This weekend we’ve selected a fundraiser ride, the first race of a new series, an interesting group ride with a bonus race at the end, the Zwift Academy races, and an imperial century.
🤝 INC – fundraiser for #glennthecancerwarrior (avg 2.2 – 3.0wkg)
✅ Good Cause
Join team INC member Glenn Utteridge as he leads a ride to raise funds and share his experience battling stage 4 colon cancer while recovering from crash-related major injuries.
Read his story and donate at gofundme.com/f/glenn-striving-to-win-against-bowel-cancer, and join the ride for a workout and chance to support Glenn!
Sunday, November 26th @ 7:30am UTC
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3945619
🥇 eCKD Christmas Party Stage 1
✅ Popular Event ✅ Highly Competitive ✅ Fresh Event
With roughly a month before Christmas, join eCKD for their Christmas Party race series. A race will be taking place each Sunday before Christmas, starting this weekend. Riders will receive points for each result and the top three results will count toward final GC placing. Expect a solid turnout and high-quality competition!
The first stage of the series will be taking place on The Big Ring, a newer course that is flat with a few rollers here and there.
Sunday, November 26th @ 9:05am UTC/4:05am EST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3929501
🤝 Amersham RCC Winter Series (Bonus Race)
✅ Popular Event ✅Innovative Format
The Amersham RCC Winter Series is in its sixth year, taking place every Sunday during the indoor season. It is a traditional group ride with a kick! Up until the last lap, the leader will be holding ~2 w/kg. However, once riders reach the last lap, riders can choose to race it. In order to count in the final ZwiftPower results, riders must be behind the leader when the lap starts.
This weekend’s event will be taking place on the Fine and Sandy course in the Makuri Islands.
Sunday, November 26th @ 8:55am UTC/3:55am EST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3951403
🥇 Race #1 & 2 | ZA 2023
✅ Popular Event ✅ Highly Competitive ✅ Sweet Unlocks
For those participating in Zwift Academy, there are several opportunities to complete the first and second races. These races are a great benchmark to see where fitness levels are at.
For race 1, categories A and B will be racing 2 laps while C and D will be racing 1 lap of the Rolling Highlands course. For race 2, categories A and B will be racing 3 laps while C and D will be racing 2 and 1 lap on the Cobbled Climbs course, respectively.
Multiple time slots this weekend
Browse Zwift Academy Races at zwift.com/zwift-academy-races
🤝 DiRT Road DWGZ Hot Hundo (100 Miles – 161 KM)
✅ Popular Event ✅ Endurance Ride
Looking to complete an imperial century with company? The DIRT Hot Hundo features two different categories where riders can ride at their own pace and find others to group up with. For some of the rides, leaders will be present to help create a group.
Both categories will be riding on the Douce France course for 100 miles (161 kilometers).
Saturday, November 25th @ 11:17am UTC/6:17am EST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3948821
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!