This weekend’s notable picks feature a wide variety of events including charity rides, endurance rides, and a social group ride.
Notably, the Ride for Resilience Supporting LoveYourBrain is taking place this weekend but has been featured in a separate post.
Lots of events for good causes this weekend!
✅ Feel Good Factor
To know that your effort is going toward a good cause is a great sensation. Join other Zwifters in supporting Sydney to Surfers Charity. The Sydney to Surfers Charity is aiming to help raise money for Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets a not-for-profit youth organization. Donations are not required but would be greatly appreciated by the organization. The ride is open to riders of all paces and does not have any set pace.
Riders will be tackling two laps of the Flat Route Reverse course, which will likely be pretty quick for most riders. Bonus: this ride is preset to the Specialized Venge S-Works, one of the fastest bikes on Zwift!
Saturday & Sunday, Apr 29-30 @ 8:30pm UTC/4:30pm EDT/1:30pm PDTSee Sydney to Surfers Charity Rides on Zwift Hacks
✅ Feel Good Factor ✅ Popular Event ✅ Sweet Unlock
Every month, the team at Bike MS will be hosting the Bike MS 150. This is a two-day event that has four different distances to suit the needs of various riders. As the largest charity cycling series in the United States, Bike MS aims to raise awareness and funds for MS. Completing each of the two events will unlock a different Bike MS kit.
For this month’s events, the events on Saturday will be taking place on the Watopia’s Waistband course while the Sunday events take place on the Triple Flat Loops course.
Saturday & Sunday, Apr 29-30 @ 1:15pm UTC/9:15am EDT/6:15am PDTSee Bike MS Rides for this Weekend on Zwift Hacks
✅ Extra Tough ✅ Beginner Friendly
As the longest ride offered by team Ascenders, this event offers both metric and imperial century options. Leaders will not be present, but riders are encouraged to find others around their pace in order to make the event more enjoyable.
Both events take place on the Tempus Fugit course in Watopia. This will allow for some fast times for this event.
Saturday, Apr 29 @ 12pm UTC/8am EDT/5am PDTSign up at zwift.com/events/view/3678106
✅ Beginner Friendly ✅ Legacy Leaders
As the most popular group ride on Saturday afternoons for those in North America, the HERD Saturday Doughnut Ride boasts some of the best leaders in Zwift. Riders are sure to be entertained throughout the ride as the HERD leaders always give their all. Leaders and sweepers will both be present in the group ride to help keep the peloton intact.
The group ride takes place on the rolling Sand and Sequoias course in Watopia and lasts for 60 minutes.
Saturday, Apr 29 @ 7:15pm EDT/4:15pm PDTSign up at zwift.com/events/view/3676776
✅ Popular event ✅ Extra Tough
Join team JETT for a fast endurance ride around the roads of Watopia. To help the group get settled and prepped for the long haul, leaders will begin the ride ~0.5 w/kg less than the advertised pace before bringing the pace up to speed. Team JETT does have some rules that they would like riders to be aware of in order to keep the group tight and the ride fun for all.
Taking place over 100km of the Out and Back Again course in Watopia, the ride will take roughly 2 hours and 30 minutes. Category B will likely be slightly faster than this.
Saturday, Apr 29 @ 4:05pm EDT/1:05pm PDTSign up at zwift.com/events/view/3676747
We choose each weekend’s Notable Events based on a variety of factors including:
Is the event unique/innovative in some way?
Are celebrities (pro riders, etc) attending/leading?
Are signup counts already high, meaning the event is extra-popular?
Does the ride include desirable unlocks or prizes?
Does the event appeal to ladies on Zwift? (We like to support this under-represented group!)
Is it for a good cause?
Is it just plain crazy (extra long races, world record attempts, etc)?
Is it a long-running, popular weekly event with a dedicated leader who deserves a shout out?
In the end, we want to call attention to events that are extra-special and therefore extra-appealing to Zwifters. If you think your event qualifies, comment below with a link/details and we may just include it in an upcoming post!
Got other events that stand out this weekend? Share below in the comments!