Ride your bike to work or school in the Triad? Help new cyclists, or cyclists new to the area, by submitting your favorite routes here for them to view.
To submit a route please map it online using either:
Save the map and submit the URL, route name (walkjogrun.net map users only) and a general route description, along with your name to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will post routes by city (both origin and destination) and will list the first name and last initial of the submitting cyclist.
More info about using the mapping sites
Two of the suggested mapping sites work in very similar ways. More complete step-by-step instructions are listed below under WalkJogRun, Google Maps Pedometer, and Sanoodi.
Zoom in on your area of interest, either by zip code, city name, or by clicking your cursor on the map in the area you wish to focus. Both maps also have a navigation feature which allows users to move the map in the four directions.
To create a map, place your cursor at the starting point and click the mouse (WalkJogRun and Sanoodi use a single click – Google maps uses double clicks – see complete descriptions below). Move your mouse to the next point along your route and click again. The program draws a straight line between click points, so you will need to click each time the route turns, even if it stays on the same road.
Sanoodi – To start, create a log in and click on “New Activity” at the page top. Click “draw new route on a map”. To find your starting point, scroll down to “Find address” below the world map and enter your home address. Use the zoom and directional feature on the left of the map to zoom in or out and move the map until you can comfortably map your route using single clicks at each turn along the way. If you make a mistake, click “undo” at the right to remove your last click. When complete, click “save” to the right and enter the requested info, such as name of the route, location (city, state), and activity. For activity, use the pull down menu and click on Cycling. Add any comments you wish and scroll to the page bottom to click on “Save routes to Sanoodi.” Send both your beginning zip code, the route name, and the URL of your new route (shown at the top of the page you after you name and save your route) to email@example.com.
WalkJogRun – Uses a single click at each point along the route. To begin, enter your zip code on the right and then use the zoom and directional feature on the left of the map to zoom in or out and move the map until you can comfortably map your route. Sign in before you start, as you must be signed in to save a route. Click “Create a Route” and then click on the beginning point of you route, move the cursor to the next point along the route and click once. Continue until the map is complete. When you are finished, click Save and name your route. Send both your beginning zip code, the route name, and the URL of your new route (shown at the top of the page you after you name and save your route) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Google Maps Pedometer – Requires a double click at each point along the route to map it. To begin, enter your zip code in the “Jump to” box and then use the zoom pull down box to zoom in or out until you can map your route comfortably. Click the “Start Recording” button on the left and double click to start and record each leg of the trip. When you are finished, click “Save route” and it will show the URL of the route you just created. Send your home zip code and this URL to email@example.com.
When your route is complete, save it as described above and send your beginning point (home) zip code, and the name and URL of your route (if WalkJogRun) or the URL of your route (if google maps) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about your mapping options:
Google Maps Pedometer
is based on Google maps and is intended mapping local walking or jogging routes in order to determine distance. While this is a great way to map, save, and print a route, and it allows saved routes to be linked externally, it does not allow users to search and display the routes of others on the website. If your route is mapped on gmap-pedometer, we will link to the route on this page.
is also based on Google maps and intended as a site for mapping out local jogging or walking routes. You can search by zip code or city, so it’s great for joggers looking for a pleasant run in a city they’re not familiar with. Basically, you zoom in on the area where you wish to start running or cycling, and look for yellow diamonds. These are the starting points for mapped routes. Clicking on a diamond shows the route. If your route is mapped on WalkJogRun.net, we will link to the route on this page, and also list it by name so that others can search for it.
Routes submitted to PART by area cyclists are provided to the public on this website as cyclists’ suggestions for possible cycling routes. These routes are not certified or endorsed by the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation.