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CDOT Releases Interactive App For Statewide Bike Routes

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Jim Hill
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KUNC

Spring is just around the corner and that means more Coloradans will be on their bicycles. Whether you plan to ride the mountains or on city streets, the Colorado Department of Transportation just made it easier to pick a route based on where you are headed.

CDOT's Bicycle and Byways map is now online. Think Google Maps, but geared toward pedaling on two wheels in the Centennial State. The app builds on features like shoulder width and traffic frequency by providing information on welcome centers, restaurants and bike shop locations.

You can check it out now, or steer your mobile device to: dtdapps.coloradodot.info/bike

Bikers can punch in start and finish locations to provide the most efficient directions Street views are also offered to determine if an unfamiliar route is feasible based on ability, and road closures and construction will be regularly updated with detour information.

As cycling season hits into full swing in the summer, the map will enhance its features as CDOT partners with local agencies to provide more detailed routes for a specific area.

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