March 23, 2017
In late 2015, Routes & Mapping fielded a proposal from Steve Resnick, a longtime Adventure Cycling member, to help us publish our routes securely via mobile apps. Since then, Steve collaborated with Rami Haddad, our newest board director and longtime member, to make the routes available to the largest audience in the simplest way — through iTunes and Google Play.
While it has taken some time to combine this project alongside our map updates, new routes, GPX data, and database projects, we are now happy to announce the release of three route-specific, mobile apps: TransAmerica Trail, Bicycle Route 66 and Pacific Coast Bicycle Route.
These apps serve as an excellent companion to our paper maps. They’re available for free download, and you can purchase the route sections you need from within the apps. No subscriptions or complex file conversions are necessary — just download the app, purchase a route section, and start riding.
The features of these apps include:
We’ll be listening closely to what you like, what you love, and what needs to change. Steve, Rami, and the Routes & Mapping team will be updating the apps based on your feedback to make sure our routes and maps are useful for everyone.
So give it a try — download the apps and let us know what you think!
GEOPOINTS BULLETIN is written by Jennifer ‘Jenn’ Hamelman, Routes & Mapping Assistant Director, and appears once a month, highlighting curious facts, figures, and persons from the Adventure Cycling Route Network with tips and hints for personal route creation thrown in for good measure. She also wants to remind you that map corrections and comments are always welcome via the online Map Correction Form.