Maps

Where South Central Alaskan’s bike per Strava.com’s data as of 05/17/2014.

Strava.com has made available a Heat Map of where their users collectively are generally going. It is available for both biking and running activities.

The following are screenshots of where South Central Alaskan’s bike per Strava.com’s data as of 05/17/2014.

As one would expect, the areas in red are places like Kincaid, Bird to Gird, the Coastal Trail, and the Lower Hillside; but there are some other interesting pieces of information on here, including perhaps someone’s partial Iditabike track? Either way an interesting find and kind of neat. Other fitness apps have similar information available but not so easy and pretty. This information, and information like it is a good community way for city planners (if they choose to use it) to see where biking is occurring and where to focus funding and improvements.

It is also a good reminder to keep in mind if you use any mobile apps as your cycling computer that your data may reveal your paths and patterns. Note: You cannot drill down on an individual user with this page.

Check it out yourself, I believe it is an aggregation of all recorded activity for an area, so this display is an aggregation as of 05/17/2014; not of the activity of 05/17/2014. Go to the link and expand the box for further information.

http://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#10/-149.53774/61.18992/yellow/bike

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Mat-Su

Matsu Valley Heat Mat via Strava.com

Matsu Valley Heat Mat via Strava.com

Kenai Peninsula

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PSA: Anchorage Bike Trail Maps & Information

Several useful trail map links and information for Anchorage summer bike riding.

Google Maps now has many Anchorage Bicycle Routes displayed

The Official Municipality of Anchorage Bike / Commuting Map

The Official Municipality of Anchorage Trails Mapper (GIS) Webpage

  • http://munimaps.muni.org/mox52/trails.cfm?action=mox52_geologin
    • Note: Unfortunately the page requires you to use Internet Explorer as the MapOptix 5.2 software (currently on version 6.0 and supports other browsers) does not look like it has been updated since about 2005. The information is kept relatively current.

Singletrack Advocates Constructed Mountain Bike Trail Maps:

Anchorage Nordic Ski Association Trail Maps Page:

Municipality of Anchorage – Coastal / Chester Creek Mileage Chart

Kincaid Park Outdoor Center
2.5 Miles 4 km
5.2 Miles 8.3 km
6.9 Miles 11 km
8.1 Miles 13 km
9.3 Miles 14.9 km
10.3 Miles 16.5 km
11.1 Miles 17.8 km
11.4 Miles 18.2 km
12.4 Miles 19.8 km
13 Miles 20.8 km
13.8 Miles 22.1 km
14.5 Miles 23.2 km‘
Blue Bridge
2.7 Miles 4.3 km
4.4 Miles 7 km
5.6 Miles 9 km
6.8 Miles 10.9 km
7.8 Miles 12.5 km
8.6 Miles 13.8 km
8.9 Miles 14.2 km
9.9 Miles 15.8 km
10.5 Miles 16.8 km
11.3 Miles 18.1 km
12 Miles 19.2 km
Pt Woronzof Parking Lot
1.7 Miles 2.7 km
2.9 Miles 4.6 km
4.1 Miles 6.6 km
5.1 Miles 8.2 km
5.9 Miles 9.4 km
6.2 Miles 10 km
7.2 Miles 11.5 km
7.8 Miles 12.5 km
8.6 Miles 13.8 km
9.3 Miles 14.9 km
Earthquake Park Junction
1.2 Miles 1.9 km
2.4 Miles 3.8 km
3.4 Miles 5.4 km
4.2 Miles 6.7 km
4.5 Miles 7.2 km
5.5 Miles 8.8 km
6.1 Miles 9.8 km
6.9 Miles 11 km
7.6 Miles 12.2 km
Lyn Ary Park
1.2 Miles 1.9 km
2.2 Miles 3.5 km
3 Miles 4.8 km
3.3 Miles 5.3 km
4.3 Miles 6.9 km
4.9 Miles 7.8km
5.7 Miles 9.1 km
6.4 Miles 10.2 km
Westchester Lagoon Milepost 0
1 Mile 1.6 km
1.8 Miles 2.9 km
2.1 miles 3.4 km
3.1 Miles 5 km
3.7 Miles 5.9 km
4.5 Miles 7.2 km
5.2 Miles 8.3 km
Valley of the Moon Park
.8 Miles 1.3 km
1.1 Miles 1.8 km
2.1 Miles 3.4 km
2.7 Miles 4.3 km
3.5 Miles 5.6 km
4.2 Miles 6.7 km
Mulcahy Park
.3 Miles . 5 km
1.3 Miles 2.1 km
1.9 Miles 3 km
2.7 Miles 4.3 km
3.4 Miles 5.4 km
Westchester Lagoon Milepost 0
Woodside Park Bridge
1 Mile 1.6 km
1.6 Miles 2.6 km
2.4 Miles 3.8 km
3.1 Miles 5 km
Elderberry Park
.9 Miles .5 km
Lake Otis Park Bridge
.6 Miles 1 km
1.4 Miles 2.2 km
2.1 Miles 3.4 km
Wooden Bridge
.4 Miles .6 km
1.3 Miles 2.1 km
Goose Lake Park Bridge
.8 Miles 1.3 km
1.5 Miles 2.4 km
Alaska Railroad Station
.3 Miles .5 km
.7 Miles 1.1 km
1.6 Miles 2.6 km
East High School Bridge
.75 Miles 1.2 km
Russian Jack Springs Park Chalet