join non-competitive event in progress

Is there anyway a feature to join an non-competitive event in progress? My cycling coach hosts a weekly zwift event that I missed by 2 minutes because of a mechanical issue. It’s silly that something like that caused me to miss the boat and have to train solo. His sessions are training events and not races. If I could travel to his studio and do them in person I would have been able to hop on late, but not online. I understand that this feature would be bad for races. 

If he is on your friends list when you start a ride you could select to join him.

A great idea and one that we have already discussed!