In Weekly Chatter: Google gets biking, mile-taxing, People for Bikes, Gary writes: The big news for bicycling this week: Google celebrates the Bicycle route
And, Traverse City is one of the first 150 cities to be included. My first attempt with Google bicycle routes was a little disappointingâ€“it took me several blocks out of my way, similar to the cynical bicyclists perspective. Yet, improvements are coming, and in typical Google fashion they rolled it out in Beta (for more tweaking) and they launched it at the 2010 Bike Summit in Washington, D.C.
I’ll break in here with a link to a Google ride from the Mackinac Bridge to Detroit. I tried starting in Copper Harbor but anything north of the Bridge they route to the car ferry in Manitowac (though actually, it looks like a great trip!)
But, let’s remember. It’s all for fun. Even when you’re trying to get somewhere. This week People for Bikes was launched in hopes to cover the full gamut of the experience as this PSA expressesâ€¦
â€œIf I rideâ€¦I will grow a heart so strong, that hospitals will take Tuesdays offâ€¦â€