This weekend’s notable events include a route badge on a recently introduced course, gamified Zwift races, a beginner-friendly endurance ride, and two social rides.
🤝 Team Velos – Route Bagger Challenge
✅ Popular Event ✅ Legacy Leaders
Join team Velos for a route badge hunt on the new Accelerate to Elevate course in Watopia! For those who are on the quest to unlock the Tron Bike, this is also a great opportunity to accumulate some elevation. The leader will be holding an average of 2 w/kg and sweepers will be present to help those who fall off the back.
Saturday, November 18th @ 3pm UTC/10am EST/7am PST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3884759
🤝 Crit City & Repack Rush Gamification
✅ Popular Event ✅ Innovative Format
The Repack Rush and Crit City Gamification Races are part of a new format that Zwift is currently beta testing. This is your chance to race against others in a gamified format. Using speed boosts, moving pads, and more, Zwift has created a short race experience where riders who put out the most power don’t necessarily win the race, making it more strategic. Note: A steering device is required for these events.
Multiple time slots this weekend
Sign up at zwift.com/events/tag/steeringonly
🥇 Cycle Nation Beginner Endurance Ride
✅ Popular Event ✅ Beginner Friendly
For many, a lot of the endurance rides on the events calendar may be a bit daunting. Cycle Nation is now offering an endurance ride targeted towards beginners, paced at 1-1.6 w/kg and lasting 90 minutes. With this ride, Cycle Nation aims to create a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.
This group ride will be taking place on the Tempus Fugit course.
Sunday, November 19th @ 1:45pm UTC/8:45am EST/5:45am PST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3915713
🤝 Josh Tarling of INEOS Grenadiers – Stage 2: World Tour
✅ Popular Event ✅ Celebrity Leader
Josh Tarling of INEOS Grenadiers will be leading a group ride as part of the Zwift World Tour Ride Series. Josh currently rides for INEOS and is an extremely accomplished rider, taking 3rd place at the UCI Time Trial World Championships and winning numerous junior world championships. Note: there is no specified pace range beyond the default 1-5 w/kg, so be prepared for anything!
The group ride will be taking place on the Greater London 8 course and will last 60 minutes.
Sunday, November 19th @ 6:05pm UTC/1:05pm EST/10:05am PST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3896427
🤝 Color Line Tour Social Ride
✅ Fresh Event
Typically, the Color Line Tour takes place in May on the beautiful roads of Norway. However, many riders are now indoors due to harsh weather, so the event organizers have decided to host a group ride to help bring riders together for a social ride. Additionally, riders will get to wear the World Champion’s jersey during this ride!
The ride will be held at 2-2.5 w/kg and will take place over 1 lap of the Dust in the Wind course in Watopia.
Saturday, November 18th @ 9:15am UTC/4:15am EST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3926424
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!