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New cycling route app coming to Midlands

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The Cola Town Bike Collective is launching a new web-based cycling route app, Sprockets, which provides curated routes throughout the Midlands catering to riders’ comfort levels.

The Sprocket app will feature mapping and voice and visual navigation, as well as bike rack locations, bicycle repair stands and docks for the BlueCross BlueShield Blue Bike program. Routes include beginner, novice and expert levels, factoring in details such as steepness of hills.

The app was funded by private donations in addition to a Connected Communities Grant from the Central Carolina Community Foundation, as well as private sponsors and donations from around the Midlands.

The app will be live on Wednesday.

“Our volunteer team at Cola Town Bike Collective has taken our collective 40 years of knowledge and experience with cycling through the Midlands and is giving that knowledge back to the community,” Scott Nuelken, president of Cola Town Bike Collective, said in a news release. “With Sprocket, you can plan a fun ride, find our network of bike repair stands and identify the best routes near you.”

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