We’ve selected a nice set of events this weekend, including the first stage of Zwift’s flagship tour, a handful of group rides, and a long race. Certainly something for all!
Zwift’s flagship event for November is the “Tour of Makuri Islands” – it was exactly a year ago that Zwift released Neokyo, so it seems fitting that they have arranged a series of rides and runs to celebrate this anniversary.
There are two courses to tackle for stage 1 rides: (A) “Chasing the Sun” measured at 35.1km and the shorter (B) “Castle to Castle” route at 23.2km. With a large number of attendees already signed up, this is the “must-do” event over the weekend!
Multiple dates and times
See upcoming events at zwift.com/tour-of-makuri-islands
For those that are not familiar with the charity, Bike MS (Multiple Sclerosis) hosted 56 rides with the goal of generating $50 million for the National MS Society in 2022. Bike MS is the largest charity cycling series in the United States and Bike MS supports the National MS Society’s goal of finding a cure for MS while empowering all people living with the disease to lead the best lives possible.
Over the weekend, there are multiple Bike MS rides on Zwift to celebrate wrapping up the 2022 season. Each ride is on a different route, and all are 60 minutes long at a stated pace of 1.5-2 w/kg.
Saturday and Sunday, Nov 5-6, at multiple times
See events on ZwiftHacks
BGDB (“Black Girls Do Bike”) was founded by Monica Godfrey-Garrison in 2013 to grow and support a community of women of colour who share a passion for cycling.
To support this, a BGDB event is being hosted on the “Watopia’s Waistband” course for 1 hour. Those that complete it will unlock the new “Icon” BGDB jersey, which you can wear in Zwift. This event nicely ties in with BGDB’s 10-year anniversary, which is a fantastic achievement!
Sunday, Nov 5 @ 3pm UTC/11am EDT/8am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3207650
Being familiar with Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, I thought I would take a look at this event. It transpires there has been a bit of an event going on. The Zwift description notes: “As part of our Rocacorba Collective eSports training camp this week, we are opening our rides, workouts, and races to all!
Join Ashleigh Moolman Pasio and the Rocacorba Community members riding in Ashleigh´s Paincave this Sunday. As every Sunday, this is a recovery banded ride, so you are free to adapt it to your needs.
Join us on our open Discord channel to hear how the week went during this first-ever community eSports Training Camp in Girona, Spain.”
This event is a 1-hour ride on the “Douce France” course and may be fun chatting and hearing what has been going on. Something different at least!
Sunday, Nov 5 @ 11am UTC/4am EDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3056475
There aren’t many long races on Zwift these days, but if you’re looking for one this Saturday, check out this offering from Rhino Racing. The event takes place on Zwift’s Medio Fondo route, and there are two distances to choose from:
- B: 1 lap (73km)
- C: 36.4km
Saturday, Nov 5 @ 2pm UTC/10am EDT/7am PDT
Sign up at zwift.com/events/view/3211090
Got other events that stand out this weekend? Share below in the comments!