Summer Events

Texas Hell Week - March 14-21, 2009

Bicycle Tour of Colorado - June 21-27, 2009

RAGBRAI - July 19-25, 2009

Tour of North Carolina - Sept 26 - Oct 3, 2009

Hill Hundred October 23-25, 2009

Minnesota links

Twin Cities Bicycling Club

TCBC Atlas Links

Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists

Kansas links

Praire Village Yacht Club

Johnson County Bike Club

Johnson County Trail Guide

Northeast Johnson County Trails (PDF)

Indian Creek Bike/Hike Trail

Johnson County Ride Calendar

Kansas City Bike Club

Katy Trail

Prairie Spirit Rail Trail




Road Bike Rider

Mapping software sites -
(Compiled by doesn't require clicking multiple times to go around a curve. It has logic to follow the road. For bike paths and shortcuts that aren't roads, it allows you to "not follow the road." It also has an elevation feature. You can even create a link to your route and e-mail it to friends. -- Kurt J. uses Google maps. It's got some great features including an elevation chart. I've been using it for years. -- Cory B. lets riders save their routes and e-mail them to friends or post them on the Map My Ride website for access by the internet community. This could be a good source for finding a decent route when visiting an unfamiliar area. A route can be uploaded to Google Earth to overlay it there. -- Bob B. has a "follow roads" option where you don't have to put lots of points around curves to get accurate results. -- Mike E. offers GPX and Google Earth export plus auto-routing, a feature that makes the route lines "snap" to the road. -- Matt M., veloroutes creator has many routes mapped out and also includes elevation profiles. -- Tracy G. is very much a work in progress but there are some awesome features. You can track weekly mileage, favorite routes, weekly elevation gain and heart rate info. Plus you can plan out events and group rides. Keep an eye on it. -- Tim A. I like Google maps. They can automatically follow the corners for you. Google also gives turn-by-turn written directions for those who are map-reading challenged. Unfortunately the time estimates are off since it assumes you will be traveling at the speed limit. It also doesn't give you an elevation profile. Here's the route of a recent 78.5-km ride: -- Michael N. can use a hybrid view of satellite with street names. When your trusted Cateye computer is on the fritz then you can count on this site to count your miles. -- Bob S.

--- An application that can be used to save any of kind of running, cycling or other route. The tool is based on the new interface that Google has provided for its Google Maps program.

--- MotionBased is a web application that translates GPS data into functional analysis and online mapping for athletes. Affiliated with the Garmin GPS company.

--- My favorite, with Trimble AllSport GPS. It's designed to run on GPS-enabled cell phones and in web browsers, combining global positioning technology and mobile communications. It's free and works great with my Garmin Forerunner 301. Here's an example ride: as one of the best mapping sites out there. It allows you to download in numerous formats and even saves your rides online.