Exciting News - Gear Up has purchased a Club account access on Ride With GPS (RWGPS), the website provides bike route mapping and cue sheets for Gear Up rides. The Gear Up club account also provides several premium features, normally requiring you to purchase a paid membership, but now available FREE to all Gear Up members in good standing. Most importantly, Gear Up members may download a free APP to access route maps (with audio and visual turn-by-turn directions on both Apple and Android Smartphones) that have been loaded into Gear Up’s Club account Route Library. All routes used previously on our regular weekly rides and numerous others will or shortly will be loaded into Gear Up’s Route Library. Over time, the Route Library will expand as ride and tour leaders add new routes to the library.
Starting in 2018 - ALL Gear Up’s weekly rides will be routed using Ride With GPS. First, this will allow us to build in more routes with a variety of starting points on any given weekly ride, allowing the ride group to have a different meeting point, other than our back parking lot. This will provide a welcome change to riding the same route each week. Second, it will allow us to more effectively communicate route changes, road conditions, cancellations due to weather, etc. Especially useful is that these maps will have audible and visual turn-by-turn directions that can be stored on your phone, and thereby be available "offline" in areas with no cell service. The need to mark routes with Dan Henry’s will no longer be necessary. Maps may also be downloaded to Garmin GPS units, or you may print out maps and cue sheets in PDF format.
The following are among the features now available to those who are interested in taking advantage of this newmember benefits:
Ability to print out route maps as well as cue sheets
Ability to download routes to a Garmin GPS unit
Ability to use a free Ride With GPS App to download maps and cue sheets to your smart phone
Ability through the App to get audible and visual turn by turn directions on your smart phone
Ability through the App to track your ride and many useful parameters such as speed, average speed, elevation gain, and ride duration.
If you are interested, follow the link below to request access to the Gear Up RWGPS Club Account.
Click on “Apply to join”, just under the image of cyclists on the right side of screen. You will be asked to create a new RWGPS account through Gear Up at no cost. If you already have an account simply apply using your existing RWGPS login name and password. Upon receiving your application for approval, we will email you a Consent and Liability Release to be signed and returned. Once we receive the signed Release document, you will receive e-mail confirmation and will then be able to access the Gear Up RWGPS Club account features.
If you wish we can send you an invite by simply providing us your name and email address by email or stopping in the store.
Dennis Gibbs, Gear Up Cyclery // Adventure