To help riders who are new to racing in Zwift or want to start racing in Zwift, let’s please share our own experiences and tips.
New racers: please feel free to ask questions!!
I will start by saying that Zwift races are not like racing bikes in real life. So training alone isn’t enough. It requires experience and learning how to race in that environment. With that in mind, the more you race in Zwift, the more you learn how to race there.
Good races to start are the Fearless Beginner Races and short crits/one lap races. Preferably in your category and women-only. I would not recommend iTTs or TTTs as a way to learn how to race in Zwift, unless those are the only events you plan on attending.
The mindset going into these is that they are “training races” where your sole goal is to gain experience, and not win. Learn race dynamics, drafting, and positioning.