Yep, it’s that time again. For most in Northern America, Daylight Savings Time is going away this weekend. This means that we are another step closer to peak indoor cycling season!
This weekend, we’ve selected a few endurance rides, two races series, and a beginner-friendly Alpe ascent.
🤝 SZR Endurance Ride
✅ Popular Event ✅ Beginner Friendly
Join SZR for an endurance ride on one of the all-new courses in Watopia! Get familiar with the new roads as you ride ~2 laps of this new big loop around Watopia. This is meant to be a social ride, and sticking together as a nice large group helps to make the ride more fun for everyone! Three different pace groups will be offered on this ride: C, D, and E.
Saturday, November 4th @ 7am UTC
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3898793
🥇 Rund um den Kirchturm 2023/2024
✅ Popular Event ✅ Highly Competitive
The Rund um den Kirchturm race series is back for the 2023-24 indoor cycling season! Last season this series was one of the most competitive and great fun for those looking for a highly challenging series. The organizers have taken feedback from last season’s riders and utilized it to improve this series to make it their best yet.
These races are a bit longer than the typical race, with this race taking place over 6 laps of the Richmond Rollercoaster course.
Special locations: category-enforced, power meter required, heart rate monitor required
Saturday, November 4th @ 10am UTC/6am EDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3858846
🥇 November Rain ’23 by PETA-Z & MoC
✅ Popular Event ✅ Endurance Ride ✅ Fresh Series
PETA-Z’s November series is an endurance event series that pushes riders to their limit. Riders are allowed to race or simply ride the event (the event is set up as a race, so it will register as a race in Zwift Power, ZwiftRacing.app, etc). Throughout November, riders will be able to participate in this event weekly with new courses each week.
This weekend, riders will be riding 5-6 laps (depending on the category) on the Tick Tock course in Watopia.
Special settings: Category enforced, heart rate monitor required, power meter required
Sunday, November 4th @ 8:15am UTC/4:15am EDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3898822
🤝 BMTR Flat 100 (Miles)
✅ Popular Event ✅ Endurance Ride ✅ Legacy Leaders
Start the weekend off strong with an imperial century around the roads of Watopia. This is likely one of the most popular century rides on Zwift, and BMTR has a great reputation for their fun and well-organized rides.
There will be three different pace categories in this ride. Categories C and D will be stopping for a rest break 100 km into the ride. The ride will be taking place over 100 miles on the Watopia’s Waistband course.
Saturday, November 4th @ 12:10pm UTC/8:10am EDT/5:10am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3898909
🤝 Seattle Baby Steps 1.0-1.3 w/kg
✅ Beginner Friendly ✅ Legacy Leaders ✅ Popular Event
Seattle Baby Steps is well-known for their welcoming and beginner-friendly group rides. Join them for an epic ascent up the iconic Alpe Du Zwift! Many of the group rides up the Alpe can be a little quick for some, but Seattle Baby Steps is offering a much lower pace with the leader holding 1-1.3 w/kg.
The group ride will tackle the Road to Sky course, which is the most direct way to access the Alpe.
Sunday, November 5th @ 3:15pm UTC/10:15am EST/7:15 PST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3901019
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!