THE STRAVA CHALLENGE BEGINS
Need a fun holiday challenge this season? Zwift and Rapha have got you covered. Sign up for the Strava challenge and ride a total of 500 km from December 24 to December 31. Any combination of indoor and outdoor riding counts towards the final goal. You’ve got eight days to get it done. How far can you go?
The Rapha Festive 500 began over a decade ago, and has grown into a global phenomenon. With more ways to go the distance than ever, we’re serving up a calendar full of group rides to help you knock out kilometers with friends from all over the world. Plus, you’ll also unlock the in-game 2021 Rapha Festive 500 kit.
Need some help on your journey to 500 kilometers? Pace Partners are here to help! These automated bots travel along Zwift routes across varying speeds and are the perfect companion to your rides. Team up with any of them, day or night, to help you go the distance. It’s a great way to knock out kilometers, especially since drafting near one can help you cover distance with less effort. Oh, and good news, Pace Partners are here to stay, so be sure to ride beside them in future events!
UNLOCK THE KIT
Want the sweet, in-game Rapha Festive 500 kit? Finish any group ride led by Rapha ambassadors and it’s all yours. Don’t miss out on your only chance to unlock the kit.
Sign up for the Challenge on Strava and make sure to log any kilometers you do throughout the challenge to your Strava account. If you haven’t already connected your Zwift and Strava accounts, here’s a handy how-to guide: Zwift How-To: Connecting to Strava.
As long as you’re tracking your rides on Strava, any kilometers logged—both indoors and outdoors—count towards the challenge. If you want some company, check out our series of group events to find people to roll with. You can also join a Pace Partner at any time, day or night. It’s a great way to knock out kilometers, especially since drafting near one can help you cover distance with less effort.
Finish any Rapha Festive 500 group ride and it’s all yours. No unlocks will be awarded for completing the event outdoors, so your only chance at nabbing the kit is on Zwift.
Join one of our Festive 500 rides here.