Giving Multiple Ride Ons via Zwift Companion

Giving Multiple Ride Ons via Zwift Companion

Everyone loves a Ride On. Did you know there are two easy ways to give multiple Ride Ons with a single tap using Zwift Companion?

Give Ride Ons to Active Followees

A recent Zwift Companion update made it easy to give a Ride On to everyone you follow who is currently zwifting. Just tap the Ride On icon at the top-right of the app’s homepage, and you’re done!

To Nearby Zwifters

If you are actively zwifting but NOT in a group event, Zwift Companion lets you tap your location arrow and give a Ride On to up to 5 nearby Zwifters.

After you tap, you must wait a few seconds before you can tap again and give out 5 more.

Other Zwifters must be quite close to you for this to work, but it’s a fun way to show random Zwifters some love as you ride or run around. Sometimes I use this functionality to distract myself during long or difficult rides, making it my personal goal to hand out as many Ride Ons as I can!

A Note About Group Events

The nearby Zwifters multiple Ride On functionality used to work in events, but Zwift disabled it for everyone except the leader and sweeper (yellow and red beacons). This is probably due to data/server issues occurring when large group rides unleashed “thumbderstorms” where lots of riders were giving group Ride Ons concurrently.

Regardless of the reason, I know I’m not alone in saying I’d really like to see this feature come back. It’s when you ride in a group event that you most want to give Ride Ons to those around, but it’s very difficult to do so currently! Perhaps Zwift could allow multiple Ride Ons in group events once more, but increase the timeout a bit to reduce server traffic?

What About You?

Do you use the multiple Ride On features?

About The Author

Eric Schlange

Eric runs Zwift Insider in his spare time when he isn't on the bike or managing various business interests. He lives in Northern California with his beautiful wife, two kids and dog. Follow on Strava

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romper
1 year ago

I like give ride on but don’t know if it has any useful function. Have a look&search in zwinsider

James Langford
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James Langford (@jamesdlangford)
1 year ago
Reply to  romper

One thing I do know that ride-ons do is it briefly increases your sweat drop rate accumulation for about 15 seconds.

Ana Markasyan
Ana Markasyan (@amarkasyan)
1 year ago

I think I may have given too many mass ride ons this month after I found out about the feature… the arrow’s circle is grayed out and I’m not part of a workout or group ride or anything. Same thing happened yesterday.

Kevin Lewis
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Kevin Lewis (@kevin)
1 year ago
Reply to  Ana Markasyan

Try zooming in in Companion. The circle will illuminate then.

Jennifer Suter
Jennifer Suter
1 year ago

While going through the list of Zwifters in my event: it should highlight or lowlight the Zwifter I’ve already gave the “ride on” to so I don’t mistakingly go back into their profile and see if I did it already- in the very least. If that makes sense?

Campbell Jamieson
Campbell Jamieson
1 year ago

How can I find out how many ride ons I’ve given during a ride? I rode around today giving out potentially thousands of them. Would love to know the exact number.

Lucas
Lucas (@martin-w-lucas)
1 year ago

Have you done any testing on whether or not the drop boost from Ride Ons stack? E.G. if you get 10 Ride Ons for a new PR do you get 10x drops for 15 seconds or still just the 2x?

Kate
Kate
10 months ago

Anyone notice inability to use this feature after updating iPad (using companion app)? I haven’t updated my iPhone and the feature still works there….any suggestions for a fix? Tnx

Leo Esposito
10 months ago

You mention that “The nearby Zwifters multiple Ride On functionality used to work in events, but Zwift disabled it for everyone except the leader and sweeper (yellow and red beacons).” Do you know if the same applies to Meetups?

Nutts5
Nutts5
4 months ago

I am unable to give multiple thumbs up anymore. I used to, but it is not longer an option on my app. I zoom in and there is no white ring around the arrow. Did I give too many? 🙂

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