For this weekend’s notable events, we’ve selected a mix of races and an endurance group ride. But our first pick (even though it happens on Monday for much of the world) is Jan Frodeno’s just-announced “Day 1 of Retirement” ride!
🤝Jan Frodeno: Day 1 of Retirement Ride
✅ Popular Event ✅ Famous Rider
Jan Frodeno is a triathlon/Ironman legend: the first athlete in the world to have won the Olympic gold medal, the Ironman 70.3 World Championship, and the Ironman World Championship!
Join him for a social 30-minute spin on France’s R.G.V. on his first day of retirement following the Ironman World Championships in Nice on Sunday. Whether he is Sunday’s winner or has a difficult day, come and show Jan your support as he begins the next phase of an incredible career.
Join in the conversation. Jan will be ready for your questions!
Monday, September 11th @ 6:30am UTC/2:30am EDT/Sunday 11:30am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3823638
🥇 Galaxy RLZ Racing Series
✅ Popular Event ✅ Highly Competitive
Galaxy Cycling Club is back with another race series, this time giving riders the chance to recon the Zwift Racing League course in the format of a points race. This is a great race simulation and an effective way to get a feel for the upcoming race.
This weekend’s race will follow the same course as Zwift Racing League: 3 laps of the Rolling Highlands in Scotland.
Rules: category enforced, HRM required
Multiple Time Slots This Saturday
Browse GXY Events at zwift.com/events/tag/gxy
🤝 The HERD Thundering Turtles
✅ Popular Event ✅ Beginner Friendly
If you want a more mellow long ride, the HERD offers the perfect option for those trying to build endurance. Paul, the leader, will be holding 1-1.3 w/kg for the duration of the event. HERD is well-known for its fun and inclusive events that take place daily – we highly recommend joining one of their rides! A great team of leaders and sweepers will be present.
This 90-minute group ride is on the Watopia Figure 8 Reverse course.
Saturday, September 9th @ 1:30pm UTC/9:30am EDT/6:30am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3821969
🥇 Rhino Crash Chase Race
✅ Popular Event ✅ Highly Competitive
The Rhino Crash Chase Race is one of the most popular chase races on the calendar. Every week, Rhino Racing chooses new courses and adjusts the start times based on prior results and the terrain. Each of the races is also part of a series on ZwiftPower, with your seven best results contributing to your final placement in the classification. Expect lots of hard racing and a very close finish!
This week’s race is on The Magnificent 8 course in Watopia. To help identify a riders’ category during the race, each category has an assigned jersey.
Sunday, September 10th @ 6:30pm UTC/2:30 EDT/11:30am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3822855
🥇 Zwift Insider Epic Race: Quatch Quest
✅ Popular Event ✅ Innovative Format ✅ Tough Race
Now that the Mini Epics are done, it’s time to move on to the harder stuff. This week marks the first Zwift Insider Epic Race. This is the second route the Zwift Insider Epic Series is tackling and is only a small taste of what is coming, as routes get tougher as the series moves forward. Tip: Save energy on the Epic KOM and use it on Alpe du Zwift where it will really count!
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Browse ZI Epic Events at zwift.com/events/tag/epicseries
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!