Guide

Team-related

How do I join a team?

After you've started logging miles, captains may invite you to join their team. If this happens, you'll be sent a message. Pending invitations are also displayed on your dashboard. If you'd like to take a more proactive approach, you can view and apply to teams by clicking the competition tab. When you find a team you'd like to join, click Apply. You'll then have the opportunity to send the team captain a message. Your pending applications are displayed on your dashboard.

How do I create a team?

Click on the Competition tab. Three new links appear below. Hover over the Teams link and click on Create a Team, which brings you to the Create Your Team form. Use the form to enter your team name and description and upload an avatar. Save your team by clicking the Create Team button.

Watch the "Creating Teams" screencast

How do I invite players to join my team?

Under the Competition tab, hover over Teams and click on Manage Your Teams. Your teams are listed below. Each team has three actions listed. Clicking on the Invite Players link will redirect you to the Invite Players page. Search for riders using their username, location or tags. Otherwise, all registered riders are listed at the bottom of the page. Click on the rider’s name to find out more, then click Invite to send an invitation. Riders will only appear on your roster once they’ve accepted your invitation.

How does my team get into a competition?

Once you've set up a team, it's time to join a competition. Open competition are listed at the top of the Competitions page. You can find out more about a competition's settings and rules by clicking their name. Once you've determined which competition suits you best, click "Apply to Competition" next to their name.

Select which of your teams you would like to join the competiton from the pulldown list. You will only be able to sign up teams that you are the captain of.

A message will be sent to the competition’s creator, who will then approve or reject your request. You will be notified as soon as they have made a decision.

Watch the "Joining Competitions" screencast


Competition-related

How do I create a Competition?

Click on the Competition tab and hover over the Leagues link. Clicking on Create Competition brings you to the Create Competition form. There you enter your competition’s name and description and set up custom parameters.

What is the difference between a Challenge Competition and a League Competition?

Challenge
In a Challenge competition it's every team for themselves: all participating teams compete against each other at once. When the designated time period is over, the team with the most points wins. There are no limits to the number of teams that can participate in a challenge.

League
In a League competition teams compete in a round-robin-style tournament. Two teams compete in each game, with the number of games in each round determined by the number of teams in the league.

What do the challenge parameters mean?

Challenge parameters are the settings for your challenge. You can use the default parameters offered, or customize to your needs.

Number of player scores used in games
This setting indicates how many players’ scores are counted on each team in each game. Greenlight will automatically select the players with the top scores in the game to count toward team totals.
Scoring format
Determines whether points are calculated using the number of miles or trips a team has ridden.
Eligible trips tags
Here you can determine which trips count toward a rider’s score. You may want to limit scoring strictly to work commutes or choose to count recreational trips.

What do the league parameters mean?

League parameters are the settings for your league. You can use the default parameters offered, or customize to your needs. For example, you can change the number of teams in your league, the number of players on a team, the length of games or which rides are eligible for scoring. League parameters allow Greenlight to be as simple or involved as you’d like.

Length of game (in weeks)
The amount of time that a game lasts
Number of teams in league
Set the number of teams for your league. If you have an odd number of teams, a Ghost Team will be added. A maximum of ten teams are allowed in each league.
Ghost team strength
The Ghost team’s score is calculated taking an average of all other teams’ scores for a game. Changing the Ghost Team Strength multiplies the league average by a percentage. For example, if the average team score for a game is 500 points and the Ghost Team Strength is set to 50%, the Ghost Team’s score will be 250 points.
Number of Player Scores used in games
This setting indicates how many players’ scores are counted on each team in each game. Greenlight will automatically select the players with the top scores in the game to count toward team totals.
Number of days that scoring is eligible
Here you can set a maximum number of days per week that players can score points. For example, if you wanted to set up a league based around commuting, you may choose to limit scoring to five days.
Conduct Playoffs
This setting determines whether or not playoffs will be conducted.
Number of teams in the playoffs
Use this function to limit the number of playoff teams or include the entire league. There are no ghost teams in the playoffs, so for a complete bracket the number of teams must be an exponent of two (2, 4 or 8). This means that in some cases not all of your league’s teams will participate in the playoffs. For example, if you have ten teams in the regular season you may have 2, 4 or 8 teams in the playoffs. If you have 6 teams in the regular season you may have 2 or 4 teams in the playoffs.
Eligible Trips Tags
Here you can determine which trips count toward a rider’s score. You may want to limit scoring strictly to work commutes or choose to count recreational trips.

Personal

How do I edit my profile?

After clicking the Personal tab, click on Your Profile to manage your profile information. You can change your email & password, location, profile tags, or profile picture.

How do I change my avatar?

On the Manage Your Profile page (see above), click the change link below your avatar to upload a new picture. You can choose one of our pre-made avatars, or upload an image from your computer. Avatars are limited to jpeg, gif or png files with 94 x 118 resolution.

What are profile tags?

Profile tags are words you use to describe what type of rider you are. For example, you may want to identify yourself as a commuter or a mountain biker. You might want to identify the type of bike you ride, e.g. singlespeed vs. road. When creating a team or league, you can search for riders using their profile tags.

What are ride tags?

Ride tags denote what type of trip you’ve taken when logging miles. This allows you to keep specific records of how you’re using your bike. Also, when setting up team or league parameters, you may limit scoring trips to specific ride types or invite players based on the types of trips they routinely take.

Miscellaneous

Where can I report problems with the site?

Please send any errors or problems you find with the site to support@greenlightride.com

Invite a friend to Greenlight!

At the bottom of your dashboard is the Invite a Friend button. Clicking this button will allow you to send a message to your friends inviting them to join in the competition.

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