I left Zwift for 4 months and just renewed my membership. I was a Cat C rider before and now when I try to select a race all categories are restricted. I get no options to select. It just has the restricted symbol listed beside each Cat. Am I missing something here?
So, there are two types of enforcement in races, the Zwift Power enforcement (which is just 95% of your top 3 20min w/kg races in the last 90 days), and Category Enforcement. I think you’re restricted from Category Enforcement races. It used to be that if you had no power data within the last 90 (or maybe 60?) days they would default people into A, but then I think that was moved to “E”. So perhaps what is going on is you have no recent power data, and the races you’re trying to enter have no “E” category.
Either way I would think that should only happen if you have no recent activity on Zwift at all (because category enforcement takes into account activities that are both races as well as anything in Zwift).
If that’s the case I think you only need only a bit of data to slot yourself into a category, and I ‘think’ those can be from any activities in Zwift. Someone might correct me if I’m wrong.
I got the same thing when I came back to Zwift after the summer season. Even the E group was unavailable in the CE events. I thought it was strange that I couldn’t even do the Es, but never worried about it too much. I did a non CE race, and all was right again.
It’s probably not that you can still signup to the event the hardware requirement is only checked at the point of joining the pen.
Other option could be a CE race without the E pen. E.g my sunday crash only has A to D pens but is Category enforced. I thought without any history you could sign up for any category but maybe that’s changed.