BIKE APP ROUNDUP!! With mobile devices and access points readily available most everywhere a bike rider goes, including Maui bike rides, we took a look at some of the more popular apps available. Regardless of whether you want to keep track of the Maui bike routes you've conquered or map the Maui bike rides you plan to do during your next Maui bicycle vacation, check out this list with descriptions, capabilities, device platform and link:
BIKE REPAIR APPs:
Bike Repair by Atomic - Bike Repair and Maintenance App is available. The app includes information on 71 common bicycle problems explained along with a 51 step guide to bike repairs. Android or IPad/IPhone. http://www.bikerepairapp.com/
Bike Doctor - Bicycle Repair and Maintenance App. This app includes repair instructions for 25 of the most common bike repairs with a description of the bike parts and tools needed to perform each repair. A useful on the road repair or everyday routine bike maintenance app. Android or IPad/IPhone.http://bikedoctorapp.com/
APPS to MAP and TRACK YOUR BIKE RIDES:
BikemateGPS - Keep track of the history of your bike rides with GPS mapping and images. Record your bike ride routes, time, speed (current, average and maximum), distance, elevation, consumed caloric information and more details about your bicycle rides. Track your improvements or optimize your rides. Then, share with your fellow riders. IPhone/IPad or Android.http://bikemate.01mia.com/wp/
iMapMyRIDE - Built from the makers of the popular MapMy Fitness app, the IMapMyRide is a complete fitness tracking system customized for bicycle riding and training. The bike includes an integration and automatic uploading the the mapmyride web site so you can keep track of and share your rides with your cycling community or learn from others riding the same routes. Ride and Workout Tracking and Logging of Speed (Max, Avg), Live Route Map, Distance, Calories, Elevation, Nutrition, Friends (live map and activity feed), and Stats (Heart Rate, Speed & Cadence, Power with integrated device purchase). Android or IPhone/IPadhttp://www.mapmyride.com
Strava Cycling - Awarded Technical Innovation of the year by VeloNews Dec 2011, the Strave Cycling app is quickly gaining a following with cyclists. Strava lets you track, upload and view a history of your bicycle rides. Track your time, distance and speed on the bike route with map. Compare your ride with other riders. The app records your ride data and syncs wirelessly with Strava.com. When you are finished riding, you’ll immediately see your own bike ride and how you stack up against others who rode the same bike route. IPhonehttp://www.strava.com
BikeTrack - Bicycle ride dashboard rides tracked by GPS via google maps. Your ride is presented in graph displaying driving status. Photos and notes about locations may be entered; instant uploading. Androidhttp://www.rharham.com/en/index.htm
Bike Brain by BioLogic - The BikeBrain app turns your IPhone into a bike computer, complete with GPS mapping, distance, elevation, elapsed time and other bike ride details. Multiple bike capabilities and customizable data displays. IPhonehttp://www.thinkbiologic.com/
Maui offers bike rides to challenge the most advanced rider and for those who just want an alternative to renting a car on Maui. Use our online bike rental reservations system to rent a cruiser for exploring Lahaina town or Kehei from the seat of your bike. Our Electra cruiser rentals are very popular! When you visit West Maui Cycles in Lahaina to rent a bike on Maui or to checkout our latest Maui bike gear, we'll share advice about Maui bike rides or review rides you have planned. We’ll also recommend other rides that may interest you. Our Maui bike shop includes the largest selection of bike parts on Maui. If you need Maui bike parts to make a bike repair, you'll find the bicycle parts in Lahaina!
We'd like to hear how you plan your bicycle vacations. Do you keep track of your bike rides? Please use the comments secton below to tell us if you share your favorite Maui bike rides so others visiting will be able to find rides matching their preferences? Do you map your bike rides at home and share ride information? Do you include enough notes so readers understand if the ride will be more than they want to undertake during their Maui bike vacation? Let us know in the comments area below. Many of the apps on the market include automated tracking of altitude or elevation and include GPS mapping integration. Some keep track of your heart and breathing rates or calorie intake/burn details. Perfect to monitor yourself during the climb on a Haleakala bike ride or the high speed coast down to sea level!