A bicycle can't stand alone when it is two-tired
August 5, 2006 9:59 PM   Subscribe

Bikely makes use of the Google Maps API to make it easy to learn new bicycle paths. Select any path (example) and export its GPX path into your GPS tracker (e.g., cell phone or Palm) — or share your own favorite bike rides.
posted by Blazecock Pileon (15 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I love Blazecock Pileon.
posted by Captaintripps at 10:10 PM on August 5, 2006

posted by killdevil at 10:12 PM on August 5, 2006

Very cool.
posted by felix betachat at 10:32 PM on August 5, 2006

posted by panoptican at 11:12 PM on August 5, 2006

Tis cool.
posted by drezdn at 3:52 AM on August 6, 2006

Bikely is great, I've been using to investigate if there is a way I can ride to work and skip 10kms of motorway which would be an utter death trap. Apparently there is. Now all that's stopping me is the 100km round-trip commute.
posted by markr at 4:03 AM on August 6, 2006

See also: MeFi post re: Gmaps Pedometer

Direct link: Gmaps Pedometer
posted by Corky at 5:32 AM on August 6, 2006

Cor, I had this idea. Beaten to it.
posted by handee at 9:54 AM on August 6, 2006

I also like wayfaring.com, though bikely may be better for bicycling-specific maps. Bikely has a good way to locate routes geographically. Wayfaring has the advantage of tagging.

Unless something has changed, gmaps pedometer doesn't have any way to search/categorize maps, which is a major disadvantage.
posted by flug at 10:08 AM on August 6, 2006

Excellent, and it already has some local loops. I'll be trying them out and adding my own favourites. Thanks for posting.
posted by aisforal at 12:11 PM on August 6, 2006

It is pretty skimpy on routes right now, but I like the maps. You can also find local routes by searching for "cue sheets" and your state name in Google.
posted by caddis at 12:56 PM on August 6, 2006

Brilliant! I just made my first, but there are allready some paths for Oslo made. It doesn't have small wooden paths, but using my own map I think I might have gotten it close to correct. Nice for checking how long your training round is too.
posted by Grums at 5:44 AM on August 7, 2006

Very cool. Thanks, BP!
posted by ObscureReferenceMan at 7:06 AM on August 7, 2006

Yes, good.
posted by fixedgear at 9:39 AM on August 7, 2006

Kinda like http://www.treadr.com/!
posted by rschroed at 10:20 PM on August 7, 2006

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