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:

Once you’ve clicked the button, you’ll know that the trail has been added to your My Trails list if it looks like this:

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:

As you start typing the name of the trail, the search bar will try to autocomplete the trail name based on our database listings:

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:

If you navigate to your public-facing profile via the dropdown menu in the upper right hand corner of the website, you can also see a map full of pins with all of the trail systems 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!

# Comments

  • MTI

    Gregg would it be cheating to just add all the trails I can remember riding in 10 years. Yea they may all have the same date but man it would stink having to start from 0. Also Just got back from Mulberry Gap only had time for one night but 2 days riding and it was great. Is there a link of a list of riding specific places like MG on Singletracks. I think it would be a cool addition. I’d much rather stay in a place like that than a boring hotel. Say for instance if I am heading to VA it would be nice to check if there is anyplace like MG while searching for trails and places to ride.

    • mtbgreg1

      No, it would definitely NOT be cheating 🙂 Adding all the trails you’ve ever ridden is definitely the whole point! It’s a great way for you to keep track of the places you’ve been… and the wishlist feature is a great way to keep track of the places you want to go!

      In reference to Mulberry Gap, we have the mountain bike tour and shuttle operators section right here: http://www.singletracks.com/bike-tours/Mountain-Bike-Tours-and-Shuttles_6?sortBy=field131+ASC%2C+field127+ASC&filterBy=%7Cfield132:76 Mulberry Gap should definitely be on that list too… I’ll add it this morning.

    • MTI

      Hey Gregg I got a start on this lots more to go. I’m doing trail systems first than am going to go back to individual trails. At your Dirty 30 would it be fair to say we hit all the sub-listings under Bull/Jake? Save me some time man don’t want to try to figure it out!

    • mtbgreg1

      Hey Matt, we did all of the Bull/Jake sub listings EXCEPT 28a/223k, Lance Creek/223a, Moss Creek, Vietnam, and Whoop-de-dos. Also, we didn’t do any of the other area trails that aren’t listed under Bull/Jake mtn.

      Hope this helps!

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