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Komoot is helping me get back on my bike after a long hiatus

Know just how steep that hill is before you go. | Screenshot: Komoot

Getting into cycling in my late thirties has been humbling.

I’m responsible for my own medical costs, which really makes me consider things differently than when I was a kid tearing through the neighborhood park on a twelve-speed Huffy. I’ve also discovered you can spend infinite money on bike stuff if you have the resources, which I do not.

Most of all, I’ve learned that knowing how to get from point A to point B in a car or on a bus does not mean you know the best way to get there on a bike. For this particular bit of cycling logistics, I’ve found a tremendous — and mercifully free of charge — solution: Komoot.

Komoot helps adventurers plan and follow routes — by bicycle or on foot. There are iOS, Android, and smartwatch apps in…

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