Disclaimer: Although I am employed by Google, I have nothing to do with the Google Maps team. I don’t get any benefit from mentioning them – only the rationalization that I can, perhaps, play around with the maps at work a bit.
With that said, there is a cool new feature on Google Maps this morning that is WAY more helpful for us than the last one I mentioned. My Maps allows you to create, annotate and share maps. You can draw on them, add photos or videos, etc. I’m thinking this will be a fun tool to use to create maps for group rides, bike blogs, etc. Try working up a bike commute related map and share it with us. Here is a link to one I just threw together in a couple minutes. Click on the location button to check the photo.