About Ride with GPS

Video with the Founders

How do I get started right now?

You can search for a ride in your area on our route search page without logging in. If you want to draw a map, first create an account, then go to our route planner. To upload rides, analyze your data, and compete with others, just create an account and we'll introduce you to those features.

What differentiates Ride with GPS?

Ride with GPS is not a one-trick pony, or a general-purpose tool. We offer a complete software solution for cyclists. Here's how it works in 4 steps:

1.   Plan
Use our route planner or explore our route database to plan your next ride.
2.   Ride
Use our GPS exports or custom PDF cue sheets to navigate along the way.
3.   Analyze
Upload your data, and dive in with our excellent graphing tools and detailed metrics. Drill down to make notes and see your laps and best efforts.
4.   Compete
We'll show you how you stack up against riders in your area, and give you the tools to stage virtual races against anyone riding on the same roads as you. Join in on any of our regular site-wide competitions for free fun, motivation, and prizes.

Why should I trust you with my ride data?

We launched Ride with GPS in 2007, over 7 years ago! We have not taken any outside funding, and are proudly cash-flow positive. We are running a long-term, sustainable business, delivering value to many thousands of cyclists like yourself from all over the globe. Our job is to listen to our customers, and be smart enough to make great tools. As long as we keep doing that, we're not going anywhere.

Who's behind this site?

Ride with GPS was founded by two guys that love writing cool software and riding their bikes: Zack Ham and Cullen King. This is our full(+) time job, and we couldn't be more excited about how far we've come and what the future holds. We brought on Travis Caldwell in April 2012 to help us out with everything that does not involve writing software (which turns out to be quite a bit). He rides for the Sonic Boom Racing team based out of Boulder, CO.

Got a testimonial for me?

Sure, here's some feedback we remembered to ask permission to use:

Hey RidewithGPS....you set a record high bar for service to customers. ‚ÄéThank you. Kevin arranged a store pickup for the western Europe card so I could have maps in Spain. And gave me notes on how to be sure I install it properly. Way beyond any expectations I had for help. And at 1/4 the price of ordering from Garmin. With gratitude

Ann Werner
I purchased a Cyclops Powertap PRO+, did a couple workouts with it. Comparing some of the metrics you guys have in determining power calculations based on calories burned and my actual powerdata, your calcs are only +4.7% compared to actual powerdata. Not bad guys! Pretty close to accurate. Just thought I'd followup. Thanks Zack.
I spend 16 days riding my bicycle around Belgium and Italy using ridewithgps.com and my Garmin 800. I was amazed. I would never gone on the road and adventures without your tool.

Thanks,
Rick Adams

Can I get some assets for use on my site/blog/article?

Sure! Here's our logo in a few forms. Click on one for a larger version. Contact us if you need a vector file.

Additional resources

Here is a list of outside resources we actively maintain: