How do you even start the mountain course?

Hey guys.

Newbie here, I don’t know if it’s me or what but I seem to be struggling on zwift.

For example, I want to earn this tron bike and from what I understand I have to complete 50k on this mountain course, however I have been unable to find any information on how to even start this or what I need to click and so on.

How can anyone enjoy it if there is no information to tell you how? and what happens when you do start, does it save your progress? You see what I mean, why is there no clear instruction for newbies, its so frustrating.

Also again I am not sure if its me but when I start a course there isn’t always a clear sign the course has started, no start/finish flat, sometimes a timer starts then it disappears and at the end I am left wondering, have I crossed the finish line yet and twice now I have ended a ride prematurely only to see on Strava I stopped my ride short, what am I missing and why is there no countdown timer.

Kinda frustrated with Zwift and I hope someone can give me some pointers on these points because without some guidance theres no point in me even loading it again because I do not know what I am doing.

If theres a help page or something that actually explains in laymans terms what to do and someone can point me in that direction that would be most helpful.

Thanks in advance :slight_smile:



Hi Matt,

I do get that there’s a lot of information missing for new riders - especially as new features keep being added! But there are only two things you need to do:

  1. Choose the ‘Everest’ challenge:

  2. Ride lots of hills in Zwift. A lot. Way more than you think you might need.

Any and all elevation you gain while you ride on Zwift will be applied to the ‘Everest’ challenge. If you switch challenges (say, to California or Italy), your progress will be paused and all rides will count towards the new challenge until you choose it again.

It’s a bit more than 50,000…



Welcome to Zwift. Like most games it has a learning curve. 

To help you a bit you can read this : it has lots of interesting information.

Thanks a lot for the replies folks, really impressed on the quick support, totally appreciate it :slight_smile:

I got some reading to do lol.

Lots of reading and even more Climbing.