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GPS Devices

A Global Positioning System (GPS) device is any type of personal electronic device with the capability of indicating your location at any time. GPS device types consist of either a specific GPS unit or a smartphone with GPS capabilities.

Navigating via GPS devices is a groundbreaking, state of the art tool for following cycling routes and we are one of the most cutting edge cycling companies when it comes to incorporating this technology into our events. We strongly believe navigating using GPS devices is the wave of the future for cycling events and we will continue to incorporate, support, and encourage and the use of GPS device on all of our events.

We have been incorporating GPS devices into our navigation systems since 2006 and now heavily rely on it ourselves. We use the actual GPS track points we take in person to define all of our master routes and we use these master GPS routes as the actual route on our road maps. In fact, the routes printed on our paper maps are exact same as the ones loaded onto our GPS units since we generate our paper maps directly from our GPS mapping software. We also use the master GPS routes to determine the specific distances listed on our cue sheets, acquire elevation data, and generate our elevation and gross climb profiles.

Click on one of the links at left for more information about riding with an individual GPS unit.

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