ViewRanger gives Mountain Bikers everything they need to hit the trail.
Having covered the ground at speed, ViewRanger allows you to view your mapped location instantly, with no need to carry a separate GPS and provides access to detailed topographic mapping even when there's no mobile coverage.
With ViewRanger you can:
- Measure and view your speed and distance travelled, even change of elevation
- View the location of other members of your group on your phone screen with BuddyBeacon (requires mobile coverage)
- Record your track and export it to share with others or just to keep a log of your trip.
- Plan a route using the app, via my.viewranger.com or import a GPX file from third party software
- Download a route from our route database
- Navigate your route with alarms to alert you at waypoints or if you veer too far off course.
Summit MTB Club in the Chilterns has a history of successfully organising XC racing, youth racing and even a MTB duathlon, but took on the challenge of hosting their first mass participation MTB Enduro the ‘Summit Sixty-Five’ in June 2011.
Richard Rollins, event organiser, told us that the event plan came together quickly, but that he realised that something was missing. He had spent endless hours refining the three route options, but had not worked out how he could easily market them, communicate them to participants using online maps and GPX route files, and allow riders to navigate the route(s) on the day and not get lost.
Realising that the smartphone was a key to achieving this, Richard hooked up with us and we agreed a support mechanism using the mobile app and our online route planning tool to help address these missing components. The Summit Sixty-Five 2011 attracted almost 200 riders which exceeded all forecasts for the first year and following positive rider feedback, the event will be back bigger and better in 2012 where Summit Sixty Five will be working with ViewRanger again. Ongoing improvements to My.ViewRanger.com will help them to be even more effective in promoting the event and in communicating route information and context to riders. In addition, they plan to use the ViewRanger BuddyBeacon service to track riders in real-time (with their consent) on an interactive map and to display this on a large screen to provide a real attraction at next year’s event.