Joining TdZ 2022 Stage 4 dropped me off a downtown Watopia

I had a strange experience when I tried to join Stage 4 (long ride) today. Instead of being sent to the pen my avatar was dropped off at the start line in downtown Watopia (in what seemed to be an empty world).

I managed to sort it out myself by leaving and re-joining the event. As the event was already started I was put into the rolling bunch instead of the pens, but I suppose this is the normal behavior, when you join late.