If you happen to be a geographer, a map junkie, a traveler, cyclist and a Google fan, get ready to celebrate.  Google has finally unveiled a long awaited bike route finder on Google maps.  Type in two addresses and ask Google to draw you a route for you and your bike and, voila’ – there you have it.  This was worth waiting for!
Google will announce the innovation at the National Bike Summit today in Washington, D.C.  Read the press release about the announcement and follow news and updates about Google Maps’ bike features on the League of American Bicyclists’ blog by clicking here.
This is great, not just for the directionally challenged, but for bicycling in general.  Give it a test ride yourself right now by clicking here to go to Google maps.
Or, check out the YouTube video that introduces the new mapping feature here.
Or, give the map a try right now with the gadget at Fort Collins’ Platinum Bike Plan (left side).