New “Peak Zwift” Achieved: 24,341

New “Peak Zwift” Achieved: 24,341

Last Saturday we hit a new Peak Zwift of 19,720, then early Sunday while I was fast asleep we hit a new peak around 21,500.

But today we blew away the previous record with a new high concurrent Zwifter count of 24,341!

The peak was reached right around 11am Pacific time, which is the traditional day and time for peak traffic on Zwift. (Astute Italian Zwifter Fabrizio Dolce sent me this screenshot with a number just slightly higher than the 24,333 I captured.)

Will it go higher? Yes. Temporary laws governing outdoor cycling are becoming more restrictive, pushing more cyclists than ever to begin riding in Zwift’s welcoming and open virtual worlds.

Where will it peak? Obviously no one knows. But I registered my guess of 26,500 with Simon at The Zwiftcast yesterday, and that number is already looking too low.

Stay healthy, take care of one another, and Ride On!

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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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Chris Pett
Chris Pett
1 year ago

That’s amazing! I just rode outside today and came back to this news. I’m glad to see Zwift doing well. I’m a big fan and tell my friends about it all the time. Takes the doldrums out of indoor riding. My spin bike is in the corner collecting dust.

F D
F D
1 year ago

I saw 24,209 today!

Francisco alba
Francisco alba
1 year ago

Congratulations….

Giles Bryer
Giles Bryer
1 year ago

I’m curious if Zwift tracks the wattage. It would also be interesting to see watt-hours per day (or month, or since the dawn of Zwift, etc)

J.Richey
J.Richey
1 year ago

@eric Schlange,
Do you know if there is a Peak Zwift number above which the ZHQ servers or infrastructure are capable? Will we see an effect of such huge increase in simultaneous ridership?

Kevin
Kevin
1 year ago
Reply to  J.Richey

I can’t remember where I read it (possibly on this site), but I’ve seen the number 50,000.

Colin Peerman
Colin Peerman
1 year ago

I did a ‘meetup’ on Watopia, Sunday afternoon with my son, on Watopia. Got most of the ride it was a continuous line of riders (much like we used to see on Richmond), I couldn’t even see him for most of the ride. Time to open more courses, methimks

SamGCP
SamGCP
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

I wonder what component would be the SPOF that cannot be scaled up! I would imagine the auth server, having the world physique calculated on the client is a definitive plus but the thrift syncornization must be enormous

Alan P
Alan P
1 year ago

I set my turbo up outside yesterday and did Stage 4 of TOW outside. I finished just before sunset (UK time). Outdoor cycling on Zwift! Its the future I tell you!

Joel
Joel
1 year ago

With the jump in numbers, I assume that Zwift has a plan for more routes…? Any hints if they’ll expand Watopia or add a new world? Also will they consider having 3 options on the calendar at once?

Mark
Mark
1 year ago

I felt that Zwift was creaking a bit last night with this amount of people on. Saw numerous glitches, people riding in sky, on the grass, spinning like tops on the road. I’m going to use Zwifthacks to jump on the quieter courses.

Domenico
Domenico
1 year ago

aderisce.
Continuare in questa direzione, non potra che portare benefici

Don
Don
1 year ago

Wow, that’s alot of people. Could do with a few new routes to tide us over!

Kjell E I Henanger
1 year ago

Exponential growth? Near 25k now

Dan Nicolescu
Dan Nicolescu (@dan-nicolescu)
1 year ago

Getting higher

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Michael
1 year ago

zwift servers are busy these days: over 27000 zwifters online approx 11:30am CET:
https://zwiften.de/2020/03/29/neuer-rekord-ueber-27000-zwifter-gleichzeitig-online/

Joel
Joel
1 year ago

Highest I have seen.

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barry mann
barry mann
1 year ago
Reply to  Joel

Why does my app say 3000 fewer than yours?

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Karen Spence
Karen Spence
7 months ago

currently 32,383 Zwifting

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