Friday Roundup: Strava Mobile Goes 3D, 50 Years of Ritchey, Battaglin Virtual Reveal and More!

Strava trip planning moves to 3D maps on mobile – Get ready to preview the world in 3D from your smartphone, as Strava adds a more interactive aspect to its mobile app route planner. Adding a three-dimensional visualization layer on top of the topographic and aerial photo layers means you can get a better idea of ​​how much climbing the next outing will take.

Strava trip planning moves to 3D maps on mobile

Turn on the 3D layer when previewing route recommendations, when researching your own unique rides, or even to get a better idea of ​​where you are halfway through.

Strava thinks it’ll even help cyclists get a better idea of ​​how points of interest fit into the overall context of a planned ride – like that next watering point across the way. side of a mountain pass…

All you need to see in 3D is the latest version of the Strava app, then tap the 2D/3D button to change perspective, then pinch and zoom to explore.

Where to ride and run

Climbing Mount Washington Hill

  • Mt. Washington: Register next week for the world’s toughest bike hill climb -Registration begins March 1 for the Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb, which is scheduled to return August 20, 2022. This 7.6-mile, one-way climb has challenged riders ages 8 to 80 over the 48 years – many of which have returned year after year – with the tallest and most iconic Mount Washington in the northeast, creating an epic scene. Secure your spot at: and more details at:

Equipment and offers

  • Battaglin Launch Goes Virtual With Exclusive Digital Debut 2022 Access – Since health and travel restrictions have prevented Italian custom steel bike builder Officina Battaglin from hosting a personal in-person open house, they’ve gone digital. Open to just 500 interested riders, the 2022 Digital Debut Virtual Collection will showcase their new custom bikes, from inside an architectural gem of a Palladian villa just up the road from their Marostica workshop. Among the new bikes, there are only 110 build slots left for 2022 after pre-orders, so sign up for the debut here, if you fancy a new custom Italian bike this year.

50 Years of Ritchey with an Outback Sunset

  • Celebrate 50 years of Ritchey with a backcountry sunset – This year marks the 50th anniversary of when a teenager, Tom Ritchey, started fixing broken tube tires and bike frames in his parents’ garage. Ritchey Logic says to the half a century history now, and will commemorate this milestone with a special-edition monthly mech, starting with a 50th long-sleeve T-shirt. Follow us for more unique kit, or just build your own Outback steel gravel bike in Sunset Fade – back in stock and ready for adventure.

Campagnolo cycling backpack

  • Brand new at Campagnolo, a backpack?! – It was from Ekar that we saw a new Campagnolo group. But it looks like the Italians are expanding their soft goods, with a state-of-the-art, €160 waterproof Campy backpack. Combining the lightweight fit and security of a hydration pack with an 18 liter roller bag, the Campagnolo cycling backpack is designed for commuting around town, maybe a bit of gravel, or just to bring your gear to the office for an after-work ride.

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