First things first! You want to find out what you can do with RISER and how to do it? Here’s everything you need to know:
1. Create a profile
On RISER, every rider has a profile where you can see their trips, bikes and a profile photo. When you sign up, you can add a photo, some information about you and add your bikes to your garage.
2. Add your bikes
In your personal profile, you can add one or more motorcycles to your garage. You can then assign the bikes to the trips you did or select your preferred bike before the ride.
To add a bike, go to your profile (click “More” on the menu and go to “My profile”) and tap on garage.
Then click on the + symbol to add your bike and expand your garage. You will be able to see an overview of all trips and ridden kilometers per bike.
If you can’t find a specific motorcycle in the list, please add it as a suggestion or get in touch with us directly via firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Get inspired: Newsfeed & interacting with others
If you want to get inspired by other motorcyclists or if you’d like to get in touch and interact with others, the Feed and the Discover area are the place for you on RISER.
In the Discover area, you can see “segments” which have been saved by other users. Segments are parts of roads that other RISER riders found particularly interesting or scenic. Currently, you can find segments when going to the “More” area in the main menu bar at the bottom of the screen. Find the function “Discover” there.
In “Discover” you will find suggestions from other riders. They can be created by selecting interesting parts of trips. To create a segment, select the most beautiful, exciting or scenic part of it when saving your trip. Of course, you can also make the whole route accessible in segments. Add as much information to these saved suggestions as you’d like to share with others!
Let the community benefit from your insights and your experiences by adding as much information as possible to the segments in the description (there’s unlimited space all there to be filled up with description).
The feed is the part of RISER where you will see interesting blogs published on the RISER Journal with stories by the RISER AMBASSADORS and other articles that might be interesting to you. But that’s not all: The newsfeed is the place where you can see trips of your friends or the RISER team. Follow the activities of others to get inspired for your next ride, like and comment trips and get in touch with riders all around the world!
RISER will also make friend suggestions to you and integrate them in the newsfeed. Of course you can also manually add friends (find the function in the “more” area in the main menu bar).
You can find the Groups by clicking on “More” and then choosing “Groups”. There you can either browse Groups in your area or create a new Group that you can set to private or public. In a group, you can see the trips of all group members.
You can search for Friends by clicking on “More” and then “Friends”. There you can find your friends’ RISER profile.
5. Adventure Routing
When starting RISER and entering the home screen, you will find the “Adventure Navigator” as a button on the upper side of the screen. That’s the route calculation functionality on RISER.
The RISER Adventure Navigator calculates routes tailored to motorcycling and your personal preferences.
You can have a route suggested from a starting point (A) to an end point (B) or a roundtrip. In the PRO version, except for the fastest or curvy route, there you can also choose a “supercurvy” route.
When you click on the button “start trip”, a round trip will be set and calculated by RISER Adventure Routing by default. On the right side of the screen you will find the symbol (two points connected by a wavy line) for switching between A-to-B route calculation.
When you click on the button, a round trip will be set and calculated by RISER Adventure Routing by default. On the right side of the screen you will find the symbol (two points connected by a wavy line) for switching between A-to-B route calculation.
Of course, you can set a target location when setting a route from A to B.
Use “curvy” mode – if you want to use “supercurvy” you will need to upgrade to RISER PRO.
Use the additional parameters button on the upper right side (the button that looks like a controller) to switch to “fastest way”. In this area, you can also switch on the “avoid highways” mode if you like – or use the “fastest way” option.
6. Tracking and Roadbook
You will find your personal Roadbook in the main menu bar on the bottom of your smartphone’s screen. It is the place on RISER where you can organize, save and manage all your trips. Saved trips will automatically appear here. At the top of your screen you will also find the option to switch between saved “Trips” and “Segments” (so create a segment, let the app show you how – just press the button).
How to track your trip:
With RISER you can record your trips by pushing the red button on the home screen. RISER will go in auto-pause when you stop (see the alert with the countdown in the upper part of your screen) and will re-start once you move at a certain speed. Push the red button to start recording your trip and use the circular menu to stop or pause.
You can add photos, a description and users who traveled with you and then save the tour in your personal Roadbook. Saved trips can be edited, you can make them public, visible to friends or just to yourself. You can add or edit the bike you used for the ride as well as add others who were on the road with you. All the functionality to edit a saved trip is available when tapping on your saved trip and pressing the three dots button on the upper right corner.
Every recorded and saved trip can be shared with others either in a message or on the Social Media. Just activate the “secret link” in the details of your trip to get the shareable link.
Don’t forget: You can create sections when you record a trip – by defining a section on a trip that you’re about to save, you will have the possibility to share this especially interesting part of your trip in the “discover” area of RISER and make it available to other users as a special suggestion.In the trip details you can also change the privacy settings.
If you want to add someone to your saved trip, use the plus/minus button to change these details.
To use the reWind function, you will need to upgrade to RISER PRO or have an active RISER PRO membership.
Getaways are an easy way to plan ride outs with friends.
In the main menu bar on RISER, on the bottom of your smartphone screen you’ll find the Getaway-icon:
- Choose different types of Getaways
- Specify your driving style
- Edit the details: time, departure point, duration of the ride, other details, pictures etc.
- Invite friends to join
- Discuss further details in the chat of your Getaway directly in the app!
- No more endless discussions with your friends on different channels – do it all in just 3 clicks!
8. Pack Ride
To create a Pack Ride, go to your home screen, start a trip and press the circle menu button. Choose „Pack Ride“ on the bottom left side of the menu.
Press the button and create a Pack Ride. RISER riders within a radius of 500m can see and join your Pack. If you only want friends to be able to join in, you can set your Pack Ride to „private“.
As soon as you ride off, you will see the position of your Pack members on a map. If you or one of your group members falls behind, the whole Pack gets a notification.
If you need to get fuel, want to take a break or want the others to follow you, you can send a ready-made message to your group members with just two clicks.
Your group ride gets tracked and will be shown in your Roadbook at the end of the trip. The trip also can be viewed by the members of your Pack in their own Roadbook.
9. Live Tracking
On a longer trip, you can easily send a link to your family or friends with your location. So they know exactly how long it will be before your arrival or where the next meeting point could be to join you.
10. Offline Maps
Never lose your orientation with Offline Maps, even if you don’t have a cellular connection. RISER PRO provides the maps you select to you offline, so that you can access it at any time.
Each trip driven is unique, each route special in its own way. In order to be able to relive your adventure, RISER provides with reWind an interactive map of 3D map material that can be shared via a link. On the dynamic map, the trip is traced, you can zoom in or out at any time or change the perspective. Photos and statistics are also included.