The Bicycle Route Navigator app features 52,047 miles of awe-inspiring, well-established bicycle routes and 100+ maps to choose from. You can purchase the route sections you within the app. No subscriptions or complex file conversions are necessary — just download the app on the App Store or Google Play, purchase a route section, and start riding with confidence.
We've answered the most common questions we have received about Bicycle Route Navigator below, as well as screenshots displaying step-by-step images of the most common activities in 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.
No. GPX data is designed for use with third party apps or devices such as Komoot or Garmin. 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.
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.
No, map section in-app purchases are not transferrable between the Apple App store and the Google Play store.
Yes, the purchases can be used on multiple devices as long as both devices are signed into the same Google Play or Apple ID (Purchases are tied to the account, not the device).
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. The good news is that full route "map sets" are discounted to anyone using the app. Buy in bulk and save!
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:
In the Bicycle Route Navigator App: (screenshots depict an iPhone)
In the Bicycle Route Navigator app: (Screenshots depict an iPhone)
Tap on the Settings option in the menu.
Tap the Download button next to New Map Versions.
It may take a little time to download the updates. When everything is completed, a “Success” message will appear, tap OK. In Addition to updating your route sections, please visit the Map Updates and Corrections page and get the most current notes about your route section before you ride it.
In the Bicycle Route Navigator App:
Hot Tip: To save battery when using an offline map section, turn you device’s Airplane Mode on.
The following steps will help restore purchases that were made in the past. For example if a device, like an iPhone, containing map section purchases was lost and replaced with a new iPhone.