Ride Reports make it easy to create and share beautiful, captivating stories of your two-wheeled adventures. Think of it as an easy-to-use blogging platform for your rides, complete with interactive maps, photo collages, and other storytelling tools to help you share your experiences in a fun and engaging way. You can use our Auto Draft feature to automatically populate your report with photos, maps, and auto-detected climbs; all you have to do is fill in the story. Browse existing reports for inspiration, then go out and create your own!

Ride Report Contest

Between March 1 and May 1, 2017, we are holding a contest for the rollout of Ride Reports.

Outline

Creating a New Ride Report

  1. Click Reports on the Navigation menu. You’ll first be shown the Featured Reports.
  2. Click New Report in the upper right corner
  3. Your most recent 30 rides are shown by default, but you can also search for a specific ride name.
  4. Click on each ride you wish to have displayed in the Report. The order in which you select the Ride will determine the order in which they are placed when using Auto-Draft.
  5. After you have selected the rides for the report, click Go.
You’ll be presented with two options: Start Fresh and Auto Draft.

Start Fresh – Gives you a blank ride report editor screen with just the Title at the very top

Auto-Draft – Automatically generates photo, map, and climb block content by pulling from your selected rides.

Auto Draft Quick Demo

Start Fresh Quick Demo

Adding Blocks:

Each section of content that is added is called a “Block”. Click the + to select from the four types of Blocks.

  1. Image/Gallery
  2. Map
  3. Climb Replay
  4. Text

Image/Gallery Blocks

You can select one to six images that were uploaded along with the ride or click Upload to add more photos from your computer.

Gallery:

Displays a single photo at a time with thumbnails underneath. Click the display photo to see the next gallery photo.

Postcard:

Change Photos – Prompts you to select photos from the list of photos associated with the ride and allows you to upload new photos.

Switch to Gallery – Changes the postcard format to a Gallery format.

Map Block:

If you have chosen multiple rides for your Report, you’ll be prompted to select which ride to use.

Customizing the Map

After you have selected a ride to be displayed, you can further customize what is shown on the map. Additional options will appear above the map.

  • Change Ride
  • Show/Hide Elevation
  • Show/Hide Metrics
  • Customize Metrics
  • Help

Hide Elevation

Selecting Hide Elevation on the map block removes the elevation profile. You can always add it again later.

Show Metrics

The Ride metrics will be added to the bottom of the map. You can also customize which metrics are shown by clicking Customize Metrics while the Map Block is selected.

Select Metrics:

  1. Select Metrics. You can choose between three and five metrics to display.
  2. Click Save after you have made your selection, or click the X to cancel your changes to the metrics.

Climb Replay

When you select Climb Replay, you’ll be prompted to select which ride contains the climb.
You will see the Map.

Click and Drag across the elevation profile to select the climb you want to display.

Here’s an example of how the Climb Replay will look in the final Ride Report.

Text Block

A text block is where you can add text to tell the story of your ride. In addition to normal text, you can use headings, lists, links, and additional text formatting. Click and drag across some text to see the formatting options.

Publish your Report

When you are finished editing your report, Publish it for the world to see.

For a limited time, you can also Publish and Submit to Contest for a chance to win some awesome prizes.

Sharing a Ride Report

Copy the URL from your browser’s address bar then share it via email or your favorite social network. More sharing options are coming soon.

Menu Options:

Preview

Allows you to see what the final Ride Report will look like in a new browser tab without publishing it to the public or your friends.

Add/Remove Rides

Even after you have started a Ride Report, you can add and remove rides.

  1. Click the menu in the upper right corner.
  2. Select Add/Remove Rides.
  3. You’ll be taken to the Select Rides screen where you can search and add rides.
  4. Click the ride name again if you wish to remove it from the report. If you remove the ride, the associated photos and map will be removed without affecting the original ride.

Toggle metric

Changes all the distances and elevations to metric kilometers and meters so no matter the viewer’s preferences they will see it in metric values.

Delete

Delete the Ride Report, this can be done before or even after it has been published. USE WITH CAUTION, as this cannot be undone.

Need Inspiration?

Check out these Featured Ride Reports to get your mind in motion:

Privacy Zones and Ride Reports

Whether using a Ride Report, Embed, or simply viewing a ride, Privacy Zones are still applied and respected. Even if you have the Ride set to Public, your privacy zone is still applied, and the abridged version of the ride is displayed.