Strava ride planning goes 3D maps on mobile – Get ready to preview the world in 3D from your smartphone, as Strava adds a more interactive look to their mobile app route planner. Adding a three-dimensional visualization layer on top of topographic and aerial photo layers mean you can get a better sense of how much climbing that next ride will take.

Strava ride planning goes 3D maps on mobile

Toggle the 3D layer on when previewing route recommendations, when looking for your own unique rides, or even getting a better sense of where you are mid-ride.

Strava thinks it will even help cyclists get a better perspective of how Points Of Interest fall within an overall planned ride’s context – like that next water refilling point that’s on the other side of a mountain pass…

All you need to see in 3D is the most up-to-date version of the Strava app, then tap the 2D/3D button to shift your perspective, then pinch & zoom to explore. Strava.com

Where to Ride & Race

Mt. Washington Hill climb

  • Mt. Washington: Register for the world’s toughest bicycle hill climb next week -Registration begins March 1 for the Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb, set to return on August 20th, 2022. This 7.6 mile one-way uphill ride has been challenging cyclists ages 8-80 for the past 48 years  – many of whom have returned year after year – with the northeast’s tallest iconic Mt. Washington setting quite the epic stage. Secure your spot at: BikeReg.com/MWARBH & more details at: Mt-Washington.com.

Gear & Deals

  • Battaglin launch goes virtual with exclusive access Digital Debut 2022 – Since health & travel restrictions stopped custom Italian steel bike builder Officina Battaglin from hosting a personal in-person open-house, they went digital. Open to only 500 interested cyclists, the virtual 2022 Collection Digital Debut will showcase their new custom bikes, from inside an architectural gem of a Palladian villa just up the road from their Marostica workshop. Of the new bikes, only 110 build slots remain for 2022 after pre-orders, so sign up for the debut here, if you are itching for a new custom Italian bike this year. OfficinaBattaglin.com

50 Years of Ritchey with an Outback Sunset

  • Celebrate 50 Years of Ritchey with an Outback Sunset – This year marks the 50th anniversary of when a teenage Tom Ritchey first started repairing tubular tires and broken bicycle frames in his parents’ garage. Ritchey Logic are telling the half-century story now, and will be commemorating the milestone with monthly special edition mech, starting with a 50th Long-sleeve T-shirt. Follow along for more unique kit, or just build up your own Outback steel gravel bike in Sunset Fade – back in stock and ready for adventures. RitcheyLogic.com

Campagnolo Cycling Backpack

  • All-new from Campagnolo, a backpack?! – It’s been since Ekar that we’ve seen a new Campagnolo groupset. But it looks like the Italians are expanding their soft goods, with a tech-heavy 160€ waterproof Campy Backpack. Combining the lightweight fit & security of a hydration pack with an 18L roll-top bag, the Campagnolo Cycling Backpack is meant for city commuter riding, maybe a bit of graveling, or just bringing your gear to the office for an after-work ride. Campagnolo.com
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