Planning is an essential part of motorcycle travel, and having the right tools at your disposal means you can make the whole process that much easier. There are plenty of apps out there to assist you in your motorcycle travels. Here we’ll take a look at a few of the top ones.
You may have heard of this one before – heck, you may even use it when traveling in the car. When used for traveling by bike, it’s even more convenient because it shows you the path of least resistance. This GPS app tells you how to quickly get to your destination, factoring in speed information that’s been gleaned by other Waze users near you. Hook your phone up to your helmet’s Bluetooth communicator and you’ll hear turn-by-turn directions.
In addition, you can program it to point you to the nearest or most affordable gas station, for example, and others in your group can sync up and track where everyone is. This comes in handy if you’re waiting on someone who hasn’t met up with you yet. Are they in traffic? Are they lost? Pretty cool if you ask us.
If you’re a crunching-numbers kind of person, you’ll love Road Trip, which gives you lots of data on fuel mileage. It’s $4.99 but it’s well worth the peace of mind you get from knowing how much gas you’re getting for your money. It will track service and repair logs, send you service reminders, and track your expenses while on a trip to show you just how much you’re spending per day. You’ll even have access to graphs that compare MPG vs. fuel type, driving conditions, average speed and outdoor temperature.
Nothing’s worse than riding in the rain. Now you can avoid it at all costs with this free app that give you up-to-the-minute weather forecasts based on your location as well as observations from other users in your area. It’s up to you next whether you want to hunker down under the rain gear or take a break from the weather for a while.
If you’re a biker, chances are you’re a camper too. If you’d much rather cook your dinner over an open fire in a campground than order room service from a hotel, this app is for you. The Camp Where app provides information on more than 11,500 public campgrounds in the United States and Canada, including national parks and forests, state parks and forests, Canadian provincial parks, and county and city campgrounds. You don’t even need an Internet connection to gain access.
Simply input your location and campgrounds near you will pop up based on those coordinates. You’ll get comprehensive information to make a booking, such as phone numbers, websites, reservation information, RV hookups and weather.
Now that you have the tools to plan your next biking trip, why not call Ship Overseas? We ship motorcycles efficiently and affordably!