I recently used Biking Directions in Google Maps to plan a bike route around Minneapolis that included a portion of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway. It calculated the mileage, travel time and displayed turn by turn directions for the created route. I could print them out or send a link of the map to my phone for reference later out on the trail. You can even save your maps online for future use.
It can also be a great tool for bike commuters to get to their destinations. Who says you have to use Google Maps just for motor vehicle driving directions? Use it to get to where you need to go by bike instead of by car.
Keep in mind that Biking Directions in Google Maps is still in Beta and may not be completely accurate, so use caution. Google Maps provides a link for you to give them feedback if you encounter any of the following:
- Which step mentions the problem?
It's free, easy to use and works all across the United States. Try it for your next ride and create a new trail to blaze.