A "route" is a collection of trails joined together creating a suggested way to ride.
Routes rely on trails being added to a region before you create routes.
There are 2 types of routes, both can utilize our unique trail network routing engine.
1. Official Local Route
Public local routes are meant to be quality popular or common local rides with a required description added to our global directory. We will reject routes without enough detail.
- Local recommended rides for visitors
- Race courses
- Show the most popular or common ways to ride a collection of trails
Draw a route or upload a gpx, then describe the route, add stages, pois, photos & more.
Requires approval by moderator or region admin.
Reasons to add your race course to Trailforks
- Exposure on the largest trail directory in the world.
- Embeddable widget of interactive course map & elevation profile.
- Show race stages on the map & elevation profile.
- Add race specific POIs like aid stations and checkpoints.
- Race planning, plan possible routes, collect gps statistics without having to pre-ride.
- Virtual 3D tour of the course.
- Feature race sponsors with their logos on the route page.
- Monitor trail reports & conditions for trails in the route, close trails on race day.
- Display route on our free mobile app, allow racers to pre-ride.
- More coming...
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2. Personal Route or 'Ride Plan'
Plan your next weekend ride & sync your plan to the mobile app.
No moderation for creating, editing or deleting.
- Plan routes for personal use
- Test out possible race course routes
- A personal route plan can be converted to a official local route
You have control over personal routes, no approval needed, you can share with friends or delete when done with.
Create Personal Route Plan