Sepp Kuss recently became the first American cyclist to win a grand tour in ten years. Join USA Cycling and Tissot for a long celebration ride around the roads of Watopia to celebrate his feat! Additionally, we’ve selected two popular race series and two group rides.
🤝 USA Cycling x Tissot Vuelta Watch Challenge
✅ Unique Event ✅ Tough Ride
Tissot, the official watch partner of USA Cycling, is offering a giveaway in celebration of Sepp Kuss’ Vuelta victory. Join USA Cycling’s ride to celebrate the first American grand tour victory in ten years! This ride is categorized, but technically a group ride and not a race, so riders are welcome to ride however quickly or slowly as they please. Note: you do not need to complete the ride in order to join the giveaway – use the link in the description to enter.
This ride will be taking place over 100km using the 2022 Gran Fondo course, meaning riders will complete the route plus 6km.
Saturday, September 30th @ 5pm UTC/1pm EDT/10am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3851639
🥇 Team SZ Ladies Weekend Extravagance
✅ Women-only ✅ Unique Event ✅ Tough Race
Team SZ is back with an all-new racing series for the female cyclists! Similar to the Tiny Races, these are four back-to-back races. However, each of the races is a different discipline. Some races will be scratch races and others time trials or segment races. In the bigger picture, there will also be a ride on Sunday where riders will aim to complete 25 laps of the Volcano Circuit course.
Each of the four races will take place on a different course, with the first race being on the Two Village Loop in the Makuri Islands.
Special Settings: Category Enforced, HRM Required, Power Meter Required, Women-only
Saturday, September 30th @ 1:40pm UTC/9:40am EDT/6:40am PDT
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🤝 Tour of Watopia Welcome Ride 2023
✅ Popular Event ✅ Beginner Friendly
Learn all about the recently-announced Tour of Watopia 2023 (Fall) in this short welcome ride. Throughout the ride, messages will pop up on the HUD providing details, history, new features, etc. Additionally, riders will be placed on the Z-Wheeler Trike.
The welcome group rides are taking place every three hours on the Tempus Fugit course through Sunday evening Pacific.
Multiple Time Slots This Saturday
Browse events at zwift.com/events/tag/towfall2023welcomeride
🤝 The BMTR Fundo
✅ Popular Event ✅ Legacy Leaders
Looking to challenge yourself this weekend? The BMTR Fundo is a great way for riders to build or test their endurance. Four distance options make this is a fun and inclusive event. BMTR notes that this ride is not officially a race, but like many fondos, there will likely be riders who treat it as a race.
All of the distances will be on the same course – Watopia’s Waistband. Note: the BMTR jersey will be unlocked with the completion of this race.
Saturday, September 30th @ 12:10pm UTC/8:10am EDT/5:10am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3845812
🥇 The Trilogy League
✅ Unique Event
Similar to the Zwift Insider Tiny Races, this is a series of three back-to-back races. Races take place every 20 minutes and have a length of ~4-9 kilometers. However, this event takes place on Sundays, making it a great alternative to the Tiny Races for those who prefer to race on Sundays.
All three races this week take place in Scotland, just on different courses.
Sunday, September 24th @ 1:15pm UTC/9:15am EDT/6:15am PDT
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- Is the event unique/innovative in some way?
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