RideAmigos offers three distinct styles of challenges. Each is designed to help program administrators tap into different motivations for friendly competition to create behavior change:

User Challenges

  • Users compete individually against other users.
  • Challenge administrators may opt all users into the challenge or may require sign-up.

Best for: Individually-focused challenges, especially when your audience includes many capable and competitive individuals.

Network Challenges

  • Pre-determined groups of users compete against other groups.
  • Networks are administrator-specified groups that can be either publicly join-able or privately assigned.
  • Networks are general user groups within the platform that exist beyond the period of the challenge.

Best for: Challenges between departments, building morale and camaraderie within pre-established groups, and encouraging highly-capable group members to support and encourage less experienced members.

Team Challenges

  • Teams created specifically for the challenge compete against each other.
  • Teams are user-created groups.
  • Unlike networks, teams are created specifically for a challenge and expire upon completion of the challenge.
  • Teams allow users to compete with groups of other users across networks.

Best for: Teams are a great solution when users across departments or work sites do not share a network membership but want to compete together as a team. Helps to create and reinforce bonds that cross existing network boundaries.

Important Note About Individual vs. Group Challenges

Network and team challenges do not include any rankings for individual users. These group-oriented challenges only display aggregate results for each group in the competition.

If you want to have both users and groups competing at the same time, the solution is to run parallel user and network or team challenges. As users log applicable trips they will contribute to all simultaneous challenges.

How to Create Challenges