In my opinion, one of the coolest features on Singletracks.com is the ability to track which mountain bike trails you’ve ridden. Once you’ve logged these trails, they’ll appear on your “My Trails” list so that you can reference them later. If you want to get started creating your very own My Trails list, here’s how to do it:
My Trails Button
When you’re on any trail listing page on Singletracks.com, if you want to add that trail to your My Trails list, all you have to do is click the “Add to ‘My Trails'” button on the right hand side of the page:
If you added a trail to your list in error, just click that button again and it will be removed.
Finding Your Trails
Of course, clicking the button is the easy part–finding the trails that you’ve ridden can take some doing! If you know the names of the trails that you’ve ridden, you can easily run a search for them using the big search bar on the home page:
If you don’t see the exact trail name, you can always hit the “search” button to view full search results.
Now, if you know that you’ve ridden a lot of trails in a specific area, you can run a search in the same search bar for your hometown or a destination you’ve visited. Then, from the town/city page, you can navigate to the trails that you’ve ridden:
Alternatively, you can run a search for areas you’ve lived or visited in the master map on the main mountain bike trails page:
Finally, if you can’t find the trail you’re looking for, be sure to add it!
Mobile App Check-Ins
If you’re out riding a mountain bike trail, you can check in at the trailhead using the Singletracks.com mobile app for iPhone and Android. Checking in via your mobile device will automatically add the trail to your My Trails list and remove it from your Wishlist. For more information on using the mobile app, check out this article.
The My Trails List
Now that you’ve created your list, you can use and analyze the data any number of ways. To get to the basic My Trails page, click on either your public profile or your private dashboard, and then click over to your My Trails page. From there, you can view an alphabetical list of all the trails you’ve ridden:
I personally think the most satisfying result of using the My Trails page is knowing how many trails you’ve ridden over the course of your entire lifetime. Thanks to Singletracks, I can easily see that I’ve ridden 711 individual trails in 342 trail systems (as of the time of this writing, 10/08/13).
Singletracks also has a little leader board going to show who’s ridden the most trail systems out of all the users on the website:
And that’s not all. As you click around the website, you’ll see this data used in different ways, including, but not limited to: telling you how many of the top 100 trails you’ve ridden, how many IMBA Epics you’ve ridden, and how many trails you’ve ridden in your home state.
So what are you waiting for? Start building your My Trails list now, and see where you rank!