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Status: Gathering Kudos

As lots of people race on platforms like Zwift, it would be great to have the option to choose "race" as a tag, like there is for outdoor rides and runs. Funny enough there already is the option to choose "commute" for a virtual ride 🙂

Mount Logan

@maartenimmerzee if you go to Edit Activity -> Details -> Type of Run you can select Race. See this post here

[Edit: My mistake! I just realized you said virtual rides.] 

Shant Hagopian
Attorney & Athlete
Next race: LA Marathon (3/17/24)
Status changed to: Gathering Kudos

Thanks for submitting your idea to add the "race" tag to virtual rides. It has been reviewed by our moderation team and is now open to voting.

Mt. Kenya

Strangely enough, for some time, I was already able to tag my Zwift races as "Race" on Strava. Only since a couple of days has the functionality disappeared (which now makes for a messy dataset & graphs). 

Mt. Kenya

Same here, I've always been able to tag my Zwift races as a race on Strava, as far back as 2020 when I joined Zwift. This year I did races on 7th & 14th February both highlighted as races on Strava, however, this week it wouldn't allow me to change my Zwift virtual race to a "Race"

What have Strava changed (without telling us) & why?

Mt. Kenya

When completing a virtual ride (eg Zwift) it is tagged as a virtual ride but when you then look to further classify it under "Type of ride" the only option is "commute".

Leaving aside the fact that a virtual ride can't be a commute could we have some more logical choices?  For example - "workout", "race", "free-ride", etc.

I currently do a lot of racing on Zwift and the only way I can tag these as a race is to change the activity to "Ride" and then type of ride = "race" is an option available to me.  Can't we have the same under "virtual ride"?

Totally agree. Race and workout are far more likely than virtual commute!
Mt. Kenya

I am just back on zwift after having the summer off and have now noticed this.  Any zwift activity is auto set to virtual ride.  no ability to change it to workout or race.  SUPER ANNOYING that this feature has gone.  PLEASE ADD IT BACK

Mt. Kenya

Not sure why this feature was ever removed and feels like a regressive step in the overall user experience. As other virtual riders will I am sure agree, a Zwift race is very different to a free ride. Losing the ability to tag my virtual rides with these different descriptions means I am less able to easily monitor my training. Please reinstate, thank you!

Mt. Kenya

I honestly don't see the point in this community hub, when all Strava do is take your money and don't listen to or respond to our comments!

Mt. Kenya

Not sure what there is to vote for.... commute makes no sense, race does... just get it done. It's been a while now...

Mt. Kenya

Indeed, commute as an option and race not being an option seems like a leftover of a backend mess that was not properly addressed and was just abandoned in the code.

Mt. Kenya

Yes, return the tag "race" for virtual rides. Can't see any sense for removing it!?