Capital Region MapMyRide

mapmyride escarpment loop

A screengrab of the "Escarpment Loop" route.

Check it out: a cycling site called MapMyRide has a bunch of cycling routes for the Capital Region.

In addition to maps, the user-submitted routes include notes on distance, terrain and scenery. And some of the route names are great: Escarpment Loop, Almost Went to Cohoes and the VT Pain Bucket.

Here are routes that include Albany, Saratoga, Schenectady and Troy.

The site also includes routes for runs. And there's an iPhone app.

[via @amymengel]

Comments

"Almost Went to Cohoes" is my route. It's also my most-viewed route on MapMyRide, and it really puts the pressure on to find more clever names for these routes.

i used the app lots last year, it's been acting up the past week, only recorded 5 or so GPS checkpoints on a 1 hour 35 minute ride this afternoon. i'm a little frustrated, but their tech folks are looking at the problem.

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