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Bikely – bike routes on the web

Posted by Matt | July 1, 2008 | 1 comment so far

I came across bikely.com the other day, a website that aims to shares bike routes mapped by other people.

As yet, it’s untried in as much that we haven’t actually given it a go but it does seem to be quite promising, the routes being shown as an overlay on Google Maps and allowing you to download them to your GPS in .GPX format.

I’m in two minds about it actually. While it’s nice to share routes and there’s certainly an appetite for information out there as this search of rides around Leith Hill shows, giving away all our secrets to whoever is looking seems a bit, well, cheap.

Not that we have anything against helping out where we can but sometimes local knowledge is hard earned – we certainly don’t know everything there is to know round here that’s for sure. In some ways I think it’s nice just to meet up with local riders who show you what they know. Sometimes you can add something of your own, but at the very least you get to meet different people and see a new perspective.

Even so, I guess we’ll try some of these rides out, maybe contact the ‘authors’ for help. Some of those monster loops of the Surrey Hills look pretty daunting though…!

Matt

About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years he's now running a YT Industries Jeffsy 29er and a Bird Zero AM Boost.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

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  1. Keith says:

    I thought twice about putting some stuff up on bikely. I agree with your thoughts on sharing routes. Tricky for me though 🙂

    As a side, great blog, hope its alright but think I’ll have to try that google calendar out as well.

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