The folks over at Backroad Mapbooks have created a fantastic BRMB web map and app platform, usable on the web or downloadable as an app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Backroad Mapbooks is offering a free 3 month trial of the app to ATVBC members. Read about the app and email [email protected] for a link to access your trial. Other ATVBC member exclusive benefits can be found here:

As the trip planner for my families rides, I was hesitant to make the switch from paper maps to the web or an app, but was impressed by how intuitive the Backroad Mapbooks Web Map and App is and how quickly I was able to learn to navigate Adventure Layers, Points of Interest and all the details needed to plan for fun in 2021.

Riding off-grid? You will still have full BRMB Map features and be able to record your tracks and waypoints without cellular or Wi-Fi data access. The BRMB app makes it easy to download a map to use off the grid!

Backroad Mapbooks provides helpful articles on their website that will answer any questions app users may have. Learn how to record and save your tracks and waypoints and how to add photos and trail reviews with instructions that every new map app user can follow.

I like the affordability of using a mobile phone app while on the trails, without the need to invest in a separate GPS device. Instead, I purchased a waterproof, dustproof case and a portable power charger for my cell phone (both for under $100 total) and I am all set up.

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