GPS for Bikes-You may never need to use a smartphone or road map to navigate again.

May 10, 2013

Biking excursions in your home town can be really fun, but sometimes you just want to explore other areas of the world that are unfamiliar to you. If this is you, then you may want to equip yourself with the proper navigational tools. The first thing that naturally comes to mind is to get a road map of the area that you will be biking in. While this is not a bad idea, it can be quite challenging to try and ride and look at a map at the same time

A more efficient approach would be to get a bicycle GPS device. That's right, they have started made these types of devices for bikers! There is nothing like the peace of mind that comes with knowing where you are, even if you are in an area you have never explored. Why stop to look at a map when you can use this device to direct your path? They even come with a mount so you can attach the device directly to your bike.

Depending on the features that you are interested in, these devices can be fairly inexpensive. Most, if not all, of these devices come equipped with a waterproof case so that you don't have to worry about the weather ruining them. A lot of the newer bicycle GPS devices can be used along with a heart rate monitor so that you can keep an eye on your level of exertion while you navigate.

If you are planning to bike in new and different areas, then a GPS device can be a great tool. Bringing along an old road map as a backup might not be a bad idea either. Between the two, you should always be able to find your way back home again.

Do you rely on a GPS device for your biking excursions? Which model do you use? Has anyone ever gone treasure hunting with Geocaching on their bike? Tell us about it! We love hearing all about your adventures, recommendations and complaints.

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