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3 Awesome Free Apps For Bikers!

Updated on September 24, 2013

1. Strava Cycling

This app is perfect for those with a competitive personality! In addition to allowing you to track all your rides with outstanding GPS tracking, Strava Cycling also offers the ability to compare or compete for specific stretches of road or trails. After riding a segment, you can see where you rank compared to past efforts or against others who have ridden the same stretch of road. Below is a screenshot of an example of a segment located in Indianapolis. Strava Cycling also offers monthly challenges to continually motivate you!

2. MapMyRide

Trying to map out a new bike route? MapMyRide offers over an impressive database of over 100 million routes all over the globe to chose from. It also lets you create routes of your own. It's easy to use interface lets you track useful statistics such as speed, distance, calories burned, and more along with voice alerts as you ride. MapMyRide also has a coaching tool where you can set a goal and hear announcements to keep you on track during your workout. If you have a great ride and feel like bragging a little, you can easily share your impressive workout stats with your friends.

3. BikeBrain

This app is absolutely loaded with features that both recreational bikers and serious athletes are sure to love! It has a great GPS mapping system that's optimized to protect battery life, and some great automatic tracking tools. It's customizable windows lets you change the view to see the data you care about most. It also lets you upload pictures and videos to social media sites so that you can easily share your biking experience with friends!

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      Liam Hallam 

      5 years ago from Nottingham UK

      Definitely! Although for many of us it takes a number on our backs to be racing ;-)

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      Kara Monterey 

      5 years ago from Indianapolis

      Yes, everything in moderation right?! Some people can be a little too competitive...

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      Liam Hallam 

      5 years ago from Nottingham UK

      I've seen plenty of guys with unhealthy strava addictions although mainly middle aged men getting obsessed with local climbs. Not sure I see what the fuss is about over it all but it's a nice training monitor at a basic level.

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