One of the best features in Zwift is being able to ride or run with others all over the world from your indoor workout setup. And the best way to workout with others is to join an event.
There are three different types of events in Zwift.
- Group Rides/Runs: these usually have a leader, and everyone sticks to the same pace; however riders/runners can get dropped or run ahead if they want.
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- Group Workouts: similar to group rides/runs but a leader is not required, and everyone follows the same structured workout. Group bike workouts "band" everyone together, so as long as you keep doing the workout you will stay with the group.
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- Races and Fondos: more competitive events where you go hard all the way to the finish line.
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Finding Events on Zwift.com
All upcoming scheduled Zwift events can be found via your web browser on the event calendar.
If you aren’t looking for a particular event, you can use the dropdowns at the top of the page to filter the list by sport, intensity, and start time.
If there is a specific event you are looking for the fastest way to find it is to hit ctrl+F (Com+F on Mac) on your keyboard and search the page.
Click on the event to get all the details. If you are logged into your Zwift account in your web browser, you can click the plus sign next to a category to reserve your spot for that event.
Finding Events on Companion App
In the Companion app, click the events bar on the home screen or the events tab at the bottom to find all the events. In the top left, you can toggle between cycling and running events. In the top right you will find filters to help narrow down your search.
Once you find the event you want to join, tapping the “+” icon on the right side of the screen for your desired category reserves a spot and sets a reminder.
Finding Events In Game
If you are already logged into Zwift, today’s events are listed on the course selection screen in the top right corner. You can scroll through every event and find the one you want to join.
Select the event and click your category. You are now signed up for the event!
Can’t Find an Event?
Most events are scheduled at least one week out, but be sure to check the calendar daily as we are always adding events.
I’ve Signed Up, What Now?
Your avatar must be “in-game” in order for you to be transported to the starting area for your event. So go ahead and tap that “Ride” or “Run” button to get into the game once you’ve signed up for an event.
Most Zwifters sign on at least a few minutes before their event starts. If the event is a challenging one you may want to log in much earlier to complete a full warmup before the actual event.
When your event start time is 3-4 minutes away you will see a popup letting you know it’s time to join the group at the starting line.
If you don’t click anything on the popup, you will automatically be taken to the start line in 30 seconds. Or you can click “No Thanks”, which means you would need to manually click “Join Events” on the left in order to go to the start line.
Once you’re at the start line, it’s just a matter of waiting until the event begins. Feel free to message others, spin your pedals, or walk/jog on your treadmill to keep the legs warm.
Above all, have fun! Zwift is a social experience, and we hope you enjoy your group event!