How to Take Zwifting to the Next Level

with SERENA BISHOP GORDON, Liv Racing Athlete

So, you have figured out the basics of riding on Zwift, you can choose a route, do a workout, and have downloaded the Companion App on your smartphone…. Now you are ready to take your Zwifting to the next level. Here’s how:

Give Ride Ons

Virtual thumbs up to the people you are riding near or around you in the virtual world. On the Companion App, navigate to the Map….

How to Use the Action Bar

The Action Bar lives at the bottom of your device screen, either on your computer or Companion App. In addition to giving a “Ride On”, you can stop your ride, make U-turns, change course, wave at other riders, etc. Here is a quick hit guide:

How to Earn and Use Zwift Power Ups

Zwift Power Up are virtual superpowers, adding an element of randomness and strategy in Zwift riding and racing and if you know how to use them, give you an advantage over other rides.

Power Ups are given randomly when you pass through an arch, indicating a start/finish, end of KOM or end of sprint. To activate a Power Up on your Companion App, just tap the circle around the power up! To learn more about Power Ups, click here.

Create a MeetUp and Ride with Your Friends

MeetUps are private events that allow you to invite and ride with your friends – you can all ride/stay together, chat privately, and challenge one another with a custom leaderboard. Learn more about MeetUps here.

Join a Zwift Event

Need a little extra motivation or looking for a competitive place to test yourself? To join a Zwift ride, workout or race toggle to the Zwift events page, toggle to the events tab on your companion app, or check out all of our weekly Liv group rides here.

Riding with others on Zwift is a great way to switch things up and add a social element to your Zwifting, but there are some tricks to virtual group riding.

Customize Avatar, Jersey and Bike

During your ride, click the MENU button on your computer, and select the Garage. Select what element of your avatar you would like to customize. The more Zwift levels you have unlocked, the more options you will have.

Looking to upgrade your virtual bike to the Liv Langma? You’ll need to head over to the Drop Shop, Zwift’s virtual bike shop. Here you can exchange the “Drops” you have earned with each ride for the bike of your dreams. Start saving – the Langma will cost you 745,500 drops and you must reach level 22 to purchase it! Not sure you want to wait that long? Just jump into one of the Liv Racing weekly group rides on Zwift for your chance to ride the Langma and wear the Liv Racing kit.

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