Have to exit program to change rides

Why do i have to exit the program to change rides? Why can i not look at my badges, see a ride that i want to do, click on that and have the program take me to that ride? Why does someone need Zwift Companion?

Not sure if this is rhetorical. You have to because it is designed that way. It is a common complaint.

You don’t need it. But if you have a computer and don’t want to use the keyboard then you can use your phone, or if you are running zwift on a big screen a metre away then having basically a ‘remote’ close to you is useful. If you want to give multiple ride-ons at a time then you can only do that using the companion. The companion also gives you access to search for other zwifters, the forums, and upcoming events.