New for Spring 2017 - Club Ride with GPS Account
For over four decades, the GSW has used paper maps and cue sheets for some of our rides but with no consistency, retention, or sharing between club members. Most weekly rides are currently “Show and Go” with no documents or files to reference on the ride or later. Members who might wish to ride a given route on their own or be a GSW Ride Leader knowing where to lead a group definitely need to know ride details and be able to access the route information easily.
To address this need, the GSW has purchased a Club Ride with GPS account so members can share their favorite routes and access posted routes anytime via computer, tablet, or smartphone. Many features are offered, all at no cost to GSW members. Options in the $80.00 annual "Premium" RwGPS package are provided in the Club account.
Some of the features included in the GSW Club Ride with GPS account include:
-- Routes sorted as desired by name, starting location, distance, and/or elevation with available downloadable maps, cue sheets, and GPS files for your Garmin or similar bike computer.
-- Smartphone apps for Android and iPhone devices provide interactive navigation while cycling with turns indicated via maps and voice.
-- Your own personal account to plan or log your rides with trip details uploaded from your bike computer or entered manually from your computer or smart device.
-- Share your favorite route by simply emailing a link to the GSW Rides Coordinator. After review, your ride will be added to the club library of routes for other members to access.
-- Your free (or paid) personal Ride with GPS account is accessed by logging into the primary Ride with GPS web site. GSW members may then use a private link to access the GSW route library and all the features provided with the Club Ride with GPS account. Are you a GSW member and can't find the link as provided with your membership? Just contact the GSW Office and we will email it to you!
Privacy counts! This GSW Club Ride with GPS account is for GSW members only. The listed rides and personal information will not be available to the public, sold, used, or otherwise targeted for spam. Your email address, if you grant permission, will be used only occasionally for GSW messages regarding this new service.
This system was launched on April 23, 2017 with new routes being added every week. If you are not already a member, consider joining the GSW now to enjoy this "new $80.00/year perk" as part of your basic club membership. Visit our Memberships page to sign-up now!
Disclaimer: The GSW is not responsible for the accuracy of posted rides, road or traffic conditions, accidents, or any liability concerning use of the available ride routes. Ride leaders are welcomed and encouraged to schedule club rides using the listed routes and doing so counts toward personal club mileage totals via the usual ride sign-in sheets. Simply riding on a listed route without it being a scheduled ride in Pedal Talk or MeetUp will not count as club mileage.
Enjoy all the GSW "perks" -- and cycle safely!