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Beyond Strava: 3 Other Apps to Use on Your Rides this Season

Shining the spotlight on other great cycling apps.

Prior to contrary belief, Strava isn't the only app out there to use on your rides. Don't get us wrong, it's a great app. But we wanted to bring some other great cycling apps out into the limelight.

Here are a few apps that you might want to consider using on your rides this season.

Garmin Connect

Syncing your Garmin device to the Garmin Connect app is a breeze. Upload your ride from your paired Garmin device or download a training plan that's best for you. If you don't want to have to use your phone to track your rides, this is the app for you. However, that only holds true if you have a Garmin device that can be paired with the Garmin Connect app. Plus, there's a thriving community of millions of active users just like you, so you can get feedback and encouragement throughout your training.

Cyclist on the road

Check it out here: https://connect.garmin.com/en-US/

Map My Ride

If you just want a simple, community-based approach to route mapping, check out Map My Ride, the OG (original gangster) of ride mapping and training tracking. Find where you're going and follow routes in your area set by other users. It even allows you to upload fitness data from 3rd party devices like FitBit. You can also log your food intake and share with friends to help keep you accountable to the best diet for your training routine.

Start training better with Map My Ride: http://www.mapmyride.com/

Cycle Maps

Cyclists on a scenic route

Have you ever wanted a map that's dedicated to cyclists? Look no further than Cycle Maps. This app makes planning a route on your bike, from your hometown to anywhere in the world, a breeze. With routes all over the globe you'll never find yourself saying “There aren't enough cycling routes out there.”

Start planning your next cycling adventure: https://cyclemapapp.com/