Posted by Michael Pratt on 5/21/21, 7:52 PM
Today we're excited to announce a new feature: team challenges!
Starting today, when you create a new challenge, you can elect to make it a team challenge. With this type of challenge, groups of riders can compete together against other teams.
With team challenges, the leaderboard is sorted by team score rather than individual score. A team score is calculated as the sum of all team member's chosen metric (calories, output, etc) for all eligible rides during the challenge, divided by the number of team members.
For example, say a challenge has 2 teams, and each team has 3 riders, and the metric of choice is Output. Team 1 has the following rides for each member:
The leaderboard score for Team 1 would be the sum of the output for all rides (100 + 125 + 25 + 150 + 100 + 200 + 175) divided by the number of team members (3), which equals 291.
Like, if Team 2 has the following rides for each member:
The leaderboard score for Team 2 would be the sum of the output for all rides (150 + 75 +90 +100 + 300 +250) divided by the number of team members (3), which equals 321.
Like individual challenges, the leaderboard scores are updated throughout the day and always reflect the latest set of rides that are eligible for each member of the team.
There are a few things to keep in mind when competing in a team challenge:
This feature is still in beta and we expect there may be some minor tweaks or updates as people try it out. As always, we'd love to hear any feedback or suggestions you may have. Happy riding and see you on the leaderboard!