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Ride Oregon

Ride Oregon is the official site for Travel Oregon’s (the Oregon Tourism Commission) focus on cycling-related travel and tourism in the state.

Source: rideoregonride.com

Why it’s in the Showcase: Ride Oregon integrates WordPress and BuddyPress to showcase mountain biking trails, road rides, and cycling events around the state. In addition, it allows people to save rides they want to do and mark rides they’ve done so others can contact them about the ride. All Trails, Road Routes, Events, Resources and Rides We Love are handled as separate posts within WordPress.

BuddyPress is used to create and manage users and to allow them send messages to each other. It was customized to allow users to rate the bike routes and save them to a trip they had planned, mark whether the user has done or wants to do a ride, and track all rides and events submitted by a user.

According to the developers, “We used WordPress and BuddyPress for its ease of installation and flexibility. For this site, we needed multiple categories of data segmentation along with member profile account management, which made WordPress MU and BuddyPress a great option.”