Over the last year, we have received dozens of requests for features specific to event organization. With that in mind, we are releasing our first iteration of events. This first implementation is basic, however we will be introducing many more features which will make our event system a powerful tool for anyone who wants to plan a ride or series of rides. Events are not just for official organizers - we will have solid support for a basic multi-day ride all the way up to a full multi-stage race.
There are a few different ways to create your own event. One, if you are the admin of a group you will see the link "Create an event" on your group's profile page:
Once you select that link you'll receive this dialog box:
Fill in your info like so:
And you get this page where you can begin creating/adding routes by clicking the "Add a route" link:
If you already have a route you want to use it will show up in a dropdown once you click the "Add a route" link.
Once you have added a few routes your event page will start to look like this:
After you have added your routes, you'll probably want to put in some information about the event. Just click "edit" in the overview tab to adjust the basic details about the event. For additional content, you can add custom tabs. Click the "+" tab and you will get a new tab that looks like this by default:
Clicking edit brings up the simple WYSIWYG editor that lets you do some basic formatting. Just replace the sample content, edit the tab label, and click Save.
You'll also be able to search for Events through the search drop down menu and if you dont' have a group page you can create an event by selecting "Create event" on the event search page.
We are very excited about this release of Events and are looking forward to our next iteration on this set of features. Please check out an event page in action here let us know what you think!
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