Bicycle Route Navigator FAQ

Plan and navigate Adventure Cycling routes from your smartphone or tablet with Bicycle Route Navigator!

The Bicycle Route Navigator app features nearly 47,000 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.

Do you have sample data so I can see what I’m getting with the app?

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.

I’ve purchased one or more Adventure Cycling Digital Data packages and would like to use the data within the Bicycle Route Navigator App. Is this possible?

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 Digital Data packages in a third party app of your choice or on Garmin or other compatible GPS devices. More info on the Digital Data packages here.

I'm not seeing the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route in the Catalog. Is it available within the app?

We are currently updating the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route so the data is not yet available in the Bicycle Route Navigator app. We expect it to be ready by the time the paper maps are published in mid-June.

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.

I’m getting an error when trying to download a route for Offline Use.

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.

Route sections that I have purchased are now showing the “Buy Now” button after moving to a new device or after reinstalling the app on the same device.

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.

I don’t have a “Buy Now” button on the Route page for purchasing the entire route in one step.

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 I click on a wind arrow the weather information shows an updated date in the past. How do I update to get the latest weather?

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.

Do Adventure Cycling Members get a discount on the route sections purchased in the Bicycle Route Navigator App?

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.