Cycling is not only a great way to be active and enjoy nature, but it can also be a creative outlet. One popular trend taking the cycling world by storm is GPS/GPX Art. Using modern technology and your imagination, you can create unique and visually stunning works of art during your bike rides. In this blog post you will discover all about GPS/GPX Art, how to practice it and some inspiring examples.
What is GPS/GPX Art?
GPS/GPX Art, also known as “bike art,” is a form of art where you use GPS navigation to plan your bike route in the form of a specific design, figure or pattern. Through clever use of roads, paths and streets, you can plan your route to form the desired artwork on the map. The result is a masterpiece visible only from the air or on a map.
How do you practice GPS/GPX Art?
To get started with GPS/GPX Art, you need a bike computer or a smartphone with GPS navigation and an app or platform that supports GPX files. Popular apps such as Strava, Garmin Connect and Komoot offer features for planning and recording your routes. You can sketch the desired shape or design on a map in advance or you can use special websites that help you create GPS/GPX Art.
Inspiring Examples of GPS/GPX Art:
GPS/GPX Art offers endless possibilities for creativity. You can bring your favorite animals, symbols, words or even portraits to life using your bike routes. There are beautiful examples of GPS/GPX Art around the world, ranging from intricate geometric patterns to detailed images of famous landmarks. Get inspired by these examples and let your own imagination run wild.
Tips for Creating GPS/GPX Art:
- Plan your route carefully based on your desired design. Consider roads, paths and streets that you can use to follow the contours of your artwork.
- Take advantage of elevation changes and hilly terrain to add dimension and depth to your GPS/GPX Art.
- Be patient and precise while cycling to ensure you follow the desired shapes and lines.
- Share your creations with the cycling community and inspire others to take up GPS/GPX Art as well.
GPS/GPX Art is a challenging way to combine cycling and creativity. It allows you to transform your cycling routes into stunning works of art that are both visually impressive and unique. Using GPS navigation and modern technologies, you can make your own mark on the cycling world and inspire others.
So what are you waiting for? Get on your bike, let your imagination run wild and take on the challenge of creating breathtaking GPS/GPX Art on your cycling routes. Who knows what hidden masterpieces you can discover while paddling through beautiful landscapes. Push your limits, become a cycling artist and show the world your creativity on the map!
Have fun creating your own GPS/GPX Art and don’t forget to share your masterpieces in the Cyql app and then rejoin the adventure with your (maybe new) cycling friends!