Black Celebration Series 2022 FAQ

We’re sure you have several questions about our Black Celebration Series and what it is. In addition to the BCS landing page with links to all the activity, check out this FAQ for some of our frequently asked questions:

What is the Black Celebration Series?
The Black Celebration Series is a year-long series of events highlighting the vibrance the Black community brings to Zwift.

What type of events are these and when are they?
These community rides and runs will be no drop experiences. Ride leaders will maintain 1.5-2 w/kg. Each event will last 60 minutes. All February events will take place on the Ocean Cliffside Lava Loop. February runs will also take place on the Ocean Cliffside Lava Loop and will last 20 minutes.

Who will be leading a ride this February?
In the month of February, the following people/groups will be leading a group ride:

  • Saturday, February 5: The Black Foxes and Rahsaan Bahati
  • Saturday, February 12: David Lipscomb
  • Saturday, February 19: Damon Turner and Black Girls Do Bike (BGDB)
  • Saturday, February 26: Kings Rule Together (KRT), Queens Rule Together (QRT), and Black Girls Do Bike (BGDB)

Who will be creating the February ‘Workouts of the Week’?
In the month of February, the following people/groups will be curating that week’s workout:

How does Zwift support Black communities?
Over the past two years, Zwift has continued to invest in Black-owned and Black-supporting organizations that provide assistance to Black communities and promote racial equity. Below are three organizations that we’ve partnered with this year:

  1. The LA Bicycle Academy is a black-founded nonprofit organization with a mission to empower, educate and develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills in youth between the ages of 8-18 through its youth cycling team and bicycle education program.

  2. Sporting Equals empowers organizations, individuals, and communities to promote an active and healthy lifestyle. By implementing change within sport, their mission is to elevate and enhance the opportunities available to the ethnically diverse communities throughout the UK. Click here to learn more.

  3. CCEJ’s mission is to eliminate bias, bigotry and racism through providing anti-bias education and training programs, youth leadership, and restorative justice youth diversion. Throughout the past year, CCEJ has provided Zwift employees with online training, workshops, and dialogue opportunities to continue our collective understanding of race as a social construct and bridge differences at work.

How much is Zwift Donating to each of these organizations?
Zwift has donated $25,000 to LA Bicycle Academy, Sporting Equals, and the California Conference for Equality and justice.

How can I also support Zwift’s social impact work?
Please consider donating to our marquee social impact partner for our BCS campaign, LA Bicycle Academy here.

Is there an in-game event requirement to unlock this donation?
This series does not include an in-game requirement to unlock the donation

What else is Zwift doing to progress Diversity and Inclusion?
Zwift is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion within the game, within the organization, and within the larger Zwift community. Learn more about our efforts here.

What inspired the colors of the Black Celebration Series jersey?
The Black Celebration Series colors are inspired by the Pan-African colors: red, yellow, green, and black. These colors hold significance within the Black community and symbolize Black freedom across the globe. Wearing this kit shows your support for the community

Hi everyone - here are the links to the podcasts in support of the Black Celebration Series.

Apple Podcasts

Spotify Podcasts

Please look for the podcasts with BCS in the title.

Thanks! Looking forward to closing February strong!

Hi all - the Black Celebration Series rides have been scheduled for every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month through January 2023.

If you’d like to join, this handy link on the Zwift Events page will make that easy.