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Google Maps has a life-changing new trick for cyclists

Google Maps has a life-changing new trick for cyclists
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Cyclists of the world, rejoice! Google Maps has quietly added a new feature to the desktop version that will make your lives so much easier.

For the occasional cyclist, biking along trails and the sidewalk is no big deal. But those of you who travel far and wide need to know more than how long it may take to get there.

Now, when you're plotting out your route, take a closer look at the cycling directions.

"Just look for a route on Google Maps, choose the biking directions and look for the new elevation profile. Besides the graphical representation of those hills you will have to climb, the new card also shows you the total number of feet you will have to climb on your route (and those joyous miles you get to just kick back and try not to die while you barrel down the hill on the other side)."

Unfortunately, this new feature is not yet available in the mobile version of Google Maps. But keep checking back, updates should be coming soon.

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Source: Tech Crunch
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