Join the DIRT Racing Series – Trial Races

Amongst the tons of useful feedback from Season 3 – one of the key questions had been about our use of half-categories and Zwiftpower-ranking for categorisation.

Whilst the majority of you did like what we did, there were still what we feel are significant minority groups who weren’t fans for one reason or another.  One of those groups was those of you who felt we should move to a pure race ranking strategy.

We feel we need some more intel to make a final decision for what we do for Season 4 – so during the upcoming 2-week break in ZRL action we’ve decided to put on a couple of Trial Races to test out the race ranking categorisation.

The Trial Races are NOT team events, everyone can join as individual riders!

We’re only doing a single timezone for these trial races to keep it manageable for us:

DIRT Racing Series Trial Race 1 
February 21, 2023 6:45 PM UTC

DIRT Racing Series Trial Race 2 
February 28, 2023 6:45 PM UTC

How to join the Trial Races

To join – first visit the website and click on LOGIN in the top right:

Then you can choose whether to use Strava or Google as your login mechanism. If you don’t have either, then simply visit Google Account in order to create one and then come back.

Follow the login prompts for your method of choice and you’ll be back at the home page in a few clicks.  

Now type your name into the Search Riders box in the top right and hit ENTER:

You will either go straight to your record if you are the only name matching your search – or be presented with a list of riders and you can click on your own record.

**If you can’t remember your latest zwiftpower name you can go straight to your rider record by putting your zwift id on the end of

So for a rider with Zwift ID “916206” that would be:

Obvious but saying it anyway … just replace “916206” with your own Zwift ID 😎

When you get to your own page – simply click on CLAIM RIDER:

And the button will change to say RELEASE RIDER CLAIM. Don’t click it again as this tells you that you’re now associated with your rider ID.

Click on ZR Events on the left hand side and scroll to the DIRT Racing Series event:

You will only be able to join a Pen with a Race ranking at or above your correct level. Click the little Blue Cross and you will be whisked to the correct Zwift Event page – log into Zwift if necessary and click on Pen A (the only Pen available) and you are ready to go!

If you need any help on the website itself – then just join the ZR Discord server here:

We are looking forward to racing with you!