In the winter months, the OBC is on Zwift organizing weekly group rides for its members and friends. You can find the complete and up-to-date list of Zwift rides and their style (no-drop, workout mode, individual time trial, early morning coffee ride, women’s-only, endurance, etc.) on the Club Calendar. To help us know who is looking for an invitation to a club event or meetup, it is helpful to add “OBC” to the last name on your Zwift profile, for example, “FirstName LastName (OBC)”.
To facilitate communication during club-organized Zwift rides, please download and join the OBC Discord server in advance of your OBC first event. Then, going forward, you can plug-in your microphone, join the Zwift Ride Audio public voice channel, and participate in the social group chatter while in-game.
To join the OBC Zwift Club, an invitation must be sent via the Zwift Companion App. Members can receive their invitation to the OBC Zwift Club by searching for and following “Cristina Inglis (OBC)” from the Zwift Companion App. Those with “OBC” in their names will get invitations through your Zwift Companion App, which will need to be accepted in order to become a member. At this time, we are limited to 100 members, so please only accept the invitation if you intend to participate in OBC-led rides. See the Zwift support page on Joining or Leaving a Club for more information.
To be invited to an OBC-led Zwift Meetup, you will need to search for and follow Meetup Organizers (see the Club Calendar to find this information) from the Zwift Companion App. Those with “OBC” in their names will get invitations from the Meetup Organizer through your Zwift Companion App, from which you can then RSVP to the Meetup. More detailed guidance can be found via Zwift How-To Guide for Meetups.
Help with Zwift and/or Discord
If you aren’t familiar with Zwift, all the details you need can be found in this this article from BikeRadar describing what Zwift is, how it works and what equipment you need to get started. Help from the OBC Zwift community can also be found on the #zwift-obc-chat-and-help channel on the OBC Discord server. For more direct assistance on all things Zwift- and Discord-related, you can get in touch with Kevin Brown on Discord (preferred method) or by email.
Lastly, we are always open to receiving additional help with OBC Zwift rides. If you have an idea for a new ride schedule/style or are interested in becoming a Ride Organizer for the OBC, please contact Steven Cornick.