New “Peak Zwift” Achieved: 19,720

New “Peak Zwift” Achieved: 19,720
The screenshot to prove it, from Zwifter Stephen Tytgadt

On January 21, 2020, we hit a new record for concurrent users on Zwift: 16,512.

Then earlier this week, we saw that number get bested, but only by a bit – some Zwifters reported seeing numbers around 16,650.

Today we saw two firsts: our first Peak Zwift on a Saturday (it typically happens on Tuesdays around 11am California time). And our first Peak Zwift over 19k!

That’s right, folks: today we hit at least 19,720 concurrent users. A huge jump over our previous record!

Note: unlike past Peak Zwifts, Zwift HQ is declining to give me precise numbers during this time, probably because they don’t want to come off as bragging about user stats that are driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. I don’t blame them – it’s the smart, sensitive approach.

How High Will It Go?

As you all know, many riders and runners are staying indoors right now. And although we’re not sure when all the shelter in place orders and social distancing recommendations are going to end, it doesn’t look like it will be any time in the next few weeks.

This has many cyclists scrambling to get set up on Zwift for the first time, and we’re seeing many new Zwifters coming on each day.

Will we see a new Peak Zwift in the coming days? My guess is an emphatic “yes.” How high will it go? Your guess is as good as mine!

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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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MATHEW M ROSE
MATHEW M ROSE (@matrose617)
9 months ago

For what it’s worth, I saw that Competitive Cyclist is selling 12 month memberships to Zwift for $135 instead of the usual $180 per year. I’ve been sheltering in place for the past week and I’ve already set a new PR on Alpe du Zwift and logged 500 km. Going to be mid-summer fit by early spring if this keeps up.

Carl J
Carl J
9 months ago
Reply to  MATHEW M ROSE

It’s now on Back Order
????

Carl J
Carl J
9 months ago
Reply to  MATHEW M ROSE

With where the Canadian Dollar is now, that deal is actually more expensive than my monthy charge (unless Zwift adjusts the Canadian dollars each month for subscribers)

Steve Ryan
Steve Ryan
9 months ago

My guess the number of people using Zwift simultaneously will at some point intersect with the Dow Jones Industrial Average. On this day, you should write an article about the cosmic meaning of this occurrence. 🙂

James Daley
James Daley
9 months ago

I’m surprised we haven’t at least doubled pre-Covid numbers, yet…..

Joe
Joe
9 months ago

Zwift has really stepped it up with this whole shelter in place thing. I wonder if this increase in riders will get them to the break-even point?

T-lor
T-lor
9 months ago

I think we’ll see well over 20k by the time the coronavirus goes away. 25k could be possible too.

Carl J
Carl J
9 months ago
Reply to  T-lor

I think 20K will be here real soon (coronavirus won’t be gone for well over a year, possibly a couple)

Vince Bossi
Vince Bossi
9 months ago
Reply to  T-lor

Agreed. 25k is coming. Within 2 weeks everyone should have recieved their smart trainers and will be logging in. This may be just the start.

thewannabeironman
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thewannabeironman (@wanna_b_ironman)
9 months ago

I guess the question is not how high will it go but how high can it go before Zwift blow up!

Eric laquerre
Eric laquerre
9 months ago

I have seen 19768 on my companion app.I didn’t have the time to take a screenshot.

Kevin O'Hagen
Kevin O'Hagen (@47rusty)
9 months ago

20,211 and climbing at 5:49 AM EDT 3/22

Kevin O'Hagen
Kevin O'Hagen (@47rusty)
9 months ago
Reply to  Kevin O'Hagen

Ten minutes later, over 21K

Kevin O'Hagen
Kevin O'Hagen (@47rusty)
9 months ago
Reply to  Kevin O'Hagen

21,302 was the highest I saw.

Christian Engelhardt
9 months ago
Reply to  Kevin O'Hagen

I have a screenshot with 21300

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David Cooper
David Cooper
9 months ago

Not sure how my time of day (UK) compares with you guys but I saw 20000+ during the ToW stage 4 ride with Cancellara this morning (10:00 ish UK time) with others commenting soon after that it in excess of 21300.

Crazy times.

Joe
Joe
9 months ago

You know, it seems like just yesterday we were riding with those blue guys all of the time and now….real people. The growth has been fun to watch.

Frank G
Frank G (@fgoehner)
9 months ago

Ahh, the days of zwift beta, when there were so few people we needed the ghosts

Darren Ellis
Darren Ellis
9 months ago

Just looked at zwiters on number is 19,801 wow

Dominic Kennard
Dominic Kennard
9 months ago

I saw it as it reached 19000! That’s some mass gathering that’s totally safe!

Cougie
Cougie
9 months ago

I expect we will smash records again when the UK is locked down
Currently group activities are banned but you can still cycle.

John Richardson
John Richardson
9 months ago

Hi,
Over 23,000 At the moment….. covid19 has a lot to answer for!
John

John Richardson
John Richardson
9 months ago

Spoke too soon…….24,007. Hopefully image attached this time……

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Dan Eden
Dan Eden
9 months ago

Boom! We have smashed through the 24k barrier!

Jeff Dyck
Jeff Dyck
9 months ago

I had a look about an hour ago and there 23,608 “Zwifting Now”!!

Daniel Eden
Daniel Eden
9 months ago

Screenshot from earlier

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