5 Best Biking Apps That Will Improve Your Ride

on August 31, 2017 / by

With so much technology at our fingertips these days, it can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming. Nowhere is this truer than with the proliferation of smartphone apps. There are so many out there, how can you possibly know which ones are the most valuable? Well, if you love to ride your beach bike cruiser (or the best hybrid bikes), then we have found five apps that will make your life so much more rewarding.

Note: These are not in any particular order, so feel free to pick the one that works best for you. 

#1 ViewRanger
Street riding can be so boring. If you love to hit the trails on your mountain bike, then you need this app. Unlike other programs that use standard GPS software, ViewRanger specializes in mapping terrain that’s off the beaten path. Best of all, it comes with an open source map so you can find your way offline, too. 

#2 Strava
If you are into healthy competition among friends, then you will love this app. While it offers the standard post-ride analysis, the main selling point is that you can see where your pals are riding and compete against their best time. 

#3 Map My Ride
As the name suggests, the primary feature of this app is generating a mapped route of your ride. Best of all, you can come up with one before you head out based on your particular area. It tracks your location better than most other similar apps, and the premium version can provide extra training options. 

#4 Cyclemeter
Like other apps on this list, Cyclemeter is all about providing you with a wealth of information about each of your rides. However, what we like most about this one is that the data stays on your phone unless you want to share it. This way, you can manage your results without having to connect to the internet. 

#5 Bike Doctor
The more you ride, the more wear and tear you put on your bicycle. This app shows you how to perform routine maintenance so that you can save some money in the long run. If you’re a serious gearhead, this is the app for you. 

Overall, if you want to make the most out of your next ride, download these apps and see what they can do for you. 

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