Trailforks 30-Day Ride Challenge Starts Today! - Here's What You Need to Know

Jul 1, 2019
by Anthill Films  


The Trailforks 30-Day Ride Challenge starts July 1. Are you ready? We realize riding your bike every day for 30 days straight won’t be easy easy, so we’ve come up with this handy FAQ guide to set you up for success, and perhaps win the Return to Earth Slash bike by Trek and Shimano along with daily prizes from EVOC, Bontrager and Lazer.
Sign up here.







What dates will the 30-Day Ride Challenge run?
The challenge will run from July 1 until July 30 inclusive. More specifically, it’s open July 1 at 1:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) to July 30th, 2019 11:59 PM PST.
We realize July has 31 days, so if we refer to “ride for the month of July,” please refrain from commenting the obvious below.


What trails can I ride to make sure my daily ride entries are legit?
You can ride and log any trail that’s legal (ie: sanctioned) and recognized by the Trailforks app. That can include singletrack, access trails, machine-groomed trails, dirt/gravel roads, multi-use trails, wilderness trails and a slew of other designations. If you can click on it in the Trailforks app, it counts.



Can I add trails in my area to Trailforks?
Yes. Trailforks was founded on user-contributed content and encourages you to do add to it. As long as the trail isn’t trespassing on private property or infringing on prohibited areas where biking is not allowed, you should be able to add trails to the database. For more information on adding trails click here.

Can I use my Strava app to log my daily rides?
Yes, but you’ll need to link your Strava account to the Trailforks app. This can be done in a few easy steps within the app. For more information on integrating Strava and importing your historical data, click here.


I wasn't awarded a daily badge on my ridelog
You can try to rescan your ridelog for badges, there is a link in the bottom right of the ridelog page when viewing your own ridelog.

Also make sure you weren't already awarded the days badge on a different ridelog, if you submitted more than 1 that day. You can only earn each daily badge once.

Also make sure you rode at least 1 trail, and a trail is listed in the "Trails" section on your ridelog detail page. Partial and reverse trails count as well.

To get a partial trail match at least 50% of your GPS points need to be within 30 meters of the trail. But to be safe you should try to ride the entire trail AS MAPPED on Trailforks, including riding the start and end points. When we say you need to ride 50% for a partial match that is not 50% of the length of the trail, but 50% of your ridelogs GPS points need to "match" the trail, which means be within 30 meters of the trail as mapped on Trailforks. So even for the part of the trail you rode in the real world, some of your GPS points might be outside that 30 meter margin. So riding just 50% of the trail is not a guarantee you will get a partial trail ridelog match.


Can I add my daily rides retroactively?
No. The idea of the 30-Day Ride Challenge is to allocate time for at least one ride - of any length - once per day. You can’t ride twice in one day and use those rides to cover two days of the challenge. Make sure your Trailforks app is active when out riding!



I’m a busy guy/girl and I don’t necessarily live next to any trails. How do you expect me to carry out this challenge?
We don’t expect everyone in the world to enter, nor do we expect all those that enter to complete the full 30 days. The idea is to see what you can do if you shift around some priorities in your life. It may require adjustment to your routine or setting a daily reminder to ride your bike. We recommend you pace yourself, do a little each day between the bigger rides and give your body a chance to rest as much as possible.


How do I sign up?
If you don’t already have it, download the Trailforks app and create an account (can be done with your Pinbike account credentials). In the drop-down menu, click on "Badges & Contests" and select the 30-Day Ride Challenge and make sure your Badges & Contests region is set to ALL. That’s it!




How do I get my friends to join the Trailforks 30-Day Ride Challenge?
We’re glad you asked! We want to build a global movement of mountain bikers changing their daily habits to accommodate more time outside on trails. The best way to accomplish this by old fashioned word of mouth - that’s you talking about the challenge and encouraging your friends to do it. To help you spread the word on social media we’ve created these images for you to share on Instagram, Stories, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and any other social media platform you like to use. Once you’ve signed up and committed to taking the challenge, tag your friends with the hashtag #30dayridechallenge and get them on board!




How will the grand prize and daily prizes be awarded?
Each day during the Challenge, everyone who logs a single entry will be entered into the draw for a daily prize. We will announce these daily winners in two blocks; 15 winners on Day 15 and 15 winners on Day 30. If you complete the entire 30-Day Challenge, you will be entered into the draw for the grand prize - the Return to Earth bike!




Daily prizes: Prize packs will consist of prizing from Pinkbike/Trailforks, Shimano, Trek, EVOC, and Anthill Films. Daily winners will receive a prize pack consisting of a custom Evoc Return to Earth Mission pack filled with: Lazer Impala MIPS helmet, Shimano Saint PD-M828 pedals, Bontrager Bat Cage water bottle holder made from reclaimed ocean plastics, Bontrager XR Elite Grips, Trailforks tee and socks, Return to Earth hat, tee and socks.

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243 Comments

  • + 67
 For - I have trails that are 7 minutes ride from my house.
Against - July is the middle off the Winter in New Zealand so it's pretty cold and dark
Against - 2 months ago I got diagnosed with heart disease. I was heading straight for a "Widowmaker heart attack" with a 95% blocked L.A.D artery.
For - Modern heart procedures are just incredible and the cardiologist did a great job.
For - My fitness is getting better again
Against - Father of 2 and the wrong side of 40

OK, so my chances are 50/50..... f##k it, I love mountain biking. I'm in.
  • + 22
 Had exactly the same heart issue at 51.Stent on Tuesday,riding on Friday,zero issues in the twelve following years. I see my cardiologist once a year and he asks "still riding"? and I say "yes" and he says "great,keep going".
  • + 6
 Great attitude. Hoping the best for your ticker, glad it was found early!
  • + 2
 @ace9: absolutely, I was headed towards being one of those "Geez, he was so healthy, I never thought he'd keel over dead" guys.I credit my bike with saving my life, as riding and feeling unusually shitty for no reason sent me to the doctor. One of the reasons I'm pushing this off topic issue here is that it has become my lifetime soapbox issue to encourage people to pay attention to how you feel and get to the doctor quick when it doesn't seem to be going well.
  • + 2
 @codypup: This is really reassuring. Mentally it hit me for 6 and it took a while to trust my heart was working properly again.
@ace9: cheers, It took three rides of feeling progressively worse to convince me something wasn't right so it was a narrow escape. Listen to your body people. Looking forward to the challenge.
  • + 1
 It really seemed like a semi-tough challenge I'd have to plan for. But last night my daughter asked to be taken to a church youth bonfire that was "right down the road". 45 minutes later, I drop her off a solid 45 minutes from the closest trail (wouldn't matter if Trailforks or not) in the middle of NOWHERE. hah!!!

45 minutes later I'm riding and getting my day 1 badge and already have my first 7 rides planned out.
This challenges SUCKS SO BAD.

I love it!
  • + 1
 And daughter got a bad stomach virus. Almost missed today as she was puking out both ends.
  • + 13
 More challenges like this. I'll probably fail miserably but it'll be fun trying.
  • + 8
 "Can I add trails in my area to Trailforks?"

The article should point out that many regions in TrailForks are managed by a local trail society and they have admin/moderator control over submissions. You can add a trail, but it will need to be approved before it shows, and it may already be in the system, but hidden.
Some land managers wish to keep certain trails off the map for various reasons (environmental, political, etc), so please respect the moderation of your local trail society.
  • + 2
 @Biggles604 : Amen. Like if you live in CA and 90% of land managers are ok with equestrians, hikers, and cattle shredding the singletrack but ban mountain bikers from them or relegate them to fireroads... Perhaps you might think twice before adding unsanctioned secret trails built by riders due to these inequitable land management policies.

Is showing your buddies where you rode important enough to get a trail system closed down?
  • + 1
 @ranke: Better yet if did nothing to build or maintain the trail you have no business posting the location.
I've built trails that are on trailforks now, called the wrong name and i know 100% the person posting did no work.
This is a big problem, new stuff is getting trashed by the masses who do not contribute.
If you get shown a trail by the builder thats a different story.
Letting any f*cking joey post trails is total BS.
  • + 1
 @Yaan: trails are not added automatically, they have to be approved by local trail association or admins.
www.trailforks.com/contribute
There are no new public trails added on the North Shore recently, just some hidden not public data for these reasons:
www.trailforks.com/help/view/22
The only public trails added to the North Shore recently are gravel multi-use paths
www.trailforks.com/region/north-shore/trails/?sort=t.created&order=desc&difficulty=2,3,4,5,6,8,1,7&activitytype=1&hidden=0
PM me if you have concerns about a trail on the maps
  • + 9
 My wife and family know. I'm gonna wake up at 5.30am every single day of July to ride before the heat. They understand, I'm a lucky man.
  • + 7
 how i wish to join this challenge. but its almost impossible to join it, i just have thinks againt me like:
1. the closest trail is about 10 km away
2. it is winter here in brazil
3. in the south of brazil where i live is a cold winter
4. my job dont let me

but anyway i love bike i will try it
  • + 6
 Day One - goes to get bike and turns into "Why is my tire flat? What happened to my spare tube? Dammit... Bike shop is closed on Canada Day!... Well s***, I guess I'm out."
Day Two - going biking anyway, because it's awesome.
  • + 8
 Prizes should have included tires and brake pads. I’m excited to try my best!
  • + 4
 "The idea is to see what you can do if you shift around some priorities in your life"...
Sounds like something I heared from my prof the other day... Sucks to have something as awesome as this happening right during exams phase....

But honestly I think ist a great Idea to get ppl to realise how much they can actually ride, while still fullfilling all their other Tasks!
  • + 4
 Pinkbike/Trailforks you really need to address this issue. I rode 13 miles today and completed two full trails as they are mapped on trail forks. In my ridelogs they are showing up as achievements and showing that I completed both trails. Yet I did not get the badge. I even tried leaving the contest, rejoining the contest and then re uploading the ride and still not dice. Not a lot of motivation to continue if glitches like this disqualify us for no reason. There are several other comments above experiencing the same issue.
  • + 4
 I had this issue too, I downloaded the gpx from my ride and re-uploaded it and that unlocked the badge for me. Totally agree that the glitches are frustrating, I even emailed support and got a non-answer. That said, the spirit of it is to ride more, so worst case you still get a sweet ride in.
  • + 1
 @Srkozak: I did the same but unfortunately it still isn't unlocked. Im going to keep riding as usual which is great but Ill quickly stop worrying about sticking to their designated routes if they can't figure this out.
  • + 1
 Same thing happened to me. And on today's ride I got the Day 1 badge. It's definitely messed up.
  • + 1
 you have the badge now for this ride www.trailforks.com/ridelog/view/7000033
  • + 1
 I think there might be a problem with the the way Strava and TrailForks keep the time format. TrailForks first gave me yesterday's badge for today's ride. I then did Srkozak's download and reupload the gpx files from both rides I was able to get it sorted out. I wondering if I should unlink Strava and just either run both Strava and TrailForks separately.
  • + 1
 @canadaka: I did not receive a day 6 badge this morning's ride: www.trailforks.com/ridelog/view/7125010 Can you please give me credit for this ride? I really want to continue participating in this contest!
  • + 1
 Same issue, badges for 8 days then it didn’t show up for day 9. The Ridelog is there. Hopefully get a response from TF sometime.
  • + 5
 Does anyone know if Trailforks will pick up a ride on a trail if you do not ride the entire trail? Say it's a 5 mile out and back and you just ride 1 mile in and 1 mile back. Does that count?
  • + 1
 I want to know the answer to this also.
  • + 1
 @longroper: I just figured it out by looking through some of my ride logs. You have to ride the trail from start to finish but it does not matter which way you run it
  • + 1
 Cancel that, I rode part of a trail and trailforks listed the trail in my ride log as a "partial match". Your mileage may vary...
  • + 1
 @provin1327: yeah, it seems ambiguous. I’m hoping just part of a trail will count. Otherwise I might not be able to do all 30 days.
  • + 1
 Really want the official answer to this question. The ones near me are long and will not be bale to do the whole thing every day.
  • + 1
 @santacruz-ing: Somewhere in here it says that the entire trail must be ridden as mapped on trailforks. I think that means you could ride in either direction, but it does need to be the whole thing
  • + 2
 For the badge criteria you need to get at least a partial trail match, which is at least 50% of your points are within 30meters of the trail. But to be safe you should try to ride the entire trail AS MAPPED on Trailforks, including riding the start and end points.
  • + 1
 @provin1327: I'm having the same question. Some if my rides are an entire trail and some are just partial. I have once partial trail that it counted but another one that didn't count. I'm really confused and bummed that I now am missing one day when I intentionally went out riding and it didn't count. Would love some help on this issue.
  • + 1
 @shortlived: PM @canadaka There was some confusion on this full trail versus partial trail issue and some other glitches with the contest that he was fixing. He might be able to help you out.
  • + 4
 I'm approx 16 hours ahead of Pacific standard time here in Australia, if i get a ride done on July 1 here (which is still june 30 on standard pacific time) will it still geo tag as July 1 and still count?
  • + 1
 the ride days are in your local timezone.
  • + 2
 This passage is extremely confusing: "You can ride and log any trail that’s legal (ie: sanctioned) and recognized by the Trailforks app. (...) If you can click on it in the Trailforks app, it counts."
The majority of trails in my area are labeled "unsanctioned, use at your own risk!" but I can click on them in the app. Do they count?
  • + 2
 Recognised by the Trailforks app - so if the trail shows on Trailforks, then it counts - unsure what is confusing by that...all the legal but is saying is don't go adding trails over private property that you aren't meant to be riding.

Come on, is it seriously that confusing???
  • + 5
 "If you can click on it in the Trailforks app, it counts."
  • + 2
 @ShoodNoBetter: Yes- a trail isnt automatically legal if its shown on Trailforks.
So I need to ride a legal trail thats sown on Trailforks
  • + 1
 @NotNamed: the trouble is that there is like four “legal” trails in the whole of Croatia, everything else is actually not illegal as there are races organised there. But they don’t have a “legal” status or sanctioned status.
  • + 2
 @Archimonde: There's lots of us in the same boat. We can win by riding every day, without lining up in the contest for prizes we likely won't win anyway
  • + 3
 A couple years ago I tried to make June a month that I biked every day of... made it to day 6 before getting injured. I'd love to try this again but logistics own't allow it. Good luck to all who try!
  • + 2
 @canadaka. I have no problem at all , i just read a couple of tread here and i want to say a big thanks to you for the good job you do for people in needs. Looks like a full time job. Keep on going , we appreciate it.
Good luck everyone in the contest.
  • + 7
 Happy Canada day
  • + 1
 Ayyyy
  • + 2
 F yeah! Shortly before midnight managed to fit in a ride Smile
The trail on the map was a variation of what i normally do, realized only half way and had to go up and do it again Big Grin


Right, across town and back home now...
  • + 4
 If you dont get a daily badge right away does that mean the ride didnt count ? Or how does that work
  • + 1
 Should be some minimum ride to qualify.. would be weird if someone could just walk out the house, push the bike .25 miles every day to qualify.. but someone will..

You could also break down the eventual ties to who ever hit the most trails (different trails) over the course of the month.
  • + 1
 Got up at 5 am and commuted the long way 22 miles to work via singletrack, Trailforks recognized 13 trails, yet still no badge for the 2nd. I did sync this ride with Strava which I did not on the 1st and it worked then, should I not be syncing for some reason in order to get the badges?
  • + 1
 Hmm weird, I ran "[rescan badges]" on your Ridelog and the badge was awarded.
  • + 1
 @canadaka: is rescanning badges on a ride something I can do in the future if the same problems arose?
  • + 1
 @banjobiker789: yes, but it should be fixed for future rides now.

"you can fix by clicking the [rescan badges] link at the bottom of your ridelog detail page webpage. But you have to rescan in reverse chronological order. So scan day 3, so the day 2 is removed and day 3 added, which then free's up the Day 2 badge to be added to your July 2nd ride when you rescan it."
  • + 1
 Doing this! It’ll get me up earlier in the morning to ride before work. I need to drop about 15lbs anyways. A five minute ride to the nearest trailhead from the house means I only have myself to blame for not getting this done.
  • + 1
 I am totally in . Will do my best to ride every day . Can't get up earlier since i already wake up a 5am , but will do it after work at 6pm on working days . This bike looks crazy. Already got the today's badge ... one out of 30 yeah!. Good luck everyone.
  • + 1
 All of the good trails close to my home are unsanctioned. This would be so much easier on my road bike on the paved bike paths that all seem to be on Trailforks. That being said, I rode dirt first thing this morning. And I'm going to ride dirt every day for the next 29 days even if it's not the most exciting dirt around.
  • + 1
 Not sure if anyone can help, but worth a shot. I rode yesterday for day 1 of the challenge, but did not receive the badge for the return to earth day 1. The distance was short due to getting rained on and a rock flying into my wheel and breaking a couple spokes (yay), but I thought you could receive credit no matter the length as long as the trails ridden were sanctioned trails. I got my bike fixed and rode today with no problems and received the day 2 badge. Does anybody know if there is someone to contact about this? Any help is appreciated!
  • + 1
 Rescanned your ridelog from July 1st, you have the badge now.
  • + 1
 @canadaka: Awesome! Thank you for the help!
  • + 1
 So I’m wondering what to do when the app won’t upload a ride log? I used this app but I also recorded with Strava it doesn’t seem to want to import the Strava data though either. So this would be better if the trail forks tracking portion of the app didn’t suck.
  • + 1
 I see your ridelog uploaded and recorded using the TF app, and the badge earned from that ride www.trailforks.com/ridelog/view/7008860
  • + 1
 Go here to setup Strava importing if you prefer tom use Strava.
www.trailforks.com/ridelog/stravaautoimport
But that won't import PAST Strava rides, only future ones going forward.

You can use this tool to import your past Strava rides to Trailforks
www.trailforks.com/ridelog/stravaimport
  • + 2
 Well I'm in... should be able to swing it as the access trail to the local trail system is 300m long and starts in my driveway and the loop I ride with my 4 year old is also clickable. He's going to love July.
  • + 1
 A question for the dudes on the TF team, Do entries only count when you start recording at the trailhead? Or will they still count if you record yourself riding in to the trail network?

The reason why I'm asking is because I started recording my morning ride in my neighborhood, rode 5 miles to get to the trails, recorded the whole ride in the trails, and recorded the 5 mile pedal to work this morning. Despite all that, I didn't get the badge this morning and had to go for a second ride this evening to get today's badge. Any reason why that happened?
  • + 1
 You do not need to do anything special, just record your whole ride like normal. I am assuming your morning ride was on a trail shown on trailforks, so it's possible there's a bug, or you earned your ride in the morning and just did not get notification until later. If it helps additionally, I recorded on Strava which is connected to my Trailforks app and account and it worked fine as well.
  • + 1
 I have the same question I hauled butt after work to make the trails before dark rode over 3 miles (I know It’s not a lot but it got dark on me fast) and it didn’t register.???
  • + 2
 @Ezekielg1: try downloading the gpx from your ride and upload it as a new ride. The re-upload unlocked it for me.
  • + 1
 @boxxerace: I wouldn't say I did anything special. Just started recording in my neighborhood, did my ride, and stopped just before I arrived at work.
  • + 2
 I can verify this. I just logged a ride from my house, down to the river, then on to a trail marked on TF, then back home again. I started and stopped the app at my house and it successfully logged the trail and entered me in to the contest for the day. I should also mention that this ride was my second ride of the day because I'd only joined the contest AFTER I'd done my first ride. It wouldn't let me add the earlier ride as an entry so I had to go out for another one.
  • + 1
 This is really frustrating. I live right next to a park that i go ride loops in after work when i can't make it 45 min to the trail network. I tried adding it to trailforks for this but its sitting in the queue to be added. I'm out of the contest on day 1 though i'm trying to make an effort to ride all 30 days. Is there anything that can be done about this? I'd really like to be able to be trying for the bike!
  • + 1
 What state are you in Pyro? Link the trail here.
  • + 2
 @boxxerace: Washington, but live in downtown seattle, which makes it difficult. I didn't get the day 1 badge cause of the trail thing so i'm over it. Doubt they'd rectify issues from any of this. Sounds like i'm not the only frustrated one. Oh well. Still get to go ride!
  • + 1
 Well i guess i already lost the challenge before i started. I just did my first ride today 2ndJuly NZ time, since NZ is 19hrs ahead of PST and the rules stated the challenge specifically starts at 1am PST meaning my first ride today should count as day one for the Challenge but has counted for day two. So might as well just give up as u can't win the bikeFrown .
  • + 2
 I think you should still do it because you can still win daily prizes... also, biking is still fun and will put a smile on your face?
  • + 1
 yup, did the same. rode today thinking that it would be for day 1 but has recorded it as day 2 event though still July 1st Pacific Standard Time.
  • + 1
 @gsutherland: yup, we definitely got stitched up
  • + 3
 I will try and sort out you riders on the other side of the world this week, keep riding.
  • + 2
 @canadaka: So I'm now really confused. Based on the start time of the event I didn't ride yesterday but rode this morning expecting my ride to count as Day 1. It did and I got the day 1 badge. My expectation was that a "ride day" in Sydney, Australia would be from 17:00 on day 1 - 16:59 on day 2; i.e. Pacific time.

But now I hear that the results will be based on my actual time. So do I lose my Day 1 badge? If I don;t ride again before today, before midnight AEST, will I not gain a day 2 badge? When I ride tomorrow before 17:00 AEST will I gain a day 2 or day 3 badge?

To be honest I think you need to find a way to cater for both as it appears that there has been mixed messages. Personally, I'm going to stick to riding each "Canadian Day", rather than each "Australian Day" as that's the way the rules read to me.
  • + 1
 @canadaka: I work shift work and won’t be back home to upload till after midnight... this should be ok.?
  • + 2
 You need to ride each day according to your local NZ timezone day not PST. I'll give you credit for Day 1.
  • + 1
 @canadaka: Cheers, will it probably take a couple of days for the badge to change to ''completed''?
  • + 1
 @canadaka: will all of these missed badges from being in a different time zone be sorted out manually by you guys?

I rode day 1 on July 1, 1:34 PM here in Australia, i got the day 1 badge.

I rode day 2 on July 2 6:32 AM here in Aus, didn't get the day 2 badge

i rode day 3 on July 3 2:59 PM here in Aus, i got allocated the day 2 badge?
  • + 1
 @philip9175: you can fix by clicking the [rescan badges] link at the bottom of your ridelog detail page webpage. But you have to rescan in reverse chronological order. So scan day 3, so the day 2 is removed and day 3 added, which then free's up the Day 2 badge to be added to your July 2nd ride when you rescan it. I did this already for you.
  • + 1
 @lalalalaura: Yup so much fun and yes I'm still going to ride every day. Smile
  • + 1
 See confused, did a ride at 4am on 1st, no badge...4am on 2nd got me the first badge. So assumed contest is running in PST as per rules. 3rd July morning ride earned me badge 2. Out early doors again today thinking I would get badge 4 and got badge 5. Bummed to miss out on a chance for the prize but still gonna do my 30rides
  • + 1
 Day badges are earned according to your local timezone. I see you have 4 badges though.
  • + 1
 I'll try this challenge. But it might be impossible, because there are so few trails in Finland, that are marked to Trailforks. For example around our summer cottge in Pieksämäki there is a nice network of trails (Water shed trails), but none of the trails are in the app. Today I added one there, but I doubt it will be confirmed in time before I'll be there couple days next week. So even though I'd manage to ride 30 days this month, I'm pretty much doomed to fail because of that. But I'll try anyways and it will never the less be an awesome month riding my bike!
  • + 2
 I see you already have earned the first 2 badges. I also approved your pending new trails.
  • + 1
 @canadaka: Sweet! Thank you so much!
  • + 2
 Great idea for a challenge.
Can anyone tell me what the tax and duties would be for a CAD11,500 bike when shipped to New Zealand? I worry that I may not be able to afford to win.
  • + 1
 I just completed my 7th ride for the week only to discover that I didn’t earn a badge despite it being on a Trailforks trail. Ride was recorded with Strava and shared to TF. Can someone look into this please? Really been busting my balls on this challenge. Thx
  • + 1
 Nevermind! I was able to fix it by selecting [edit] on my Ride Log page and adding the trail name in the Trail Check-In field. Badge awarded. Meltdown avoided. Faith restored.
  • + 2
 Do I have to complete a trail every day? If the closest trail to me is a 3.5 mile out and back and I don't have time for a 7 mile ride every time, does it count to ride a partial trail?
  • + 3
 “The idea of the 30-Day Ride Challenge is to allocate time for at least one ride - of any length - once per day“
  • + 2
 Yeah, I was confused between that and the bit that says 'All recorded rides must include at least one trail as mapped on Trailforks to count for the contest.’
  • + 2
 Go on trailforks and make a new trail, from your door to the trailhead.
  • + 1
 Hello! I rode a sanctioned trail on Trailforks today for Day 8. I didn’t receive my badge, and I notice that the trail doesn’t exactly match the one laid out on trail forks. I see that other riders have ridden the same trail with the same problem. You can tell from the map that it’s darn close though, and it counts on my strava segment. I’d love to get my badge for today, and I don’t have time now to head out on another ride. Is there any way to remedy this?
  • + 1
 @canadaka something is suspicious. Ridelogs from earlier in the week are swelling in numbers. Sounds that the is no way to catch the cheaters. You can tell that suddenly people are adding ridelogs across the week that aren't there.
Oh well, I'll keep riding the competition the way it's supposed to be done... like 8:30pm at night last night with the missus passed off at me leaving abruptly Big Grin
  • + 2
 Does it matter what difficulty level the trail is?

White level gravel/pavement trails are listed near me which require no driving compared to the real mtb trails that are quite a while away.
  • + 1
 i think any difficulty level count. they say any trail that is a clickable
  • + 1
 Anything listed as a bike trail including access trails. Go get your gravel on!
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 @canadaka
Hey! What are good recommendations so that we get the badges without bothering you??! The last two days I have not been given the badges in spite of repeating a loop from badge given days and riding a very similar loop to the ones before today
Cheers! Thank you for the hard work
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 support@trailforks.com will show you how.
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 @canadaka
Thx Pls gib me badge ❤️
I sent them an email yesterday after pedaling 45 minutes to get to a small trail center and failing to get the badge somehow
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 My day 4 badge didn't show up. I know I'm not killing it on the mileage, but I did take a break from fireworks with the kids to hit a local trail. Also, please know that I am LOVING this challenge. I have never prioritized my rides like I have this week. Thank you for the fun and interesting challenge!
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 I gave you the Day 4 badge for your ride. Try to ride the entire trail for best results. i.imgur.com/Cwv1DQX.png
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 I've been enjoying this challenge but for some reason one of my days is not counting towards the badge. Had anyone else had this problem? Thoughts on trying to get it fixed and the ride counted?
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 I think pinkbike missed the mark on the retroactive question. I think they were asking if you record a ride but don't have service to upload it for the next day or two does it still count.
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 Do I have to ride an entire trail?

I only ask because the riding in my area is quite interconnected and i could easily see myself not getting an entire single trail in one long ride.
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 For the badge criteria you need to get at least a partial trail match, which is at least 50% of your points are within 30meters of the trail. But to be safe you should try to ride the entire trail AS MAPPED on Trailforks, including riding the start and end points.

You can also manually edit your ridelog and manually check-in to a trail you rode.
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 @canadaka: I am riding a trail back and forth, but the way it is mapped on trailforks is not exactly correct so I am riding right on it and around it (part of it is even mapped partially above a river. Did both july 1st and 2nd and never got a badge. :/
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 @canadaka: so my wife @Caitlyn Cameron and myself logged a ride today on more than half of a long trail and it looks like a good match for the whole time we logged the ride. Does this not count? The trail was in revelstoke.
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 @Rgdelgadillo: your gps data is too far away from the mapped trail to get a match i.imgur.com/fKYQMz4.png
But I took a look at our ridelog heatmap data and the trail is not accurately mapped on Trailforks, so I'm editing it to follow a more accurate path. I'll rescan your ridelogs, so they should match now.
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 @ncameron: Best to ride the entire trail, when we say you need to ride 50% that is not 50% of the length of the trail, but 50% of your ridelogs GPS points need to "match" the trail, which means be within 30 meters of the trail as mapped on Trailforks. So even for the part of the trail you rode in the real world, some of those points might be outside that 30 meter margin. So riding just 50% of the trail is not a guarantee you will get a partial trail ridelog match.
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 @canadaka:
Is this why I failed?
I had this same issue on the sixth and seventh day of riding, where the trail was incorrectly drawn on the app, especially the sixth day Frown

On the other hand, the rules should be updated and say this percentage thing explicitly. The rules don’t and it’s a crucial piece of information, on the seventh I rode in the dark and connected two trails not knowing this untill now when I just read it. I still think I would have managed the percentage if it were correctly drawn but this was never made a requirement.
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 I though just riding on a trail was enough...????
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 @canadaka not sure if there is an issue with the syncing between platforms but I got Badge #1 for day 2 (July 2nd) and no badge for the first day. Today worked fine though...

Can you guys fix that?
  • + 1
 you can fix by clicking the [rescan badges] link at the bottom of your ridelog detail page webpage. But you have to rescan in reverse chronological order. So scan day 2, so the day 1 is removed and day 2 added, which then free's up the Day 1 badge to be added to your July 1nd ride when you rescan it. I fixed yours by doing this.
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 @canadaka: Thanks!
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 Do you have to ride the entirety of one trailforks trail for the ride to count? or just a ride that includes a portion of a trailforks trail?
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 For the badge criteria you need to get at least a partial trail match, which is at least 50% of your points are within 30meters of the trail. But to be safe you should try to ride the entire trail AS MAPPED on Trailforks, including riding the start and end points.
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 Would be fun, but all my local trails close when it's wet, and we already got a bunch of rain with more forecast every day this week :-\. Definitely gonna be a road bike week
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 Find an access rd. that is clickable on Trailforks and ride that. That is my plan for wet days.
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 For: this would be a huge help toward my goal to do 100 MTB rides in 2019.
Against: family vacation in July; it's been raining basically all spring in the Northeast US.
Outcome: hmmm...
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 So every ride needs to be in the "performance threshold" but what is that exactly?
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 Ride at least 1 trail.
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 Do trails need to be ridden in the direction they are shown on Trailforks or can they be done in either direction in order to count?
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 Based on some of my previous rides it looks like the direction of the trail does not matter. As long as you ride the trail from start to finish it will be logged in Trailforks, the direction does not matter.
  • + 2
 They can be ridden in reverse.
  • + 1
 stoked on this comp. but doing afew night rides after kids go to sleep. morning loop would be better but -4 mornings in Canberra the last couple of days sucks
  • + 1
 Hello
I did my ride about an hour ago. Normally the ride is confirmed after a rough 20 minutes. Might there be something wrong?
Kind regards
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 Goes out for evening ride yesterday, forgets to turn on Trailforks to record. Over before it started. Le sigh.
  • + 1
 Man, I am able to do this everyday at probably 4:30am. I’m 15 minutes from Pisgah. But two days I will be in OKC, without my bike. Maybe some trails nearby I can just run?
  • + 2
 I wish my local (non public) pump track would count - that would be awesome...
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 submit it to Trailforks for adding to the map

www.trailforks.com/contribute/trail
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 I added our pumptrack on there.
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 @adriemel83: Does a privately owned pump track (where you need to pay entrance fee) count?
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 @tomonda: I don't see why it wouldn't? worth a try anyway!
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 Is there a way to see how many people are still in the running for the overall? A daily look at that number would be even more fun.
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 View the leaderboard on the trailforks site
www.trailforks.com/contests/returntoearth
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 @oldschoolpl510: Thanks dude I'm a noob
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 I couldn't figure out the adding the badge on the app, but i did join the contest. Will that allow my rides to count?
  • + 1
 Paul, you need to sign up here: www.trailforks.com/contests/view/5 And quick, get your evening ride in!
  • + 1
 For legal reasons you need to opt-in to the contest page to be eligible for prize draws. You will still earn the badges whether you've joined the contest or not. And can join the contest after the start date.
  • + 1
 I recorded a ride on the 2nd and if you look at the map on the log I rode a trail but it hasn’t given me credit for the trail so I didn’t get the badge. Bummed.
  • + 1
 you have day 1-4 badges.
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 @canadaka thanks for looking into that! I was very confused why it didn’t track that I was on a trail even though the map showed I was.
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 Just logged my first ride, stoked for this month!
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 For: I have a trail entrance to a 90 mile all dirt network 15 seconds from the front door.

Against: I can be a lazy bum.
  • + 1
 hmmm maybe I will put my pump track on trail forks to use it as a entry for the days I dont have time for the usual 2-3 hr ride
  • + 1
 I just rode 8.6 miles here in Colorado on sanctioned trails, no badge yet... I definitely completed some full trail segments. Do I need to ride again today?
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 I see you got the badge on your ride?
www.trailforks.com/ridelog/view/7039909
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 @canadaka: I did get it, was a delay/timing. I've found sometimes I get the badges instantly, other times I wait 30-45 and rescan badges and viola. Thanks!
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 Hello
So i got the first 2 badges. But when I go to the leaderbords i don’t see my name in it. What can be the probleem?
King regards
  • + 1
 Leaderboard is fixed. I'll probably add a friends leaderboard tonight as well.
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 @canadaka: thanks (y) for the dast reply
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 Do Whistler bike park laps count?
  • + 1
 yeeet
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 I just got back from a trip. Today is July 2nd! Because I was travelling/flying on July 1st, does that mean I am automatically disqualified from this contest??
  • + 2
 If I miss a day and I live in, let's say New Zealand, can I take a quick flight to Hawaii, ride, and make that day count?
  • + 1
 Yes go for it, ridelog is in local timezones.
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 So do resort trails count or is that considered private land? I’m just trying to plan a trip ,so has anyone got a badge for one of them?
  • + 1
 yes bike parks count.
  • + 1
 Day 1 badge is not active. Does this mean my badge was taken away? Or did you guys throw out the Day 1 badge for everyone?
  • + 1
 Do the km’s and the climbing meters affect your placing for the 30 day prize?
  • + 1
 The “daily prizes”? Curious if any prizes have been given out now that we are a week into this.
  • + 2
 First batch of daily prizes due to be announced on the 15th
  • + 1
 @canadaka: sweet!
  • + 1
 Am I supposed to see a badge for every day? I’ve logged a ride every day, but only got a Day 1 badge on July 2nd.
  • + 2
 you have all 3 badges now, let me know if your next ride doesn't award you with a badge.
  • + 1
 @canadaka: thanks! Seems to be working steadily now
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 @canadaka: looks like I spoke too soon. Day 8 not appearing. The ride is logged, but no badge.
  • + 1
 What does the performance threshhold mean? I see it in the fine print, but cant find it anywhere on the app or site.
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 the criteria of the daily badge, which is record a ride with at least 1 trail. The trail has to be a trail publicly mapped on Trailforks at least 100 meters long. For optimal matching chances, ride the entire trail as mapped.
  • + 1
 I'm living 50 metres from some of the best lift accessible trails in the world, I have no reason not to participate.
  • + 2
 There should be one mandatory dig day to qualify.
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 Or really any trail work days should count as a ride
  • + 1
 I'm down with that, My first ride was pedaling up to buck up a tree across the trail. On Trailforks it looks like I crashed and rolled around on the around for 45min.
  • + 1
 I posted a ride today why did it not qualify for the contest or show up in my ride log
  • + 2
 Did you join the contest?
  • + 2
 Simple. My mom is not a trailforks sanctioned trail.
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 @Session603: so why did I pay to ride her. Complete rip-off. That is the last time I trust a fat chick
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 @myotherrideisyourmom: . I'm assuming she at least let you play with her peg leg. If not then you definitely should've hit her.
  • + 1
 I did some trail work today bucking up a tree across a trail and the only trail that showed was the 300m access trail as the rest of the trails were only sections of each trail to get to the down tree. It looks like I rode 300m m in an hour and a half... so weak lol! You have to ride full trails for it to register.
  • - 2
 my local trails close when it rain. It is good policy for the soil type. But fuck policy and the trails. I'm gonna ride 30 days straight. LOL These rule suck. Right now the only chance of winning is if a person lives near a desert that has a trail.
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 so far 2 out of my first 3 rides havnt been savedFrown
Going to be difficult to win if all my rides are not saved!
  • + 2
 I see all your rides saved, and you have the first 2 badges
www.trailforks.com/profile/mtbakerpow/ridelog
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 @canadaka: ya I’m slow^,thanks
  • + 2
 Bring it on, I'm all ready to go!
  • + 1
 I rode here in NZ June 30 just to make sure. But rode yesterday before the official start of the contest and it counted.
  • + 2
 Do private ridelogs count too? I don't want to spam friends' dashboards.
  • + 4
 Nope, they need to be public to count towards the badges.
  • + 1
 UNIVERSITY HATES PINKBIKE
  • + 1
 Do night time rides count?
  • + 1
 yes, 12am to 11:59pm
  • + 1
 Sounds fun and definitely more challenges like this!
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 What if your trails close for rain?
  • + 2
 Maybe there's some fire roads or something that count?
  • + 1
 @kevin267: Sure, where there's a will there's a way
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 I was worried about this too, as trails in my region are constantly closed due to rain. However, I noticed there are a couple of sidewalk trails (purple trails) on Trailforks in my area, so I'll use these if the real trails are closed.
  • + 1
 @Paulsen801: Same. There will definitely be some finessing but it's a stupid challenge anyway. But hey, free Trek Slash.

Biggest obstacle right now will be connecting Strava to Trailforks. Doesn't seem to be working as easily as described.
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 @RXN059: linking to strava works great for me. What issues did you have?
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 @macross87: Importing new rides works fine but the bulk import for past rides is a negative. Not that it really matters though.

Also not stoked that rides have to be public to count. Kind of feels like a shill but whatever.
  • + 1
 Aww wcrap, i have a wedding so, that's one day i wont be able to ride
  • + 1
 Whats the kick off time each day to get a ride logged in?
  • + 1
 12am - 11:59pm in your local timezone.
  • + 1
 I rode my road bike today. Oh well.
  • + 1
 Welp, that was fun. Bent my chainring and cracks this morning! 2 days in
  • + 1
 give me data munchmunchmucn
  • - 3
 POS app. Threw away my entire 20km ride in Squamish today, including Half Nelson, Angry Midget and Psuedo Tsuga - only recorded the last 992m; go figure. Trusty Garmin 510 recorded whole ride. At least now I don’t have to bother with the remaining 30 days.
  • + 1
 Try using Strava to record your ride (you don't have to post publically) with it linked to your Trailforks account. That will work for this contest as well. How old a phone? It's stable for me on iOS.
  • + 1
 I see your ride added the ride and got the badge www.trailforks.com/ridelog/view/7014041
If it happens again, send us tracking logs www.trailforks.com/help/view/92
  • + 2
 Day 1 done!
  • + 1
 Do the km’s and the climbing meters affect your placing for the
  • + 1
 @Cedricvde: just for fun on the leaderboards. In the end you still only get one entry into the prize draw.
  • - 1
 I like the idea of challenge contests and stuff but this one's gonna be impossible for the vast majority of riders
  • + 4
 I got up early, rode a sanctioned trail, recorded and saved on Trailforks, and.... it isn't giving me credit.
  • + 2
 @fruitsd79: ditto here on not getting credit, although in my case i think that Strava fubar'd the GPS points Frown
  • + 1
 @aarontherider: I missed a super small segment of the trail due to conditions but o dont think that would cancel out the badge
  • + 1
 @fruitsd79: I did the same
  • + 5
 @JOHNNYUTAH22: i downloaded the XPS file, submitted back through Trailforks app as a new ride, and got credit. Never give up!
  • + 1
 @fruitsd79: did you have to do that from your pc or can you do it from mobile
  • + 1
 @fruitsd79: anyone know a way to correct the original GPS points? I tried the download the file method, and this only proved that Strava or my phone did a very poor job of tracking the actual route I took. Might just have a good excuse to go for another quick ride this evening Smile
  • + 2
 @aarontherider: I tried it too and it unfortunately still didnt give me the badge for today either
  • + 1
 @fruitsd79: same here ! did 4 full trail and nothing!
  • + 1
 @dutflip: hopefully enough people have an issue to where they will award the badges still but I doubt it
  • + 1
 @JOHNNYUTAH22: Crazy thing is that I went out on the roadie yesterday, and even that registered as riding some "trails" on trailforks even though my tires never touched dirt. This morning, i intentionally rode a trail as mapped on trailforks, and it didn't work. But i'm gonna blame it on my phone/strava.
  • + 1
 There will be thousands of people that get this done..
  • + 2
 Most of these issues are going to be people not riding the entire trail start to finish as it's mapped on Trailforks. Out matching allows 20% of the GPS points to not match to still qualify. If it's over 50% you still get a partial match.
  • + 1
 I've been away for Canada Day long weekend, will look into badge issues tomorrow (Tuesday). Keep riding each day, I may have to rescan ridelogs for badge qualifications.
  • + 1
 @canadaka: There is a forum thread about the issues, I reported there: www.pinkbike.com/forum/x_directtolastpost/?commentid=6750715. Will keep riding...
  • + 1
 @canadaka: whatever you did thank you it's working perfect I just finished my ride updated and immediately got the day three bags to show thank you again
  • + 1
 @canadaka: Yep - definitely a learning curve over here. Thanks for all your hard work!
  • - 1
 E bike rides count?
  • + 11
 no! letter h of the rules states:

"Any use of an electronic device to enhance or alter entrants’ odds of winning will count as a fraudulent entry"
  • + 3
 @nhltfour: Hahaha word
  • + 5
 An electronic device (phone, watch) that logs your rides hugely enhances your odds of winning. I'm pretty sure I'll win. I'll probably be the only one who draws his ride on a postcard and sends it over to Trailforks along with a dirt sample. No, I won't let you trick me into writing that postcard with an electronic typewriter!
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