In a move to better the use of Google Maps by cyclists nationwide Google has added bike routing ability to Google Maps. This addition required significant programming by Google to account for bike friendly streets, grades, and traffic patterns.
Until now tandem teams were forced to use “walking” as their option in Google Maps. Over the next few weeks we will test the routing choices provided by Google against the routes currently recommended by users of MapMyRide.com.
As an additional tool for finding routes we applaud this new development.