Any shot at a bicycling distance badge?

SplicerZeroSplicerZero ✭✭
edited June 2019 in General

Any chance we could get a cycling medal (like trekker) that tracks at a speed higher than trekker but lower than say 20mph?

I don't know about others but I play mostly biking and I'm too fast for trekker but still not cargressing.

Would LOVE a "courier" badge.


  • msz21msz21 ✭✭✭

    The only way this becomes viable is if GPS tracking gets to the point where it can immediately tell if an individual is in a car/bus/vehicle or on a bicycle. Otherwise this will not be happening any time soon in my opinion.

  • NineBerryNineBerry ✭✭✭✭✭

    When the adventure sync feature is implemented in prime, this should be doable.

  • grendelwulfgrendelwulf ✭✭✭✭✭

    I biked around ucf campus for a couple hours last night playing but it was stop and go for short distances most of the time so I still got a fair amount of trekker credit.

  • It would be nice because I do a lot of bikegressing but it would be difficult to track properly. At this point I'm happy getting some Trekker credit when I'm climbing steep fire roads or trails.

  • grendelwulfgrendelwulf ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SpineyNorman I only hike in Florida where it is 100% flat. It never occurred to me that would be a problem in places like Tennessee and Kentucky

  • OphthalmosOphthalmos ✭✭✭

    I think it's a bad idea

  • While I think the minimum should be raised to 10kph, I think bicycling trekker badge is not something that should be implemented

    I think a "courier" badge would best be suited in an unique event like goruck.

  • XK150XK150 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I, personally, would be annoyed if a company whose motto used to be "Adventures on foot" added a game achievement that expected me to buy a bicycle.

  • GoblinGranateGoblinGranate ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not a very apetising idea for me even when I'm all about Bikegress too.

    I take it as another way to play, specially when it comes to large banners!

    Anyway, trekker still increases on it, but in my experience, it only counts like 10% of distance travelled.

  • DigitalisDigitalis ✭✭✭

    i would rather see it be a skateboard badge. i skateboard. used to do bike, but bike is too restricting. skateboard is where its at.

  • MajeyeMajeye ✭✭✭

    And where does this end? You skateboard and therefore want a skateboarding medal?

    Makes zero sense in Ingress. So, I suppose if you received this medal, we'd have to implement a razor scooter medal, a biking medal, a rollerblading medal, a bigwheel medal, a unicycle medal, a tandem bicycle medal, a pedal pub medal, a longboard medal, a sailing medal, a boating medal, a car medal, a truck medal, an OTR medal (for those truckers that play over long distances)... the list never ends once you go down this path.

    There's already a medal that exists for all of these. It's called "Trekker".

  • DigitalisDigitalis ✭✭✭

    meh i dont want a skateboard badge any more then i want a bike badge. simply pointing out the silliness by showing that bicycle is not unique enough of a mode of transport to warrant its own badge.

    lets not forget razor scooters paging @tomsvortex (guess not on here or name change?)

    roller blades, rip sticks, there are many riding toys that could equally be this badge being requested - can you fit them all on one picture? if bike gets one, what about the rest of us?

    lets not even get into the car badge then...


    Niantics official position is and always has been that ingress is a PEDESTRIAN game, designed for pedestrian use. @RedSoloCup - care to confirm this?

  • DigitalisDigitalis ✭✭✭

    okay, stopped reading and hit quote on "do you want a skateboard badge" lol - we on the same page.

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