All About Zwift Clubs Feature

Background information

Clubs was first introduced back in 2019, when the first private club was created for users that joined the platform during the Beta program. However, the other few million riders who did not join that early, had no access what so ever. That is about to change in the next few months. Just last week Zwift announced that they would be rolling out clubs for more riders who would like to have a Zwift club before year end. Riders can request to get the feature, but Zwift is not guaranteeing that they will be able to grant the feature. Currently a limited amount of teams have the feature, these teams are the larger and more well known teams on the platform.

What does the feature do?

The clubs feature is meant to be a feature where riders can create their own clubs, invite riders, create club group rides/workouts/races without needing to request an event with Zwift. The clubs feature includes features such as an event creator. Club owners will now be able to send out the club event links to the public, so that anyone can join the event. Club owners will be able to have designated event leaders/sweepers. The feature also shows who is in the club, the upcoming club events, and a whole lot of data like weekly milage. Once the feature is rolled out in early 2022, riders will have to be level 20 +, and runners level 10+. You will be able to create ride clubs, run clubs, or both. Clubs also has a designated club chat, children on the platform, however will not be able to see the club chat. Here is a bunch of images of all the different function of the clubs platform. I got the brief chance to create a club, but then I was notified that my access to clubs was a mistake.

Club events will start in the pen, which is a huge improvement for riders, like myself when holding races with the meet up feature. This will ensure that the results will be accurate. Club events will also show up on Zwift Power eventually. There is no race mode currently, but you can easily imitate a race by creating a group ride with results enabled. When creating club events, you will be able to use one of the pre-formatted event profiles.

What’s coming next

Zwift plans to expand clubs in the coming few months. Starting with the ability to select workouts for the entire event to do, then later on a clubs discovery UI so that riders can easily find clubs. One highly requested feature is to have a custom club jersey. Zwift will eventually release a jersey selection, where club owners will be able to select a jersey from a list of jerseys. It is highly likely that this feature could be released down the road, but I wouldn’t expect it soon. The limit on how many riders, and how many clubs you can join has yet to be released, I assume the amount of riders that can belong to a club will be pretty high, as teams like HERD, DIRT, PACK, and others have thousands of riders, while the current limit is only 500 riders.

So far the clubs feature is very limited access, but we expect that to change soon. This post will be updated with more details when more details are available. The clubs feature is a very power feature, that is very helpful for clubs when training indoors during off season.

You can now enroll to become a beta tester for clubs. Zwift has released a survey that will allow you to sign up to be a beta tester for clubs, Zwift will roll the feature out to you if you get accepted. There are a few requirements and rules that have been enforced. The club limit is 100 riders, riders under the age of 16 can not own or join a club, and you must be a level 20+ cyclist or level 10+ runner.

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