This weekend’s notable events feature the return of the RoboPaced Alpe events, an individual race series by Flamme Rouge Racing, a base ride featuring some legacy leaders, and two events that feature a hefty amount of climbing.
✅ Popular Event ✅ Innovative Format
Yep, they’re back! In the new Summit Seeker series, RoboPacers’ availability in events will be alternating between Alpe Du Zwift and Ventoux on the final weekend of each month. These RoboPacers are set up to pace you in achieving a new personal best on these daunting climbs with five different categories, each set to a different goal time.
This month riders will be tackling the Road to Sky course, which gives a nice couple of miles before the suffering begins.
Events every 3 hours this weekendBrowse Summit Seeker events at zwift.com/events/tag/alpepacer
✅ Popular Event ✅ Highly Competitive
The latest series from FRR (Flamme Rouge Racing) is beginning this weekend, titled “FRR World Order”. Unlike most of FRR’s events, these events are public and open for any riders to join. However, to be included in the results on the FRR website, riders must register with their FRR accounts. There are quite a few rules in place for this series, so for those looking to be included in the final results on the FRR website, I would highly recommend checking out the rulebook.
This weekend’s race takes riders through the Tire Bouchon course in France. However, the race has a set distance of ~40km (24.8 mi), so it will not complete a full lap.
Multiple Time Slots This WeekendBrowse FRR World Order Races on Zwift Hacks
✅ Legacy Leaders
Looking for a more training-oriented ride? The ZSUN Base Builder event is a great opportunity to get a structured base ride in while still taking part in a group event. To accommodate different riders’ needs, there will be several categories available, each featuring a notable legacy leader. This is an event that has been taking place since Zwift’s beta days. These riders know how to lead!
The distances and routes will be the same for all of the categories, except for the shorter distance in category E. Throughout the 100km or 70km, riders will tackle several laps of the Wandering Flats course in the Makuri Islands.
Saturday, May 27 @ 1 pm UTC/9 am EDT/6 am PDTSign up at zwift.com/events/view/3712998
✅ Beginner Friendly
As a coveted achievement in Zwift, unlocking the Concept Z1 (or Tron bike) is quite tough. For those looking to speed up the process, the team at BanditZ hosts a weekly banded group ride to help riders accumulate elevation toward the Climb Mt Everest Challenge. All riders are welcome on this ride, no matter the pace.
This week’s course is Quatch Quest, arguably one of the most elevation-heavy courses in Zwift. Expect this ride to take a couple of hours as rubberbanding typically slows the groups.
Sunday, May 28 @ 1:15 pm UTC/9:15 am EDT/6:15 am PDTSign up at zwift.com/events/view/3713902
✅ Popular Event ✅ Innovative Format
The Mt. Fuji Hill Climb series on Zwift is coming to a close. For the past three months, the club has been hosting training sessions to help riders prepare for both the IRL and virtual events. This is the final ride of the series, and it is a dash up either Ventoux or Alpe Du Zwift. Can you beat your PR?
Category A will be taking place on the Ven-Top course while Category B takes place on the Road to Sky course. Neither of the categories has any correlation to pace, it is all down to personal preferences.
Two-time slots are available this weekendBrowse Mt. Fuji Hill Climb Events on Zwift Hacks
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!