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Old 04-21-15, 07:50 AM
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Website of Bike Tour Routes

Over the years I've accumulated and posted various bike tour maps and gpx-files of my tours and various other standard routes. Last year, prior to my summer tour I created a new website for myself to access anywhere. My intention has been to enhance the site and open it up for all to use. Anyhow a year is gone I'm just getting back to it for my upcoming tour. Because I only seem to work on it in yearly spurts, I'm just going to open it up now.

What the site does:

1. Allows you to view standard route maps.
2. Download the gpx files for any route.
3. Emails a copy of the gpx-file to any email address.

Use:

1. goto bikegpx.us
2. use the 'select group' drop-down to select one of the following:
  • Adventure Cycling (most of their routes for use with their printed maps)
  • Multi State (a couple of long multi-state routes)
  • Rails to Trails (some of the major rail-trails)
  • Spoken Again (my personal routes)
  • State Routes (several state routes)
3. use the second drop-down to select a particular route.
4. when the route is displayed you can click the 'view gpx' button (upper-right next to the route title)
5. when the gpx is displayed you can click 'download' or 'email'

About the routes:

1. They are primarily long routes for over-night touring
2. All the routes are continous with a beginning and an end in different places (not loops)
3. I've eliminated most off shoots and alternatives in favor of a longer continous route.
4. I've tried to clean routes but some are not a perfect as I'd like.
5. I favor more fine-grained road hugging points but many of the routes are from other sources and not necessarily that way.

Points:

1. The site is free & non-commercial.
2. There is no registration or signup.
3. If you email a file from the site, your email address is not stored.

Disclaimer:

***** You assume all responsibility for any route you wish to use *****

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Old 04-21-15, 09:25 AM
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This actually seems to work and be user friendly. Good job! Bookmarked.

Thanks.
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Dude, this is great! I'm a big fan.
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Linked to a CG post.
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Very nice! Thank you.
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Very nice, thanks.
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This is excellent. You have no fear of hills on some of your routes it looks like!
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Originally Posted by dwmckee
You have no fear of hills on some of your routes it looks like!
I actually enjoy hills as part of my tours. Do note that most of those routes I have not done, only the ones with a year listed in the Spoke Again group.
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Great info though. I was looking at some of your route around Pittsburgh and it looks you may have taken some of the big ones head on when you were off of the trails...
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Originally Posted by dwmckee
I was looking at some of your route around Pittsburgh and it looks you may have taken some of the big ones head on when you were off of the trails...
Actually that's for my upcoming tour. Should be there around the beginning of July. Hoping to be conditioned-up by then
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Originally Posted by BigAura
Actually that's for my upcoming tour. Should be there around the beginning of July. Hoping to be conditioned-up by then
I may get back to you with an alternate recommendation then. You may be planning to ride a really bad road that is steep, windy, heavily traveled and has a 2 foot ditch for a shoulder.
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