life. This is easily one of the top races this weekend!

The race is pretty long, consisting of two laps on the Three Little Sisters course (so ~75km/47 miles) Tip: get the full race replica by queuing up the live coverage of the race.  

Multiple time slots this Saturday
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🥇 The Buildup by OverTheEdge

✅ Fresh Event

As a relatively new event on the calendar, OverTheEdge aims to provide competitive events to help riders prepare for the upcoming Zwift Racing League season. Similar to the Zwift Insider Epic Series, the courses will get progressively harder as the weeks go by.

This week, riders will be racing on The Pretzel in Watopia. Best of luck!

Sunday, August 20th @ 7 pm UTC/3 pm EDT/12 pm PDT
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🤝 3R Endurance Steady Ride

✅ Popular Event  ✅ Legacy Leaders

For those who fancy an endurance ride, 3R hosts a popular ride each week. This is a well-led and very well-supported group ride with an excellent team of leaders and sweepers present in the ride. Two pace options are available in this group ride: category B with a pace range of 3-3.5 w/kg and category C with a 2.3-2.5 w/kg.

Categories B and C will both be riding 100 km. However, category B will ride the Turf n’ Surf course while category C will ride the Watopia’s Waistband course.

Sunday, August 20th @ 6:30 am UTC
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🥇 FRR World Order

✅ Popular Event  ✅ Highly Competitive

Coming to its final week is the FRR World Order racing series. This is an individual racing league that is put on by Flamme Rouge Racing (FRR). All riders are placed into category E. However, they are later filtered out into FRR’s custom categories.

This race takes place on the London 8 Reverse course and features a custom finishing distance.

Multiple time slots this Saturday
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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!

Your Thoughts

Got other events that stand out this weekend? Share below in the comments!

Oli Chi
Oli Chi
Oliver is a Zwift enthusiast who spends lots of time riding and racing on Zwift. While much of Oliver's time is spent being a kid, he manages to make time to create content about Zwift on his blog and YouTube channel ZRace Central.


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Wallace Harvey
Wallace Harvey
3 months ago

It says there is a jersey unlock for the new mini epic ride. Do you know what the jersey is ? Is it the same as pictured in the thumbnail for the event ?

Wallace Harvey
Wallace Harvey
3 months ago
Reply to  Oli Chi

Nice. Thanks.

Consistent Frank
Consistent Frank
3 months ago

Thanks for the shout-out @Oli Chi ! You’re always welcome to join us for an OverTheEdge ride and/or to provide us with feedback on how to make our races unique.

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