While the Zwift community organizes the bulk of the events on the platform, the truly big events in terms of participation are usually those organized by Zwift themselves, often in partnership with a major brand.
Zwift recently sent out a press release detailing their plans for major events through March 2022 – a welcome move, since it lets Zwifters plan their indoor events and training. Here’s our summary of what’s coming up next from ZwiftHQ!
Rapha Festive 500
This annual event challenges riders to complete 500km between December 24-31st. Join the Strava challenge, then put in the miles… outside or inside!
Zwift Fondo Series
It’s fun to fondo! If you’re looking for longer rides with tons of friends, the Z Fondo Series is the place to find it. This is a monthly event, with each month’s event spanning 3 days and multiple timeslots, so everyone can find a time to ride.
The first fondo kicks off at midnight December 31st GMT, which is 7pm EST/4pm PST December 30th. Events repeat every 5 hours until January 2nd at 10pm GMT/5pm EST/2pm PST, with a total of 15 events currently scheduled.
WHOOP Training Series
This ride+run workout series runs from January 3-24th and features sessions inspired by WHOOP ambassadors including 4x IRONMAN champion Lionel Sanders, Alex Howes from EF Pro Cycling, and the Tinman Elite running team. The series also includes recovery sessions led by these ambassadors.
See upcoming events and series details at zwift.com/events/series/whoop-workout-series
Tour de Zwift (Ride and Run)
The biggest tour Zwift holds each year, TdZ inspires riders to explore all of Zwift’s worlds while unlocking fun in-game swag for doing so.
This year’s tour runs from January 10-February 6, with a make-up week following.
Zwift Racing League
The biggest thing happening in Zwift racing, ZRL’s next season launches January 11th, with the team registration deadline of Januay 7.
INEOS Grenadiers Virtual Training Camp
No details posted yet, but Zwift says, “INEOS Grenadiers will be sharing their training expertise, with Zwifters having the very special chance to ride with some of the sport’s biggest stars.” This takes place in January – we’ll post an article all about it once details are released.
ZRacing Chase Races
Launched in December 2021, this race series from Zwift+WTRL has proven very popular due to its auto-categorization setup and fresh chase race format.
Races happen every Wednesday in multiple timezones.
Wahoo Climbing Mission
Hurray – it’s the return of missions on Zwift! The Wahoo Climbing Mission will be held over four weeks, beginning Jan 24th. The goal for Zwifters? Climb 20,000ft. Riders will unlock fun stuff at 10,000ft and 15,000ft as well. More details on this once we get them… up up up!
A three-stage challenge event held over consecutive days taking place over the last weekend in February. Zwift promises more details will be unveiled in the new year, and we’ll publish those details once we get them.
More to Come
The list above isn’t a complete list of what’s happening on the platform through March. ZwiftHQ will definitely add more events in the coming months, and of course, the amazing Zwift community will continue to organize killer group rides and races each and every day.
Having trouble finding just the right event for you? Read “6 Tools for Finding Your Perfect Zwift Event“.
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