Cycling, or biking, if you prefer that term, is a great summer activity. Not only is it healthy, but it's a great form of transportation that will not pollute the air, and will not knock cash out of your pocket for gas, or bus / tram tickets.
Many people around the world prefer biking as their main form of transportation to and from work, and those of you who like biking, we've selected our favorite biking applications and games from the Play Store to talk to you about.
You will find 10 applications down below, these apps are not really listed in any specific order, other than the fact that the apps are included first (three of them), and are followed by games (seven of them).
Some of these applications are fitness-oriented, as in they can track your biking activity, while others are not. As far as games are concerned, well, all sorts of biking games are listed here, there's something for everyone, basically.
Tour de France 2019
Tour de France is currently ongoing, and if you'd like to keep track of what's going on, this application is the way to go. This is an official Tour de France 2019 application, and it will give you access to a bevy of information regarding the world's most popular biking competition. Live alerts are possible to activate via this application, while you can subscribe to the newsletter as well.
Strava is an app that many of you probably heard of already. This is a great application for tracking your fitness activity, including running, cycling, swimming, surfing, hiking, kayaking, gym workouts, and so much more. It can record your biking routes, and analyze your activity afterwards. It will track the distance, cycle speed, elevation gained, and calories burned. The app's UI also looks great, it's simple, and easy to use.
Komoot is an app that allows you to plan your next biking adventure, same goes for hiking, in fact. Once you do that, this app will guide you along every trail, track, road, or path, and it will do that even if you're offline. That's great, because you probably won't have signal in a number of places anyway, especially if you're planning to go along a hardcore trail. Komoot offers your first region for free, but from that point, you'll need to pay up.
Bike Mayhem is a great biking game. In this app, you will be able to compete in timed races or freestyle trick events on 19 different mountains, and over 100 trails. All of those are inspired by real-world locations, says the developer. You will also be able to unlock over 80 items of gear in order to upgrade your bike for speed, agility, strength, and so on. This app comes in a free and paid form, if you pay up around $1 that the developer is asking, you'll be able to remove ads.
MTB DownHill: Multiplayer
MTB DownHill: Multiplayer is a mountain biking simulation. This is a first-person game, and it offers a rather realistic biking experience. Real weather conditions and day / night biking are included in the package, while the developer claims that the game offers realistic bike physics to add to the experience. This game can be played both in a single player and multiplayer mode, while there are over 20 maps for you to explore.
Bike Unchained 2
Bike Unchained is a biking game with great graphics. This game comes from Red Bull, and it allows you to bike with real people. The game offers multiplayer races and live events for you to experience, while the whole experience is quite realistic. Compelling graphics really does bring quality to the game, as it's quite important in games such as this one. The game also allows you to create your bike, and it contains a rather detailed bike customization tool in order to do that.
Mountain Bike Xtreme
Mountain Bike Xtreme is a rather interesting biking game. This game offers great graphics, though it comes with a completely different graphics style to other games on this list. It utilizes darker shades for the biker, bike, and landscape, and combines that with beautiful sunrises and sunsets, which are colored. This game offers realistic physics, and a real day and night cycle, not to mention that a dynamic weather system is also included here.
Touchgrind BMX game is for you if you're a BMX fan. This game offers realistic physics, and good graphics You will be able to perform various tricks in this game by utilizing Touchgrind controls, while the game has a ton of bikes and locations for you to unlock. The game also offers you a chance to watch replays of your tricks, if that's something you're interested in.
Bike 3D Configurator
Bike 3D Configurator may interest you if you're planning to build your bike in the near future. This app basically allows you to assemble every single piece of your bike, all that in a 3D environment, of course. The developer behind this app actually says that they see this project come to life one day as they plan to offer you a chance to buy a bike you've created down the road.
Have you ever played a game like Temple Run and / or Subway Surfers, but wanted to bike instead of run? Well, if you have, then Bike Race is the perfect game for you. This game delivers nice graphics, and plenty of endless runner-type gameplay. You will be able to swipe through tunnels, slide under obstacles, grind crazy rails, perform various tricks, collect coins along the way, and much more.