Cycling is good for the environment and your body, but it;s only a viable option if you know where to go.
CycleMap is an app for iOS that indexes all of the world’s bike paths. That laborious task was undertaken by David Boudreault and Olivier Carbonneau. The latter started by mapping the bike paths in his hometown of Quebec City, and then let things snowball from there.
Collaborating with entrepreneur Boudreault, he launched CycleMap in both free and $4.99 CycleMap PRO versions. The latter shows the type of surface (gravel, asphalt, etc.) on a given path, elevation, and has a tool for building customized itineraries.
Users can also save their search history and favorites, find the nearest bike shop, and locate stations and check availability for bike-sharing services in 176 cities.
The developers plan to add a mountain biking component next, and make a version for Android. Sorry, Windows users.