Challenges are flexible and accessible opportunities to motivate and engage your base, no matter where in the world they may be. Challenges are free for all Clubs, Event, and Tourism account holders and free for all participants.

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Creating a Challenge

Any route manager for the club can create a Challenge.

  1. Sign into Club.
  2. Click the Challenge tab, then click New Challenge.

Viewing or Editing an Existing Challenge

  1. Sign into the Organization
  2. Click the Challenge tab
  3. Click on any Challenge you’d like to view or edit

Overview Page

The overview page will serve as your dashboard. It is the admin view that allows you to edit content and create your Challenge.

Edit Details

The Details page is where you set information about your Challenge such as the name and add the Challenge logo and cover photo. This information can be updated at any time.

  1. Give the Challenge a title
  2. Add a description explaining your Challenge to your participants. (Note: URLs and email addresses will automatically be detected and turned into hyperlinks for participants.)
  3. Upload a logo and cover image to brand your Challenge
  4. Set the visibility of the Challenge. Challenges can be public, members only, or managers only (which means access will only be given to those you share the link with).
  5. Click Save to save your information

Challenge Settings

The setting page is where you configure your Challenge settings and criteria.

  1. Start by giving your Challenge a start and end date
  2. (Optional) You can require that for activities to be counted they must have a specific hashtag added to the activity title (e.g. #rwgpschallenge)
  3. Choose whether you want to allow manually created rides or not. If you choose no, only rides recorded with Ride with GPS app or a GPS device will be permitted.

Participation Type

Challenges can be run as an individual Challenge or as a communal Challenge.

  • Individual – Participants will compete on an individual basis trying to hit the Challenge target for themselves. (e.g. Ride 300 miles in the month of May)
  • Community – Participants will work together to try and hit the Challenge target. (e.g. Try to ride 5000 miles in the month of May using all participants’ combined mileage)

Challenge Criteria

Criteria is where you select the metric your Challenge uses.

  • Distance – Challenge participants based on distance. Set a specific target (ex: ride 5000 miles in 2021), leave it open-ended (ex: ride as many miles as you can in 2021), or select routes from your library to set the distance (ex: select a 3235 mile coast-to-coast route and challenge participants to amass that distance for virtual cross-country ride).
  • Elevation – Challenge participants to climb. You can set a target elevation gain (ex: climb 20,000m in April) or leave it open-ended (ex: climb as much as you can in April).
  • Time – Challenge participants to spend more time riding. You can set a target time (ex: ride for 500 hours in April) or leave it open-ended (ex: ride as much as you can in April). Note: Only moving time will count towards the Challenge, not total time recorded.

After you select the metric type for your challenge, you can choose a completion target. Riders will be ranked on the Challenge leaderboard based on their ride totals.

  • Fixed target – Fixed target allows you to set a specific distance, elevation, or time as the target that participants strive to reach with every ride.
  • Route distance (distance Challenge only) – Route distance allows you to upload a route from your route library. Every ride participants do that meets your Challenge settings will show their progress along the route. Only one route can be added, but you can easily combine multiple routes together in the route planner to make one long route.
  • No Target – No target is an open ended Challenge where riders see who can ride the most distance, elevation, or time.

Milestones

Challenges allow you to create custom Milestones. Participants are awarded Milestones automatically based on their progress towards the Challenge criteria, and alerted via email. The messaging about the Milestones in the emails is up to you, which means they provide a great opportunity for you to keep people in the loop about goings-on with the Challenge or to share information about your organization, sponsors or partners.

  1. After setting your Challenge criteria and saving, click Add Milestone
  2. Enter a Milestone title (e.g. “Mt Hood Milestone”)
  3. Enter a Milestone overview (e.g. “You just climbed 11,250ft! That is the elevation of Mt Hood. Only 4,500ft till your next Milestone for Mt Blanc!”)
  4. Choose whether to base your Milestone off a set target (e.g. 500 miles) or a percent of your overall Challenge target. (Note: All subsequent milestones will use the same setting)
  5. Choose to upload a custom badge or choose one from our library.
  6. Click Save to save your Milestone.

Rules Card

As you create your Challenge, we’ll generate a rules card with important information about your Challenge. This will include information about Challenge format and specifics about what types of activities will be counted. This Rules Card will be shown to your participants on the Challenge page.

Preview and Share Card

If you would like to view the Challenge page that your participants will see, click Preview. Once you are ready to share the Challenge with your participants, click Share Challenge and Copy the link. This is the link you will email out to your members and community. If your Challenge is set to Members or Route Managers, the Challenge link will be a privacy link. Only riders with the privacy link can access the Challenge.

Leaderboard

The leaderboard displays all participants with activities that match the Challenge criteria. You can see individual activities by clicking on an individual participant’s name. You’ll be able to see each activity and exclude individual activities if needed.

If a member or participant’s activity is private, you’ll be able to see the activity stats, but not the name or date of the activity. You will not be able to click through to the full activity.

You can export your Challenge leaderboard information. This will include name, email, and Challenge stats for the participant. This information is only intended for communicating information relevant to the Challenge.

Participants

The participant table displays all participants that have joined your Challenge. You can see all participants and remove participants from the Challenge if needed.

You can export your Challenge leaderboard information. This will include name, email, and Challenge join date for the participant. This information is only intended for communicating information relevant to the Challenge.

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