Today we tried a handicap race where we adjusted riders’ height and weight to try to normalize everyone to the same performance. It was a lot of fun and the racing was much closer than normal. More importantly, it allowed more riders to contest the win.
The weight and height handicapping seems to work pretty well, but I think the extra steps to join the event will discourage riders from joining. It would be really nice if events in Zwift could optionally be FTP-handicapped to achieve the same result. This could also help with group workouts.