Let's say I want to ride to my High School reunion in June and I'm not sure of a bike-friendly route from Denver to Indianapolis. I can go to Google Maps (they know I live in Denver), click on Get Directions and type in Indianapolis as my destination. If I select Bicycling in the window below, elaborate step-by-step directions for pedaling from here to there will appear on my screen.
In the old days, we'd "ask a bikie" for a good local route to wherever it was. Now we can get a cross country map and detailed instructions in seconds from our friends at Google. Is this cool...or what?