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September 5 - October 2

Z Racing
Monthly Series:
Get Rolling

Race season is around the corner!
Get ready to put your fitness to the
test with four weeks of rolling routes.

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ZRacing Monthly Series

Ready for a challenge? Whether you’re racing to compete or building fitness, go head-to-head with Zwifters every week all year round. Compete for a new badge every month. Finish this month’s series to find new swag in your Garage.

individual racing
get rolling
Kick off the racing season with four weeks of rolling routes that boost fitness and improve speed. With each event lasting under an hour for the warm-up, race, and cooldown, these aren’t just fast—they’re fun! Plus, they feature a different theme every month to keep you on your toes.

COMING UP IN OCTOBER: RACE LIKE A CHAMP

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Zwift Racing League

The first round of the 22/23 Season of Zwift Racing League kicks off September 13. Rally your crew every Tuesday for six weeks of next-level camaraderie. Race in your category and level up with your teammates with out-of-this-world team competition. Head to WTRL to register by September 9.

team racing

elite racing

Highest level of racing on Zwift

Interested in qualifying for the 2023 UCI Cycling Esports World Championships or watching the teams battle in the new and exciting format? You’re in the right place.

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Zwift Grand Prix

Elite Team Racing

Come and watch Zwift’s top community teams take part in the Zwift Grand Prix, a thrilling event series featuring new and exciting event formats which you won’t want to miss!

Sept 23 - Round 1 Men’s Race 
Sept 30 - Round 1 Women’s Race

Zwift Grand Prix

Qualification Pathway Races

Qualify for the Continental Qualifier Races

Zwift is organizing a series of Qualification Pathway Races. Kicking off with selected races in the October ZRacing Series, top performers will be invited to participate in the next stage of the competition—Continental Qualifiers. Your next goal? The UCI 2022 Cycling Esports World Championships!

Qualification Pathway Race Dates:

Oct 7th - Yorkshire
Oct 14th - NYC
Oct 21st - Watopia

Continental Qualifier Event Dates: November 12 - 13
UCI Cycling Esports World Championship Date: February, 2023

Qualification Pathway Races

COMMUNUNITY ORGANIZED RACING

OTR: Snap, Crackle, Pop!

September 14 - November 9

Established in October 2020, On The Rivet Racing Team (OTR) is dedicated to helping athletes of all abilities discover their racing potential. 

OTR's Snap Crackle Pop event highlights some of Zwift’s punchiest and most memorable climbs. Starting on September 14, this eight-week series offers athletes three chances to take participate every Wednesday through November 9.

SNOW Sprint Series

September 10 - December 24

Created specifically for sprinters, the SNOW Sprint Series features the fastest in-game segments on Zwift. Starting September 10, this 15-week series encourages the fastest athletes to go all out once per week through December 24.

FAQ

There are many ways to sign up for a race on Zwift. You can register through the in-game home screen, Zwift.com/events, or the Zwift Companion app.

No matter which option you choose, you can scroll through upcoming events, read the event’s route/course description, and select which category you’d like to join. If you want to look ahead, check out the Zwift Companion app

The monthly racing calendar is HERE.

If you’ve already got the basic equipment required to ride on Zwift, you’re ready to go! If not, you can find more information HERE about what you’ll need. 

Beyond this, here are a few tips and tricks for equipment that will help level up your racing experience. 

  • We recommend that all racers sign up for ZwiftPower. Here you can find your race results, analyze your performances, and see your rankings
  • Connecting to ZwiftPower is quick and simple—to find out more, click HERE.
  • Stay cool with a good fan—racing on Zwift produces a lot of body heat. A few more tips? Make sure you’re well fueled, well hydrated, and your fan on its highest setting!

Individual racing is simple and great for anyone who wants to jump in and compete. Check out the ZRacing series. It features a thematic race every month with one stage per week and multiple opportunities throughout the day to race.

All races are different. Here are few tips to keep in mind: 

  • Fast Start - Zwift races almost always start fast!  Be ready to ramp up your power before the countdown reaches zero. Be prepared to hold this high pace for a few minutes. Don’t worry, it will settle into a more sustainable rhythm, eventually.
  • Conserve Energy - You can benefit from drafting behind other riders just like you would in the real world. Drafting effectively throughout a race can help you conserve energy when you need it most, so try to find a nice spot in the middle of the bunch. Watch the riders nearby list for fluctuations in other riders’ power and decide if you need to match it in order to hold your position.
  • Watch The Gap! - Avoid hovering at the back of the pack. Watch for gaps that might appear in front of you. Losing the gap means losing the draft, which makes keeping up with the group difficult. Staying in the middle of the pack is more advantageous if you want to stay fresh throughout the race.
  • Cadence - Use your trainer as the cadence source when you pair it to Zwift and experiment with different cadences at varying points throughout the race. Start with a slow, out of the saddle grind or a pick up speed in a seated spin. It’s your race! 
  • Climbs - be ready to put out more power when the gradient increases and make sure to keep a smooth cadence on the ascent. Maintain your power over the crest of the hills.
  • PowerUps - PowerUps are a key part of any Zwift racing strategy. Knowing when and how to use specific PowerUps will enhance your racing experience. Read more here.

Research Your Race. Do your homework! Knowing the route will make racing easier. The most effective way to do this is to Google the route name ahead of time.