The rules are pretty straight forward. We endeavor to keep our community as fair and fun as possible.
What are some stats about this site?
- 5961 users registered
- 52345 comments posted
- 39328 ratings posted
- 11933 levels posted
- 788 levels favorited
Who can use BRL?
- Anyone interested in playing new custom levels can play either in the editor or on their mobile device.
Who can create an account on BRL?
- Absolutely anyone can create an account on BRL. We don't care if you're black, white, yellow, or green.
- All you need to create a new account is a Username and Password.
- We allow any one to have as many usernames as they wish, but only one of their usernames are allowed to vote. More on that later.
How do I upload my own level?
- As long as you log in, you can click the Submit Level on the home page. Just input the level code and a description. The screenshot will be populated automatically.
What kinds of levels can I post?
- You may post any level as long as it doesn't counter one of these requirements (it most likely doesn't):
- Your level MAY use all 800 boards, though keep in mind that most users lag with anything above 600-700.
- Your level MAY use speed boards, though many people dislike the use of these.
- Your level MAY be decorative or artistic, but most users focus on gameplay elements rather than looks.
- Your level MAY be created by your friends, but you must have their permission to post, therefore...
- Your level MAY NOT be created by someone else who doesn't want you to post it. If you find a neat level from the editor, be sure to state that in the description. If it coincidentally has already been posted, the rule below applies.
- Your level MAY NOT be a level already posted to the site.
- If you change someone else's level and decide to post it, then the level MUST vary from the original. If you are slightly aligning a few boards or fixing the inverting, it must be shared only in the comments of the original level's post.
- If you make a level too short to the point it's very dull and lacking, it isn't a unique level. Therefore it MUST have more than just one or two boards/circles.
- Most levels will not break any of these rules. If you happen to break a "MAY NOT" or failed to meet a "MUST", the level will be deleted by a moderator.
- You'll get another shot at posting of course, but if you keep breaking these rules you may lose access to posting. Just have fun and you'll be fine!
How do I rate levels?
- To take part in rating levels, just go to the Request Voting Privileges page and fill out your Username (case sensitive), Full name, Email address, and Facebook ID link.
Why do you need my email address and facebook ID link? What will you do with them?
- We only use your email address to reply to you in reference to your request of voting privileges in case any information was filled out incorrectly and to let you know when you are added to the list of users able to vote.
- We use your facebook ID to link your username to a single person so that each user can only have one account with voting privileges. This is so one user can't vote a level multiple times using multiple accounts.
- We don't share your email or facebook link with anyone. They are only used to improve usability of BRL.
How do I create a custom Bike Race level?
- A great place to start is by clicking the 'How to Make a Level' link at the top of the page.
- You may either use Editor Link 1 or Editor Link 2. Editor Link 2 allows you to zoom in and out by scrolling on your mouse as well resave your level if you edit it (as long as you don't close the browser tab)
- There are a few standards that most users will rate your level on. If you watched the video, you will know most of them. Here they are listed below:
- Place your bike directly on the line
- Invert all your lines so the bike will ride on the ouside of the line, not the inside of the line
- Make sure the track runs smoothly. Test ride your level as many times as possible and smooth out all the kinks
- Try to keep your levels between 8 and 14 seconds. It takes a skilled level creator to make an enjoyable level outside this range
- Don't let the flag float over nothingness. Android users cannot reach these flags as they are auto-killed
- Try to get your best time possible before saving your level. People will try harder to get 3 stars and may learn to enjoy your level more, resulting in a better rating
- Don't use speed lines when completely unnecessary, and don't intentionally necesitate the use of speed lines. Of course you may, but most users dislike this practice.
- If you edit someone else's level, be sure to state that in the description that you are 'Modding' another user's level.
What is my account verified for?
You cannot upload or vote on levels. Please sign in here
then request permission to vote.
How is the banner for last month's winner chosen?
- The first weekend of each month, the highest rated level from the past month is chosen.
- If two levels have the same rating, the next most important criteria will be the number of ratings, then number of comments, then the creators' average level ratings.
What exactly do the tags mean on the Levels of the Month page?
- Short: you can complete the entire level without shortcuts in less than 8 seconds.
- Long: completing the entire level without shortcuts takes over 18 seconds, and should take over 10 seconds taking the fastest route.
- Simple: only has one obvious path to completion.
- Complex: multiple routes.
- Clean: bike is on the line, everything is drawn and lines up correctly, and the level has an even flow and look to it.
- Artistic: level has an artistic value, usually drawn to resemble something outside the world of Bike Race.
- No SC: there are no hidden or obvious shortcuts. You just have to hit everything right to get a good time.
- Has SC: level has a (usually) hidden shortcut. If the shortcut was obvious, it would be considered multiple path (Complex).
- Elite SC: good luck. To run a great time, you'll have to take a well hidden, extremely difficult shortcut.