Botund from BikeRoll recently got in touch to share his new cycle mapping website. BikeRoll aims to simplify generating cycle routes that can then be downloaded as a turn by turn PDF or a file to load onto your GPS. Furthermore, routes can be saved for re-use later on (via a Google or Facebook login). The site is reasonably easy to use and I’d recommend taking a look and creating some routes to ride. ‘Right clicking’ on the map allows you the option to add additional way-points to a route, which then makes it possible to create a loop.
Botund lists some good reasons to try out BikeRoll:
- It is completely free, there are no hidden costs, no different user plans, and no ads.
- It has a simple, intuitive interface designed to make planning a bike route as easy as possible. The creation of BikeRoll was motivated by the fact the existing apps are unnecessarily complicated.
- It has a suggestive colour-coded elevation profile that makes easy to understand how difficult are some parts of the planned routes.
- The planned routes can be saved and accessed any time.
- It can be used for real-time tracking on smartphones from the browser (no app is required).
- Instant weather support that tells you the forecast on the planned route for a couple of days.
- It can be used on multiple languages.
If you give it a go, be sure to leave feedback in the comments sections below.