"ride on" on Zwift on a PC


Using a PC, clicking near the bottom of the screen it brings up options like message, screenshot, and ride on. If I press this ride on button, I don’t think anything happens, is that correct? If I press the bottom of the screen ride on and there is only one person near me, when I click on their name on the right hand side, it still gives the option to give them a ride on.

Can you please tell me what the bottom of the screen ride does, if anything?

Kind regards


It just plays the sound to you and people nearby. Same on every platform, not just PC.


The only way to give a thumb (ride on) from a PC is to click the riders name on the right hand riders nearby board and then an orange box with a thumb will display next to their name in that box click it. Or use the companion app by clicking the arrow with a circle around it (in free rides/workouts, but not available for group rides/events).

In events the only way to give out ride ons is individually.

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Ok, thank you for the info, it’s a bit cumbersome trying to ride a bike and move the pointer around the screen! Just clicking the bottom of the screen, then clicking the same place again to give a ride on (or two or five) to those around you would be more beneficial.

Do you use the companion app? That might make things easier.

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I have issues with Zwift crashing a lot, and one thing I was told to do was not log into 2 devices at once, so I try not to use Companion.

Lost about 7 rides in 3 weeks. I have reset wifi router, uninstalled & reinstalled graphics drivers, used a wired connection, tried a different device. Tried once with all ant+ today and it worked, before it was bluetooth for trainer, and ant+ for heart rate monitor.

Did you try to recover your lost rides? There’s a procedure for that.

I don’t think that using Zwift Companion app counts as 2 logins - it’s more like the companion is interfacing with the logged in, trainer controlling/reading, session.

Hi Ales, that’s part of the problem, I don’t think Zwift themselves know, and they’re just clutching at straws saying don’t have 2 devices open, use a wired connection, don’t use bluetooth, don’t use ant+, reinstall graphics drivers…