This weekend’s notable events shine a spotlight on a popular group ride for the Rapha Women’s 100, a Bike MS event led by top e-sport cyclists, the start of a mini tour, a ride for Organ Donation Week, and a Zwift Racing League recon race.
🥇The Pink Cheetahs Celebrate the Rapha Women’s 100km 🚴♀️💕🐆
✅ Popular Event ✅ Women-Led
The Pink Cheetahs are here with a pretty big event to celebrate the Rapha Women’s 100! Additionally, this ride is banded, meaning riders will automatically stick together regardless of pace.
This ride takes place over 25 laps of the Volcano Circuit. For many riders, this is an opportunity to unlock several badges: 5, 10, and 25 laps of Volcano Circuit plus the 100km badge. Additionally, the women in the event will unlock the Rapha Women’s 100 badge on Strava.
Sunday, September 17th @ 2pm UTC/10am EDT/7am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3807690
🥇 Bike MS: What’s Coming Next on Zwift
✅ Popular Event ✅ Legacy Leaders ✅ Feel Good Factor
This weekend will be Bike MS’ last two-day global event. To end the season strong, a few riders from NeXT p/b Enshored will be leading the group rides. At the moment, NeXT is one of the most dominant teams in the world of virtual cycling! Leaders will be sharing their connection to the organization and helping to spread awareness for the cause. Note: Bike MS will continue to host rides throughout the year, just not these specific events.
Saturday & Sunday, September 16-17 @ 11am UTC/7am EDT/4am PDT
Browse Bike MS events at zwift.com/events/tag/bikems
🤝 ESTAGE 1 MINITOUR HISP FRANCIA
✅ Popular Event ✅ Highly Competitive
Looking to get some racing in over the weekend? Look no further than the HISP Minitour. This is a simple 4-week race series where riders accumulate time each week to make up their final GC time – no need to worry about points or categories!
The first race will take place over 1.5 laps of the Douce France course. For most, this race will take ~45 minutes to 1 hour.
Multiple Time Slots This Weekend
Browse HISP Events At zwift.com/events/tag/hisp
🤝 Race 4 Recipients – Organ Donation
✅ Popular Event ✅ Feel Good Factor
In the UK it is currently Organ Donation Week, a week that celebrates donors and those who have been helped by these donors. The NHS Blood and Transplant organization is running the “Race for Recipients” fundraiser to help raise money for the 7,000 people awaiting an organ transplant. Teams are coming together to ride 7000 kilometers for the cause.
In this event, riders will be riding on The Muckle Yin course in Scotland.
Sunday, September 17th @ 10am UTC/6am EDT/3am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3603033
🥇 Team Italy Saturday ZRL Recon Race
✅ Popular Event ✅ ZRL Recon
We hope that everyone had a blast in the first race of the 2023-24 Zwift Racing League season. One of the best ways to get an edge over competitors is through recons. Team Italy is hosting a recon race that aims to simulate and help riders prepare for race #2 on Tuesday!
The second race of the Zwift Racing League is on one lap of the Makuri 40 course – this recon follows the same course and covers the same distance.
Saturday, September 16th @ 7:20am UTC/3:20am EDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3828797
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!