New “Peak Zwift” Achieved: 34,940

New “Peak Zwift” Achieved: 34,940

Last Sunday we hit a new high of 28,305, then yesterday (Saturday) we broke the 30k mark for the first time in Zwift’s history.

But this morning (Sunday) we blew away our record again – hitting a peak of ~34,940 at precisely 2am California time, or 9am GMT.

Zwift isn’t confirming peak numbers during this time, so we don’t know the precise number. Astute Zwifter Kevin Wild sent us a screenshot showing 34,945, and one Garry Stevens posted a shot showing 34,954!

With today’s peak we’ve more than doubled the Peak Zwift we set back in January 2020. Wow!

Will it go higher? Yes. It jumped by nearly 6,500 in a week. It will go higher.

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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Gary Stevens
Gary Stevens
1 year ago

This was about 10am UK TIME

un2know
un2know
1 year ago
Reply to  Gary Stevens

you’re absolutely right I registered on my phone 26k on or before10am and was still going up

un2know
un2know
1 year ago
Reply to  un2know

on Watopia

Pierre Brismail
Pierre Brismail
1 year ago

Joined Zwift 10 days ago due to virus. Loving it. Hopefully more participant will mean more developments. 👍

Paul Smith
Paul Smith (@smithpauld1501)
1 year ago

Although we’ve seen stuttering, ghost riders and other Zweirdness, the system overall is holding together much better than than in late 2018 during the Tour of New York. In that case we wagged our heads and said Zwift HQ should have known better. This was totally unlooked for. I ask you, does your cellular service have 30% surge built into it? I know for a fact that mine doesn’t.

Bill
Bill
1 year ago

Ride On!

naan
naan
1 year ago

Wondering what the ratio is for converting the daily peak to unique daily zwifters. My guess is something between 6 and 10 depending on day of week, huge events on the day or not etc. Anyway, a quarter million seems about right, not bad.

thewannabeironman
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thewannabeironman (@wanna_b_ironman)
1 year ago

In Men’s health from May 2020, they have a page on Zwift: “13,000 the highest number of people recorded riding on Zwift simultaneously”. They are miles away !!!

Paul
Paul
1 year ago

I don’t know about anyone else I’ve found its making racing much harder. In a 75 min race my screen froze momentarily about 10 times and each time I’d go from in a group to about 5 metres behind. Caught up for the first 9 times but all that sprinting trying to catch up and I eventually blew up.

Thrasius
Thrasius
1 year ago
Reply to  Paul

Yeah, I’ve stopped racing. There are too many in each race. It’s too unstable and just not fun, for me. There needs to be more events too, not just more worlds. I’m on Zwift to race, not for the free riding.

Paul
Paul
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Hi Eric, thanks for your reply, do you mind if I pick your brains, you say this is a local system processing issue. Does this mean my internet is just too busy at the moment or there’s an issue with my pc, (or could it be either of these). I’ve been using Zwift almost since the beginning and this is the first time I’ve encountered this. Occasionally previously the other riders disappear for a few seconds and then come back, which I always presumed is down to slow/laggy connection. This time no one disappeared it was just a momentary freeze… Read more »

Paul
Paul
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Thanks for your reply, I guess I’ll have to experiment a bit.

Benjamin Pitt
Benjamin Pitt (@benjamin_pitt)
1 year ago
Reply to  Paul

Shane Miller has a good video on this.
https://youtu.be/JNBuQLP2jJk

Brad Akers
Brad Akers
1 year ago

You guys are only hitting new highs now due to the coronavirus. Are you considering giving a little back to your members or just cash in on the unfortunate situation everyone finds themselves in…?
Cheers
Brad
Ps. I love using Zwift!

Godofzwift
Godofzwift
1 year ago
Reply to  Brad Akers

Wrong PLACE, Go and run along. https://forums.zwift.com/c/general-discussion/15

Andrew Linquist
Andrew Linquist
1 year ago
Reply to  Brad Akers

Zwiftinsider is not run by the Zwift company and not a place to complain about Zwift pricing.

Steve Shaw
Steve Shaw
1 year ago

Finished stage 1 Haute Route on Friday, 2 attempts on Saturday for stage 2, 10 AM then 5 PM UK time it was unridable and and freezing and had to quit program as Zwift wouldn’t save and exit, entered stage 3 Sunday in D group but exactly the same, lost lots of elevation and miles and the Haute Route kit, I only hope Zwift has learnt something from this, but probably not..

Curtis Repen
Curtis Repen (@crepen)
1 year ago
Reply to  Steve Shaw

Must be your internet Steve. I rode HR stage 2 at noon Eastern (5PM UK) with a friend and had no such problems.Also rode stage 3 at noon Eastern Sunday with 2 friends. Worst I saw was a lot of bikes without riders at the start.

Benjamin Pitt
Benjamin Pitt (@benjamin_pitt)
1 year ago
Reply to  Steve Shaw

It’s your system not zwift. https://youtu.be/JNBuQLP2jJk

marcello
marcello
1 year ago

Come posso risolvere l’errore su l’orario della pedalata

Dave
Dave
1 year ago

At what point do we stop talking about peak zwift?

Ron Stewart
Ron Stewart (@ronald)
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

It’s a lot more fun than the other statistics we are all watching these days.

Xavier
Xavier
2 months ago

Probably those figures were skewed by the pandemic; now (since April 2021) that the world is somewhat going back to normal zwift feels pretty empty…

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