The Bicycle Route Navigator app features 50,000 miles of awe-inspiring, well-established bicycle routes and 100+ maps to choose from. You can purchase the route sections you need from within the app. No subscriptions or complex file conversions are necessary — just download the app, purchase a route section, and start riding with confidence.
We've answered the most common questions we have received about Bicycle Route Navigator below.
The Bicycle Route Navigator comes with sample data from the iconic TransAmerica route. After installing the app on your device, the sample data will be available under the “My Routes” tab. This will allow you to become familiar with the data and functionality provided when purchasing route sections within the app.
To keep the app simple and easy to use, Bicycle Route Navigator only works with the route data available for purchase through the app itself. You may use the Adventure Cycling GPX Data packages in a third party app of your choice or on Garmin or other compatible GPS devices. More info on the GPX Data packages here.
I already have one of the individual route apps (TransAmerica, Pacific Coast, Southern Tier, Bicycle Route 66, or Chicago to New York City) and purchased route sections. Will they be available in Bicycle Route Navigator?
If you installed one of our route-specific apps, you may continue using it and still receive route updates within that app. You cannot move purchases from one of these apps to the Bicycle Route Navigator. NOTE: The route-specific apps themselves will no longer be updated as we focus on Bicycle Route Navigator moving forward.
Offline downloads can be large and may have issues with slow or intermittent Wi-Fi connections. If you are running into connection timeouts or other errors when downloading route sections for offline use, we suggest trying a different Wi-Fi connection. It is recommended to download all offline route sections that you will need from a strong connection before hitting the road. We've also heard from iOS users that it is helpful to keep the app open and the device ‘awake’ during the download process.
In the settings menu, choose the “Restore Purchases” option. Make sure that your device is using the same app store account that was used to purchase the route sections originally.
Once a single section has been purchased for a route, you are no longer able to purchase the entire route at once and must purchase route sections individually.
When the wind and weather are turned on, the data is downloaded to your device. To update the weather data to the current data available, toggle the weather wind and weather layer off and on in the Layers tab.
Due to the complexities with the Google Play and iTunes stores, we are unable to offer membership discounts on route sections purchased in the app. Members still receive discounts on paper maps.
There are several things you can do on the road to conserve battery life on your smartphone or tablet: