Schedule organisation

Not the first time I have raised this but lets hope someone in Zwift HQ is listening…

Given the amount of route options that exist within Zwift I am staggered at the messiness of the schedule. Its common to find races over the same course and distance starting within 20 mins of each other. Then to find in a day there are only 5 courses appearing in the schedule. This is really frustrating as generally means that your options are limited if you have a certain window you want to ride in. We have so many options with courses now lets use them!

I know the cause of this issue is that Zwift allows individual groups to dictate their choice of course etc which is great however surely someone centrally needs to check that the overall schedule makes sense and is balanced. Sometimes this might mean going back to an event organiser and asking to choose an alternative course if someone else has already selected it at similar time.

Would it be too much to ask that the day is divided into 3 hour blocks and within each block we have

NO duplicates courses
At least;
1 TT
1 sprint / crit race
1 climb race
1 race at around 15km, 30km and 45km.

Obviously during “series” seasons the above could be flexed but I dont see this as a massive job and would really improve the user experience.

heres some examples

https://zwiftpower.com/events.php?zid=1040819
https://zwiftpower.com/events.php?zid=1040824

https://zwiftpower.com/events.php?zid=1036161
https://zwiftpower.com/events.php?zid=1036167

https://zwiftpower.com/events.php?zid=1038810
https://zwiftpower.com/events.php?zid=1038801
https://zwiftpower.com/events.php?zid=1039519

I doubt that any organizer will be happy to be told what and where they can ride. Organizers put in a lot of free hours to setup these events.

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Better would be for Zwift HQ to work out why organisers like these courses so much, then design some new courses (with the involvement of some organisers) to provide more options.

It doesn’t have to cause conflict all zwift needs to do is create the conversation. I bet as an event organiser when you see you’re adjacent to another on the schedule on the same course your heart sinks as it dilutes the field in the race. Duplicate races serve no one.

I value the free input of event organisers but there comes a time when you have to ask who owns the schedule? Sooner or later zwift will need to tidy things up and this is better in collaboration with all parties than for everyone to work in isolation.

https://zwiftpower.com/events.php?zid=1038824
https://zwiftpower.com/events.php?zid=1038823

https://zwiftpower.com/events.php?zid=1042426
https://zwiftpower.com/events.php?zid=1040918

Here’s another couple. Would it have hurt to contact the race organiser and let them know there is another race within 30 mins in same course and maybe suggest the race over one of the many other short courses suitable for crit lap style race. Zwifters get choice / variety and both races have a point of difference.

Seems so simple and obvious.

I don’t think that’s the issue organisers have no idea what each other are doing. The only time it’s apparent is when zwift pull the schedule together. That’s why the onus is on zwift to apply some common sense to the organisation.

Here’s another set

https://zwiftpower.com/events.php?zid=1045836
https://zwiftpower.com/events.php?zid=1045839

https://zwiftpower.com/events.php?zid=1047356
https://zwiftpower.com/events.php?zid=1047360.

https://zwiftpower.com/events.php?zid=1047313
https://zwiftpower.com/events.php?zid=1047315

The last one particular interesting as only two races in over 1 hour period. E.g. If you want to race you have zero choice.