The Club account works much like a regular account, except it can be used by multiple people to administer routes for your local cycling club. It has its own list of routes, events, and can be used to plan new routes.
First, you’ll want to start filling out some details for your club. Give a description and set a profile picture and logo. Any approved Club member that is also an approved Member Manager will have the ability to edit Club settings.
- After you sign into your own account, scroll down under the Profile tab to your Clubs section.
- Your new club will have the Ride with GPS club icon by default until you upload a new logo.
- Click on your new club name.
Your club profile page will be blank when you first open it, so let’s add some info about the club, contact info, links to your website, a logo, and cover image.
You can set up your club with the following settings:
- The name of your club.
- A single sentence to describe your club.
- Facebook URL:
- (Optional) Paste in a link to your club’s Facebook page.
- Twitter URL:
- (Optional) Past in a link to your club’s Twitter account.
- Contact Name:
- The name of the club admin members should contact with questions.
- Contact Email:
- The email of the club admin members should contact with questions.
- Logo Image:
- A squared image of your club logo.
- Cover Image:
- A photo to represent your ridership.
- Time Zone:
- Time zone used for event pages.
- Only allow members with invite link to join club:
- Riders can only join if they click the invite link that is shared with them.
- Require members to set a name and e-mail address:
- This allows you to get a name an e-mail address from those that typically use a nickname and/or have signed up via Facebook.
- Enable messages
- A message board to share with club members.
- Allow members to post messages
- Allow all members to post messages to the rest of your ridership.
- Enable Calendar & events:
- A shared calendar to announce rides.
- Use metric units when signed into club:
- The club preferences will over-ride the rider’s preferences when viewing a route.
As you type out your club’s description, you’ll see a real-time preview of the formatted text. Highlight text then choose the markdown, or you can type out the markdown codes.
This is where you will want to tell more about your club, expectations of riders, what to bring on a ride, contact info, or whatever else you feel needs to be included in your club page.
Click the question mark to see a full list of available markdown codes.
Make sure to click the SAVE button when you are finished with your changes.
Now that you have set up the club account, given it a name, description, logo, banner, and changed the settings to your liking, let’s get you set up with a Route Library.