PeopleForBikes, the brightest voice in bicycle advocacy in America, created Ride Spot to help you find great routes, track your rides, navigate with free turn-by-turn directions and share ride stories.
FREE turn-by-turn directions.
While other platforms charge you to use their turn-by-turn directions, we offer high quality, free audio and visual turn-by-turns. Go to ridespot.org and create your ride in the route builder or download a route from a friend or brand to follow in the app.
See and share the whole story of every great ride.
You can easily find safe and fun routes, track your rides, add stories and photos and then share. Find and follow your friends, other riders and great cycling storytellers.
Find the right routes, right away.
Ride Spot is a source of cycling inspiration. Search curated routes from local affiliates like bike shops, advocacy groups and clubs as well as routes from other local riders. We’ve made it easier than ever to find the right routes for you.
See Local Events and Challenges.
Discover upcoming rides and exciting route-based Challenges sponsored by local businesses. After completing a Challenge route, you can claim your award from your favorite shops and brands.
• Track your rides without killing your battery.
• Navigate with turn-by-turn directions and audio cues.
• See real time ride stats: speed, distance, time & elevation.
• Easily add power, cadence & heart rate via a Bluetooth connection to your devices.
• View rides and routes from other riders, bike shops and other affiliates.
• Search local routes, events and challenges to ride.
• Profile management: personal profile, equipment locker for bikes & system preferences.
• Download Offline maps to navigate when you don’t have cell service.
Background Location Notice:
This app uses location services in the background to track users' position during cycling. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Learn more at www.ridespot.org
Stability improvements and bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Add live turn prompts —> better rating
I have been using BikeGPX for years to navigate my way through neighborhoods. It’s not as clean a user interface as Ride Spot, but I get alerts when it’s time to turn or I get off my route. Ride Spot simply traces over your saved route with no feedback, so you need to keep the display on the whole time.
I like how the display in Ride Spot will automatically dim to just your arrow icon and save your battery, but that’s of no use if you are not alerted when it’s time to turn or you stray from your route. BikeGPX is not as sexy as Ride Spot, but you’ll stay on your route easier.
Better searching capabilities needed
A lot of potential here but more precise searching is needed for someone trying to find an interesting ride or route close to their location or a particular address. You can only search by city which returns so many results in a major metro area that you can’t effectively drill down to a closer location.
Too many of the listings have no title other than Imported via Garmin.... which give you no value regarding where the ride may be or include.
A search with a radius from a point on a map would be very helpful. Also some type of text search within the title or description such as “trail”, “beer”, “food”, etc. would help.
The Filter options don’t seem to save between uses of the app.
Great features are:
Ability to upload photos and add description and details
Ability to save routes you find in searches
Listing the number of likes
I haven’t tried the scan feature or used the routing for an existing route but they seem like excellent options.
People for Bikes is a great organization so I hope to see valuable improvements coming in time for this app. Easily and quickly finding safe routes when you are in a new area is not covered very well in other apps that I have tried and I hope this one can fill that niche. Especially where bike share programs are in place.
Maybe I don’t get it…
I don’t understand this app… not at all intuitive to search (I poked around for an hour before finding the drop down button), you can’t search by looking at a map, you just get lists of trails by name which doesn’t help me figure out if I can get to my dentist by bicycle etc. Google Maps is easier to decipher cycling routes, and that’s sad. The social features aren’t something that other apps don’t have. Other apps have challenges, too. And it seems you can’t automatically sync Ride Spot with Wahoo or Strava? I’m definitely not going to try to track my rides in two places, and I’m not going to manually enter rides. Overall this is a total miss for me.
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- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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