Ride the City iPhone App

Screen Shot 2012-02-05 at 7.07.37 PMI was given the opportunity test out the Ride the City iPhone App and have a couple extra copies to share with my followers. (More about how to receive a free copy below the page break)** These are my first thoughts and initial write up for the app. I will write an in depth review on the app after I get to use it a little more. Some of you might be familiar with the Ride the City bicycle route map site. The iPhone app allows you to do the same thing, on the go from your phone. The RTC app has been out since April of 2010. They just recently came out with Version 1.5 which has a lot of great new features.
Weather:
• Check in app before your ride
• Fully featured weather forecast for the day
Layers:
• City bike routes, lanes, and paths
• Bike shops
• Bike share stations
Easy Drop Markers:
• Touch screen to drop start/end markers
• Great if you don’t know the exact address

The map and routing for the site and app is based on Open Street Map. Ride the City bike path and lane distinctions are a lot nicer than the ones Google’s Bike Routing feature does. Google uses light green for bike lanes, light green dashes for safer recommended routes, and dark green for off road bike paths and trails. So it tends to be a lot of green. The Ride the City maps use blue for bike lanes, blue dash for safe routes, and green for for off road bike paths and trails. Currently, the App only works for 38 cities, the same as the Ride the City site, which are all listed out after the page break.

The Ride the City iPhone App can be purchased for $1.99.
The Ride the City website itself is free to use.
Both are only currently available for 38 cities.

Chance to get the app for free below the page break.**

Chance to get the app for free **Suspended

Cities the App and Site Work For:
US Cities:
-ATLANTA, GA
-AUSTIN, TX
-BOSTON, MA
-CHICAGO, IL
-EUGENE, OR
-LOUISVILLE, KY
-MINNEAPOLIS, MN
-NEW YORK CITY, NY
-PORTLAND, OR
-SAN DIEGO, CA
-SAN FRANCISCO, CA
-SEATTLE, WA
-ST PAUL, MN
-WASHINGTON D.C. Metro

International Cities:
-ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
-BARCELONA, SPAIN
-BOGOTA, COLOMBIA
-BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND
-LYON, FRANCE
-MADRID, SPAIN
-MARSEILLE, FRANCE
-MELBOURNE, VICTORIA
-MONTREAL, QUEBEC
-NEW CASTLE, NEW SOUTH WALES
-NICE, FRANCE
-OTTAWA, ON
-PARIS, FRANCE
-PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
-REYKJAVIK (Including all of Iceland)
-SANTIAGO, Chile
-SEVILLA, SPAIN
-SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES
-TORONTO, Ontario
-TOULOUSE, FRANCE
-VALENCIA, SPAIN
-VANCOUVER, BC
-VICTORIA, BC
-ZARAGOZA, SPAIN

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