Have questions about the Zwift Fondo Series? You’re in the right place.
Q: What is the Zwift Fondo Series?
The Zwift Fondo Series is an annual rider favorite of the Zwift community and continues into its sixth season. These mass-start events are designed to ride-at-your-own pace, with three different distances (please see specifics by month below):
- Bambino (roughly 50km)
- Medio (roughly 70km)
- Gran (roughly 90km)
Some riders choose to race and some take the ride at a more leisurely pace. And, of course, double draft will be enabled, making longer distances more approachable for all rider levels.
There will be three new kits to unlock, one for each route distance.
Q: How do I register for the Zwift Fondo Series?
Visit the Zwift Fondo Series page to register!
Q: When does the Zwift Fondo Series start and finish?
The Zwift Fondo weekends will take place the first weekend of each month, starting December 2, 2022, and ending in April 2023:
- December 2, 2022 - December 4, 2022
- December 31, 2022 - January 2, 2023
- February 3, 2023 - February 5, 2023
- March 3, 2023 - March 5, 2023
- March 31, 2023 - April 2, 2023
We are aware of a bug that results in avatars taking improper turns in events when late join is turned on. In order to ensure the best experience for those taking part in the Zwift Fondo Series, we have adjusted the remaining Zwift Fondo Series events to no longer offer late join. If you have already signed up for an upcoming event, no action is required on your part.
Q: What if I miss a stage?
No worries, every month there are three days to participate. If you aren’t able to join, be sure to plan ahead for the next month’s fondo events.
Q: How many stages are there and what routes comprise the Zwift Fondo Series?
- 5 months
- 3 distances each month
- 2 different sets of routes that alternate every other month
Q: Can I do a stage more than once?
Q: What do I get for completing the Zwift Fondo Series?
There is a kit unlock for each course distance. Complete the Bambino, Medio, and Gran to unlock all three kits.
Q: These kits are great! How can I purchase one?
Unfortunately, these kits are not available IRL.
Q: I’m not seeing an earned unlock for the Zwift Fondo Series. Where is my unlock?
Unlocks during the Zwift Fondo Series require you to log out and back into Zwift. If you completed the ride and can’t find your unlock, please reach out to us.
Q: How do I opt-in to make sure I don’t miss any emails?
Just update your email preferences. Check out our article for more info.
Q: What should I do to prepare?
- Zwift has two fondo training plans specifically designed for both the Bambino and the Gran fondo distances.
- There will be group workouts beginning in November on Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Fondo Friday group workouts begin in December
- Our Support Hub has everything you need to get ready. For basic info on getting started, check out this article. If you’re looking for more helpful tips on getting ready for event day, check out this article.
Q: What can I do if one or more of my events hasn’t been saved or the kit hasn’t been unlocked after completing the stage?
There are a handful of possible technical reasons your activity didn’t count. They include game crashes, logging in on multiple devices, working out after finishing a stage, or not completing the final lap. The best way to ensure your activity counts is to save and exit the game after completing the stage. If you run into any issues, please reach out to us—we’re here to help!