Explore maps and popular cycling routes through the mobile app, on both iOS and Android. Discover the best bike rides near you.

To access EXPLORE, open the Ride with GPS app and tap EXPLORE tab from your menu options at the bottom of the screen.

When launching EXPLORE, you’ll see the 10 best routes or rides displayed on the map near your Default Location set on your account. If you have location services disabled, we’ll show you results for our hometown: Portland, Oregon.

Result Cards

  • Tap on individual Route tracks to focus on that particular Route.
  • When selected, a result card pops up at the bottom providing stats for that Route. Each card will contain distance, elevation gain, elevation profile, and surface type percentages for that route.
  • Swipe left on the result cards to focus in on other routes near your area, each Route card that is in focus will display the route on the map view highlighted in red with other routes in that search area outlined in grey.
  • Tapping on the route name within the card will open a full preview to the Route; from this page you can Save for Offline, Pin your route, or Share it with your riding partners.
  • Not seeing a route on the first 10 matches? Swipe to the end of the cards and tap the right arrow to pull up the next 10 results. Repeat as needed until you find the perfect route.


Want to limit your search results to a specific length or select how much you’ll climb? Looking for a specific road surface, or type of route? Select Length, Elevation, Surfaces, or Route type filters to further refine your EXPLORE results.

  • Tap Elevation or Length to adjust minimum and maximum distances and amount of climbing for route results.
  • Surfaces will let you drill down on a handful of paved and unpaved options.
    • Paved = 0-2% unpaved
    • Mostly paved = 2-15% unpaved
    • Mixed surfaces = 15-60% unpaved
    • Mostly unpaved = 60-95% unpaved
    • Unpaved =¬† 95-100% unpaved
  • Route type offers Loop, Out and back, or Point to point choices.
  • Tap Save within each filter¬†to pull up results. Your saved filters will display in orange on the selected filter when viewing the EXPLORE Page.

Pan map to Search

When viewing the map, you can pan around and zoom into areas you want to discover.

Tapping the map will bring up a button to Search this Area. Tapping that button will find the first 10 routes with start locations inside the zoom level and area you are investigating.

Near or far, this is an intuitive way to find new routes.

Search Near your Location

Away from home, on vacation, or midway through a ride?

Tap the Location Button in the lower left corner to activate your GPS sensor and have EXPLORE find routes nearby.


Want to search for a specific location, route name, or landmark? Tap the searchbar and enter in locations or keywords to find the best content matching your desired search terms.

  • Tap NEARBY to activate your GPS sensor to find routes near your real-time location.
  • Tap HOME to search for routes near your default home location set on your Ride with GPS account.
  • Previous text-based searches will remain in your search history, tap the X next to previous search items if you want this cleared from the queue.
  • Don’t see your desired result in ALL? Tap PLACES or ROUTES if you want to narrow down your results based on keyword or a location, or specify you are looking for Route names.

View as List

The default view for EXPLORE is a Map View, however tapping the List icon in the upper right corner will allow you to sort through results in a List view.

  • The results on the list view are identical to the map view.
  • Tapping on any item within the list view will bring you to the full preview of the Route.


  • In order to find results, you will need to have access to WiFi or Cellular Data.
  • You do not need location services enabled to pan around the map or use the search field. However to utilize your current location as the search term, location services must be enabled
  • Routes and Rides will both show in EXPLORE results, however we will prioritize Routes for ease of navigation.
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