Bike Phone Apps

 

Join Cascade's Bike Phone App community! 

Looking to use your Smartphone to track your bike rides online? Join the Cascade Bicycle Club community as we begin to ramp up our presense within these popular online communities supported by phone apps. These communities offer us a way to follow our friends and co-workers, compete with ourselves and others, challenge yourself, share and expore routes, give kudos and comment on your fellow Cascade Bicycle Club riders bike rides!

Here is a quick review of these bike apps so you can decide which is the right one for you! 

Strava

  • Pro's
    • Simple user interface
    • Very social and easy to interact with other bikers. By far the most popular and used
    • Andoid and iPhone friendly! 
    • Connect your Strava Profile to EveryMove and they'll start donating $5 to the Major Taylor Project for the miles you log!
  • Con's
    • Community can seem a little more "racer" focused 
    • Not as feature rich as other apps with Route Planning, fitness tracking, etc

MapMyRide

  • Pro's
    • Feature rich! Track your miles, nutrition, weight and more!
    • App will call out your progress while riding. 
    • Andoid and iPhone friendly! 
  • Con's
    • Lots of functionality means you've got to spend some time learning how to use it all. 

RideWithGPS

  • Pro's
    • The most accurate in terms of distance and elevation tracking
    • Extreamly advanced Route Planning
    • Andoid and iPhone friendly! 
  • Con's
    • Android App only.  iOS users will have to wait (should be out soon)!

Help the Major Taylor Project by connecting your chosen Bike App(s) to EveryMove

Give back while you train this winter!  EveryMove is an innovative free program that allows users to earn rewards by exercising—think Frequent Flier Miles for biking. They’ve chosen the Major Taylor Project as one of their partners. That means the points you earn by biking, running or playing with your kids can be redeemed as a cash donation to the Major Taylor Project.

 

Here’s how it works:

  1. Go to EveryMove.com and click “sign up”

  2. Choose how you want to enter your exercise points (you can do it manually or through Garmin, Strava, MapMyRide, etc.)

  3. Choose the Major Taylor Project as your reward

Oh, and did we mention it’s totally free? With EveryMove you can stay fit and donate to the Major Taylor Project at the same time. Talk about a win-win.