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Taking your Bike on a Plane – Tips & Tricks

Every world exploring bike traveller who wants to visit far-away destinations overseas or doesn't want to undertake the journey to the chosen destination by bike due to time constraints will at some point depend on planes as a means of transport for his bike. However,...

How To Choose The Right Frame Size

When buying a new bike, you naturally want it to be just right for you - which is exactly what you need in order to cycle economically and have long-lasting fun when out and about. The size of your bike frame is calculated according to the type of bike you're using....

Bikemap’s base maps – route planning made easy!

When browsing for routes or using the route planner, you've surely noticed the 3 buttons in the top right corner on the Bikemap website, which you can use to switch between different base maps and layers providing additional information. But what do the numerous...

Rusty Bike – What To Do?

Do you have the feeling that your bike isn't running as smoothly and that pedaling has become twice as hard since the winter has ended? One possible reason might be that you haven't lost the holiday pounds - or your bike isn't up to speed. Especially screws, spokes...

Sick Of Plastic Water? Drink Different!

Everyone knows of the importance of staying hydrated to be able to perform well, especially when doing sports. Luckily, you can always fix a bottle holder on your bike and bring a water bottle on every bike trip you take. But who doesn’t know the stale plastic taste...

Pros & Cons: Should Cyclists Shave Their Legs?

Many non-cyclists might shake their heads at the sight of the clean-shaven legs of many cyclists. Now, with the new cycling season drawing nearer and biker shorts exposing many men's taut calves, the question of whether to shave or not to shave becomes relevant again....

Bikepacking the Carettera Austral in Patagonia

Bikemap user Matteo Colizzi has embarked on many epic bike trips. In December 2017, he bikepacked 1247 km of the Carettera Austral in the Chilean Patagonia from Puerto Montt to Villa O’ Higgins, one of the most scenic road in the world that welcomes many bike...

Bikemap Guide To Buying Used Bikes

Why buy a new bike and spend a lot of money when there is a great selection of used bicycles available online? There are countless internet platforms where bikes can be bought and sold. Nevertheless, you should be careful as there is always the risk of getting scammed...

6 Tips for A Successful Start Into Cycling Season

We’re finally seeing the first signs of spring (at least at the Bikemap office here in Vienna). The fact that cycling season just started can be both hugely exciting, and also slightly nerve racking for cyclists who have spent the winter months working towards spring...

Salut France – Discover France’s Cycling Regions

As we’ve recently made the Bikemap app available in 5 additional languages, we wanted to give each of these regions a special feature on the Bikemap blog to highlight their beautiful cycling destinations, regions and routes. Last week we focused on Italy – this week...

Ciao Italia – Discover Italy’s Cycling Regions

As we've recently made the Bikemap app available in 5 additional languages, we wanted to give each of these regions a special feature on the Bikemap blog to highlight their beautiful cycling destinations, regions and routes. Last week we focused on Taiwan - this week...

4 Exercises To Maximize Mobility

We are used to training and strengthening our muscles, however, they don't get more flexible just by working out. Hence, it makes sense to mobilise muscles to increase overall flexibility and to set the groundwork for more stability. Advantages Of Flexible Muscles ...

Cycling Adventure: A Transalpine Endurance Trip

In 2017, Hugo Gommeren embarked on an amazing transalpine bike trip. Having always felt an incredible inner pull towards mountainous natural areas, his hobbies other than mountain biking include hiking, outdoor survival and photography. Wanting to experience these...

A Short Guide: Privacy Policy At Bikemap

Right now everybody seems to be talking about data security, especially when it comes to protecting all information collected with fitness tracking apps. We would like to take this as an opportunity to summarize what Bikemap's privacy policy is all about and how users...