In the past, the “cue sheet” was the definition of an Audax ride route. Turn-by-turn directions were meticulously curated over the years in hand-written notes or spreadsheets. These days the cue sheets are mostly automatically generated from the route that is stored in the club’s “RideWithGPS” account. In a sense, the cue sheets are now derived from the more definitive stored GPS route. While 95+% of riders rely on GPS bike computers, a paper cue sheet can be a comforting “back-up”.
There used to be only one option for a GPS computer and that was those offered by Garmin. Now there are many other brands Wahoo, Bryton, Lezyne, etc that also offer good options. All these brands offer computers with different software, and even different models of the same brand can be significantly different in their operation.
Navigation that can go wrong with these devices, many can be traced back to “user error”. Each computer has its own individual quirks and issues you need to be aware of. You should not go on an important ride with a new GPS computer without first becoming familiar with it. This can take weeks/months to become fully familiar with your GPS computer.
RideWithGPS has been selected as Audax Australia’s Cycle Route Planning Service.
A Club Account has been subscribed to by Audax Australia.
RideWithGPS includes a mobile app for Android and iPhone. Refer to: https://ridewithgps.com/help/mobile/
This mobile app can be used for route navigation. Refer to: https://ridewithgps.com/help/offline-maps-in-the-mobile-app, (with limitations)
Please note, there are limitations:
- Audax is about long-distance cycling, using your phone for route navigation may drain the phone battery
- Using off-line maps in the mobile app only works for premium subscribers and routes from within the Club Account
Audax members often use:
- a GPS device as their primary navigation device
- the RideWithGPS mobile app as a backup navigation device
The following instructions allow riders to print a Route Map and/or Cue Sheet from RideWithGPS: