The Ride with GPS global heatmap layer is now available with your choice of all-time, 7-day, and 30-day filters, providing a clearer snapshot of where folks are riding. Learn more about the new feature here…

In 2020, Ride with GPS (RWGPS) introduced their global heatmap layer as yet another tool to check which trails/roads are preferred by cyclists and verify if questionable tracks are in fact bike-accessible. In my opinion, it’s one of the most useful tools they offer. Since then, they’ve added a personal heatmap layer that allows you to visualize every road, path, and trail you’ve ridden, but the global heatmap is especially useful for researching new riding areas.

  • RWGPS heatmaps 2024
  • RWGPS heatmaps 2024

As of today, RWGPS has added two additional levels of time-specific heat concentration to their global heatmap layer. Premium users can now choose to view the last 7 or 30 days in addition to the standard all-time setting. The idea is that toggling between 7-day, 30-day, and all-time heat maps will allow users to hone in on relevant, up-to-date information.

At this time, the 7- and 30-day options are only available on the web. The standard Global Heatmap view (All Time mode) is visible on both web and in the mobile app. Learn more at

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