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How to Win 2 Bike Jerseys on 2/3

2012 Bike Jersey - San Diego Century

An important tool in reaching your cycling goals is tracking your progress.  With smartphones taking over the world and smartphone apps now able to do just about anything, we thought we’d see who is using phone apps for cycling in addition to all the cool gadgets from Garmin, Timex, Polar and Suunto.  This week’s bike jersey question is all about tracking your cycling progress.

If you haven’t participated yet, we will be giving away San Diego Century bike jerseys this week (and every week until 5/19) with some fun website contest questions.  Two winners who participate this week will each receive a free 2012 San Diego Century bike jersey.

Whether or not you want to participate, be sure to check out our 2012 merchandise, including the jersey, t-shirts and caps.

In the quest for the perfect ride this week’s question is “What devices or phone apps do you use to track your bike rides?”  And if you have a route that you think your fellow riders would enjoy, please share the link with us!  Post a comment below with your answer to get in on the Jersey contest.

If you don’t have an answer because you haven’t checked out phone apps yet, here is a list of some cycling apps we’ve seen for the iPhone.  Check ’em out, try one and share a ride track!

 

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The best comments between Tuesday and 5:00 pm  Friday 2/3  are eligible.  The judging team from San Diego Century will select the winning comments on 2/4 and 2/5, with the winners posted the week of 2/6.

More details on the giveaway:

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The 2/3 promotion will include two San Diego Century 2012 Bike Jerseys.  No purchase necessary.  Entries limited to one per person.  One prize per person.  Previous 2012 winners are not eligible.   Items will be awarded based on best comments on this post between January 30 and Friday February 3, 2012 at 5 pm, with winners selected by San Diego Century judges.

There are 11 comments for this Post

  1. Kimberly Johnson -

    Since I’ve only recently become serious about riding, I’m keeping it simple! I bought the CatEye Strada wireless so I know my distance and speed. I rely on my club to provide me with the route…they just started using Ride With GPS which allows us to download the courses on our devices

  2. Sarah Alessi -

    I have used Map my Ride (iphone) , Garmin Connect and Strava. I have a Garmin 800 which I love since I am sometimes by myself in unfamiliar areas I can map out routes ahead of time and have the GPS instructions. Though I use my Garmin device I also load my information onto Strava as I have my friends on there.

  3. Michele Rushton -

    We use Sportstracker Pro. It tracks speed, distance, elevation, calories. It also lets you view your whole route online when you get home if you want to see it on the computer. We love it and would recommend it to anyone who is serious about keeping track of how much you are improving. It is not available for Iphone yet but does work on Android phones.
    Thanks! See you in May 🙂
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.sportstracklive.android.ui.activity.pro

  4. Robert Baker -

    I really like the Allsports GPS by Trimble Outdoors. It seems app is not perfect. I like how the .gpx file in MAPMYRIDE renders directional arrows in the map and their mapping is the best but their website is too clunky for me. I always come back to Allsports. BTW, I am on Android.

    • Greg Hendrickson -

      Robert, thanks for weighing in! Check out Endomondo for Android. Similar to Allsports GPS they’ve built the app for most of the major phone platforms, and they’ve done a very good job with their website (easier than AllSports GPS to connect with other cyclists).

  5. Brigid Naden -

    I used to track my bike rides on google maps and upload them onto dailymile, at the same time using my heart rate monitor, and a pretty old odometer on my bike, phew. Thanks to my wonderful boyfriend I now use a Garmin Edge 500 and upload it onto GarminConnect. This was so handy when I was living in New Zealand and he was in Las Vegas and we were both training for a double century last year. We could send each other our ride links. It tracks everything! And you can drool over all the stats on your computer when you get home…oh and send it to your loved ones who might live 7000 miles away!

  6. jill -

    Let’s see…. I use map my ride, endomondo, cardio trainer, all sport gps pro, skimble, my tracks, sports pal pro….I like them all, the only bad thing is that the more apps you use the more battery you use, which kinda sucks so I sometimes have to pick only 2 or 3 instead of all, if I am riding 40+ miles I choose endomondo and sports pal pro, easy to use and download, but I also use my garmim gps to compare whichever others I use, and even worse, is that I always am looking for the newer better app… It’s an addiction….. one I need to break

    • Greg Hendrickson -

      Jill, wow, that’s a lineup:) You’re on Android, right? Check out MapMyTracks Endurance for the longer rides, you can set the tracking frequency to get longer battery life. And since you’re into all the apps, you MUST check out Strava.com. Upload a few tracks and check it out.

  7. Cheryl Green -

    Since I’ve been riding, I’ve used Runkeeper to track my rides using my IPhone. It works very well most of the time, but I’ve noticed that sometimes a chunk of time/distance gets missed because the GPS goes crazy. When I look at the map after it’s uploaded, it shows either an extra extension to the route that I didn’t ride or part of my ride is cut out.

  8. H Olson -

    I started out as a runner and owned Garmin Forerunners. When I started riding to rehab my running injuries I was pleasantly surprised to see my Forerunner supported biking so I’ve been using that since 2008. Since I do get bored easily with using one device, I also downloaded a bunch of apps to try on my iphone like RunKeeper, Mapmyride, AllsportGPS etc. Found that I liked AllsportGPS the most but I’ll try Strava next, thanks for the recommendation.

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