New “Peak Zwift” Achieved: 46,375

New “Peak Zwift” Achieved: 46,375

Last week saw our first new Peak Zwift(s) in several months – but we knew higher numbers were coming as we rode further into 2021. And guess what? It’s Tuesday: traditional Peak Zwift day. And today at 10:00 Pacific we hit a new record.

Today’s peak jumped to 46,375, up 7.2% from last week’s peak of 43,233.

The new record occurred as the 10am Tour de Zwift events got underway while piles of racers logged in for the first events of Zwift Racing League Season 2. (With over 10,000 racers signed up, this is Zwift’s biggest race series ever!)

Reminder: Zwift hasn’t been confirming precise peak numbers, so it’s up to us to spot new records. That means we don’t know the precise Peak Zwift number, but we can certainly get close. Thanks to all who sent in Peak Zwift screenshots – astute observer Remon Lam wins the prize today, sending in the highest number we’ve seen (although it’s possible someone will comment with an even higher one, as often happens).

If you think you’ve spotted a new Peak Zwift, snap a screenshot and send it over to me at [email protected]!

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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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JayDee
JayDee
6 days ago

I am just hoping they are secretly working on a completely new app, since they add so little new content into the game. (Events aka group rides are not a new content whatever the theme is!)

Jeff Bloom
Jeff Bloom
6 days ago

That is fantastic, but anything over 1500 in a race is too much. Zwift really needs to run the TDZ events every 15 minutes during the most popular hours.

Joost Vandenbossche
Joost Vandenbossche
6 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Bloom

Yeah, I did Stage 1 with 10k other riders and it was not fun at all, even if my stream was not laggy. For Stage 2 I did a shorter ride at a less popular hour and we got to 500 riders, which was a lot more enjoyable.

Joel
Joel
6 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Bloom

I agree in a race over 1500 is too much… On the brighter side I do find these events and Fundos great for finding similarly matched riders that seem to naturally spread out on the course. Which is nice, because if you give a “ride on” to someone they typically follow you and you can “meet up” (Zwift = ultimate social in distancing 😆) later in group meet ups or find riders. Trying think positive! I really enjoyed the group event from ZI when we did the 25 laps on the volcano!

Pete M
Pete M
6 days ago

Thought I took a screenshot, but apparently I didn’t. Saw it over 47K recently.

Tim
Tim
6 days ago

We need a spreadsheet and a graph of these!

Jeff D
Jeff D
6 days ago

How do you see what the total is across all worlds? I thought the number I see in the world I’m in is only for that world.

Jeff D
Jeff D
6 days ago
Reply to  Jeff D

Ah nevermind I see, on the companion app.

Peter
Peter
6 days ago

Mit Rekorden kann man prahlen, aber es war nicht möglich die TdZ stage 2 um 19:00 CET zu fahren. Es waren 15000 angemeldet. Heute morgen um 6:00 waren es charmante 95. Server aufrüsten oder den Zugang begrenzen.

Joel
Joel
6 days ago
Reply to  Peter

German to English (Google):
You can brag about records, but it was not possible to run the TdZ stage 2 at 19:00 CET. 15,000 were registered. This morning at 6:00 am it was a charming 95th upgrade servers or limit access.

Joel
Joel
6 days ago

🤔Why Tuesdays?

Did I miss why in a previous thread?

Aoi Niigaki
Aoi Niigaki
6 days ago
Reply to  Joel

Essentially, longer rides over the weekend when people have the time means that many people will then use Monday as a rest day and then start riding again on Tuesday.

slowridr
slowridr
6 days ago

This is pure speculation, but I wonder if it might be possible to create a tool that uses the same API as the Companion to poll for the activity levels?

No need to expose all the API as there will be data in there that could be commercially sensitive (from user levels you could potentially generate frequency of use, distances, which routes people ride most etc) but there are simple things which could be of interest.

Adrian Amos
Adrian Amos (@ahamos)
4 days ago

Are their servers still capped at 50K users, or did they use some of that investment capital over the past 8 months to raise that? Because if not, a crisis is coming.

Sergio
Sergio
1 hour ago

Hi,

Peak crushed at 48,267 on Jan 19 at 18:11pm GMT.

Go Zwift go!
Serge

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Jelmer
Jelmer
1 hour ago

47k+

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Person
Person
21 minutes ago

48,506

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