Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Avoid Those San Francisco Hills
Bikesy is a great bike routing application that can help you find the flattest, safest or fastest routes anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area.
San Francisco is hilly, very hilly. Bikesy therefore can help you find a bike route that may be slightly longer than the quickest route but includes less steep climbs. Each route comes with an elevation profile for your ride, so you can tell in advance where and when you will face the toughest climbs.
For each request Bikesy suggests nine different routes. You can choose from the flattest route, a route that takes in reasonable climbs or routes that take in the steepest hills. You can also choose the 'safe', safer' or 'safest' route, which takes into account bike lanes and paths.