You can create and coordinate multiple tours in your Tour account using events. After you create an event, it will show up on your Tour account’s Event Calendar. Read on to find out how to create and use events for your tours, manage event participants, and administer past events.
- Select the routes you want in the event by clicking the check box to the left of each route.
- click create event just below the route library
- Give your event a name.
- Set a date for the event.
- Uncheck “All Day” to set a start time.
- Optional: Automatically remove participants. This will clear the participant list at 14, 30, or 60 days after the event end date.
- Optional: Require name and email to RSVP. This requires participants to enter their first name, last name, and email address. Route managers will be able to see this information, but it will be hidden from other event participants.
- Select the privacy settings for the event.
- Click save when you are done.
Create an Event Page
The best way to manage a full slate of tours with different routes is to create an event for each tour. You can assign multiple routes to each event, set dates, and add participants to events without adding them to the Tour account itself. To create an event:
You will then see the event page, where you can add more information and more routes. Click on show all on map to see the event routes all on one map.
Event List View
List view will show all the events, dated and un-dated.
After you have added all the routes to your event page and are ready to share it with participants, follow these steps to share a link to add participants to the event.
- Click manage participants to see who has already RSVP-ed and to get the auto-approval link to invite other participants.
- This will generate an auto-approval link you can copy and paste into an email or any other messaging service you use to communicate with riders who have signed up for your tours.
- When the auto-approval link is clicked, it will automatically RSVP the rider who clicks it and add them to the tour event, granting them access to enhanced features. Once participants have RSVP-ed to a tour event, they will be sent a confirmation email linking back to the tour event. We recommend linking your participants to the tour participants page as a reference.
- Once they have been added to the event, participants will see the tour routes show up in the events section of their profile.
- To send a message to the participants of a particular event, go to the event page, and click manage participants
- Next, click send message.
Automatically Remove Participants
You can have the event page automatically clear the participant list after a selected number of days. This is great for those events that are re-used multiple times and will have different participants each time.
When setting up the options for your event, click automatically remove participants.
From the drop-down menu, select a number of days to wait before clearing the list. This option defaults to two weeks, but you can also choose 30 or 60 days.
When this option is used in conjunction with event leaderboards, the leaderboards will be cleared after the selected number of days have passed.
When the event is over
After your tour is complete and your riders have headed home, you can clear out the participant list and ready the event page for a new wave of clients.
If you have a tour you run several times throughout the season, you can copy its event to re-use the description and list of routes to use them on different dates with different participants.
- Sign in to the tour account.
- Open the event to be copied.
- Click copy event in the upper right corner of the event description.
If you do not see this option, then you may not be signed into the club account or you may not have permission to copy events.
Event Planning Tips
- Name your routes starting with a number to help keep them in order and make them easier to find. If you have over 9 routes to sort, number them as 01, 02…09, 10…and so on.
- Include some basic information in the event page like how to formally register, your official website, rider expectations, predicted weather, or anything else your think riders should know prior to the event.