Recreational & Family - Tour de Map
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03-13-08, 06:07 PM
I have found a potentially great website that would serve as a resource when looking for places to ride. The best part is that it is totally free:p. It is fairly new though and does not yet have much content. If there is a place that you love to ride, log on and share it with the rest of us. This could be a great resource, but it needs your help to become one. The link to the site is as follows: http://www.tourdemap.com. Another nice feature is that it allows businesses to show their locations at no charge
03-13-08, 11:02 PM
I hope online features like this will become good resources. The downside is that eventually some good uncrowded rides might become less so :(. A plus all around though if more people ride. Here is another post looking for people to sign a petition for google to make something similar.
I have just read and signed the online petition:
"Google Maps 'Bike There' Feature Request"
hosted on the web by PetitionOnline.com, the free online petition
I think it would be a cool addition to Google maps, perhaps you will
too. If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and consider
signing yourself. Seems to me that it would also give a person a good
idea about where to walk too.
Planning routes that assume you are in a vehicle can lead you astray,
but if a bike can use a route, than a pedestrian probably can too.
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