RidewithGPS Maps Offline on Your Smartphone

I just finished the one-week Pedal Across Wisconsin Northwoods bicycle tour. Many organized tours like Pedal Across Wisconsin make their routes available to participants on RidewithGPS.com.

While I don’t use my smartphone for navigation, I do enjoy viewing the route on my smartphone beforehand. However, this can be a problem when reliable internet or cellular service isn’t available in remote areas like the Northwoods. In these cases, I find that it pays to download the files directly to my smartphone so that they are available offline, as illustrated below.

RidewithGPS Screenshot on My Smartphone

However, this can’t be done with a RidewithGPS free account. You must have a Basic account or higher to download the maps to your smartphone.

Ken Whittaker


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