Rubberbanding and Keep together and own workouts Club Rides

Lots of great points here. In the current format clubs are great to show others what you are participating in, communicating via an internal portal and creating events with unlimited invites.

Unfortunately, unless you’re a specific club all event options are not accessible.

For clubs who want/ request the Rubberband would it at all be possible to possibly expand the meetup feature to include more than 100? Perhaps 250? That way I could include all friends that had Bike MS easily Or if you’re a DIRT, Herd, TBR, Cryo, BMTR, ALS, Meat Fight etc Club you could invite more to a banded ride. Along with/ in addition could meetups truly be copied and pasted, when you select Do This Again, rather than only partial list of participants? Thinking of alternatives to have meetups expanded with functionality that might not require an overhaul.

No every ride or group wants the banded workouts, but for those that do it’s an amazing feature I wish I could make meetups easier.

Just to echo the comments of everyone else, as a person that organises club group rides and meet ups to not have the same options as public organised events makes no logical sense to me.

What difference does it make to Zwift and surely it cannot be that hard to mirror the options to smaller group/club organisers???

C’mon Zwift, listen to what people have been asking for for a long time!

This might be part of the solution

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This is what my small riding group does currently, but it is a pain as the group grows or a random person is added to a ride. The problem with meetups is everyone that wants to be in the meetup has to be following the organizer on Zwift then the organizer has to manually add each person to the meetup. Club events have shareable links and are not limited to followers of the organizer.

I don’t know which came first between meetup keep everyone together and event rubberbanding but it’s pretty obvious that different people/teams developed each with no communication or knowledge sharing. Why else would there be 2 versions of essentially the same thing?

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Yeah my Bike MS community started with around 12 2 years ago. Which was feasible. As people joined Zwift to train together the group continued to grow. The “Keep Everyone Together” feature is the same as the Rubberband. Unfortunately adding a club type acronym to names only goes so far. I try and favorite my regular riders as well, but it’s still manual. Then with people changing names it’s a pain.
I had hoped the clubs features would make it easier and yes Club Events are great for what they are! Few clicks and boom, event created and unlimited invites. No Rubberband effect and many are still getting used to clubs that don’t Zwift as frequently as others.
It’s a work in progress and I’m happy to volunteer my clubs services to test as necessary, but the functionality is there, not sure what the Hangup is overall as I know they’re working on some issues.

Is there any more news on the clubs meet up features or rubber banding, can this be requested based on an individual request?

Sorry, the answers are no, and no

So one year later the progress for club rides-workouts is…
a little more workouts (great but still to few)
Still no rubberbanding
Still no custom workouts.

We are a tiny club and the season starts again, we mostly do workouts during the zwift training where we stick together do the workout and socialize.
So I’m trying to figure out whether I’ll take the road of creating the standard meetup (non club) and specify the workout in the description (like we did last season) or that I’ll use the club-workout (which would save me the trouble of selecting each participant individually but has limited workouts available).
Changing between these options isn’t so much an option for most participants aren’t that tech savvy, so they get confused if one time they have to join a meetup and another time it’s a club workout

What would be the the best option?
Or are there some changes coming soon to the zwift club functionality?

we have exactly the same question. Last response from Zwift was last year in November from Shuji and January 4th from James. Quote from James: “…with a couple of roadmap reviews and departures from the business this has had an impact on our progress”

Exactly the same question here at the Start of a new indoor Zwift season. I hoped that this issue was solved during the this summer season…. I really hope good news will follow soon. But please let us know the road map/expectations at least.

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The Clubs team at Zwift got hit hard by the layoffs back in Jan/Feb/Whenever that was. They rolled out some things that had already been in the pipeline, but at least at that point, many of the people who’d been tasked with doing Clubs stuff had been fired.

So my guess is that the remaining people got shuffled to other duties, and that there’s no one doing anything with Clubs anymore.

Who can we ask about that? @James_Zwift? @shooj? Is there a team working on Clubs stuff at this point?

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I can understand the reason that clubs may have been shuffled to the side. But it seems odd that there’s an almost obvious aversion of the Zwift reps saying or answering anything at all about clubs and their related questions.

At the same time, I noticed the same thing about the Futureworks Steering a year or two ago… Basically disappeared from getting any updates or mentions by Zwift as to its feature development and progression; and then looked what happened – suddenly turned on for every event by default.

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Club events ****editability please pls pls pls pls

what do you mean with editability? You are always able to edit a club event via companion.

ÙI meant, since this is a rubberbanding and keep together and own workouts club rides topic, that getting these options through zwift companion would be great.

Thanks for reminding me of the edit button.

I know we can edit club event options through the website. I would much rather have those options in companion, where they should have been from the start.

And workouts, or partially available catalog of workouts is a prime example of lack of long term planning. Just branching out something to realize, too late, that it is popular and after launch and implementation, oh…. It’s a huge change to get it working proper.

Sorry, not adding anything new to the topic.

Have a great day

Any news on this topic, @shooj?

:sunglasses: Pssst, @Andreas_Wilke, please be quiet, @shooj & al. are dreaming of Zwift’s gaming features like braking or virtual shifting, don’t bother them with known bugs or unfinished features: clubs rubber band and arbitrary workouts, parts of the group turning in wrong direction in meetups, power rouding in workouts, etc.

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We set up a club ages ago and have 99 members, but I don’t bother to create any club events because without the rubber banding it would be a difficult experience for all involved (slower and faster riders, we have a huge spread). So we don’t use clubs which is a real shame. Meetups are the workaround but relies on me being friends with everyone which isn’t ideal. I regularly turn down follow requests from people I’ve ridden with in game so I don’t have to pick through a long list of people when organising club meetups. Which is another shame. So there are lots of knock on impacts of this not working well. I hope it gets sorted at some point!

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Add our club to the ones wanting rubber band option on club rides. We use meetup feature as workaround, but it’s a pain to dupe an event as not all invitees are automatically added to new event.

Update on stausxwould be appreciated.

It’s available now