5 apps to enhance your ride

Most cyclists use ride tracking apps to see where they’ve been, keep a log of their distance traveled and calories burned.

With Coast bikes you don’t have to do any of that. Your rides and statistics are automatically tracked, including miles traveled, CO2 reduced, calories burned, and money saved versus driving. You can even socialize your ride by linking your account to social networks.

If this isn’t enough to satisfy your inner tech nerd, here’s a quick list of some of the apps that have earned a permanent place on our home screens.

Charity Miles

Charity Miles is a free app, which rewards your charity of choice for every mile you bike. Corporate sponsors pledge up to $0.25 for each mile logged, and there are over 30 charities to choose from, including World Wildlife Fund and Habitat for Humanity. Biking + good deeds = win.

Bike Hub

When you need help planning your journey, Bike Hub finds your quickest possible biking route from point A to B using both road and cycle paths. Looking for a peaceful commute to work? You can also opt for the quietest route available.

IFTTT

Been caught biking in the rain one too many times? Create a “recipe” in IFTTT and receive personalized weather reports that automatically send you an email, text, or app notification when rain is in the forecast. So long, raincoat.

My Virtual Mission

If you added up the distances of all your cycling sessions, how far would that take you around the world? My Virtual Mission allows users to create a virtual goal – cycling across the country or maybe even to some faraway land – and tracks your progress along your mission path, allowing you to see just how far you’ve gone and how far you’ve got to go.

Spotify

Whether you need a boost on your way to work, or some chill tunes to complement your weekend cruise around town, Spotify is our go-to music app when coasting. There’s nothing like a non-stop mix of music you love while being on two wheels, right?

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