Santa Rosa residents love hometown hero Levi Leipheimer. Now, Levi wants to share his love of the new MapMyRIDE online tool for cyclists. You’ve heard of Pimp My Ride, the TV show. Well, this is a little different, and lets you put your iPhone to use in a new way as you tour neighborhoods in the Bay Area, and share your favorite spots with friends. Levi, one of the most famous members of the Team RadioShack Professional Cycling Team and winner of the 2011 Tour de Suisse, has signed a two-year partnership to serve as spokesperson for MapMyRIDE. The new tool offers Web and mobile platforms that deliver a variety of training tools to cyclists from beginner to elite. The concept arose from other mapping tools. What’s not to like?
MapMyRide was created in 2007 as an online mapping tool. Later, they expanded it to iMapMyRIDE apps for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry users. The new apps allow users to map and record their daily ride data directly from mobile devices. The mobile apps seamlessly sync into the website, where users can store their routes and ride data. You can even Twitter your ride info to friends.
MapMyFITNESS offers a host of mapping tools for runners, walkers, and hikers as well. Check it out here. The San Francisco Marathon just used the runner tool in its annual race this year.
“I’ve used MapMyRIDE’s web and mobile products in the past and found them to be a tremendously functional training tool for tracking and analyzing training data,” said Leipheimer. “I’m no different than most cyclists. I like to see the route I just rode and look at speeds, elevation and other data. And, since the products effortlessly interface with social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, I’ll be able to easily share my rides and training data with other cyclists, perhaps giving them a bit of extra motivation.”