Apps for cyclists
Want to map your trike ride or track your progress? Read on!
There are a wide variety of smartphone apps available for today’s cyclists, and it can be challenging to choose the right one. Here is an overview of some of them, de- fined by categories, and a brief description of each. Some of the apps are free and some have a purchase or subscription fee. Use the link at the bottom of the article to get more details about these apps.
- MAPS.ME – Features very detailed offline maps. Free.
- Google Maps – The quality of routes is great for this very popular app. Free.
Tracking & Navigation:
- Strava – #1 workout tracker for any kind of workout. Strava has a huge community of engaged and contributing members. Free and premium versions.
- Map My Ride – A great application for cyclists, with similiar functions as Strava. Free and premium versions.
- Bike Citizens – Local city guides (450 cities worldwide) with tracking and navigation. First region is free, extras are paid.
- ViewRanger – For outdoor cyclists who want excellent detailed maps.Topo maps available for Canada. Free. Detailed maps have fees.
- Komoot – Helps you plan outdoor adventures. Offline maps plus turn-by-turn navigaiton. Integrates with other tracking apps. First region is free, more regions can be purchased in-app.
- Bike Computer – Provides real-time data about your ride. Free & premium versions.
- Cyclemeter – Provides very detailed data (graphs and maps) about your ride. Free plus in-app option to upgrade to Elite version.
First Aid by British Red Cross – Complete instructions to perform first aid. Free. • Bike Doctor – Bike maintenance and repairs app. Detailed videos. $4.99
Relive – Create a great looking video of your ride by uploading data from track- ing devices and apps. Free.
This article was exerpted from a 2018 RidetheCity.com blog post. RidetheCity.com is a web resource that aims to be ‘your go-to guide for everything cycling related’. Read the entire article: http://www.ridethecity.com/blog/best-cycling-apps