Ride Spot by PeopleForBikes

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About this app

PeopleForBikes, the brightest voice in bicycle advocacy in America, created Ride Spot to reduce barriers to riding and inspire you to ride! Download Ride Spot now to find great routes, find fellow riders, track your rides and share your stories.

See and share the whole story of every great ride.
Riders can easily find safe and fun routes, track their rides, add stories and photos and then share. Find and follow your friends, other riders and great cycling storytellers.

Find the Right Routes, Right Away!
Ride Spot is a source of cycling inspiration. Search curated routes from local affiliates like bike shops, advocacy groups and clubs as well as routes from other local riders. We’ve made it easier than ever to find the right routes for you.

See Local Events and Challenges
Discover upcoming rides and exciting route-based Challenges sponsored by local businesses. After completing a Challenge route, you can claim your award from your favorite shops and brands.

App Features:
Track your rides without killing your battery.
Navigate with turn-by-turn directions and/or audio cues.
Real time ride stats: speed, distance, time, elevation.
Easily add power, cadence & heart rate via a Bluetooth connection to your devices.
View rides and routes from other riders, bike shops and other affiliates.
Search local routes, events and challenges to ride.
Profile management: personal profile, equipment locker for bikes & system preferences.

Background Location Notice:
This app uses location services in the background to track users' position during cycling. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

*Offline maps are available as a feature to users who support PeopleForBikes at www.ridespot.org
Updated on
Oct 6, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
145 reviews
Brandon Little
March 20, 2022
It's not ready, it's cool to see and join challenges (can be done on strava), it's cool to challenge friends (strava). Unlike every other application in this space... you can't sync to a smart watch, or sync to an app that does. I don't think it's able to find my Tacx (shrug) It doesn't seem to sync back on other health apps, or strava. Soooo it's a no for me, and thats a shame, because I was excited one I saw the number of challenges.
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Christian B
June 1, 2021
This app forces me to keep the screen on while I'm on my ride even when I set permissions as it instructs. Any time my screen turns off it stops recording, anytime I want to take a picture it stops recording, anytime I take a phone call, yup you guessed it, it stops recording and there's no way to import ride data from a GPS bicycle computer into the app, I tried to sync them together via Bluetooth but the app never finds it. I keep my phone in my pocket to avoid my battery being drained.
22 people found this review helpful
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blackriver GPS ride tracker for cycling
June 1, 2021
We have not had this issue reported to us before, and we'd like to work this through for you. Can you please contact us at https://ridespot.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360016599371-Contact-via-email? If possible, sharing a screen shot of your Ride Spot location settings would be immensely valuable. Thank you!
Adam Porter
May 8, 2021
Good ideas. Great potential. Needs work. To record a ride, you HAVE to allow this app to spy on your location all the time. Other apps (Polar, Strava) can be set to "spy on me when app is running" and will work in the background. Why not this one? The challenges idea is cool, but I've signed up for few and recorded rides, but they are not being marked as counting towards challenges. No explanation of why. Better documentation / expln needed.
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