Map My Ride unveiled a new feature that adds fuel to the heat of competition. Courses, the latest update to the iMapMyRide app available for iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android, lets users compare stats across the board.
Courses has four categories – Climbs, Descents, Member Created Routes, and Actual Stage Race Events. The fastest riders in any of these categories, just like Strava, get social medals. But, Map My Ride Courses award for more than just fastest time on segments. For all official courses, they’re using a new monthly point system. The point system tallies each month on a leaderboard to determine the person with the best overall times. King and Queen positions are awarded for best overall times in climbs; Speed King and Queen are awarded for descents. Stage Race Event courses work the same way, giving the fastest rider overall leader status. Also, “Guru” status, for those of us extremely determined, is awarded to the cyclist that has completed any official course the most times.
As always, Map My Ride will provide live tracking and everything else you’ve come to expect. Things just got…more social. Details here.