Polaris Maps a Milestone Million Miles of Trail

Ride Command, Polaris’ trail-mapping platform, hits the seven-digit mark.

The official millionth mile marker placed trailside by Polaris.Polaris

With the 2022 model year launch in sight, PolarisRide Command, the trail-recognition platform launched in 2017, passed its millionth mile of mapped trail with help of its community of dedicated trail goers.

The 2017 Polaris RZR XP 1000 EPS Velocity Blue Limited Edition was the first model to be equipped with Ride Command as a standard feature, though it became an available accessory for other models in the same model year. With GPS navigation, gauge customization, and Bluetooth audio connectivity, Ride Command has become an all-in-one navigation and infotainment package. Beyond the ease of offline trail navigation, Group Ride allows those navigating together to communicate via Bluetooth messages and to set a group leader.

The Polaris Sportsman Ride Command series will be equipped from the factory with Ride Command, shown here on the Sportsman 570.Polaris

In acknowledgment of the community success behind Ride Command, Polaris will be randomly awarding 80 riding clubs across 10 regions with $500 for trail maintenance through an entry form.

“This feat of adding one million miles into Ride Command would not have been possible without the strength and support of the powersports community, as input from on-the-ground clubs and associations greatly contributed to the mapped trails,” said Chris Gamache, Ride Command trails manager for Polaris.

After half a decade of success in UTVs, Ride Command will now be available on Sportsman ATV models for 2022. The navigation-equipped ATVs will be the first in their class to come with a factory infotainment system. And while Honda’s early 2000s GPScape may have beaten Polaris in the race to be first to equip an ATV with factory GPS, Ride Command is second to none in combining community and mapping into one platform.