What are the best apps for bike navigation and ride planning?

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    #1MapMyRide

    MapMyRide

    MapMyRide lets you track and map every ride. You'll get feedback and stats to help you improve your performance, discover new routes, and‚ save or share your favourites. This app helps you stay‚ motivated and is perfect for planning the best route for your training needs.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Anthony Williamson
    Written on April 22, 2017
    "If you have a bike and want help planning your ride I would suggest MapMyRide. It helps out with picking out bike-friendly locations in your area and comes with navigation as well. I really like that it can be incorporated with different activities and applications. You can even see how your pace changes over time."
  2. 15

    #2Google Maps

    Google Maps

    Google Maps is a user-friendly navigational app that lets you choose and plan your route by public transportation, car, bike, walking, or even taxi. You can also explore areas to find restaurants, supermarkets, and more near you. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Android

    Andrew Owens
    Written on April 28, 2017
    "I was having some problems figuring out how to navigate and plan a ride on my bike. I decided to stick to classic Google, which actually has solutions to my problems as built in features of their Google Maps app!"
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    #3CycleMap

    CycleMap
    With CycleMap you can plan your bike routes, quickly and easily; everything will be mapped out. You'll get details about your route, locate bike share stations, and discover places along the way. Plus, you can save routes to use them offline.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Allen Xie
    Written on January 30, 2017
    "As a bicyclist, I want to know about hills and slopes. Its super important. This app helps me sooooo much because it maps out bike routes to make my ride enjoyable. I never start off a bike trip without consulting this app first."
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    #4Strava

    Strava

    Strava is a fitness app available on iOS and Android. Strava records your run, maps cycling routes & analyzes your training stats. With Strava you can track your performance in other sports like swimming, hiking, CrossFit, and gym training.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Scott Johnson
    Written on April 29, 2017
    "I use this mainly for when I go out running and cycling. I like that the stop watch function works great while I am running but it is not as precise when I am cycling. I haven't used the image posting function but it is something the app is capable of. It shows me how many steps I took, calories burned, distance run etc... and has a very useful interactive map for navigating unknown areas and planning your next turn or your whole route beforehand, which is the main reason I got this. I love the monthly challenges, they make me want to try harder just for the fun of it. I haven't used the facebook or twitter sharing functions but it is a provided feature for those who like to boast about their exercise feats."
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    #5Citymapper

    Citymapper

    Citymapper is a transit app for complex cities. It does A to B trip planning with an estimated time of arrival for subway, bus, rail, ferry, bike/car sharing and Uber. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Armando Ríos
    Written on February 27, 2017
    "I ride my bike in urban areas. Sometimes I need GPS directions. The problem is that many times the route is just for cars on busy roads. I found City mapper.City mapper helps you find easier more well thought out routes for urban dwellers like myself get around the city easier and with less guess work. I highly recommend this for people who have had the same issues I had been dealing with."
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    #6Neongeo

    Neongeo
    With Neongeo you can search geocaches on the go. It features map serves, geocache listings and offline support.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Sara Kim
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "It is easy to use this app. The icons are too small and maps take more time to download. There is no menu button on this app. "

Summary

Best What are the best apps for bike navigation and ride planning
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1MapMyRideApps 20 Free
2Google MapsApps 15 Free
3CycleMapApps 11 Free
4StravaApps 9 Free
5CitymapperApps 7 Free
6NeongeoApps 7 Paid
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