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Finding DISTANCES on longer bike/hike paths

I want to bike along the Oxford Canal for several days. I need a way to determine distances to plan for where to sleep and eat. Mapping apps tend to tell you where to go instead of telling you about ...
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How can I print a map with my GPS track?

I have tracks from a bike tour in GPX format. Is there an easy way to create printable topo maps with these tracks? Waypoints should be visible and labelled as well. QGIS might be an option, but it's ...
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Meaning of Symbols/Icons on Amgen-ToC Stage Maps

Can someone help parse the symbols on the stage maps for Amgen-ToC? There does not seem to be a legend on any of the maps. e.g. http://cdn.amgentourofcalifornia.com/uploads/images/2017stages/...
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How does Google Maps estimate cycling times

Google Maps has a bicycling routing option in beta. It does seem to do a good job routing in my town by using streets with bike lanes where possible and avoiding going up steep inclines directly. But ...
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Is there an online bike map for the Grand Rounds bike trail in Minnesota?

This one is solid but not detailed. This is just the south loop. This says it's "available at the Longfellow House in Minnehaha Park and at rec centers and refectories along the route." Google just ...
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Cycling app that uploads to Nike Plus?

I am currently using Wahoo to track my cycling (daily commute) mainly because it can upload automatically to Nike+/Fuel so it keeps all my running etc. in the same place. I've tried googling, but can'...
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Map app for avoiding gravel roads [closed]

I use Google for mapping out long distance tours in areas I don't know. Often it takes me on gravel roads. I can't tell from the app that is not really road bike friendly till I get there. This can ...
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Possible cause for Google Maps / bicycle odometer divergence (tire size setting correct)

I have plot my exact route from home to my office using Google Maps. By exact, I mean that I took nearly every turn and change from auto-calculated route to match my exact route into consideration. ...
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Selecting a GPS device

I am out to purchase a (dedicated) GPS device for the outlined below use cases. Trouble is, I have never owned a GPS-enabled device. Furthermore, general articles on "how to purchase sports GPS" seem ...
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Is there a 3rd party tool to create a heat map of all activities in a specific area? [closed]

I'm familiar with Jonathan O'Keeffe's Strava Multiple Ride Mapper (tied to the Strava API) but I'm interested in mapping all activities in a certain geopgraphy, not just those I've done. My goal is ...
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Software to track and plan group rides

Is there software / online resources / Drupal distribution capable of letting riders self-track and perhaps rank various routes around a location? The end goal is to let new riders pair up with more ...
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What is the convention for highlight colors on cue sheets?

I've noticed on group rides that some cyclists highlight turns and other information on cue sheets in different colors. Is there a universal convention for the colors used? (e.g. blue for left turns, ...
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Rides tracking app for windows phone

What are some tracking apps for Windows phone which use OpenStreet Maps or Google Maps? My location (Minsk, Belarus) is a white spot on HERE Nokia maps.
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How do you download OSM maps to Garmin Edge?

How do you download free Open Street Maps (OSM) data on to an SD card for garmin edge 800 / 810 for use in navigation and turn by turn directions?
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What iOS / iphone app can give me turn by turn navigation of a pre-planned route?

What iOS / iphone app can provide turn by turn navigation of a pre-planned (mostly on road) route (stored in GPX or TCX file)? Voice features are nice, but not mandatory. I've found many apps that ...
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Can Garmin Edge 500/510 and 800/810 be charged while riding?

Extended battery life is very neccesary for using the device on long brevets and multi-day endurance racing. Can Garmin Edge cycling GPS units 500/510 and 800/810 be charged while riding via external ...
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GPS with maps for touring / using an iPhone

We are going to do a bike tour through France and Spain with a friend at the end of the summer. I was wondering what is the best option for a gps. Ideally we want something with the ability to display ...
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Route mapping tool - INSERTING a point

I'm kind of frustrated by this, because after long time of internet searching, I found none that would satisfy my needs. The problem is that I want to HAND-DRAW my route by first clicking it's ...
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Resources for finding dirt roads for planning gravel grinding rides

What are good resources to use to find dirt roads, fire roads, gravel roads, or disused paved roads for planning a gravel grinder or ultracross style ride. Any particular atlases, online mapping ...
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How to attach maps, etc to handlebars of a Boris Bike? (London bike hire scheme)

How can I attach maps (or any routing tool) to the handlebars of one of the Boris Bikes (i.e. the 'rental' bikes in the Barclay's Bike Hire Scheme) in London? I tried cobbling something together: ...
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What map / navigation / bike direction apps are available for the iphone for commuting / urban cycling

I'm switching from an android phone to an iphone soon. I use the google maps bike directions all the time to figure out how to get to friend's houses, restaurants, bars and navigating around a new ...
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What is the best web application to create cycling cue sheets for future rides

I'm looking for good software to help me map out routes that I have not done before and create cue sheets and probably also printable maps. I plan to use this for my own rides, planning group rides, ...
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Recommendations for waterproof map carrier for an adventure race

I am going to an adventure race that has a MTB segment (~100km) where you get the map 5h before the start. I am looking for a bicycle map holder that is waterproof and can pivot (Its a team race and ...
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How to find the vertical height between any two points? [closed]

Is there any source in the Internet that allows me to calculate the vertical height between two arbitrary points? Im thinking of something like the calculate route function of Google Maps. But ...
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A month in Italy (May or June) on a bicycle - advice needed

I'm going to travel in Italy by bike for 1 month, from the north (Venice) to the south (Sicilian) and back to Rome. I'm not professional, but also not a beginner. I need some help information about ...
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Map during touring?

Do you attach your map to the bike or have some sort of desktop or how do you maintain your map during touring? You surely need some sort of cover but if you have how do you attach it to your bike or ...
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bike routes around san francisco?

I'm fairly new to San Francisco. I've taken up biking the last few months while I have been here, and I want to do a variety of rides around the city. I am having no trouble making up my own, but I ...
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Do I have to simply wait for google maps to add cycling directions to my area? Or can I help?

Related to this question about submitting road data to google maps. I'm curious to know if there is any way to get Google started on cycling data in my city. There are a lot of cyclists in my city, ...
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Submitting road data to Google

I have really enjoyed Google Maps cycling directions but find it lacking a lot where I live. I really want to update the maps with new/better information but I don't know the what, how, or where. ...
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Where can I find local bike routes?

Where are the best places to find bike maps with local routes and trails? Places I typically reference when searching for this includes: Most local bike shops (LBS) have local maps available or for ...