Find and share local routes

As if Livestrong wasn’t already awesome enough.

Livestrong Loops is a collection of running, cycling and walking routes that users have mapped and submitted. You just have to search a location, and you’ll get a list full of options with ratings and data about each route. Once you’ve completed a route, you can add it (and your stats) to your “plate.” You can even submit your own route.

You start by selecting a general location and choosing a method of travel:

After clicking on “West Side Lady Bird Lake Loop,” it took me to the route description:

In addition to the map, this page contains a lot of detailed information about the route:

If numbers aren’t your thing, you also get a visual representation of the elevation throughout the route:

The page also includes a lot of interactive elements of the route. Here it shows course ratings and a chance to add the route to your “plate.” If you click on “I did this,” this box pops up so you can record your own personal statistics:

If you’re bored with your current route or just want to explore new territory, I highly recommend checking out Livestrong Loops. If you plan to travel, you can find routes for different places around the world, too. Unfortunately I’m not going to Paris anytime soon, but I found a delightful little 15k through the streets of Paris (though it makes sure to inform you that you’re supposed to return on the subway). And if there’s no listing for the place you’re going, simply add one yourself.

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