Happy Mother’s Day, Zwifters!
Zwift recently rolled out its latest game release with some changes to how power-ups function in the game. Want to test them out? Included in the mix of notable Zwift events this weekend is a nice set of Zwift races and a social group ride!
✅ Innovative Format ✅ Popular Event
First of all, kudos to Team SZ for being innovative with their Zwift events! This is the first event of the series, so to get the full experience of this wacky race series you will want to join in the weeks following. Throughout the series, the distance will always be 20 miles (32.1 kilometers). The exciting thing about this series is that the set distance makes the finish line’s location completely random. Will it be on a climb? A descent? Around a blind corner?
This first race takes place on the Two Village Loop course in the Makuri Islands. Riders will complete a bit over two laps of the course before hitting the mysterious finish.
Saturday, May 14 @ 5:30 pm UTC/1:30 pm EDT/10:30 am PDTSign up at zwift.com/events/view/3669228
✅ Innovative Format
Upon seeing the distance for this race, I simply could not resist featuring this race this weekend. As week three of the series, riders will be tackling a very short and steep climb. It is important to note that the series is solely based on the times that you clock on the KOMs. The overall time does not matter at all. Since it is a time trial, there will be no draft or power-ups in this event.
This week’s course is the Cobbled Climbs Reverse route in Richmond. However, the race only covers 1.6 miles (2.6 kilometers) of the course!
Multiple time slots on Saturday & SundaySee HERD Climbers Gambit Events for this Weekend on ZwiftHacks
✅ Popular Event ✅ Tough Race
Chasing Tour’s ‘Chasing Pink’ event is taking place this weekend. Based on the signups so far, the race will likely be the most popular one this weekend. Stages 5 and 6 will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday, with Sunday’s race being an iTT.
Important note: Chasing Tour events use the ZwiftRacing.app categorization. Read more here, or see the event description for more details on signing up with ZwiftRacing.app.
Multiple time slots Saturday and SundayBrowse all Chasing Tour Events on ZwiftHacks
Each Sunday, the team at AHDR puts on the AHDR BBQ event. This is one of the slower AHDR events and gives the slower riders more of an opportunity to enjoy the style of AHDR’s famous group rides. The ride is paced at 1.8-2.2 w/kg.
This week’s ride takes place on the Tick Tock course in Watopia, a nice course for a social group ride.
Sunday, May 14 @ 7 am UTC/3 am EDTSign up at zwift.com/events/view/3697157
✅ Popular Event
Nearly every day of the week, team DRAFT hosts a race—sometimes it is an endurance race, other times it is a crit race. In comparison to their other events, this event is one of the shorter ones. To keep the race fun and fair, power meter and heart rate data are required to be included in the ZwiftPower results.
Riders will be racing around the Neokyo Crit Course, so expect a fast race as the course is very flat.
Saturday, May 13 @ 2:30 pm UTC/10:30 pm EDT/7:30 am PDTSign up at zwift.com/events/view/3696165
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!