Zwift Companion button to return Ride On

When someone gives me a ride-on in the game, I would like to be able to give one back quickly with a single button press through the Zwift Companion app.

On PC, I use a bluetooth min-keyboard and trackpad to interact with the game controls, and try to drag the cursor over to the Ride-On button as it is moving and I’m pedaling is challenging. I usually miss the button before its timer expires and it disappears. A quicker access through the paired app would be appreciated.

Just remember that all Ride Ons not given while in game, I give most of mine will sitting on the couch.

It could be useful for in-game Ride Ons within a certain distance so it would not be active for Ride Ons given while not riding.

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When someone nearby in the game gives you a ride on, the game puts a thumb button next to their name in the listing on the right side of the screen as I mentioned. (Same for someone nearby hitting a PR, taking a jersey, or achieving a goal). I would like this quick access on the app, so I don’t have to try to get the mouse cursor over there.


I am not disagreeing with you, but that list is short so that is why I suggested a distance similar to the chat distance.

I think the “thumb” timeout is too short as well. I spend half the time trying to pick out the mouse cursor against the moving game background, let alone moving it onto the button.

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now imagine giving rideon back on appletv


I was thinking the same the other day. Why not having a feature that you can set: “auto return Ride-Ons received”.

My laptop which runs Zwift is too far away from my bike and no option to fiddle around with the keyboard while riding. So I’m using the companion app on my mobile phone. But while riding its often hard to look for the rider near you who’s just given you a Ride-On. The auto-return option would help.


Same here. Now imagine you’re on rollers, and someone wants you to find a key combination on your keyboard. Not possible. I am frequently humbled by passersby who give me a Ride On, and I would really like to respond, but by the time I get off my bike and get to my keyboard, they’re not on the list anymore. Auto return ride on, please. :slight_smile:


When you tap your finger on the map close to yourself in the companion app, you give ride ons to people close to you.

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No, that’ s right. In events you have to work dot-by-dot. Rather tedious.

Strava tip/easteregg: after group ride open the activity in Strava, open ride-with-list, shake phone, select “give kudos to everyone”.

So in case you didn’t return some ride ons, you could make it up by giving kudos to all on Strava.

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It’s rubbish though. You might be amongst 10 people and it’ll give out Ride Ons to just two or three. Then you can ride down the road and try again and it’ll give out none at all.

The ride on circle gives out ride ons to five nearby riders who have not already gotten a ride on from you. If it gives out fewer than five, it’s always been that there are fewer than five riders nearby, and/or nearby riders have already gotten a ride on from me.

Not how it seems to work for me.

I’ve deliberately tested it, and it’ll often give out none, 1, 2 or 3. Sometimes 4 or 5, yes. Even the first time I tap the circle. Even when I’m in the middle of a large group.

It’s demonstrably sub-par.

I would like to see the thumbs up appear on my laptop when I hit a nearby Zwifter’s name. But now only the MENU button appears. It’s difficult to always have to go into the companion app and wait for the names to update. It would be much easier on the bigger screen of me laptop.

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I’d like to see a list on the companion app of all ride on received during a ride so they can be returned during the ride.

If I’m doing high intensity intervals, or racing, it’s too hard to return the ride on when they happen. Some popular riders like my wife get so may ride one she can’t keep up with returning them.

Anyway, this is something that’s bugged me for a long time.

Ride on!


On pc/mac I keep my cursor steady where the “mr nn gave you a ride on” appears (just under your level bar).
Clicking there seems to give a ride on in return. At least the message imidiatly dissapears when clicking there. Then all you have to do is click when someone give you a ride on.