ZwiftQuest Saturday – Race 3

ZwiftQuest Saturday – Race 3

Take an adventure around Watopia this Saturday January 20th. The aim of the ZwiftQuest is to navigate around Watopia to all the checkpoints in the fastest way possible or the shortest route.

You can complete all the checkpoints in any order and navigate to them by any route. Plan ahead of time, strategize your route or just go for it on the day, it is up to you!

Joining the in-game events will send you on a route towards the Volcano, just before the Volcano Lap Arch, the event fucntion will end and you will be free to navigate. Your quest will start when you pass under the Volcano Lap Arch for the first time (so do this first) and it will end once you have navigated to all the checkpoints and passed under the Volcano Lap Arch for the final time in your ride (don’t forget to do this). You can take any direction at junctions you want, make u-turns, use power-ups, draft and swap bikes if you want to complete the quest.

Join one of the events in game to get yourself started then navigate to where you want to go 👇

In order to qualify your attempt you must save your ride with “ZQSAT20” in the activity name and upload to Strava. You must also login in Strava at so that your attempt will be included in the results.


Your Checkpoints

  • Hank’s Gas Station
  • Hilly Climb KOM/QOM Red Arch
  • Epic Climb Forward 100m Marker
  • Epic Climb Reverse 200m Marker
  • Sprint Segment End Green Arch

Helpful Hints

  • If you want to track your progress and get a better idea of the location of the checkpoints head to where on Saturday there will be a map with the ZwiftQuest Checkpoints marked.
  • Check out the video of the checkpoints of the events pinned to
  • Download the Quest Card for the event to get an idea where the checkpoints are located.


Q. The “event” is really more of a warm up, yes?  Do users have to join the event in order to qualify?
A. Yeah a warm up, get everyone together before the mayhem breaks out and the u-turns start

Q. Do you need to connect your Strava to before the event?  Or can you do it after?
A. You can do it after the event

Q. If I’m so tired after the event and I forget to name my Ride ZQSAT20, can I change it in Strava after?
A. You can edit in Strava afterwards

Q. Do I need to do anything at the checkpoints? (e.g., take a picture, give a Ride On, etc.)
A. No just ride past them – the website validates that you go there through the GPS position of the checkpoint.

Q. For finishing, does it matter what direction I pass under the Volcano arch?
A. Any direction


Quest Treasure

Three ZwiftQuesters will be chosen at random from the ZwiftQuest events during the day, selected by Zwift to receive a full years membership to Zwift.

  • Johan Barelds
    Posted at 11:35h, 18 January

    Sounds great fun. Question: who will win? Is it the fastest or the one that takes the shortest route?

    • Jonny Noblett
      Posted at 11:37h, 18 January


  • Tim
    Posted at 12:19h, 18 January

    Does it matter which order you complete the route— other than start/finish?

    • Jonny Noblett
      Posted at 12:20h, 18 January

      No it doesn’t matter, any order, any route.

    • Tim
      Posted at 12:22h, 18 January

      Ok, found info in the FAQs.

  • Artur K
    Posted at 13:11h, 18 January

    This is when this rally on January 18 or 20?

    • Jonny Noblett
      Posted at 14:30h, 18 January

      Saturday 20th – in game start events will be published soon.

  • Ryan
    Posted at 14:25h, 18 January

    What time will the events be? I assume one can complete the Quest on their own as well? (i.e. not joining an event first)

    • Jonny Noblett
      Posted at 14:30h, 18 January

      Events to join in game to start off the quest will be listed soon.

  • Steven S
    Posted at 14:26h, 18 January

    Is there a defined start time? Couldn’t find any info on timing.

    • Jonny Noblett
      Posted at 14:31h, 18 January

      In game events for starting the quest will be listed soon.

  • Al Sherman
    Posted at 14:56h, 18 January

    Do you need to connect Strava to every time? Or just once?

    • Jonny Noblett
      Posted at 15:08h, 18 January

      Should be just the once

  • Michael Coyne
    Posted at 07:01h, 19 January

    For the upcoming event can we make teams? If so can I make a facebook group and link it here/on the facebook page? (I’ve cross-posted the same question on facebook pending approval). I’d like to start Team Flatliners: we might not get shortest distance or time, but we will get shortest elevation! For this one I also think it’s gonna be a hard decision on whether distance or climbing will result in the shortest time depending on route.

    But I’ve always found draft packs stick together best on flats and fall apart on climbs and decents, so…

  • David Fuller
    Posted at 07:42h, 19 January

    Do you have to do this through an event or can it be done at whatever is suitable?

    • Jonny Noblett
      Posted at 17:26h, 19 January

      In the event – there are multiple events on that should be suitable.

  • Michael Coyne
    Posted at 14:44h, 19 January

    Also does doing the quest multiple times give you multiple entries into the prize lottery?

    And are the shortest time/distances weighted higher/guaranteed to get the prize?

    • Jonny Noblett
      Posted at 17:26h, 19 January

      Its a random draw from those who join the Zwift events and complete it. No prizes for anything else.

  • T. Headrick
    Posted at 16:55h, 19 January

    Can you pass the checkpoints in either direction?

    • Jonny Noblett
      Posted at 17:25h, 19 January


  • Per-Olof Blom
    Posted at 12:18h, 20 January

    So if I join an event, I will not be guided throgh the course automatically, I have to choose route myself?

    • Jonny Noblett
      Posted at 12:20h, 20 January

      Yeah you have to navigate yourself. The event you join guides you towards the start point – the Volcano lap Arch

  • Per-Olof Blom
    Posted at 13:07h, 20 January

    Will we go as agroup from start to the volcano lap or does the event start righ aay at the vulcano?

    • Jonny Noblett
      Posted at 13:09h, 20 January

      You roll out as a group to the volcano and your quest attempt starts when you go under the volcano arch

  • Per-Olof Blom
    Posted at 13:16h, 20 January

    Can you out run the leader on the way to the vulcano, or is one “forced”into the group?

  • Artur Kub
    Posted at 16:38h, 20 January

    Very nice race! More such. Also with more checkpoints. A request to start a race without an event! It also makes no sense to indicate the routes of others during the race!

    • DanielNoblett
      Posted at 13:18h, 21 January

      Hello, you can attempt the race at any time, you do not need to be in an event. Just follow the instructions for adding to strava. Good luck with the next one.

  • Eric Kane
    Posted at 20:39h, 20 January

    That was fun. I wish on the left side of the screen, I could see tasks get crossed off as I complete them, but maybe you guys could work that in sometime in the future.

  • jean pare
    Posted at 20:40h, 20 January

    after we have uploaded our quest to strava, how much time until its processed?

    • DanielNoblett
      Posted at 13:17h, 21 January

      Results are up now, sorry we had a delay processing them.

  • Greg Woitzik
    Posted at 20:41h, 20 January

    Is there a delay posting the resutls? I registered on ZwiftQuest, rode the 2pm EST event today, saved to strava with the appropriate name and refreshed the resutls, but I don’t see my name or placing listed. Thanks

    • DanielNoblett
      Posted at 13:17h, 21 January

      Results are up now, sorry we had a delay processing them.

  • Trevor Jarrett
    Posted at 21:02h, 20 January

    How quickly are results updated? I have finished my ride almost an hour ago and don’t see my name in either completed or failed lists. I have named the ride as instructed and had registered and linked my strava account prior to starting the quest.

    • DanielNoblett
      Posted at 13:17h, 21 January

      Results are up now, sorry we had a delay processing them.

  • robert horn
    Posted at 04:03h, 21 January

    Definitely helped pass the time, seemed quick for a ride than went over an hour. Really need some indication that you have made the checkpoints. Had the gps running though it seemed to drop out intermittently, pretty sure i made all the checkpoint but then my results show i didnt qualify, pretty disappointing…..

  • Stephen Moon
    Posted at 10:12h, 21 January

    how long should we wait for the results to be finalised? I did the 19:00 GMTZQSAT20 quest, but I’m not showing up in the results or the fails, but linked Strava, auto-saved with the same file name as everyone else and can log in to MyZwiftQuest ok.
    I know roughly where I would have finished, so not too worried, but would like to make sure I’m doing this right and am part of the group for next time

    • DanielNoblett
      Posted at 13:16h, 21 January

      Hi Stephen, can you post a link to your strava activity please?

      • Stephen Moon
        Posted at 17:22h, 21 January

        Hi Daniel, I hope this is what you need – , cheers

      • stephen moon
        Posted at 12:24h, 25 January

        Hi Daniel, have you been able to look into this? Another thought I had, I’ve not got a smart trainer, just classic and speed sensor, are non smart accepted onto the leader board?