Menu Bar HTML Code Css3Menu.com

Suggested Links to Tools for Planning or Taking a Bicycle Ride

EBC Cue Sheets Library
Check out cue sheets provided by members of the Elmhurst Bicycle Club.
 
Weather
www.weather.com/
Nice hourly forecasts (with temp, wind and precip) from the WeatherChannel. Enter ZIP or city, click Hour by Hour, click Details.
www.intellicast.com/Local/Weather.aspx?chart=Wind#chart
Wind forecast for the Chicago region. You can view other regions also.
www.crh.noaa.gov/data/obhistory/KARR.html
Provides hourly wind speeds for the last 48 hours - useful information for settling those debates on just how strong that headwind was on your last ride.
It is set to give readings from the Aurora airport, out on the prairie. By filling in a different town and state, submitting, and then selecting "2 days history", you can get readings from the weather station nearest to any U.S. town.
 
Salt Creek Greenway Underpass Water Level Status
//waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?site_no=05531300
To find out if the Salt Creek Greenway Trail underpasses are flooded. At the Roosevelt Road underpass, you will find water on the path when the gage reads greater than 6.9 feet. At the St. Charles Road underpass there will be water on the path when the gage reads greater than 8.5 feet. At the North Avenue underpass there will be water on the path when the gage reads greater than 8 feet.
 
Trail Alerts
Trail Closure and Maintenance Alerts DuPage Co
 
Creating or Finding Bike Routes

Most of these sites are enhanced frequently. They currently offer map and satellite views. Some even have topographic views. Try some of the sites to see which one you like best. When you create a route check the appropriate "public" box so that others can see the route.

http://favoriterun.com/
Map a route or find a route using this site with free membership.

http://maps.google.com/
Map a route or find a route using this site with free membership.
Tip from EBC member Peter T.: For scoping out an all-road route, I have fond the "directions" feature on maps.google.com very handy. Enter the ends of your route in the "from" and "to" fields, get the driving route, and then "drag and drop" points on the route to get the route you actually intend to take. You can use Google's directions by walking to be routed along trails that have been added to the Google system.

www.gmap-pedometer.com/
Map a route using this site for free.
Petra comments: This tool is easy to use and makes a nice printout of the route.

www.mapmyride.com/
Map a route or find a route using this site with free membership.
This tool has the ability to follow roads - that is, you click on key intersections and it traces the road route between the selected intersections automatically. It will also develop a cue sheet, with turns, street names and distances; and an elevation profile.

http://msrmaps.com
Microsoft Research Maps
- MSR Maps lets you zoom in close. It also has a simple download mode that lets you get the whole photo into your computer; e.g., to assemble larger layouts.

http://gis.dupageco.org/dupagemaps/Viewer.aspx
Interactive Bikeways Map that allows you to view the bikeways of DuPage County on aerial photography including streets, buildings, train stations, and the complete bikeway database.

www.ridethecity.com/
City of Chicago routing tool. Enter starting location, ending location and the level of safety.

http://bicycling.trimbleoutdoors.com
Bicycling Magazine's route mapping site with downloadable GPS-ride-maps.

www.bikemap.net
has a good method for showing where routes are located. Most of their routes are in Europe, but there are a few in the US.

Designed by the Elmhurst Bicycle Club. All rights reserved world wide. Copyright 2011 - 2017 Site Map