We create meetups to ride as a small group but there is always an issue to be part of it. Riders who are trying to get into the meetup often can’t do so which is very frustrating after you are ready to bike as a group. So couple of us sat down and troubleshoot the flow. The gist is: You need to start a ride by pressing the ‘Ride’ button and then 5 minutes before the meetup, ‘Meetup Starting’ dialog appears. There is no way to join the meetup or automatically be part of it after logging-in and pairing the devices without choosing a world and a ride.
Why is this not written in the How to Ride with Friends. The page says: “Zwift will notify you a few minutes before the Meetup is going to begin” This is not true if a ride is not selected. It would be immensely helpful to say that “Select any world and any ride and click on the Ride button to go in a game world. Then Zwift will notify you 5 minutes before the Meetup is going to begin”. Thanks in advance!