There’s so much going on in Zwift right now that it’s hard to pick just five events to highlight. But here we are, with a combination of the most popular and interesting events happening this weekend.
✅ Popular Event ✅ Kit Unlock ✅ Highly Competitive
Tour de Zwift 2024 is well underway, with hundreds of riders joining each hourly group ride and also packing out the weekend Epic races! This weekend we’re in France for stage 4 group rides, and we also have a choice between Epic Races from stage 4 (France’s Petit Boucle, 61.5km and 482m), or stage 5 (Innsbruck’s Achterbahn, 47.6km and 988m).
Multiple time slots all weekend
Tour de Zwift: Ride details and event signup at zwift.com/tour-de-zwift/ride
🤝 Zwift Insider Epic Ride on PRL Full
✅ Endurance Challenge ✅ Jersey Unlock
Do you have what it takes to cover 173.8km with 2628m of climbing? One thing is for sure: it’s much more fun with friends. If you’ve never completed this route, come earn the coveted route badge with us!
Multiple timeslots this weekend
Sign up at https://www.zwift.com/events/tag/epicseries
🥇 “Canada vs the World” Races
✅ Highly Competitive ✅ Maple Syrup Required
Cycling Canada is holding their Esports Championships on Zwift, and they’re starting off with a warm-up series open to riders worldwide. Can Canadians win each race, or will someone else? This weekend is the first of the three warmup races, held across 10 laps of Downtown Dolphin.
Multiple events this weekend
See links above for specific events.
🥇 Play Enabled Races in Crit City and Repack Rush
✅ Steering Required ✅ Unique Event
Zwift has posted a fresh slate of steering-required events in Crit City and Repack Rush, with various changes made to improve the events over the original events held in November. If you own a steering device, give these short, fun events a try… then share feedback on this forum topic.
🥇 VirtuSlo 4Endurance League 2024
✅ Endurance Challenge ✅ Unique Event
VirtuSlo’s 4Endurance League is a race series with 6 races over a 6-week period, and it all kicks off this weekend! Two time slots are available, and everyone is racing France’s Petit Boucle.
One of the more interesting things about this event is the categorization system, which uses custom performance windows and five categories.
Sunday, January 21st @ 9:45am UTC/4:45am EST/1:45am PST and 5:05pm UTC/12:050m EST/9:05am PST
See events at zwift.com/events/tag/virtuslo
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!
Do other events stand out this weekend? Share below in the comments!