Zwift Riders Forum
Posted: November 20, 2015 10:12PM
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A lot of new Zwift riders seem to ask the same questions, so I've tried to compile some of the common answers in this post. This will be continually updated as I gather more questions! Thanks and ride on!
How do I choose which course to race?
You can't, currently. You either ride Watopia or Richmond depending on the day of the week. The course schedule is here:
Check the Zwift Event Calendar and read the instructions for the event. The event info usually includes the watts/kg you'll have to maintain to keep up, the number of laps, naming/tagging requirements, which direction and where to start, leader, and any jersey requirements for the group.
Press the down key on your keyboard, or press and hold the U-turn button on the mobile app.
How do I change my name (eg for a group ride)?
You can edit your name by stopping riding to get the Pause screen in game, or by clicking the return arrow in the bottom-left hand corner. Click on the pencil to edit your name. You can also change your name from your Zwift dashboard.
Please note that you will need to log out & log in again to see your changed name in the game. Hopefully this bug will be fixed soon.
Where can I find a list of the workouts that are currently available?
How do I upload Zwift activities to Training Peaks / Golden Cheetah / Cycling Analytics / etc?
Zwift stores a record of all your rides in Garmin .FIT format in the My Documents\Zwift\Activities folder on PC, or ~/Documents/Zwift/Activities folder on Mac. You can upload the .FIT file to almost any fitness or training tracking service.
You can also download the .FIT files for your activities from your Zwift dashboard.
How do I set up Zwift and TrainerRoad to run at the same time?
Watch the following video for instructions.
Please note that the video shows two 30-pin iPhone Ant+ dongles, but what you need is two USB Ant+ dongles.
Basically, you use TrainerRoad's "Trainer Relay" feature to re-broadcast your power data to Zwift.
The glowing neon bike is a reward for completing 50,000m of climbing in the "Everest challenge". Completing the challenge unlocks the Trek Emonda bike and resets the counter from 29,xxx to 16,xxx, so that's a good start. It's not easy!!
Keys # 1 to 9 = change views (camera angle)
Key # 0 = brings camera to a panoramic view (of currently selected view)
U = toggle units from metric to imperial
L = Locks/logs out of Zwift
ESC = Exit the ride (will prompt to save)
Hitting the big X (top corner) = exits the ride (will also prompt to save)
T = change gear / setup during a ride
M = send message (will disappear after 10 seconds)
A = Ant+ setup
E = bring up the workout window (click "create your own" at bottom to create custom workout)
P = enter promo code to unlock gear or kit
Spacebar = use Power Ups (PU)
Clicking on any rider in the rider list = camera will jump to that rider and camera angle will change after every few seconds. Will also see current top 5 lists for Green, Orange and Polka Dot jerseys.
F1 = Elbow flick
F2 = Wave
F3 to F9 = various sounds
F10 = take a picture / snapshot
Down Arrow = ride in the reverse direction (not available on Richmond course)
Left/Right Arrow = change turn direction before intersection
Tab = (during workout) jump for the next step i.e. rest, effort or cool down