Cues are the system of directions used for navigation that are verbalized during turn-by-turn Voice Navigation in the Ride with GPS mobile app and are automatically generated when a route is created. Custom Cues can also be added to clarify direction, flag tricky intersections or alert riders to features along the route.
Premium subscribers can use the web-based Route Planner to place Custom Cues throughout planned routes to provide additional layers of detailed information while navigating a course. Custom Cues will be visible within the cuesheet on the mobile app and can be edited to contain custom notes, descriptions and photos.
Cues are automatically generated when routes are created in the web-based Route Planner simply by checking the box marked Generate Cuesheet. Cues will display within the cuesheet on the left side of route pages on the web and are viewable in the mobile app by sliding up on the metric display of a given route and selecting the Cuesheet button below.
In the web-based Route Planner, cue icons can be toggled on and off from the Settings dropdown menu in the upper right corner of the map. You can also enable or disable automatic cuesheet generation within this Settings menu.
Edit Existing Cues
Use the cuesheet on the left in the Route Planner to edit existing cues. Click any cue within the cuesheet or a specific cue icon within the map to expand the edit cue form. This allows you to add notes that will be spoken aloud during Voice Navigation, edit the cue type, description or delete the cue altogether.
NOTE: Removing cues will remove them from BOTH the cuesheet AND turn-by-turn Voice Navigation. Additionally, if you wish to clear ALL cues from your route and cuesheet, select the Clear All tab beneath the Route Tools menu on the right side of the Route Planner.
Create Custom Cues
- In the Route Planner, select the Custom Cue button in the Click Action menu to the right.
- Click your desired point along the route to drop the custom cue. You can do this using the route line or by scrolling along the Elevation Profile below. Note: this second method is particularly useful for any route that crosses itself, like an out-and-back or lollypop loop. This is also helpful when noting the start of climbs or descents.
- Enter cue Type, along with any Notes or Description. Anything entered into the Notes field will be spoken aloud during navigation and the Description field will display on the cuesheet for additional information.
Cues in the Mobile App
While Navigating via the mobile app, tap the Cuesheet button in the toolbar at the bottom to view your route's cuesheet. Select individual cues to view their location on the map. Tap the UP or DOWN carat icons to the right within the cuesheet to expand or collapse the fullscreen cuesheet view. Downloading maps for offline use in the mobile app will also download a route's corresponding cuesheet.
Learn more about using Voice Navigation in the mobile app for iPhone and Android.
Premium subscribers can use the Review Cues button to walk through each of a route's cues to ensure accuracy and make any changes or corrections. This allows users to add in custom cues and POI during the process.
Cue Tricks and Tips
Cues are the turn-by-turn directions that provide route navigation within the Ride with GPS mobile app. Any route planned in our Route Planner includes a cue sheet for this purpose.
- Have a route that wasn't built in our Route Planner? Or perhaps does not include a cuesheet? If you want to navigate via the app, simply trace it using the Trace Tool in the Route Planner.
- Looking for printed directions? Open a route and look under More to Print Map and Cue PDF. This will let you customize a PDF of your route, which can be handy for leading group rides.
- Don't want cues? You may not need these if you're navigating with a GPS computer, or if you only want to view the route line in the app and not get audio directions. Look under Settings and uncheck Generate Cuesheet to avoid creating cues while planning, but use this with caution!
- View cues in the app by opening the route and swiping up. Then tap Cuesheet. You can also find this option while navigating a route, just look to the bottom menu bar.