Various iPad Apps for the Bike

The first looks at the new iPad are out, including Boing Boing who tests it with The Periodic Table of Elements book

“The Elements on iPad is not a game, not an app, not a TV show. It’s a book. But it’s Harry Potter’s book. This is the version you check out from the Hogwarts library. Everything in it is alive in some way.”


Source: [Boing Boing]((

We’re here all wondering and discussing what magicial bike-related apps and books will emerge. Considering the bike industry is a few years behind in technology, we’ll likely just have to do them ourselves and the obvious ones are maps and training, sure, but we’re thinking of

  • Buyer’s guides
  • Photo essays
  • Catalogs
  • Race recaps
  • Touring guides

What’s the killer bike app for you? See our posts about the iPad, mobile computing and travel.


Something like the Tour of California website app for the iPad would kick as for races. Constantly updating stats, video, photos, etc.

Also maybe a nicely designed interface for something like TrainingPeaks?

Exactly . . . well Training Peaks doubled-down on an all Flash interface for, who knows why, so we won’t see that.

I finally thought of an awesome iPad app for cyclocross (and despite the date of today, I’m dead serious).

At big races when I see my favorite rider in 2nd or 3rd, I like to time the gap to the leader and shout it to the rider, like “C’mon Trebon, 7 seconds to Wells, bridge up!!!”

If I ever find myself at a USGP race this season and it’s not raining, I’ll run a giant stopwatch app and just hold it up so the riders can see the gaps as they race by.

Ha! Especially funny because we’re talking with various companies about “what iPad app should we make!” A reader board I think is it.

How about an app that helps you learn more about your bike, basic maintenance, pre-ride checklist and possibly upgrade info etc?

Advertise here

About this Entry

Who’s Getting an iPad? was the previous entry in this blog.

Dual Monitors is the next one.

Find more recent content on our home page and archives.

About Bike Hugger