As a cyclist in today’s world, there are so many mobile apps that can benefit you. Your mobile device can help you track your rides, monitor your training and send safety alerts after an accident. All you need are the right apps.

There are numerous apps available, with new ones flooding the market every day. To save you some time, frustration and stress, here is a list of the most essential cycling apps to try out. 

Road ID

You always hope you can enjoy your rides without incident, but it is always a good idea to prepare for the worst. The Road ID app allows you to input emergency contacts and your medical information, such as your blood type, conditions and allergies. You can also use the app to share your real-time location with friends or family. 

Map My Ride

Chances are, you are familiar with the brand Under Armour, but did you know it has an app, too? The Map My Ride app lets you track your rides and other physical activity. You can easily create, save and find routes. If you want to find new routes from other cyclists, this app will do the trick. There is also a social feature that allows you to share your rides and challenges with friends. You can sync the app with several wearables and apps, such as MyFitnessPal, Garmin and Fitbit. 

First Aid: American Red Cross

If you are involved in a cycling accident, there is no guarantee that emergency services will arrive in a timely fashion, especially if you are on country trails. One of the best things you can do in this situation is utilizing first-aid knowledge with help from this free app from the American Red Cross. The First Aid app teaches you how to treat a wide variety of injuries. The app also includes a local hospital locator.