Reminder: Enter the Return To Earth 30-Day Trailforks Ride Challenge

May 31, 2019 at 9:48
by Pinkbike Staff  
Return to Earth 30 Day Challenge

The time is now. Are you ready to take on the 30-day Ride Challenge? This isn’t a juice cleanse. Nor is it some caveman devolution diet. This concept is simple; ride your bike - every day - for 30 days. Sounds easy, huh? For some, it might be. For others, it might force an upheaval of daily habits and routines. But if we focus, we can all conjure a little bit more time in the day to turn the cranks.

In partnership with Trailforks, Pinkbike Trek, Shimano and EVOC, Anthill Films are throwing down the gauntlet for the 30-day Ride Challenge. We know it will be hard work, so to give you an extra reason to get up 45 minutes earlier to ride, Trek and Shimano have teamed up to build the ultimate prize - the Return to Earth bike.

Yep, that’s a full custom Trek Slash with Shimano XTR. Enter the 30-day Ride Challenge and it can be yours, along with daily prizes from EVOC, Bontrager and Lazer.








How does it work?
From July 1st to July 30th record your rides on the Trailforks app. Record a ride every day for all 30 days to be entered to win the Trek Slash. If you don’t ride every day, no sweat, you’ll still be entered to win sick daily prizes on the days you do record a ride. Trailforks software will automatically generate your contest entry, and notify you with a badge; a 30-Day Challenge Badge, and 30 Daily Badges are up for grabs. Trailforks does the leg work and provides online leaderboards to see how you stack up, so you can focus on your rides. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

Contest Rules
• All recorded rides must include at least one trail as mapped on Trailforks to count for the contest.




How to Enter?
Sign into the Trailforks app and search for the 30 Day Ride Challenge in the "Badges & Contests" page. Or join the contest on the website here. Once you’ve joined the contest, your daily rides will be automatically accounted for in the Ride Challenge, so all you have to do is keep riding. You can record your rides using the Trailforks app or connect your Strava to Trailforks. Let us handle the rest.
Get out there and shred.

You can earn daily badges even if you have missed previous badges. Earning any daily badges makes one eligible for the daily prizes.

Sign up here.



What’s at Stake?
Grand prize: A 2019 Trek Slash with Shimano XTR drivetrain and brakes.

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.

Click here for Terms & Conditions




Return To Earth is a captivating film about the power of taking out attention back by riding our bikes. Watch the trailer, and go ride your bike.





380 Comments

  • + 131
 A sanctioned trail every day? That's going to be a tough one for anyone not living at the trailhead. Nice idea guys!
  • + 38
 Yeah - my dreams of attempting this were quickly ended. Shame, and whilst I get why they did it they're denying a lot of people from participation...
  • + 26
 @slimboyjim: I guess its also promoting that you can add bridleways/sanctioned trails to trailforks!
  • + 32
 Need to spend the rest of June adding every local to TF and hit it hard in July.
  • + 9
 @bigbluebike: But not outside of the already designated 'MTB' areas. I just tried to add a local bridleway but wasn't able to as it's outside of their yellow boxes.
  • + 1
 The good news is I'll live just 100m from the start of a trail starting from 1st of july. The bad news is I won't have my MTB available until august and will have to use my gravel bike. Will somewhat limit the fun,
  • + 30
 @opignonlibre: Apparently gravel bikes are 90s mtb bike reimagined for people who weren't riding back then. Go ride on your gravel bike and remember the halcyon days of the 90s when everyone rode 1 bike for everything!
  • + 8
 this is a bit depressing.. i feel like a better idea would have been to require a ride for each day of the month, so you have to hit 30 rides total in a monthly period, so you can miss a day and hit 2 trails the next. At least then people who live far from trailheads can plan and then make the long trip and get more out of the free time they have in the week. Alas, this prize is out of my reach.
  • + 7
 Yea, it's not a 45-minute extra wake up for me, the nearest trail is over 2 hours away by train, and I don't think it's sanctioned by trailforks... The closest trailforks trailhead is like 3 hours away. Dang...
  • + 1
 @ShoodNoBetter: I agree. However the way we ride MTB has always evolved. I'm not sure I would want to ride some of the gnarly stuff I currently ride with a rigid MTB from the 90s.

I might just add a dropper on the gravel bike in the meantime to keep doing some stupid shit.
  • + 1
 I live next to trails, but I’d have to pretty much ditch work to make that happen. 48hr shifts don’t let me ride daily.

Too bad because that paint job on that Slash is sexy as all get out. So dope!
  • + 5
 My trail on my own land won't count either. Worth it.
  • + 3
 @Koin: Dang man, that is rough. What are the chances you gather some mates and build trails closer to you? Not for this bloody contest, but for the sake of riding more!
  • + 6
 That bike hurts my eyes.
  • + 0
 @fartymarty: I was thinking the same thing!
  • + 2
 This, and being a dad squash my chances. But seeing my kids having fun riding bikes is all that matters Smile
  • + 3
 Sorry about the confusion! If it hasn't been clarified already, this is actually meant to read a legal trail currently logged on Trailforks. There's different verbiage for trails in N. America and it tends to get confusing as we speak more globally.
  • + 3
 @slimboyjim: Don't let your dreams be crushed! You can absolutely do this. I have faith. Pull up TF and see what trails are near you and ride those every day! Big Grin
  • + 1
 @Koin: Do you have any nearby trails uploaded to TF? You can always upload submit routes with your GPS head unit if they haven't already been done so. This gives you a month beforehand!
  • + 1
 @whambat: Highly recommend still trying for some of the daily prize packs!
  • + 2
 @sarahlukas: Ha ha! I wish! Nearest trail is an hour drive away, as I live in the middle of a city. Factor in a family and work and every day becomes somewhat impossible...
I'll try and channel some of the enthusiasm though!
  • + 1
 @whambat: That color scheme on the Slash is so good! Sorry for the fat finger down vote.
  • + 1
 Yeah, I'm only 90 minutes from the closest sanctioned trail. Looks like that's out the window.
  • + 2
 What exactly is a sanctioned trail?
  • + 2
 @sarahlukas: we can only ride legal trails? Good job this bike has one of the most disgusting paint jobs I’ve ever seen then. Wink
  • + 1
 @opignonlibre: run down it...who's gonna know lol
  • + 1
 @thenotoriousmic: any trail that is on TF for the public to see. So whatcha see when you open it
  • - 2
 @thenotoriousmic: dumbed down to retard level
  • + 3
 My question to you ! Is why anyone would move or live more then 10 minute drive from a trail network!!
  • + 1
 @sarahlukas:
Would this trail be eligible?
Schlaferskopf DH on Trailforks
t.co/y8roxtNefk
  • + 2
 @canadaka: Hey I have a question. I rode a trail today as it is a second day and i didn't get the badge for 2nd day, so why not?
  • + 3
 @cokie: I also did the same thing. I literally rode the same trail the day before and got no badge for day 2. Tried uploading the GPX as suggested in the forum and still no day 2 badge. I 100% rode on sanctioned trails in the appropriate days (Pacific time zone) and got nothing. Super disappointed about this clear bug that many others appear to be experiencing. I emailed trailforks and got no response.
  • + 3
 @canadaka: I literally rode the same trail on day 1 as day 2 and got no badge for day 2. Tried uploading the GPX as suggested in the forum and still no day 2 badge. I 100% rode on sanctioned trails within the appropriate days (Pacific time zone) and got nothing. Super disappointed about this clear bug that many others appear to be experiencing. I emailed trailforks and got no response. Can you please advise what to do? I can't fit another ride in today and I'm dedicated to completing this challenge but this is really unfair to participants if the app isnt recognizing rides properly.
  • + 2
 @Quagmire11: It's the same by me, i also rode the same trail today as on day 1, but for day 1 i have a badge, but today i dont. That' s really weird and in nowhere in the rules says that you have to ride different trails.
  • + 1
 @Quagmire11: I did go now, once again. The same trail and now it counted ????
  • + 2
 @cokie @Quagmire11 looks like you both have Day 1 and Day 2 badges now. Timezone bug should hopefully be resolved.
  • + 79
 So much complaining about a free thing!
  • + 33
 was thinking the same thing, if you cant do it, just deal with it and stfu.
  • + 9
 @wearitwell: And there are prizes for those that enter. Sheesh! Also, I think the bar ought to be pretty high to score a custom rig like this. STFU indeed.
  • + 3
 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • + 31
 return to earth 30 day formula for divorce
  • + 0
 I would divorce anyway if this was a formula to divorce my friend!
  • + 24
 read the fine print: Contest winner will be required to grow an offensively long mustache, drink milk, wear a cutoff jean-jacket, at minimum knock out one front tooth and replace with a gold crown, get a tattoo of a mermaid on their inner forearm and only make 2-stroke motorbike noises when riding the custom Trek Slash.
  • + 7
 Shhhhhhhh... If you already have a mermaid tattoo you get an extra entry.
  • + 5
 Well I’m 100% down with this
  • + 1
 I love milk
  • + 17
 Neat way to collect a whole lotta location tracking data on users this July...in time for Q4 shopping season. Seeing marketing from the mtb industry doesn't bother me but folks should be aware of what's going on. There are data metrics to hit for multiple reasons, one of which is monetization. Nothing wrong with that and I'm a business person too but, again, folks need to be aware. I'll surely try to ride every day in July, just like I do every month, but will keep location tracking turned off on all apps until I truly need it for a specific event.
  • + 6
 Agree with you on this. I think people are becoming more aware after the whole Facebook mess. I am doing it because it will be a fun challenge with friends but eyes are wide open to what Trailforks is doing. But props to Trailforks for providing a fun platform to do challenges like this.
  • + 6
 Absolutely i truly don't believe most people understand the underlying business model of social media and tracking apps.
  • + 59
 Except Trailforks doesn't make a profit, certainty none from Ridelog data. We use it as a resource to generate anonymized trail usage statistics for local trail associations. Valuable data for trail advocacy and planning. We also use ridelog data to determine the most popular rides, routes, suggest rides and our heatmap feature. We do not sell user ridelog data and even if we wanted to, it would be a tricky thing to do now with GDPR.
  • + 2
 @canadaka: do you provide that data to trail groups for free? Asking for a friend (curious if our local group uses this data)
  • + 23
 @dtimms: Yes, it's all public on the Trailforks website, example: www.trailforks.com/region/squamish/ridelogstats
There is some other tools we have that use the data that are only visible to trail association admins, like a heatmap of where people most often start rides, so they can plan where to put more trailhead/parking funding.
  • + 4
 @canadaka: thank you guys! Good to know
  • + 2
 @canadaka: Interesting. I'm surprised, genuinely, as it could be a source of valuable user and advertising data even at a macro level and could easily be monetized as a stand alone app.
  • + 1
 @canadaka: To be eligible for the contest, does the entire trail as shown on trailforks have to be ridden? Or could it be just a portion of it?

Edit: just found a response to my question in a lower thread. Thanks!
  • + 3
 @aarontherider: Trailforks trail matching is similar to Strava's segment matching. You do need to ride the entire trail, but we allow a 20% deviation or missed point. We also crop in the trails matched "segment" 20 meters from the start and end, for better timing results.
  • + 1
 @canadaka: I appreciate that you are transparent about what you do with the data you collect. But is it sufficiently representative? When I go to a new area to ride, I usually download routes to my watch from the manufacturer website and I use that for navigation together with the signs on the route itself. Others may use another platform (other watch brand or cellphone app), buy a paper map or just follow friends who know where they're going. So the number of people using Trailforks as an app are probably a small subset of all riders out there. Do you know how small that subset is and compensate for that? It probably differs by region too. Sounds like a real challenge! Either way, keep it up. It sounds like you're doing a great job!
  • + 2
 @canadaka: Thanks, I appreciate the information! Trailforks is probably the last app I worry about sharing that data with, but still, folks need to understand what it means to have location tracking on to decide if they want to give a 3rd party a permanent record of their movements.
  • + 2
 @vinay: We do, it does very from region and is continuing to grow. But we've compared our numbers with various economic impact studies with trail counter and survey data. It's often between 5-10% But more important is our percentages for things like demographic or when rides take place are pretty much right inline with the survey data percentages. So our numbers can be pretty reliably extrapolated. And some newer economic studies have done just this.
  • + 1
 @canadaka: Man either locals don't Strava or that is a serious amount of tourism generated by riding bikes in the woods. Cool stuff
  • + 2
 @canadaka: Will rides that are sync'd from other sources (eg Strava) still count?
  • + 1
 @shinook: yes!
  • + 1
 @canadaka: how do you find trail statistics in Trailforks? I couldn't see a link in the menus.
  • + 16
 Right during exams. Damn it. Let’s see if I can still make a quick daily ride
  • + 4
 That’d actually be a really good study break!
  • + 2
 it starts on july 1st, we're saved!
  • + 1
 @SpaghettiShredder: I’m not ... got the last one on the 11th
  • + 2
 @Scott787: but a long one ... too long
  • + 2
 Perfect for keeping the brain fresh - take a bike ride!
  • + 13
 So the challenge this month is to get divorced?
  • + 1
 Ofc, more time -> more riding -> more crashes -> more broken parts -> more profit for bike industry
  • + 11
 I’ll add the M6 to my maps...
  • + 7
 It tells "Message: Contest is not published" if I will entry the Contest! Will it be away right before the Contest starts on July 1st? The Trailforks App doesnt show any badge too.
  • + 3
 Contest signup page live now, the badges will show up within the next week. As the contest doesn't start until July 1st.
  • + 0
 @canadaka: Thanks! ????????
  • + 1
 @canadaka @sarahlukas: Can you tell us what size the Slash is? Smile
  • + 1
 @canadaka: at the risk of sounding like an idiot, i am going to pose the following question...I use the Trailforks app fairly often, but have never "logged" a ride...looking at the app tonight i see there is a space for logged/recorded rides, but I see no obvious way to actively record a ride. How does one accomplish this? Can u link it to your strava account or something like that? I am fortunate that I live minutes away from mapped trails and think that I can make this happen..if I can figure this out...!
  • + 1
 @teenwolf: It's dead easy. Just open Trailforks app. Hit the yellow (+) up top > record ride. It will start recording once your GPS picks up movement. Afterwards you can select to share to strava.
  • + 2
 @ButtersNZ: I actually took a closer look and figured that out, but thanks for the reply! Rode in NZ a few years ago..Rotorua and Queenstown shuttle day - you are a luck SOB! Cheers!
  • + 1
 @canadaka: figured it out...but thanks for the speedy reply nonetheless! Will give this a shot!
  • + 6
 A week in and I’m still on track. As a 40 something dad of 2 small kids I’m not sure I’ll make it but I appreciate the contest as a source of motivation. Struggled with desire to ride as much this year but it feels good to get 7 riding days in a row!
  • + 2
 I’m in the same boat, with 2 kiddos under 5. Managed to make it work everyday so far. The prospect of winning a new whip to replace my 13yo Trek (with odds of 3000/1) is a great motivator! Just what I needed to get my aging bones back on a bike.
  • + 6
 So, what is a "sanctioned trail" is it one that just been added to Trailforks no matter where it is, or is it one that's part of an official bike park/trail system, and thus has been verified by Trailforks?, I don't use the app so i don't know what their terminology means

Also, it says ...

"• All recorded rides must include at least one trail as listed on Trailforks to count for the contest."

.. isn't this just the same thing as the first point?, the trail has to be on Trailforks.
  • + 3
 I was confused by the two seperate conditions for rides also. But as for your first point, I believe it will be legal, sanctioned trails only - no unofficial lines. Those aren't published on ridelogs to protect them. I just tried adding a bridleway close to me but because it's not close to already recognised trails I wasn't able to.
  • + 5
 I also have no idea what it means. But maybe it's good if you live in a place where you can just ride your bike wherever you want and don't have to worry about these things. I at least wouldn't trade that for the chance to win a free bike.
  • + 0
 @cvoc: Me too - I have an amazing place to ride, its outside my door, but non of it is official, and its an hours drive to anything thats remotely "sanctioned".

Anyway, was just wondering what all their terminology meant, I have no intention of using any apps or entering, but it does kinda narrow down to those that can actually enter for the full 30 days of official riding ... maybe if one literally lives in Whistler, then boom .. !

Anyway, also, that paint job and look of that bike is awesome,.
  • + 1
 In my case I live in Madeira and ride lots of times the gamble line, this trail was part of the EWS and starred in Loic's Bruny movie, but even though is an unsanctioned trail wtf
  • - 1
 @demo7jumper: Thats a bummer for sure - so, is the trail on Trailfoks then? and if so does it have a status that states its "sanctioned? is that how people know a trail is official or not?


Also, while they are trying soo hard to be "understanding here", but this statement is a very detached ...

"For others, it might force an upheaval of daily habits and routines. But if we focus, we can all conjure a little bit more time in the day to turn the cranks."

.. just seems so detached from reality .. yeah, let me just lock the kids in a cupboard every evening while I ride, or maybe we can skip off work just like in the movies, easy !!

The more I see this comp the more pissed im getting and I hate irrational behaviour like this, I am down-voting myself just to make me feel better now .. !!! and maybe I should not come to this page anymore ....... then I wont be so gosh-darn tooting triggered!!!
  • + 2
 Ride logs on actual trails help trailforks produce heat maps and recommended trail directions. I also love browsing them for loop ideas. It makes sense Trailforks wants to promote that. Having to ride an actual trailforks trail might be a requirement their software is looking for to automatically make the magic of the contest happen.
  • + 1
 @demo7jumper: and somehow my small mischigan trail is on it. waddoyouknow?
  • + 5
 You just have to ride at least 1 trail as mapped on the public Trailforks map. To get a trail segment "match" you usually have to ride the entire trail as it's mapped.
  • + 8
 Some Kid on summer vacation is going to be all over this contest.
  • + 3
 Have friends who live in Whistler, ride all day, every day and work in the evenings. This contest is just normal day to day for them. Well not quite, they usually take the weekends off to avoid crowds but now they'll have to "suffer" through the weekends to get entered...
  • + 2
 @islandforlife: They can probably get a ride in outside the park in the weekends.
  • + 2
 literally me
  • + 6
 Im an adult with a 9-5 job and Im all over this
  • + 8
 Middle of winter in Australia but challenge accepted
  • + 28
 Oooh, has it dipped below 20C?
  • + 3
 @Otago: That sounds cold!
  • + 2
 @Otago: Yeah, ski season began early!
  • + 4
 Is there anyway to know how many people are still "in" the contest to win the bike (not missed a day/badge)? Is the "Riders 30 Day Streak" on www.trailforks.com/contests/returntoearth an accurate metric of this? Thanks!!
  • + 3
 I did this few years back. Made it extra hard because it was winter and a full time job. Could ride from home and with lights. Still had to do silly things like take my bike on out of town work trips and ride at night in the middle of nowhere.
  • + 4
 Don't know if it's doable, but I'll be damned if i don't at least give it a shot Big Grin
45mins of singletrack/uphil daily for a whole month in the middle of summer? Workout of your life
  • + 3
 My only question is how are we supposed to ride if it's rains bad enough to close the trails? I dunno about you folks, but where I'm from in Colorado if you are out on the trails during saturated conditions you'll get beat up lol. Literally signs at almost every trailhead stating if the trails are wet you're not allowed to be on them.
  • + 1
 Yah, weather can make things difficult. I think that is why the contest is in July. Most places have some trails that typically do well with rain (sandy, rocky, etc.). Trailforks includes a lot of paved/gravel paths as well, and there are a ton on the front range. But I think with the summer heat, even with rain, something will dry out pretty quick.
  • + 1
 I came looking for an answer to this as well. Even in Indiana we're pretty protective of our trails.
  • + 2
 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
 Just email support@trailforks.com
Send the link to the trail log and they will get it awarded for you.

Happened to me a couple days ago were the gps freaked out and my route was logged several 100ft away from the actual trail.
  • + 1
 Is it the rider's local timezone that will constitute the end and start of a day? Night riding is the only way that I'll be able to pull this off so I want to make sure that after 10PM MDT isn't already considered the next day.
  • + 1
 I changed the badges a few days ago to account for the timezones, it should work based on your local regions "day".
  • + 1
 "Use the App to track/record your mountain bike riding performance history during the Contest Period (your
“Performance History”)."

Does it work if the ride is recorded on a Garmin/Strava and automatically synced to your Trailforks?
  • + 1
 Yes
  • + 5
 This is a great idea for a contest. Got offline and get out there.
  • + 3
 Time to start dreaming about winning this thing. And apparently time to start complaining about every detail of the contest.
  • + 2
 Hmm, currently living in a van, sometimes sleep at trailheads... This should be easy, should be. The hard part is motivating my butt to go ride! See you on the trails in July!
  • + 1
 Great idea for a contest! Someone gets a bike, a bunch of people get prizes and trailforks gets data!

Just a little bummed that riding a sanctioned trail would mean driving 50 minutes everyday (more than I do now so 30 hours of extra driving) or riding 20 miles on pavement for every ride (more to get to trails with shade stuff a month that will average highs near 100f).

Wonder if I can add those social trails in the city park to trailforks?
  • + 1
 Grrrr...I had a carbon sidewalk blow out on my rear wheel two weeks ago riding - was so into doing this too. Only thing I have up and running is the BMX...don’t think the skatepark is going to count! Haha hey @mercurycycling think you can get back to me soon here?!?!? Wink

This is a rad deal - cool thing you guys organized here.
  • + 1
 So I opted in and my rides show on my profile page, and they are on sections of legit trails in the app. I’ve ridden two days and I don’t have a badge for either day. So no I’m out the whole months big prize drawing, right? Do I have a setting wrong or am I misunderstanding the rules? I’ve looked them up, the full ones. Please shed some light on this for me. Maybe it’s just a glitch?
  • + 1
 Ive been riding daily but some 7 out of the 11 days it's been heavy rain with flood and or tornado warnings. These days I've only ridden one trail for about 5 min total. Will I be penalized from the grand prize with such a short ride?
  • + 1
 My record stops at 6th day for no reason, (╯‵□′)╯︵┴─┴
Can't get the Trailfork to take my ride even I upload and submit everything.
Or maybe the Trailfork thinks Windrock DH and Davil's is not for the mountain bike
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Whatever, I still will try to ride 30 days. I'm not a big fan of Trek anyway.
d(`・∀・)b
Send it!
  • + 1
 I might need some help...I rode 6 miles yesterday, but I haven’t received a badge (or any notification) from Trailforks for my ride Frown However, the ride shows up on my ridelog. Did I fudge something up? I haven’t missed a day so far and it’s really bumming me out!
  • + 1
 Nevermind, support got me taken care of!
  • + 5
 Who has won daily prizes? Where do we see the daily prize winners?
  • + 1
 The column graphs are getting impossible to read on mobile devices. Is it possible to orientate them 90 degrees to make them bar graphs? It would create space for the numbers to correctly display without illegible overlaps and would allow for all 30 days to fit vertically.
Also, would it be possible to add numbers to the leaderboards so we can accurately see where we’re placed? At the moment all I know is I’m somewhere about 5 pages back.
  • + 1
 So apparently going for a ride does NOT suffice, you must ride an ENTIRE length of a trail. Trail segments should work fine for a contest like this... Some trails in my zone exceed 15 miles in length but can access sections of them by other means.
  • + 1
 @canadaka I’ve been out of town for a wedding and it it was a struggle to find time to get any short rides in between events, flights, etc. My ride today included a section of the same urban path in Salt Lake City as the last couple of days but it didn’t give me a badge. I just learned from reading the comments here that an ENTIRE trail must be ridden to count. I’m on airplanes for the rest of the day or I would go for another ride. If I can get that one approved, I will make sure that the rest of my rides are ENTIRE trails.
  • + 1
 Your ride now has the Day 7 badge.
  • + 1
 @canadaka: thank you! Replied on the wrong thread below.
  • + 2
 Is the app messed up? I got Day 1 badge for today's ride (technically day 2) and no badge for yesterday's ride. What's going on? I don't want to get cheated out of the contest because the app doesn't work..
  • + 1
 I see you have Day 1 and Day 2 badges now.
  • + 1
 Do trails labeled on trailforks as "access roads" count? Example - www.trailforks.com/trails/kokopelli-doubletrack-loma-to-rabbit-valley

Curious as I'll have my toddler in tow in the fattrailer so I'm limited to green/some blues/access roads...
  • + 1
 Nevermind, found my answer reading through the entirety of the thread! Awesome, good challenge for myself.
  • + 1
 So I rode yesterday but couldn’t make it to an existing trail forks trail so I created one from my ride log but it’s still unconfirmed. Assuming it gets confirmed at the worst before the end of the contest will I get credit? Thx.
  • + 2
 I approved the trail and rescanned your ridelogs, you have first 2 badges now.
  • + 1
 Thanks @canadaka !!
  • + 1
 this morning I did my commute plus trail ride to work and I didn't received a badge for today. I did that 3 days in row. Everything worked just fine. I'm recording ride with strava and autosynching with trailforks.

Anybody had this problem? anybody can help?
  • + 1
 ok. everything is fine now.
  • + 1
 I have been at this everyday this month and have had zero issues with strava syncing my ride to trailforks. Now today, it's not uploading my ride. I really dont want to miss out on this contest due to the app not working properly. Please let me know what I need to do asap before the day is over and I miss out on my opportunity. Thank you
  • + 1
 I see your Day 7 ride uploaded. Its not an instant sync from Strava, there is often a queue at peak times.
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 @canadaka: Thank you!
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 “If by the end of the Contest Period the App indicates that your “Performance History” does not satisfy the “Performance Threshold”, then you will not be eligible to earn one (1) Entry in the Contest via this method of entry” Could someone elaborate on what performance threshold is? I’m new to Trailforks but is this saying we need to have established a “Performance History “ before July starts????
  • + 1
 The "Performance Threshold" is to have ridden a legal trail that is recorded on Trailforks.
You must ride where trailforks has mapped trails that are recognized in the app.
  • + 1
 I'll hopefully manage to ride every day a Trail... To win the Trek Slash would totally change my life, because I've ever ridden more "hard" stuff than my Scott Spark could manage. Indeed, it's nice to ride every day for a month, so you can shred with your friends and have a good time!
  • + 1
 Just a ride a day, doesn't matter how long? I noticed someone even uploaded an isolated local rockgarden, a few meters at most. Hit that once a day and be done with it. I'd feel guilty if I'd win it that bike! Don't worry, I won't. I don't use trailforks and just like many on here probably part of July I'll be away with gf and kids (and without bike). Do something like this in November or so so that people on both the northern as well as the southern hemisphere have equal opportunities to give it a shot.
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 The rides needs to be a completed trail on Trailforks - so depending how long that trail records, that would then give the "completed trail."
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 @sarahlukas: It says 52m on Trailforks. It is just a rockgarden descent built off the main route so that people don't have to ride it if they're just riding the regular loop. So it became a separe trail on Trailforks, apparently.

www.trailforks.com/trails/snake-bite-hill
  • + 1
 @vinay: From my understanding, that would count. We have segments like that where I live too...
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 @crazyXCsquirrel: actually the Trailforks "badge system" only counts trails greater than 100 meters.
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 @canadaka: Yeah, I was just kidding of course. No one rides just that rockgarden. You just get off the main loop, roll down there and then get back up and continue the loop.

I think the Trailforks app is really great but I've never used it. Just wondering, could I even upload rides if I don't have a fancy cellphone? I do have a Suunto Ambit 2 watch that records my rides, but to get it logged in Trailforks would that require me to export it from the Suunto software and then manually import it in Trailforks?
  • + 1
 @vinay: Yes, we don't currently have an automatic link with Suunto, not sure it's something they offer. You could go a round about way, and connect Suunto to Strava, then Strava to Trailforks, if you wanted to automate.
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 @canadaka: So I read the rules and it says stuff about a performance history. I cant find this anywhere in the app. I have my recording history and ridelogs, is that the same thing? Im assuming i can just record ride and that is good or do i need to do something else? do i need to link trailforks with strava?

I Just dont want to miss my chance at that sweet bike!!!!
  • + 2
 @bitterrooter: you're doing it right, I see you have the first 2 badges. You do not need to link to Strava if you record your ride using the Trailforks app.
  • + 5
 if cheech and chong designed a bike...
  • + 1
 Sanctioned trails I think that puts most people out of the running. How do trails become sanctioned, around my way there are litterally hundreds of trails and hundreds of miles of riding, yet trail forks has hardly any noted. Shame as it would coincide with my goal of commuting off road every day.
  • + 2
 Can you not upload your rides/routes to Trailforks and get them on the map?
  • + 2
 "Sanctioned" isn't maybe the right word... Are those trails around you loaded into the Trailforks app? You can definitely record your rides and submit them to be included in the app if they aren't already.
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 Looking at the content page (now published), it just says any trail on Trailforks, so there aren't any 'sanctioned' as in marked specifically for this contest, so get out and ride your rides and get them logged and see if you win.
  • + 5
 That bike has an amazing set of colour ways. It’s jusr beautiful!
  • + 2
 It is Rad!
  • + 4
 where can I buy one of those 'Return To Earth' t-shirts?
  • + 1
 So I understand a lot people don’t have sanctioned trails on Trailforks, that sucks. I have a few, I think I can make it work.
Is it the most miles or if you ride everyday, you get thrown into a raffle?
  • + 1
 Ride everyday you get entered into the random draw at the end, Which shouldn't be a large pool of people. So I think the odds will be pretty good for a large prize like this, probably better than many of the past contests. For the daily prizes its also a random draw and your odds will be less.
  • + 4
 Tough to enter, but sweet prize.
  • + 1
 Agreed. It makes sense that you have to use the app and the trails that are in it, etc. But it is very hard. I would have to spend hours a day and hundreds of dollars in gas for the month to get to sanctioned trails for a chance to win. And that assumes that any are actually open. We are a good month behind on opening trails because it simply has not stopped raining. Technically the closest sanctioned trail to me is always open unless there is trail maintenance. The worst thing for me is there are unsanctioned trails at the end of the block and I ride my bike to work so it seemed doable until I read the fine print.
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 @vapidoscar: yeah but honestly- who cares about winning a sweet new bike when you already won the grand prize- you get to live in Cleveland Ohio every day. (I can make that joke because I’m from Cleveland, shout out Ray’s)
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 @vapidoscar: This isn't for the faint of heart, which is why the prize is SICK. But, the daily prizes are perfect if you can't make it out for the big dawg.
  • + 1
 Hey, I am having an issue where my badges show up when I go to the details of each ridelog, but not when I go to the “my badges” tab. Does this mean my rides aren’t counting?
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 drag the "my badges" page down to refresh it.
  • + 1
 Thanks @canadaka:
  • + 0
 so the real question is how does Trailforks benefit from the increased usage? are they trying to inflate the value of the app in an effort to compete with strava?

How will the winner be decided when there will undoubtedly be hundreds or more than will achieve this goal?
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 It is a random draw among all those that complete the challenge, so pretty good odds compared to most contests.

Almost any contest is promoting something... that is kinda the point. In this case the new Anthill film. This is not the first contest using the Trailforks badge/contests system www.trailforks.com/contests/past
Of course Trailforks might see some increased usage as well, but we don't limit it to using the Trailforks app, one can connect their Strava. Which then benefits everyone in collecting more trail usage data for local trail association trail advocacy & planning. And to help power numerous Trailforks features, like trail popularity or suggestion popular routes.
  • + 1
 I have a new phone and have been working through bugs. First 2 days I lost ride data. Badges appeared since Day 3 now but still don't know why Strava and TF aren't syncing! Help...
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 So stoked. I’m gonna dig this. I ride 3-4 times a week. But this will be a nice motivation to ride everyday.

Is park included?
  • + 4
 Bike parks are included.
  • + 1
 @canadaka: sweet! ThanksSmile
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 @canadaka: saw some people saying it has to be a 45+ ride. Or is 30 min on sanction trails good too?
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 @Pisgah4life: I got in 28:30 this morning and it worked!
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 @fruitsd79: good to know. Logged a 1.5hr ride. Day one in the books.
  • + 3
 Does anyone else see the irony of this comments section? Cool premise. Great prizes. I have to ride to enter. I’m down.
  • + 4
 Still looks like a Session
  • + 4
 Are the daily prices being announced daily somewhere?
  • + 1
 I believe one of the admins said they were going to start to announce them on July 18th.
  • + 1
 I think it’s the 15th?
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 Is distance/ number of trails ridden going to matter? And what is the leaderboard for?
  • + 2
 It's doesn't matter for the contest prizes, but the leaderboard will be for fun. If multiple people have the same number of day badges, then will secondary rank on distance.
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 @canadaka: I thought getting 30 was an enter to win, so it was a lottery/raffle/draw thing... It's based on distance? Just trying to be clear... your first and second sentences seem slightly contradicting.
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 @mtbikeaddict: There is daily prizes, you need to join the contest AND log a ride to be counted in a daily random prize draw.

For the overall contest win, you need to join the contest AND ride everyday for 30 days, earning a badge each day. Then it's also a random draw among all the people who complete that challenge. Of course not everyone who completes the challenge can win the contest, that could be a lot of bikes! But your ods in the random draw are probably pretty good if you get all 30 days.
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 @canadaka: Is the day for a badge determined by the time of ending the activity / your servers receiving the activity?

How does the system define a day: Is it 00:00 to 23:59 Pacific Time (UTC−07:00) - except for 1st July which doesn't start until 01:00? Or a different zone - perhaps local time of the recording device?

So to get a badge, the ride needs to be marked Public? Can it be marked Hide Map?
  • + 1
 @RichJS: So this is a bit tricky since it's world-wide. Most the time badges are regional and when creating the badge a timezone is specified. For this global contest a timezone is still specified but its the same one for the whole world, in this case PST. Which is our local timezone and where the largest MTB audience is.

The start time of the ride is what's used.

Normally to meet a badges date criteria the date-time of when the ride took places is used, not the upload time. This is like you say 0:00 to 23:59 Pacific Time. I realise this is not ideal for people on the other side of the world, something we could maybe look to improve next time, or maybe something I can get sorted before July 1.

A ridelog must be public but it can have "hide map" selected.
  • + 3
 @RichJS: I made some code changes, so that global badges should work better internationally. As long as the ridelog is from the day in YOUR OWN TIMEZONE, it will be counted.
  • + 1
 @canadaka: Thanks, local timezone for global badges sounds good ... though I was also cool with doing one ride before 5PM and one after to get 2 days' worth of badges. Wink
  • + 1
 @canadaka: After reading the terms and conditions, I don't see distance mentioned anywhere. Every person who acquires each of the thirty badges has an equal chance of winning the grand prize, no? If distance only has to do with the daily prizes, then that's okay.
  • + 1
 @canadaka
I just realized my email attached to my profile was an old deleted one and have just corrected it. Is there a way to check to make sure I haven't missed a daily prize pack?
  • + 1
 Is it full start to finish trails?

A few of the rides I do include portions of trails on trail forks, but not start to finish out and back trails in order to loop, and to avoid some of the RIverhead mud this time of year!
  • + 1
 Yes to unlock the daily badges you must ride at least 1 trail FULLY as it's mapped on Trailforks.
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 @canadaka: why no badge for this - www.trailforks.com/ridelog/view/7046167 it seems I met the requirement?!
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 @sAsLEX: you have the badge now, fixed timezone issue I hope.
  • + 1
 @canadaka: thanks mate, went out for another quick ride on some other trails just in case it wasn't a counted trail! This month is going to be good for the fitness and riding in the dark skills
  • + 1
 This is a bummer a lot of folks (myself included). The comment thread is where I learned of the "entire trail" rule. I purposefully chose to target a 20 mile rail trail I live smack dab in the middle of rather than hopping in my car to make the trek to get in a quick singletrack sesh so I'm frustrated. I'm also trying to be kind to the trails and not just ride them when I want to but when they're suitable to the task. Perhaps call specific attention to this rule subsequent challenges? Tempted to chop up www.trailforks.com/trails/torrey-c-brown-trail to see if I can get shorter segments "sanctioned."
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 @0snap: I gave you badge credit for those 2 rides, ride on!
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 @canadaka: I'm also suffering this issue for day 1 and today (day 5). I've only found out after a load of forum scrolling!!

I've sent a few emails that haven't been picked up yet, is it possible for you to have a look into my submissions as well please?
  • + 1
 @FletcherTrek: I manually added your badges, but you need to start riding an ENTIRE trail as shown on the Trailforks map.
  • + 1
 @canadaka: thanks dude! My day 6 hasn't loaded either, when I was recording the ride the app kept closing down and has given me an average speed of like 400kph from reopening and resuming the ride. Rode the complete trail this time!!
  • + 1
 How can you add a trail to thr app? We have trail in Dragomer close to Ljubljana, Slovenia and i remember it was on tf a while ago?! Where did it go?
  • + 1
 Trails can only be added via the website www.trailforks.com/contribute
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 Ummm, star trek meets woodstock clad bike, it could work if you beam me up to the trailhead at 05:00 every morning Scotty Smile
  • + 1
 So sad, in Italy there is this thing in July called UNI Exams...

Wish I were riding hard and resting harder with GELATO AND PIZZA after the daily ride :_(
  • + 3
 That retro paintjob on the Slash looks so sick.
  • + 1
 I logged a ride on the second of July on a trail at SilverStar and it did not give me any credit for riding a trail. Has this happened to anyone else?
  • + 1
 you have the badge now
  • + 0
 This is really unfair for people with no trails round them. I live in Southport and the closest trial I have is Healy nabb which is a 45 minute drive away and I don't own a car.
  • + 1
 Submitted a ride Via strava today, do we get the badge right away or how does it work, I didnt get a daily badge for the completed ride
  • + 1
 Did I have to join the contest before July 1st? I joined this morning and I've gone on two rides and have got no badge or anything.
  • + 1
 you can join / opt-in to the contest at any point. You need to join the contest to be eligible for the prize draws, but not for earning the badges.
  • + 1
 Do the routes that you ride have to include a complete trail segment or does the route just have to overlap with part of the trail?
  • + 1
 To unlock the daily badges you must ride at least 1 trail FULLY as it's mapped on Trailforks.
  • + 2
 I added a "Friends Leaderboard" to the contest leaderboard page www.trailforks.com/contests/returntoearth
  • + 1
 That's a nice feature Trevor. How do we add friends and get them to show up on the leader board?
  • + 1
 @Skooks: Yah that is a pain, we need a better way to import friends. Right now you can use the Pinkbike friend finder tool www.pinkbike.com/user/list
  • - 1
 I'm one of the lucky ones that has a trail in my back yard. However we often get heavy rains during july and to be good stewards of the trail, riding afterwards is not a good idea and sometimes it takes a few days to dry out. I'll also be on vacation for a week in july and pretty sure we don't have any trails at the local beach.
  • + 2
 just run along the side of the trail, as long as trailforks thinks you did it you're all good
  • + 2
 Closest one is a 6 hour drive away. I'll guess my GT will stick with me another year.
  • + 2
 Does this log retro spectively ? I don’t have internet at home so won’t be able to upload on some days
  • + 3
 Unfortunately no, to reduce people cheating the system, the ridelog must be uploaded on the day of.
  • + 1
 hey i build like 20 trails in neighbourhood and i ride them mostly, but i definitely dont want to be it on trailforks, because they not for whole world traffic... sorry...
  • + 1
 Sounds like you need to explore some new trails for July! Big Grin
  • + 1
 Seems like a great way for a few thousand people to put some good wear on their components and have to replace stuff. Smart sponsorship by Shimano.
  • + 7
 Good point. I wasn't gonna ride next month until I saw this contest.
  • + 4
 how do decide who wins
  • + 3
 Where can I buy that hat??
  • + 0
 At risk of receiving an online beating (it is pinkbike after all) can I log rides on my emtb? Obviously, only on trails that they are allowed on (pretty much everything in Nelson NZ). And yes, I do have a health reason.
  • + 1
 I’ve gotten badges every single day, but I’ve never found myself on the leaderboard at all (even way far down). Have I properly entered this competition?
  • + 1
 Didn't get through all comments: who has the best chances? Everyone doing the thirty days of ride or the ones with most mile/trail count?
  • + 2
 How I can filter trails to find the sanctioned out? Do I have to open every trail to check it out?
  • + 2
 You just need to ride any trail that is on the public Trailforks map. The wording of that was a bit confusing. Trailforks has lots of "hidden" trails mapped not visible to the public, just to local trail association admins.
  • + 1
 @canadaka: if a ridelog includes both sanctioned and hidden trails, does it count? And does it count if a ridelog is made private?
  • + 1
 @DMal: Yes a ridelog can include hidden trails in it, so it might be marked "sensitive". As long as it also includes a match on a public trail, it will be counted.
Private ridelogs don't count towards badges and therefore this contest. We need to be able to do some verifying of the rides for those that complete the 30 days.
  • + 0
 What they should do, let people "demo" the same or close to specs of the same bike for the same challenge and see if it holds up or people actually like them. now thats a challenge !
  • - 1
 On the weekends I watch my 3 kids while our oldest and my wife work at my wife's shop. The closest trail is a blue with 960 ft of climbing and descending in 3.4 miles. Point being I can't take a 3yo and 4yo on that trail. 7yo would probably barely survive. If we can't count rides PERIOD, even on the roads nearby, then that's limiting to some. Just my 2c coming from a beggar that'd love a legit shot at this one....
  • + 1
 I would love to participate and have the chance to have my dream bike, but I'm from Mexico and there are only 5 routes tracked
  • + 4
 You can always help map some local trails www.trailforks.com/contribute
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 @canadaka: oh, Ive never use trailforks due to this, thanks alot!!!
  • + 3
 Pretty sure 1st July to the 31st is 31 days. :p
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 Shhhhhh... But we are only running it for 30 days! Day number 31 is a rest day.
  • + 2
 Man I thought I was insane for a min there. Why is this comment not higher up? July 1-31 not 30 days
  • + 1
 Curious. You have to ride an official trailforks mapped trail, but if you ride it backwards, does that count?
  • + 1
 Reverse will count, but still need to get a full match, so ride the entire trail as mapped.
  • + 1
 Do you have to ride the entire trail? Gonna be hard to complete loops in the mud every day
  • + 1
 Yes must ride a entire trail as it's mapped on Trailforks to get a "match" and unlock the daily badge.
  • + 1
 @canadaka: guess I'm out then. Only chance would be a 26 mile loop.
  • + 1
 Tried to add a private trail and then a public gravel trail from the park, but nope. Private no good. And the 2 other people in town couldn't confirm because their trust scores aren't high enough. :/
  • + 1
 What time zone is this from and does it matter? Im in the UK so do I need to start a day earlier? Or finish a day later?
  • + 1
 @Willajack1: I fixed it so it should work in each users local timezone.
  • + 0
 Don't need to use the App, can continue with how I'm doing it already...which is good. Sign up on website link isn't working though...says the Content isn't published.
  • + 1
 @canadaka

Do employees working at bike shops that sell Trek, qualify for the contest?
  • + 2
 When I live in Japan with no trails. Ouch. So maybe next year Big Grin
  • + 1
 you can add them yourself, Trailforks works as a "trail wikipedia" everyone can add trails, access roads, etc. Just follow the help pages and trailfork forum to be sure you are doing it right.
  • + 2
 Only "sanctioned" trails are accepted. Not all the upload trails have that condition
  • + 1
 @elyari: yeah, the trails have to be confirmed and approved. Tough to do when there are only 2 riders in your county who even know what Pinkbike is
  • + 1
 @canadaka,

Do bike shop employees, of bike shops that sell Trek qualify for entry.
  • + 2
 Any chance we could get this missing badge issue addressed?
  • + 1
 It should be fixed now for new rides. I see you have first 2 badges.
  • + 1
 So on FULL complete trail? What if that trail is less than a few miles? Does that still count? Say 1-4 mile long trails?
  • + 1
 The trail just has to be a minimum 100 meters long for our trail matching system.
  • + 1
 @canadaka can the FULL trail be like a mile long as marked publicly by trailforks?
  • + 1
 The trail just has to be a minimum 100 meters long.
  • + 1
 I'm currently living 50 metres from a gondola... I have no excuse not to win!
  • + 1
 How do you upload your ride ? Does it start recording when you start at the trailhead?
  • + 1
 Record your ride in the Trailforks app
www.trailforks.com/help/view/88
Or connect a Strava account and record using Strava
www.trailforks.com/ridelog/stravaguide
  • + 2
 Error: Contest is not published. Uhhhh...that'll make it slightly harder.
  • + 2
 Sorry about that, it's live now, You have 23 days to enter the contest.
  • + 1
 @canadaka: Right on. Now I have something to do in July. Wink
  • + 1
 @canadaka: Merci beaucoup!
  • + 1
 perfect for Panama, the nearest trail is 45 minutes from the city, the rest is over hour and a half far from the city.
  • + 2
 anyone else wondering why this bike has a 2017 fox 36 on it?
  • + 2
 Nope! Smile
  • + 2
 I don't share my ridelogs...they are private, will they still count?
  • + 1
 no, make them public for 30 days man!
  • + 2
 Do purple trails count aswell?
  • + 1
 the access roads that are marked on Trailforks? example - www.trailforks.com/trails/barlow-road

these are great to get some miles in when it is too wet to get into the forest proper. I hope they count
  • + 3
 @sAsLEX: They do
  • + 1
 I live a 1 minute pedal from a flat, 400m long sanctioned, trailforks trail. Bet I still screw up at least once in July.
  • + 1
 Is Return to Earth just Life Cycles Two? Sounds like same voice-over and everything.
  • + 1
 It means this contest is not a worldwide. Practically I ride everyday so it must be easy for me..
  • + 1
 It rained overnight and around here we don't ride muddy trails. Oh well - another day of Xbox and chips.
  • + 3
 What about in a few week's time? Maybe they'll dry out by July?
  • + 1
 what is the difference between a green trail that is a solid line compared to two parallel lines?
  • + 2
 We have a trail difficulty rating below green called "White", but can't really show white trails on a mostly white map, so we show it as a lighter green in parallel.
  • + 1
 @canadaka: do they count for the 30 day challenge?
  • + 2
 Does BMX racing and practice count?
  • + 1
 So do I have to ride the entire trail forks trail or just a portion of it? the nearest one to me is 15 miles
  • + 1
 To unlock the daily badges you must ride at least 1 trail FULLY as it's mapped on Trailforks.
  • + 2
 my pedal butt is gonna be sooo... bruised
  • + 1
 Yeah, good stuff when you live in one of the best countries for MTB but worst for actually having sanctioned trails.
  • + 2
 Can bike companies just make bikes look like this?
  • + 1
 Right??!
  • + 0
 Some of us have to work, and the sun goes down early in certain latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere. [sigh] Just sayin'.
  • + 1
 It says the contest is not published when I try to enter on my phone
  • + 1
 It's probably not on there since it hasn't started. Begins July 1st
  • + 1
 I had the same problem. 3 weeks from now it'll hopefully be active, but I'll likely forget. smh
  • + 2
 Sorry about that, it's live now, You have 23 days to enter the contest before it starts.
  • + 1
 @canadaka: Does that mean 23 days before it starts, and it still runs July as announced, or is it actually just the rest of June?
  • + 2
 @mtbikeaddict: The contest itself is July 1 to July 30, where you need to track a ride each of those days that includes 1 trail. But like all our contests, you need to also "opt-in" by clicking JOIN on the contest page.
  • + 1
 @canadaka: Thanks for the clarification.Smile
  • + 1
 Do you have to go to different trails every day?
  • + 2
 Technically no.
  • + 1
 How do we see whos winning the daily prizes and what they won?
  • + 3
 First batch will be announced on the 15th.
  • + 1
 I live right at trails. I will compete. Most likely win.
  • + 0
 No fucking way am I showing trailforks 30 of my favourite trails! Nice try though.
  • + 8
 If they aren't already publicly mapped on Trailforks, it wouldn't count towards the contest anyway Razz
  • + 8
 Ride the 30 trails you hate the most. Can't wait to check them out!
  • + 1
 sorry i am confused, this is worldwide or just USA?
  • + 2
 Worldwide!
  • + 1
 It would be great i if Turnerbikes were involved nuff said
  • + 1
 Dammit! I'm definitely in on this.
  • + 1
 Winner Will live un Squamish or from me area
  • + 1
 I used to have a brown 36 .....
  • + 1
 This is obviously not a contest for people with kids and wife ????
  • + 2
 I have kids, wife, dog, and a full-time professional job. I fully intend to ride every day this month. Will it take some sacrifices? Of course! I will probably need to do a few rides in the middle of the night. It's called a challenge for a reason!
  • + 1
 Woohoo! Let's give that a go!
  • + 1
 Dammit, another good reason not to be injured
  • + 1
 Do the ride logs need to be public?
  • + 2
 Yes, to unlock a badge the ridelog needs to be public. But you can select the "hide map location".
  • + 2
 I have kids
  • + 3
 Sounds like you're out of luck! Razz
  • + 2
 So do I. And a dog. And a full-time job. And all of the usual time-sucking things that life throws at you. I fully intend to complete this challenge. It's a matter of wether the sacrifices are Worth it to you or not.
  • + 1
 Does zwift count?
  • + 3
 No
  • + 1
 @canadaka: Is there a way we can see how many people are qualified for the bike prize day to day. In theory the number should diminish everyday. I thought I found that number, but it appears day 6 got larger than day 5, so I’m a bit confused
  • + 1
 @canadaka: Oh nevermind, I found the chart under the leader board, nice job!
  • + 0
 goddamn that bike is ugly
  • + 1
 Do down.
  • + 1
 Looks like an Intense.
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 Should have a requirement that you have to ride some dirt every ride.
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 Too bad I'm married and a parent, this is great for someone with no responsibilities.........haha, the winner must be a lonely person.
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 Or a really dedicated one.
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 I'm married with young children at home and work full time and I am going to do this. It's completely up to you if you want to do this or just make excuses. Give up your lunches or ride at nights, no requirement on ride time so this is actually a pretty easy challenge
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 Can you log road rides?
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 As long as the route is on Trailforks then it will count. So if the ride has road sections in them, then it should. If you can manage a ride with just the road sections then it should be fine (I've no official part in this content, just a hopeful participant that has been reading all the comments and responses from the Mods, and come up with that understanding).
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 Looks like the guy in first place place for distance on the leaderboard logged a ton of road rides. Judging by his profile he works for a shuttle service and majority of his route is him driving on roads to get to the trailhead. On day 15 he logged 470km but if you look at his ride log 90% of that is streets being driven in a shuttle to get to the trailhead. It's probably only a few km a day on actual trails.
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 Actually, looking through them it looks like majority of the guys with hundreds of miles/kms have majority of their ride being on the road. Maybe they start recording their ride log when they step into their vehicle to drive to a trail? I should start doing that, I drive close to 45 min a day to get to my trails. I would be at 40+ miles per day for my rides.
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 12 speed XTR or no care!
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 You share your trails, for a trek., Shame on you, this must be EnduroCommunity
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