Get ready to ride with these tips
Before a ride, fill enough bottles depending on the number of hours you plan on riding. Usually, 1 bottle per hour is sufficient, or 500ml every 15 minutes.
Make sure you have a battery charger for your device as AR routes tend to drain batteries faster due to the graphics processing.
Place some towels nearby to mop up and prevent a pond from forming below your bike
Have a fan or two nearby because it is easy to overheat especially in summer and on hill climbs.
Join the Facebook Group
In this community, one can share a lot that you have in common with other Rouvy users and connect with others all over the world with similar cycling goals and passions. This Group will provide you with the latest news, updates, resources, sharing of videos, rides, and user info that you may feel free to comment on and get involved in, and be motivated by.
Take part in the Rouvy Cycling Career
Complete tasks on every level of the cycling career to eventually make it to Legend status. This is not just a destination but also a journey that motivates you to succeed every step of the way.
Challenge yourself and compete with others You will earn a badge that will be visible in the app and at my.rouvy.com.
Read the challenge description
Before the challenge starts, go to my.rouvy.com > explore > challenges. Find the challenge you want, click on it and read the description (time, tasks, routes)
Do not forget to change the modes
You can ride in Training Mode, but you will not get credit for this activity. The reason is that you can move your avatar wherever you want to and you are also able to change the reality level, so it is easier for you. And unfortunately, there is no proof you rode the whole route and on 100%.
Do not forget to switch back to Time Trial mode. Check the mode after every update.
You can compare yourself with your previous ride time. Ride a route in Time Trial or Race mode, and you can challenge yourself again and again and even choose a few of your former times in one ride at the same time.
Try a little of everything
You can ride just by yourself. You can try our group rides and ride with other people who are better than you but still try to match their pace. You can register and enter races. Challenge other people and compete with them. You can also ride alone on either an AR route or a non-AR route (no avatars, user-uploaded video) wherever in the world you’d like to explore and watch the landscape unfold. There is a lot Rouvy can offer.
Do you have a free or recovery day but still want to be involved and watch your friends to see how they battle up the hills or compete with their friends in a race? You can use our Watch Mode to see them.