'Map My Ride' for National Bike to Work Day

One of my favorite apps and perfect to talk about for National Bike to Work Day.

MapMyRide http://www.mapmyride.com/us/ Easy to use, MapMyRide. With years of experience under its belt, the app continues to outshine its competitors. Aside from live-tracking, it allows you to fully customize routes from scratch, leapfrogging from one point to the next to create a unique path with a simple, user-friendly interface.

MapMyRide also lets you peruse other users’ favorite routes and shuffle through previous rides you’ve cycled to decide if you want to do them again with audio prompting. Although the app doesn’t showcase as many social features as Strava, it’s the clear winner in terms of simple map creation.

Track and map every ride with MapMyRide. For every mile you go, you’ll get feedback and stats to help you improve your performance. Discover new workout routes and save or share your favorites, and get inspired to reach new cycling goals with a 40 million member strong community of athletes. Whether you’re a beginner on your first climb or a cycling pro, you’ll find the features and tools you need to stay on track and motivated along the way. TRACK AND MAP YOUR WORKOUTS - Get audio feedback on every GPS-tracked ride and view the route you took on the map. - Choose from over 600 different sports to keep a full log of all your activities. - Use the Routes feature to find nearby places to ride, save your favorite paths, add new ones and share them with others. ANALYZE YOUR PERFORMANCE ON EVERY MILE - Gain in-depth insights on every workout, with detailed stats including pace, distance, duration, calorie burn, elevation, and more. - Keep an eye on your progress by reviewing your previous workouts. - Set personal goals and adjust them as you improve with each ride. CONNECT WITH APPS AND WEARABLES - Let your shoes do the tracking - SpeedForm® Gemini 2 Record-Equipped Shoes automatically track your activity and sync your data with your MapMyRide app. - Sync your data with the hottest apps and wearables, including Garmin, Fitbit, Jawbone, and hundreds more. - Take control of your nutrition by connecting with MyFitnessPal for a comprehensive look at your calorie intake and burn. JOIN A COMMUNITY OF MORE THAN 40 MILLION ATHLETES - Stay up-to-date with friends and motivate each other. - Share your workouts through Facebook and Twitter. - Join Challenges to compete with others, climb the leaderboard, and win awesome prizes. TAKE YOUR RIDES FURTHER WITH MVP PREMIUM FEATURES - Reach your cycling goal with a personal training plan which adapts dynamically to your fitness level as you improve. - Monitor and analyze your Heart Rate zones to adjust your training based on your goal. - Keep distractions to your training to a minimum with no ads. - Create custom splits based on the distance you want to track.

In the United States, from the year 2000 to 2011, the number of bicycle commuters grew by more than 47 percent.

National Bike to Work Day promotes the bicycle as a healthy and safe alternative for commuting to work.