For the group rides that I’ve participated in, I find that the leader is always having to spend time reminding folks to stay close to the beacon. The leader can choose to keep things together with the fence, which is nice. However, I wonder if it might improve the overall group ride experience if riders could earn drops at a higher rate if they stay in close proximity to the leader beacon. This would provide an incentive for riders to keep the blob together and might take some pressure off of the ride leader. After all, it requires some skill to to stay close to the leader, so it seems reasonable to reward users for this in a small way.
More drop points, like when you get a ride on or ride uphill?