Are You Up For The Challenge?

This winter, record your rides with Trailforks for a chance to WIN awesome weekly prizes courtesy of
SRAM and RockShox.

How much riding can you do in 8 weeks?





WINTER TRAIL CHALLENGE:

From Wednesday November 18th 2020 to Tuesday Jan 12th 2021, challenge yourself, challenge friends and get out and ride your bike!

Prizes:

Weekly prize packs (8 total) featuring RockShox Reverb AXS Seatpost and SRAM GX Eagle Boxset.




Weekly Prize draws will be held every Tuesday from November 18th 2020 - Jan 12th 2021


How it Works:

Each week, for every mile you ride you will earn an entry point. It’s open to anyone recording a ride, so MTB, Road Bike, Gravel Bike etc. So your commute to work can count!

But, by riding trails you double your chances. If you ride trails on your ride you get a 2 x Entry points for every mile ridden. And if you use the Trailforks App to record your rides you also earn 2x Entry points per mile ridden.




Every week, all entry points are put in to a random prize draw with winners drawn and announced on Trailforks.

Note: Points earned per week count for each weekly prize drawer. Points do not roll over.

Given it is often wet during the winter months in the northern hemisphere, please make smart ride decisions! Choose trails that can handle wet weather riding if it is wet, or choose a road ride instead.
Also adhere to your local COVID restrictions and best practice.

Learn how to record your rides with Trailforks
here.




Leaderboard:





Click here for rules, terms & conditions


145 Comments

  • 115 2
 How about a 10x multiplier for those of us that actually get winter weather?
  • 7 5
 Anything for Peloton miles?... Asking for a friend.
  • 22 1
 Every degree below 0 C should add an extra point per mile.
  • 8 2
 Seriously. This challenge is biased against those of us whose trails are closed and the roads are icy mud and dangerous AF. At least wait until fatbiking starts in earnest
  • 1 0
 I was gonna say this, for me, temps are dipping into the teens (F) and there’s more snow and ice to come.
  • 10 0
 No, no, that doesn't sound fair at all... From Australia where the weather is positively barmy and there are next to no virus restrictions. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going for a 3hr ride...
  • 2 0
 @bonkmasterflex: you can ride in your driveway and get points as long and if you record it on Trailforks, twice as many points. You get to play and not pay a dime. Congratulations and good luck.
  • 1 0
 @Ktron: he he he.... !! Nice!!
  • 73 3
 TrailForks wants YOU to stop recordingyourridesonstravasotheycangetsomemarketshare
  • 2 0
 Both? lol
  • 5 0
 But Strava syncs to Trailforks so... pretty sure that also counts.
  • 3 0
 @TekNullIOG: You get a 2x multiplier bonus if you record using Trailforks.
  • 1 0
 @TekNullIOG: I don't think so in this case. Just like the Emily Batty challenge last year, you must use the Trailforks app to hit "record" to make it count. The Garmin/Strava sync'd data doesn't count towards these competitions. Even though they are sync'd and can be seen in your Trailforks account, they don't count towards the challenge.
  • 4 0
 @neons97: Strava and Garmin syncs count, and have in all the previous competitions. The only difference is you get a bit more points if you use the Trailforks App to record in this contest.
  • 1 0
 @canadaka: I tried using Trailforks to track my ride today but even with all power management disabled for the app, I literally had to restart it about 10 times and it would never make it through a trail without it getting killed/crashing or whatever happens.
In fact I kept an eye on it and double checked my settings, still logged about half the distance according to the app. compared to Strava, so the 2x multiplier wouldn't really pay off I don't check my phone every few minutes Smile
I know you're working on native apps but if you'd like some details shoot me a PM!
  • 54 0
 what are miles? Asking for a friend.
  • 65 0
 It’s Kms in USD
  • 27 0
 Like pounds but for distance.
  • 15 0
 @N-60: 17.6 football fields of distance.
  • 16 0
 @RonSauce: 16 Canadian football fields
  • 3 0
 that's typo there should be Smiles Smile Smile Smile guess
  • 12 5
 I always default to metric, but I lost this battle. Our largest audience is in the USA, so the contest was optimized for it. :/
  • 12 0
 a bike chain that has 123 795 links, hope that helps
  • 23 3
 @canadaka: Force them to change! Don't punish the rest of us! Maybe a Trailforks contest will be the trigger to allow the USA to catch up to the 20th century!! You'll be famous!
  • 1 0
 @juicebanger: 4.89 European football fields.
  • 2 0
 How many inches is that?
  • 8 0
 Freedom digits.
  • 6 0
 @joostd: men perceive it as 10 but women know it’s 5.
  • 5 0
 About 36 165 AAA batteries
  • 4 0
 16475.47 doughnuts per guns
  • 1 0
 @juicebanger:
Or 27 vacant hockey rinks.
  • 1 0
 @johnnygolucky:
Internet inches?
  • 2 0
 @johnnygolucky: derived from the British Imperial System. So unlikely.
  • 2 2
 @BreakLikeTheWind: more like Free Dumb digits
  • 3 0
 It is equivalent to 40,480 Timbits
  • 30 0
 I guess it's time to do the winter quintuple century I've always dreamed of doing
  • 4 0
 You're a sick motherf**ker Mack
  • 29 2
 We in the grim north are at an disadvantage here, it's dark by 4pm these days
  • 30 2
 Quit your job so you can ride all day. Problem solved.
  • 4 1
 Stick some lights on and get to it, our trails are covered in snow already aaaand it gets dark at 4 Wink
  • 3 1
 And we have a couple feet of snow five months a year.
  • 3 2
 @Jvisscher: I live in Kelowna and it's more like 2-4 months of the year
  • 2 0
 @lehott: I moved to 100 Mile (four years ago) after living on Dilworth and Kal Lake and Joe Rich since the 80's. The snow shows up in Oct. here and doesn't melt until april or may. A lot like Joe Rich. I rode in snow on our trails in the 99 in october and it melted off in may of this year.
  • 2 0
 @garrisond5: My Job disappeared so I genuinely do this. Every cloud :oD
  • 1 0
 Oooh look at you showing off with your not locked down gainful employment still
  • 1 0
 @garrisond5: Hahah it would be great if someone created a matrix table with the 2 options and optimised it for the time it takes to earn the set. My math skills end here, waiting for a smart cat to solve it.
  • 1 0
 Move to Cornwall and you'll get pasties and more light
  • 25 1
 PB guys, just tell me please, if you're the one running trailforks, why do you announce this event starting 18th on 21st?
  • 2 0
 My thoughts exactly.
  • 1 0
 Also my first thought
  • 1 0
 They just found out. COVID delays.
  • 17 1
 Oh dear. I can already hear calls for a recount of the miles. I will sue everybody else for stealing the prize and demand that they are given to me. It was a conspiracy of the Clinton emails and Soros. I won. In fact, if you count all my legal miles and dismiss everybody else’s you will find I won.
  • 5 3
 Chill, your head might start leaking.
  • 2 1
 I heard Russia actually hacked the contest with $5k of Facebook ads. Time to spend the next 3 years and hundreds of millions on nothing lmao!
  • 14 2
 Some Lycra weenies are gonna win because they put up pavement miles
  • 5 1
 @stonant if Ur not first Ur last
  • 1 0
 Yeah, distance is a pretty silly metric. My road bike commute is on a flat, paved bike path, and Trailforks recognized it.
  • 8 0
 I want heart rate data on my ride and recording gps through my phone kills the battery, if you want me recording on trailforks it’s be nice to get an apple watch app for it. Hopefully the subscription fees will speed support things along
  • 2 0
 Yes this exactly, I’d love a Trailforks Apple Watch app
  • 3 0
 to be honest. I just came back form a 2h ride at 7 degrees C and used TF for recording and it only used around 10% battery. I expected worse, especially with my old phone. I set it at 5sec Intervalls, so that helps.
  • 2 0
 @mitochris: I just came back from a ride a bit over 3 and a half hours, sub-freezing temps mostly (north Utah canyons/mountains), brought a battery backup but didn't even get below 50% until the very end... started at full charge, only lost about 8% over a 2k foot descent. Honestly very pleasantly surprised.
  • 2 0
 A minimap on Apple Watches would be a game changer! I do not like having my phone mounted on my handlebars and my cycle computer does not display a map, so just being able to quickly look at my wrist to see where I am on the trail would be a sweet feature
  • 1 0
 Ok update did an hour 45 min ride today started at 70- something% and I'm very glad I brought a battery pack. Go figure.
  • 7 3
 Return to Earth: "A sanctioned trail every day? That's going to be a tough one for anyone not living at the trailhead." and "Should be some minimum ride to qualify!"

Trail Karma Month: "How about some karma points for volunteering shovel days" and "Can't afford it right now, but I always fix up stuff at public trails"

Winter Challenge: 's dark by 4pm these days" and " the prize isn't good enough"

How about you just we just ride are f#%king bikes.
  • 7 1
 I think what everyone meant to say is “hey cool! I can win some free stuff just by continuing to ride my bike this winter!”
  • 5 1
 Just to be clear, if I record from Strava or my GPS watch and then sync with Trailforks, I don't get the 2X multiplier for recording with the Trailforks app? The rules seem a little vague about this.
  • 11 0
 I think they call these "first world problems".
  • 17 0
 You may submit your results on a Zip disk.
  • 6 0
 @suspended-flesh: My zip drive is broken. But I've got plenty of rewritable minidiscs lying around.
  • 12 6
 How are they vague? If you use the "Trailforks App" you get 2X multiplier. Any other method of saving your ride to Trailforks will not get that multiplier.
  • 2 0
 @canadaka:
My phone doesn’t have the juice to record my rides using any app for the rides I usually do. Especially in the cold. But woe is First World me Smile
That’s okay though. I’ll just forgo the 3x multiplier and be stoked about y’all offering up this generous and fun contest. Stoked!!
  • 2 2
 @canadaka: I said b*************tch
  • 2 0
 @canadaka: well you make a trail forks gps watch then and ill do that, otherwise, its too cold for my phone to work so ill be using garmin
  • 2 0
 @chubby5000: back up battery?
  • 1 0
 @waffleShirt: I miss the MiniDisc Frown
  • 1 0
 @thisspock: you can still use a garmin, just plug it into your computer then upload the .gpx file to trailforks
  • 4 0
 They should do something like this for the December advent calendar giveaway. You have to log a ride on Trailforks each day you want to qualify for the prize. Would resolve a lot of those 'fake account' complaints
  • 6 0
 I think Non-Ebikes should get quadruple points!
  • 1 0
 I agree or maybe offer them a separate contest for an e drive train
  • 5 0
 How about a winter competition for trail building rather than trail trashing? Wink
  • 3 0
 What about Nordic skiing? Too much snow to ride in Whistler and currently we are asked to avoid travelling outside our home communities. Nordic opens tomorrow and I’ll likely being doing that a lot.
  • 6 0
 Go nuts, do whatever you want. Im gonna Crip walk all my miles.
  • 2 0
 I have two questions regarding the "If you ride trails on your ride you get a 2 x Entry points for every mile ridden" part:

1. Does riding on unmarked trails count, or is it required that the trail exists on the Trailforks map? Does it count if I fool around and ride whatever I want in a marked area, or do I have to follow the trail?

2. Does the ride have to be exclusively on trails to count? I just uploaded a TCX file from yesterday, containing transport sections on asphalt and gravel roads, random trail sections, plus one lap of an official trail that exists on Trailforks, but the "With Trails" counter hasn't moved from 0.
  • 3 1
 You must ride an entire trail start to finish AS MAPPED on Trailforks to get the trail counter.
  • 1 0
 @canadaka: if I ride 5 marked trails in a ride, do I get a multiplier for each one? Or do you only get 1 multiplier per ride, no matter how many trails you ride?
  • 1 0
 Nvm, dumb question, disregard lol
  • 1 0
 @canadaka: Rode the same trail again yesterday, this time logging with the Trailforks app. The trail is recognized in the Trailforks ride log but the counter is still at 0.
Is it necessary to do a separate log for the trail, not including transport sections to/from the trail? And if so, what about two or more laps on looped trails?
  • 2 0
 @Nygaard: The criteria was set to >1 trail, I changed to >=1 trail. I also re-scanned your ride, it not has 2X points.
  • 2 0
 A couple of issues on the leader board page - 1) when I hit the next page link it jumps to the last page instead; 2) I didn’t get the 2x multiplier for the trail (actually multiple trails, we rode three Wednesday night), but one of the guys I rode with has the trail multiplier showing on the leaderboard.
  • 1 0
 I'd like a few bonus points for having to snowshoe the crap out of the trail before I can log a fatbike ride.Yeah, I could just go for a ride around town, but non-trail rides suck and my traildog would have to stay home. Unacceptable. Wink.
Thanks for another free contest Pinkbike & Trailforks! Really do appreciate and enjoy them, especially right now.
  • 1 0
 Anyone knows how to get the trails to count? In both my activities that count towards this challenge, in my trailforks ride log it shows the correct name of the trails I've ridden, but in the winter trail challenge it says "with trails - 0"...
  • 1 0
 Was just enough to motivate me to go to the trails on my rigid single speed while I drag my feet on trueing my wheels on my "cheater" bike instead of riding on the street.

I also found out that my free area was set where there are literally no trails. Not centered around my apartment. My apartment was the south west corner of the free area. Was able to adjust to something like 11 riding areas and 70 trails.
  • 3 0
 Guys, just make a new "trail" segment that is your backyard. Then tie your phone to your dog for the day and have him run around a bit. EZ money.
  • 1 0
 I've recorded some rides but they were accidentally mislabeled when I finished the ride. I've since gone back and edited them to be rides, but I don't see the points changing. Secondly, on one of the rides, the trail was not on TF yet as it was new, but I have since added the trail on TF, will points be added accordingly? Thanks
  • 1 0
 I would totally do this but can't get to many of the more 'fun' trails because I spent all my money on bikes (got a used one in the mail today) and can't afford a car yet (Yah!) Beer
  • 2 0
 Ride your bike to the trail... bonus miles.
  • 4 0
 This wont save the Trailforks App. Great prices though.
  • 19 20
 Wait you want me to record my rides for a GX drive train and the worst dropper post in recent history? Nope. I would do it for a deore drive train and oneup V2 dropper. Earn this poorly made and designed dropper in conditions where the battery will die faster and the fluid will contract and not work.
  • 3 0
 Just curious, have you ridden the new deore 12 speed or the axs dropper?
  • 6 0
 You're basing this on much experience obviously. So if you win, send me the AXS Reverb and I'll send you a OneUp V2.
  • 1 0
 @b1k35c13nt15t: 100% done. Take the reverb. In writing here in the comments so all can see.
  • 3 4
 @hardtailparty: Yep. GX I just don't like how it shifts. The feeling of sram is not for me and I know how to strip down and rebuild Shimano drivetrains having made a few franken derailleurs in the past. Also changing cables on sram you need to unscrew the cover, hook, then wind in the cable? Took a peak at one the other day fixing a mates bike and was not into totally figuring it out. I then I looked over at my shifter. Shimano, click to small cog, take old cable out shove in new. Tension cable and index. Beautiful. Simple. KIS sram.

The reverb is still a reverb with more electronics to mess about with. GF, friends, too many bad reverbs, bob and squish, constant bleeds, poor weather change tolerance. Hydraulics are just not the solution for droppers IMHO. Simple air can cable actuated. Boom done, easy to maintain, and easy to service.
  • 3 0
 Have you actually used an axs dropper?
  • 1 0
 @monsieurgage: no fuss with sram. no winding. exactly same procedure as shimano.
  • 4 0
 @monsieurgage: have you actually used 12 speed deore yet? I know the mags rave about it, but I've been having issues with it, along with SLX and XT. My local shop has replaced over 40 12 speed shimano clutches/derailleurs already. They said they've never had so many warranty issues than with the new shimano 12 speed stuff.

I just see a lot of people repeating the "sram crap, deore 12 speed is the best thing ever" with zero experience with the new shimano stuff. If you've used it, and you love it, great. I'm just surpsied how many people repeat that sentiment without experience.

I've used both, and I'll take GX over shimano xt 12 speed myself. That said, I get that a lot of people love the shimano stuff. I loved the 11 speed, but the 12 speed is leaving a lot to be desired.
  • 2 0
 Its fucking free! Just don't enter and keep your shitty opinions to yourself.
  • 1 0
 @hardtailparty: would it be possible to move the battery pack internally?perhaps future iterations from Rockshox, However the current AXS dropper looks great, but that square under the saddle ruins the aesthetics
  • 3 0
 @lehott: i sure it would be possible but it comes with a lot do downsides. I know aesthetics are very important to a lot of MTBers but to me, I'll take ease of serviceability, features, and ease of use over aesthetics every day.

If you want wireless with different looks, you could go with the Magura dropper, which is awful to use in my opinion, but it'll look nice.

Adding more stuff to the bottom of a dropper will mean you have less available room to fit it in your frame. Don't forget that sram uses the same battery for their axs shifter, which is really nice. If they had a different battery shape/design for their dropper, it would mean more spares to carry and less compatibility.

Also, if they made it internal, you'd have to remove your dropper anytime you wanted to charge or change batteres. There's also a good chance that it would get greasy/grimey inside the seat tube.

To me the biggest downside would be losing available drop due to the seat tube taking up space for the battery. I'd rather have 30mm extra drop than a dropper that photographs well. I'll take a 180mm dropper over a 150mm any day, but I know some people take aesthetics over function every time.

I buy a bike to ride it, not to look at it. For next aesthetics are a nice to have, provided they don't get in the way of function. If a product can look great and lose zero function, that's always ideal, but with our current technology and development, i don't see a great way to mount a battery inside the seatpost without a bunch of functional compromises.

Sram has done an amazing job with their v1 of a wireless dropper. It works extremely well, it's easy to swap batteries, it's instantaneous, and super easy to install. All at the cost of a bit of aesthetics. Not bad.

I get it though, that bsttery bump isn't sexy to look at, but everything else about the dropper is pretty spot on.

here's a reason nobody else has mastered the wireless dropper.

If your battery was insider you'd lSo it'd look nice, but
  • 1 0
 So if you record on strava, and it uploads to Trailforks will you still get the multiplier on trails? Or do you have to use Trailforks to get that multiplier.
  • 2 0
 @canadaka what's to stop e-bikers from getting more entry points in less time/effort?
  • 2 0
 Manual imports should have been blocked. They actual count and you can cheat. If that matters ...
  • 10 10
 I stopped sharing my data with them after they wanted to charge me for using the site. I guess they want me back.

(I ride 20 hours a week, plus I run)
  • 4 1
 Nice flex, bruh, do you even lift though?
  • 2 2
 still free they only charge for pro user
  • 2 1
 Don't run.
  • 1 3
 @lukeisdumb: I quit paying for Strava because of eBikes. Only reason to use Strava is the social aspect, and segments. My friends bugged me about using Strava again which is the only reason I started using again at all. Besides, given that I am homeless and drive an 8 year old economy car, your example is pretty stupid.

@elyari: "Your area" is pretty worthless. So the app is worthless without paying.

@kingpine: Rock climb, but I suck at it. That wasn't even a flex, I have WAY better things to brag about than just that I like to ride.

@rjmogul: Only in "Your area", which is worthless. I already know my area.

@stoo61: I was a runner, then triathlete, before I started riding MTB's. I just happen to be naturally talented at bikes, running is something I have to work for. And since my girlfriend things running 20 miles is just a little run, I have to work to keep up with her. We did do 40 miles together as one of our first dates.
  • 2 0
 @JSTootell: Haha im just messing man, good on ya. I too do cross training....MTB, Road, Gravel, Single speed....my knees can't do running anymore and thats fine by me. Smile
  • 2 0
 @stoo61: I am amazed how narrow minded some people are with their cults (not limited to MTB). I meet runners that hate bikes, endurobros that hate any bike that isn't nearly exactly their bike (hell, just +/- 10mm travel and people get divided), and of course everyone hates triathletes (even triathletes hate themselves).
  • 2 0
 @JSTootell: Hahaha it is weird. I rode a lot more road this year because of the Covid and daaamn I can ride my MTB so much further, do more laps, investigate that next Glen. So much more enjoyable.

Gravel is new to me but its exceptional, especially in the winter to stay off the even more dangerous roads. The sense of adventure/exploration is unparalleled. ALL THE BIKES!!!
  • 3 0
 Aw hell nah.
  • 2 0
 Good for all Australian and New Zealand audience!
  • 1 0
 Getting the raingear out. Luckily we don't have snow but you have to be willing to get really wet.
  • 2 0
 Will it count if I save it to private?
  • 1 0
 That's a good question I'd also like answered... I assumed not, better safe than sorry, so I saved public, but I'd rather it be private.
  • 2 0
 Yes for this contest rides can be private.
  • 2 0
 Lame that dirt bike rides don’t count!
  • 1 0
 Am I allowed to rent an F-16 Tomcat fighter jet and log my furlongs travelled in fathoms?
  • 1 0
 I rode some trails during my ride but haven't get any *2, could someone please explain to me how it's working ? Smile
  • 1 0
 The only thing from seam is ever want is a fork...
  • 3 5
 why the hell are you using miles and not KM ? most of the world use km, this is discrimination Big Grin Just because it sounds better ? or because our US friends and a few others, they wouldn't know how far they have to ride Big Grin
  • 12 2
 User name checks out
  • 1 0
 Why does it start 3 days in the past?
  • 1 0
 the trailfork rides autmotically upload thru garmin, like strava does?
  • 2 0
 You can connect your Garmin account to Trailforks via the Trailforks website.
  • 1 0
 does the car shuttle count?
  • 1 0
 lucky to live in the valley all year riding!
  • 1 0
 Headed to virgin Utah for the winter... won’t be logging many miles
  • 1 0
 I am so totally not going to win any prizes this time!
  • 1 2
 Sucks rode today and get home to find this. And they released it two days late.
  • 3 0
 Thats what you get for riding instead of trolling pinkbike.
  • 2 5
 What about e-bike rides?
  • 20 1
 Negative points, and you have to buy the prizes to give away to the winners.

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