I’m a little late to the party, but with my recent return to the bike, I’ve been using the Strava app for recording the details of my rides. Pretty slick, plus I’m digging the flagged routes. Very motivating for hitting spots on your usual ride.
Get Strava in your app store of preference, or hit the website: strava.com
The impact on the battery is negligible and the fly-by mode of your ride/hike is pretty nifty. I’ve used the Under Armour MapMyApps, and while those are a good choice, I like the competitive nature of Strava in the few short days I’ve used it.
Bonus feature: the embedded sharing. Here is one of my rides from a couple of weeks ago:
p.s. another 9.3 mile ride today with the family on Mother’s Day!