This weekend’s notable events consist of a popular banded group ride, a special guest ride, the start of a popular race series, and two endurance group rides.
🤝 BanditZ Tronathon (Banded)
✅ Popular Event ✅ Legacy Leaders ✅ No-Drop
Zwift made a few changes to the rubberbanding mode with the latest game release. Join the BanditZ Tronathon to see what the changes are all about! This group ride is one of the most popular each weekend and for good reason: the ride is no-drop, well-organized, and full of fun to keep you entertained as you trek up Alpe Du Zwift!
This weekend, the ride is quite a bit longer than usual, featuring the Four Horseman route which traverses the Watopia Hill, Volcano, Epic, and Alpe Du Zwift KOMs. This is also a great opportunity for riders to snag the Four Horseman route badge.
Sunday, November 12th @ 2:15pm UTC/9:15am EST/6:15am PST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3916863
🤝 SPECIAL GUEST: Stage 1: World Tour – Movistar Team
✅ Popular Event ✅ Special Guest Leader
As part of the World Tour Zwift Ride Series, Zwift is hosting select pros to lead a few group rides. These rides are a great opportunity to ask questions and get to know these pro cyclists. This specific ride will be with Albert Torres of Movistar, an extremely accomplished track and road rider.
This group ride will be taking place over 60 minutes on the 2015 Richmond UCI Worlds course.
Saturday, November 11th @ 6:05pm UTC/1:05pm EST/10:05am PST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3896116
🥇 Herd Winter Racing
✅ Popular Event ✅ Highly Competitive
Fancy a race this weekend? Join the HERD for their Winter Racing League. Unlike most races, there is only one category for each race, meaning all riders start together regardless of traditional category. This is a good opportunity for riders to grab some Zwift Power ranking points! This race is part of a 20-race series, but only riders’ top 16 results will count.
Riders will be racing on the new Going Coastal course in Watopia. Expect a fast and flat race!
Multiple time slots this weekend
Browse HERD Racing Events at zwift.com/events/tag/herdracing
🤝 Catrina’s Endurance 100k
✅ Popular Event ✅ Endurance Ride ✅ Legacy Leaders ✅ Women Only
Calling all female Zwifters! Join Catrina Weiss for a fun social ride around the roads of the Makuri Islands. This is a 100-kilometer ride and the leader will be holding 2-2.5 w/kg throughout the ride. If you do find yourself falling behind, let riders know in the chat so you have the best chance of getting help and making it back to the main group.
The group ride will be on the Wandering Flats course in the Makuri Islands.
Saturday, November 11th @ 2pm UTC/9am EST/6am PST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3898930
🤝 Bear Mountaineers do Climb
✅ Fresh Event
This ride was originally created to help riders train to climb Bear Mountain in New York. But it can be a helpful training group for all riders! Leaders will be present in each category to help pace riders. The ultimate goal of these rides is to help riders improve their climbing ability.
This group ride will be taking place on the Shorelines and Summits course in Watopia – each category will be covering a different distance.
Sunday, November 12th @ 1:10pm UTC/8:10am EST/5:10am PST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3916845
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!