Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Bicycling Magazine Mapping Project

A representative of Bicycling Magazine got in touch with the Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club to find out if there was an individual who would map some rides in the Bozeman area with a Garmin GPS unit. Apparantly, they are planning on featuring Bozeman in the "Perfect Day" section of their July '09 issue.

Since I had done some maps on and, I was asked if I would be up to the task. I really had no idea what I was supposed to do-but thought what the heck-I'd give it a try. A few days later the Garmin showed up at my door. I followed the step-by-step instructions and had no trouble getting the unit up and running. I started out by mapping an easy ride from Belgrade to Churchill and back and downloading it to the Bicycling Rides website. Along with the map, it was easy to add pictures, highlight waypoints, create a turn-by-turn cue sheet, and add some written text about the ride.

I think the results have been pretty good if I do say-so myself. Here's links to most of the rides I've mapped:


Gallatin Valley Golden Triangle

GAS/Intrinsik Thursday Night Ride

Bikin' With the Eagles

Tour de Spud

City and University Tour

Dry Creek Road

Hyalite Canyon-Bozeman Trail Road

Battle Ridge Pass via Bridger Canyon

Three Rivers Century

Search for Plummer's Gold

Martinsdale Mail Run

Plains-Whitefish Permanent

Foy's Lake Road Loop

Springhill Road

Willow Creek Wanderer

Three Rivers Metric Century

Hollowtop 200

Tour de Jefferson

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