Now, that TdZ is over (as every year in the past) I come to realize how much I enjoy TdZ, ToW, and Fondos, and how much I “really, but really” dislike searching the App for 3rd party rides:
Highly populated rides. One can be leading, chasing, or drafting in the back…
No need to waste time searching the Companion App: a ride every single hour!
Always long, mid, and short: easy to fit a ride to our training for the day
no ridicules’ cats, zPower, and cheaters: total watts for the ride and general classification is the only thing that matters (cheating becomes irrelevant) always someone faster or slower. Leaving real racing for real life
I too miss the TdZ when it’s over, and look forward to the other big events like ToW. Summer riding season is approaching in the Northern Hemisphere which is why I suspect Zwift doesn’t run big events year-round.
Have you see the Resource Wiki? There are links to a number of clubs running rides and series that might be of interest. I find the groups VERY chatty, similar to the Tours. There’s also the ZwiftHacks Events search page for finding rides that fit specific criteria.