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The Ride With Gps Route Planner Celebrates 15 Years Of Powering Your Cycling Adventures

Published November 14, 2022

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The iconic planning utility at the core of the Ride with GPS platform serves as both a creative canvas and starting point for innumerable ride experiences.

PORTLAND, OREGON — November 14, 2022 — Since 2007, Ride with GPS has transformed the way that cyclists create and share routes by developing the world’s most effective, intuitive and trusted Route Planner. 

15 Years of Innovation

The Route Planner made its debut November 14th, 2007, with the inaugural route created and saved. Users were now able to freely plan, share and reliably navigate their own routes. The platform would see significant innovation and enhanced functionality over the years as theRide with GPS Route Planner was methodically fleshed out and developed into the foundational utility it is today, serving as the creative spark and starting point for countless ride experiences and adventures.

None of my routes would exist without the Ride with GPS Route Planner. I have spent hours, days, and weeks in satellite mode, drawing lines for routes that are ridden by so many people around the world today. This tool has enabled the confidence to explore so many places near and far.” 

— Sarah Swallow, athlete, adventure cyclist, route architect.

Unlock Premium Planning 

To celebrate this 15 year milestone, Ride with GPS will be unlocking their Route Planner’s entire suite of Premium level planning tools for anyone, all day on November 14th! That means advanced planning and editing features, the Global Heatmap, Points of Interest and more will be available for anyone to experience, for free!

Additionally – to celebrate the 15 most impactful features of the past 15 years, Ride with GPS will be dropping feature-driven trivia questions viaInstagram and giving away Premium yearly subscriptions all month long!

Powering Your Cycling Experience

The Route Planner has evolved steadily over the years with the incorporation of communicative tools like Points of Interest (POI) and Custom Cues to help users better understand and more effectively navigate routes. Precision editing utilities like Auto-trace, Split Route and Quick-Edit tools greatly expanded the creative potential of the planning process, allowing users to more accurately dial in the routes and configurations they desired. Global and Personal Heatmaps further elevated the experience by adding heatline overlays of aggregated ride activity, illuminating popular roads, arterials and concentrated heat from users around the globe.

“The ease of creating routes (and being able to do so very quickly) has been the most beneficial — there just wasn't a really simple and quick option out there before the Route Planner! Being able to hop on and plot out a few different ride options within a few minutes and see what looks best for the day has become part of my routine.” — Kurt Refsnider, legendary ultra-racer and professional backcountry mountain biker.

About Ride with GPS

 Ride with GPS is the most trusted route planning and navigation platform for cyclists. With industry leading route planning features and turn-by-turn voice navigation, we aim to inspire people to go on better rides, more often. Available on the web and on mobile, a better commute, a great workout, or a grand adventure is just a few taps away. 

 The Ride with GPS Route Planner at 15

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