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By Top Trail Journeys

Interested in trying out Top Trail Journeys (www.toptrailjourneys.com)?
Well, next month — August 1 through 31 — Journeys is hosting a FREE event called Sky Blue Sky Lite. Wanna join? If you think “yes” — read on…

Who can join?
You must be a current Premium, Basic, Youth, or MHC member (or friend of) of the Top Trail Horse website to participate in this FREE virtual activity challenge. 

This is a little video we did for Sky Blue Sky 150 but it still applies!!

What’s the goal?
The goal is 50 miles during the month of August. Those miles can be ridden (use your Top Trail Horse posted tracks), walked, hiked, biked, kayaked, roller skated, you can even track your swimming distance (we recommend you use Strava as you can connect your app to Journeys). See below for more detailed information.

What’s the cost?
Yes, this activity challenge event is free and you will receive a virtual completion badge on your account when you’ve posted 50 activity miles (activities you have recorded and posted in the August 1 through August 31 time frame).

Can I get a cool award tag?
Yes. You may wish to commemorate your activity accomplishment with a gorgeous award tag specific to this event. They’re $13.99 shipped — quantities are limited so order as soon as possible. Order your tag via email toptrailhorse@gmail.com.

Reward yourself for getting out & moving

Event Details

Start Date: August 1, 2021
End Date: August 31, 2021
Mileage Goal: 50 miles 

Here are the steps to signing up:
1. Register here if you have not already registered on the Journeys website  — if you’re already Registered, skip to with step 2.
2. Connect your Top Trail Horse account here (you must be logged into Journeys to do this) — if you’re already Registered and Connected, skip to step 3.
3. Select “Sky Blue Sky Lite” challenge (Join button).
4. Starting August 1st start posting your GPS recorded activity miles (see below for more information).
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You may order a Sky Blue Sky award tag via email. The cost of the tag is $15 (includes shipping). There are limited quantities so if you want one get it ordered now.

 What type of activities are eligible?

Riding (use your Top Trail Horse ride tracks — see more below)

Walking, hiking, biking, skating, swimming, kayaking, jogging, you get the idea …

All eligible activities must be posted to your Journeys account (My Journey page) within the event dates posted or they will not count. It’s best to add your activity shortly after it’s completed.

Record your activities with any GPS however, we recommend Strava &/or Fitbit for any non-riding activity. We recommend your Top Trail Horse account for riding activities but you can use Strava for riding as well. 


Connecting your “Apps”

This is easy. After you have registered on the website, simply head over to the “Connect” page and click the icon of the app you wish to connect. You can connect your Top Trail Horse account (we’re calling it an app here), Strava app, and FitBit. Just click the icon(s) you wish to connect and follow the prompts.

How to Add your recorded activities using connected “apps” —

Riding activities using your Top Trail Horse account:

  1. Record, Save & post your track as usual for Top Trail Horse. 
  2. Log into Journeys
  3. Go to “My Journey” 
  4. Click “Add Activity” 
  5. Select “Top Trail Horse”
  6. Click “Import” on the ride activity

Non-riding or Riding activities using Strava:

  1. Record & Save your activity track on the Strava app
  2. Log into Journeys
  3. Go to “My Journey” 
  4. Click “Add Activity” 
  5. Select “Strava”
  6. Click “Import” on the activity

Non-riding activities using FitBit:

  1. Start the “Exercise” > walk (or hike) function on the tracker, then stop when complete
  2. Log into Journeys
  3. Go to “My Journey” 
  4. Click “Add Activity” 
  5. Select “FitBit
  6. Click “Import” on the activity

Any activity using the manual option:

  1. Log into Journeys
  2. Go to “My Journey”
  3. Click “Add Activity”
  4. Scroll down to “Upload Activity”
  5. Type the activity information into the form (selecting “Enter Activity Manually” in the “Platform” section
  6. Click or tap “Upload”

Editing Posted Activities

On your “My Journeys” page if you scroll down to your chronological list of activities, note the “Edit” button. You can change the name of an activity, designate the type of activity, add a photo, etc. 

Questions? Send me an email.

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