A new motorcycle app that guides you on suitable road and off-road rides throughout NSW will soon expand into Queensland and Victoria.
The Guide to Ride motorcycle app costs just $1.29 through iTunes and is developed by self-taught app designer Daniel Hart, 33, who works in the Hunter Valley mines and rides booth dirt and road bikes.
“I have been riding motorbikes since I was a kid, and only recently purchased a road bike – the KTM 390 Duke,” he says. “I found there was no Australian app out there that catered for both the road and dirt bike rider when you are away from home, so I decided to create the Guide to Ride app.
“Other riders I know, both motocross and road riders, agree it was a great idea for when you want to go for a ride but are unsure where. I have found other riders have also been telling me that being able to record your ride and improve your riding based on the recording has been a good aspect for them.”
The motorcycle app shows suitable road and off-road rides that are close to you, including highways and byways, motocross facilities, and national and state forests. It shows how long the ride is and whether there are service stations and restaurants along the route. The app also allows you to record your favourite rides and to add them to the shared list of rides for other motorcyclists.
“My main goal for creating the app was to highlight the great rides and riding areas that our awesome country offers yet so many people may be unaware of,” Daniel says. “Allowing users to add rides that are not yet in the app will also hopefully make it a very useful riding tool for all the growing motorcycle enthusiasts for the years to come.”
Daniel says he has had interest from other states and is working on adding them. “Most likely Queensland and Victoria will be released within the next three months, and other states to follow soon after that.”
The motorcycle app will only take 23.5MB of space and costs just $1.29, so let’s give this young riding entrepreneur our support. In the long term, it will benefit all Aussie riders.
Guide To Ride has been developed specifically for iOS 7 and iPhone 5, although older iOS devices are supported.
- UPDATE: Daniel has now updated the app with Queensland rides. He has also added a new feature called POWERZONE. It’s a section of a recorded ride that you can set to show your time and be placed on a leaderboard. You can also now create a user PROFILE to leave comments on rides, upload photos of your bike, add rides to the app, search for other users and follow their profile to see rides your mates have uploaded.