Forcing a Route in Google Maps

October 8, 2013 // tech

My bike is down with a flat tire so over my lunch break, I decided to plot a weekend jaunt. In doing so, I discovered that Google Maps thinks it knows best and will not allow you to take roads it does not deem appropriate (dirt). A quick search led me to a post by marlboroughlad. By clicking the walking or cycling option, Google will give you a more appropriate route for your adventure bike! Interstate free. Woot!

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I'm a geek who loves adventure bikes. Just getting started riding in my mid-30's, I decided to document my progress for others who are on the same path or have always thought about joining the ADV world.

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