Resources

Routes & Maps

Ride With GPS Club Routes (this link will take you to the Ride With GPS website)

Annual

Road (by distance)

Commute (by destination)

Local Routes

Note: riders should exercise caution whenever they are on public roads and use good judgement to determine the suitability of any route to their own comfort level and safety.

Bike-Friendly Roads & Trails

Apps

St. John Ambulance: First Aid for Cyclists (free)

This app is targeted at cyclists and aims to give them the skills to assist with common cycling emergencies and injuries, including head injuries, cuts and grazes, and muscle injuries. Probably a home screen app for ride leaders.

Note: The first aid advice is based upon UK protocols & UK emergency service numbers are shown.

Android App on Google Play

iOS App on the App Store


DuPage County Trails Web App (free)

This web-based trail mapping application enables users to actively navigate the County's trail system. It provides the locations of various amenities such as other regional trails and bikeways, restrooms, parking, and much more.

Trail Map Web App


Google Calendar (free)

DGBC uses the Google Calendar for club rides & events.

Android App on Google Play

iOS App on the App Store


Google Maps (free)

This app supports cycling routes with turn-by-turn navigation and offline maps to get directions and navigate without an internet connection. Google Maps is pre-installed on most Android devices.

Android App on Google Play

iOS App on the App Store


Weather

Weather Underground: Forecasts (free w. ads & in-app purchases)

This app provides hyper-local forecasts, current conditions, interactive radar, satellite maps, air quality, alerts and customizable Smart Forecasting for cycling.

Android App on Google Play

iOS App on the App Store


Utilities

Clinometer + bubble level (free w. ads & in-app purchases)

Used for measuring angles of slope, tilt and elevation, this app is handy for setting up and adjusting saddles, handlebars, stems, shift levers, etc.

Android App on Google Play

iOS App on the App Store


Garmin Connect Mobile (free)

This app pairs many recent Garmin fitness/wellness devices with your compatible smartphone for access to a wide range of Bluetooth® wireless connectivity features, including weather alerts, call and text notifications, and automatic data uploads for online sharing .

Android App on Google Play

iOS App on the App Store

Links

Our Air, Climate and Weather

Local Resources

Local Organizations & Advocacy

Route Navigation, Mapping and Devices

Fitting & Repair

General Information

Non-Doping Cyclists Finish TdF, a humorous view of pro cycling's doping era.

GPS File Guide

File download notes:

  • Save gps file to: Garmin / NewFiles
  • (Firefox) Options > General / Downloads: Always ask where to save files

File selection guidelines:


We provide route maps in two file formats, TCX and GPX. In general, TCX is recommended for turn by turn directions on Garmin Edge 500/510. TCX is capable of providing custom cues on Edge 800, 810, 820, 1000 & Touring devices however these entries are truncated at 10 characters which can reduce their usefulness. For most routes, DGBC TCX files use computer-generated cues for upcoming turns. Our TCX files are created with 50 meters advance turn notification and are not available to free users at RwGPS.


DGBC GPX files show Points of Interest (POI) as waypoints but are not routed to them. They contain no cue sheet (custom cue) information and should be compatible with any GPS device. They can provide turn by turn directions (true navigation) on the Edge 705/800/810/1000/Touring and are not available to free users at RwGPS.


Feature summary:

  • GPX / TG off[3]: no turn notification, shows POI
  • TCX / TG off[1]:custom cue notification
  • GPX / TG on[4]: unit-generated turn notification, shows POI
  • TCX / TG on[2]: unit-generated & custom cue notification

Representative screen captures of the two formats are shown below. For all images:

  • blue arrow = current rider position
  • blue line = route traveled
  • purple line = route
  • gray arrow = position of Virtual Partner // VP is native to DGBC TCX & GPX files and can not be disabled on some units.

1. File type: TCX, created with cue notification 50 meters before turn

  • Unit: Garmin 820 with Turn Guidance: Off
  • Map screen: upcoming road names, custom cue notification (max. 10 characters)
  • Data screen: custom cue notification
  • Note: cue notification appears ~50 meters before intersection but Dist. to Next shows distance to next cue

2. File type: TCX, created with cue notification 50 meters before turn

  • Unit: Garmin 820 with Turn Guidance: On
  • Map screen: turn direction arrow, distance to turn, road name, route arrow, custom cue notification
  • Data screens: turn notification followed by custom cue notification
  • Note: cue notification appears ~50 meters before intersection


GPX files will provide turn by turn directions on the Edge 705/800/810/1000/Touring, but will not have any custom cues.

3. File type: GPX created with POI included as waypoints

  • Unit: Garmin 820 with Turn Guidance: Off // Navigation > Courses > Saved Courses > E > Turn Guidance: off
  • Map screen: upcoming road names, POI markers
  • Data screen: no turn notification

4. File type: GPX created with POI included as waypoints

  • Unit: Garmin 820 with Turn Guidance: On // Navigation > Courses > Saved Courses > E > Turn Guidance: on
  • Map screen: turn direction arrow, distance to turn, road name, route arrow, POI markers
  • Data screen: turn notification
  • Note: unit displays superfluous cues along route, e.g. at road name change


Device-Specific Instructions:

Basemaps for Garmin Edge devices:

Open Street Maps instructions for Garmin Edge devices.