Need to log some trips to participate in a challenge or just want to track your progress towards a greener commute? No problem! RideAmigos has you covered with lots of options.

Log Trips via the Web Dashboard

To log a trip:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Go to your dashboard and find the trip logging widget.
  3. Today is already selected if you just want to log your day’s commute, but you can also unselect today by clicking, then select other days in the past if desired.
  4. Click “Where Did You Go?” to enter your origin and destination, or to choose one of your saved commutes. (Location logging not available on all platforms.)
  5. Pick when you departed on this trip. If you are logging a round trip, choose when you returned as well. Only logging one way? Just click No Return Trip.
  6. If logging by location is enabled for your system, the distance will be calculated for you, but you can also update or input your distance manually.
  7. Choose what mode you used, such as carpool or bike.
  8. Hit Log Trips and you’re all done! When you return to the site, all this information will be saved for you so you only have to click Log Trips and you’ll be all set.

Need to log more trips for the same day(s)? Just re-select the days you want to add more logs for and follow the same steps. Note that you will need to choose different times, as you cannot log two trips as happening at the same time.

Log Trips via Commute Tracker

The RideAmigos Commute Tracker app is designed to make tracking and logging your commute trips as easy as possible.

Just connect Commute Tracker to your RideAmigos account, enter your home and work locations, then check back in every few days to confirm your trips.

Log Trips via Connected Apps

RideAmigos offers several different Connected App options, depending on your system’s configuration. Options include Scoop, Strava, Waze Carpool, and more.

Once connected, these apps will automatically synchronize your commute trips to your RideAmigos account, making trip logging completely painless! To manage your connected apps, visit your user profile by clicking on your name in the upper right corner, Edit Profile, then choose Connected Apps on the left side of your screen. Learn more about Connected Apps. 

Multi-Modal Triplogging

A multi-modal commute refers to a trip where you use more than one type of transportation. An example of this would be a journey to work where you first bicycled to a transit station, loaded your bike on the train, got off the train at the closest station to work, and then continued your journey on to the office.

To explain how to record a multi-modal trip on a RideAmigos site, let’s walkthrough a couple of examples:

Example #1: I ride my bike to the bus stop, then take the bus the rest of the way. I do the same but in reverse on the way home.

  1. Choose the dates you would like to log this commute.
  2. Enter the times of when you’ll be on your bike, both for the morning and the evening.
  3. Enter the bike distance.
  4. Click the Log button to save this portion.
  5. Select the dates to log again.
  6. Enter the times of when you will be on the bus.
  7. Enter the bus trip distance.
  8. Click the Log button to save the last portion.
  9. You’ll now have 4 legs saved for the days selected which you can review in your history.

Example #2: I ride my bike to the bus stop, then take the bus the rest of the way in the morning. I am in a carpool on the way home.

  1. Choose the dates you would like to log this commute.
  2. Enter the time of when you’ll be on your bike in the morning.
  3. Choose “No Return Trip”.
  4. Enter the bike distance.
  5. Click the Log button to save this portion.
  6. Select the dates to log again.
  7. Enter the time of when you will be on the bus. (No Return trip should already be selected)
  8. Enter the bus trip distance.
  9. Click the Log button to save this portion.
  10. Select the dates to log again.
  11. Enter the time of when you will be in the carpool. (No Return trip should already be selected)
  12. Enter the carpol trip distance.
  13. Click the Log button to save this final portion.
  14. You’ll now have 3 legs saved for the days selected which you can review in your history.

Depending on the modes you use and what order you use them in, you’ll need to adjust which legs of the commute have ‘no return trip’, the destination for each leg, as well as the distance each leg takes.