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Get Biking Directions on Your BlackBerry With Google Maps

Get Google Maps Biking Directions on Your BlackBerry

Tis the season to get outside! Summer is approaching, and what better way to enjoy the fabulous weather than to hop on your bike and go for a spin. Not only is biking great exercise for desk-bound geeks, but it also is a fun way to practice your photog skills — you may discover some picture-perfect sights you can't see from the driver's seat of your car.

Worried about finding a way to get from point A to B? Well you shouldn't be, since Google Maps now offers bike directions on your BlackBerry smartphones (along with your iPhone and Android handsets). Just plug in your destination, choose "travel by bicycle," and Google Maps will not only provide a safe bike route, but it will also show you bicycle-only trails (dark green), roads with bike lanes (light green), and roads that are safe for bikes but that don't have a dedicated lane for your ride (dashed green). This way, you can decide if you want to take the suggested route, or make one of your own. And if you tack on this newly announced Nokia bike-powered charger, well then, you can just ride around all day! Happy exploring!

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