This weekend marks the return of the ZFondo series – one of the most popular endurance events on Zwift! In addition, we’ve selected a popular badge hunt ride, a memorial ride, and two social group rides.
🤝 Zwift Fondo Series: The Feast
✅ Popular Event ✅ Sweet Unlocks ✅ Fresh Event ✅ Endurance Ride
The first Fondos of the ZFondo 2023-24 series are here! Join Zwifters from around the world for a fun long ride around the roads of France. Unlike prior years, Fondos will be taking place in Zwift worlds other than Watopia, bringing more variation with the route choices. Each month will have a different Fondo kit unlock associated with it, with this month’s feast-themed.
As usual, there will be three different categories, each with a different distance. Can you complete all three this weekend?
Multiple time slots Thursday through Sunday
Browse ZFondo events at zwift.com/events/series/zwift-fondo-series-2024
🤝 Bagel Rolls p/b AHDR
✅ Popular Event ✅ Legacy Leaders ✅ Endurance Ride
The AHDR Bagel Rolls ride will be taking place on the Mega Pretzel this week, making it the perfect opportunity to complete this route badge with the company of others. This ride is typically very well-led, with this week’s ride being led by Whitney Stidham, an experienced and fun leader.
With the advertised pace set to 2.6-2.8 w/kg, this ride is a little bit quicker-paced than most group rides. Because of this, riders will likely complete the Mega Pretzel course in ~3 hours with the lead group.
Saturday, December 2nd @ 2pm UTC/9am EST/6am PST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3968483
🤝 Martin Friedrich [GXY] Memorial Group Ride
✅ Popular Event ✅ Feel Good Factor
Recently Galaxy Cycling Club member Martin Friedrich passed away after a fatal cycling accident involving a car. Martin, along with his wife, were avid Zwifters. Join hundreds of riders to honor and remember Martin.
The group ride will be held on The Big Ring and has an advertised pace of 1.6-2 w/kg.
Saturday, December 2nd @ 3:45pm UTC/10:45am EST/7:45am PST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3957085
🤝 Mark Renshaw – from Bathurst to Cirencester
✅ Ex-Pro Leader ✅ Popular Event
In May 2024, riders from Cirencester and Bathurst will celebrate the friendship between these two cities. Join the ride and learn more about the events that wil be taking place in real life. Former professional cyclist Mark Renshaw will also be in the ride to help lead.
The group ride will be taking place on the Tick Tock course in Watopia and last 60 minutes.
Sunday, December 3rd @ 7pm UTC/2pm EST/11 am PST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3942941
🤝 AHDR Breakfast with the Pscyclepaths
✅ Popular Event ✅ Endurance Ride ✅ Innovative Format
The Breakfast with the Pscyclepaths is a bit of a unique endurance ride as it is set up similarly to a chase race. Category C will start 15 minutes before category B and category B’s goal is to try to catch the C’s by the end of the 100 kilometers.
Sunday, December 3rd @ 6:05pm UTC/1:05pm EST/10:05 am PST
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3971246
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!