Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-08-12, 01:54 PM   #1
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 47
route creation/navigation apps

hey guys,

i will be riding to a different part of town tomorrow. Is there an app that will allow me to create the route then show me on my phone where I am on that route so I know where I am and dont get lost?

or does google maps do something like this?
EL LUCHADOR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-12, 02:11 PM   #2
Senior Member
Fangowolf's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Houston
Bikes: 2012 Surly LHT / Motobecane Fhantom CX 105 / Giant Cypress ST / EZ Sport AX / Trisled Touring Trike
Posts: 509
I haven't tried this yet, but...,2817,2409140,00.asp

I use cyclemeter on my iphone while riding. It will display a map and location, but not turn by turn.
Fangowolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-12, 04:26 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Northern California
Posts: 10,569
Yes, Google Maps will do this. It can even read the turns to you as you approach them. On Android at least.
johnny99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-12, 04:28 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: cherry hill, nj
Posts: 6,145
not sure if it will send it to your phone but I use I will map it out and then send the cue sheet to my phone. works well.
chefisaac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-12, 06:05 PM   #5
TrojanHorse's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Whittier, CA
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix
Posts: 10,927
I also use ridewithGPS and send it o my Garmin.

Powertip - go through the "turns" and delete the stupid ones (a lot of "Stay straight" or other turns that are too obvious to bother printing, along with the turns to get out of your neighborhood) and then copy the cue sheet to some other program and print it out. I typically tape them to my top tube (although I rarely use them)

How does that google maps thing work? I use it in my car fairly often. I get that it says it will do turn by turn but can you pre-program your route? I don't necessarily like going the most direct route. It would be a great safety net if you get lost though.
TrojanHorse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-12, 09:49 AM   #6
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: North Essex, UK
Bikes: Specialised tricross
Posts: 6
Viewranger, or, in the UK, the free Cyclestreets will both do this on Android. And, although it has a rotten interface, the free OSMand will too.
AndrewBrown is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:30 AM.