This site was created in November 11th, 2002 with the main
purpose of publishing mountain bike routes in Mexico based on topographic
maps by using GPS technology. The target audience was the Mexican mountain
biker. Nevertheless, with the global capabilities of the internet a lot of
visitors have been visiting this site. That is the reason why we
decided to create special sections and explanations in English for our
visitors from other non Spanish speaking countries.
use of topographic maps, compasses and GPS as proven navigational tools for
the outdoor enthusiast is relatively new to the Mexican environment.
Although several groups in activities such as trekking, hiking and climbing
have been using them for some years, there was no real understanding of the
potential these tools have to make the outdoors more enjoyable and safe.
This is specially true in the mountain biking scene.
in order to benefit from this potential, we decided to create a web site to
publish mountain biking trails based on topographic maps, developed using
the latest models of handheld GPS receivers to assure a certain degree of
accuracy. The core of the site is what we call a “BiciMapa” which translated
would be “BikeMap” in which we provide all the information needed to
describe and navigate the trails.
we also wanted to show the navigational tools mentioned above and what they
can do to enjoy the outdoors, we created sections that explain what
topographic maps, compasses and GPS are. And the BiciMapas Outdoor
Navigation school offers training on interpretation and use of topographic
maps, compasses, GPS and land navigation techniques. Other sections
complement the information with topics such as proper bike position, correct
fitting of the helmet, the anatomy of a mountain bike, how to plan for a
long expedition, the tools and items you must carry for a safe and enjoyable
journey, among others.
have created special sections for English speaking visitors that, although
they do not comprise all the ones in Spanish, will provide you with the
necessary information to take advantage of the site.