Greater Bragg Creek Map App

Bragg Map app

The Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association has a map app for both Apple and Android covering the Bragg Creek area trail system. Produced by Trailforks,  a trail database website owned by Pinkbike the app includes a map and trail descriptions as well as background information on riding the area. It is primarily aimed at mountain bikers and is positioned by the GBCTA as a fundraiser, with in-app donations and trail volunteer information.

Unfortunately it is, in my opinion, way overpriced at $14.99. This review is somewhat limited because I can’t justify buying the app. I have the excellent paper map for only a buck more, and when I am out in the area I can refer to the extensive signage at every junction. The only reason I can see to purchase the app is to support the GBCTA, or if I were a visitor who wanted to know my current location and it’t GPS coordinates. Here are the links to Apple, and to Google play for the Android version.

4 comments… add one
  • Dave Cook Oct 10, 2015, 12:26 pm

    Tony your comment that your review is “somewhat limited” is an understatement . You obviously didn’t do a review if you didn’t purchase it. I have several copies of the paper map (they are often given out to volunteers)as well as the app. The app is very well thought out and is extremely useful. Having a real time GPS location available at the touch of the screen could be a lifesaver in an emergency. I live near the trailhead and during the summer I hear sirens from emergency services vehicles going to the trailhead on a weekly basis. I have shown the app to numerous people and every single person who viewed it thought it was fantastic. Besides the fact that a $15 donation is a ridiculously cheap fee for using the extensive trail network, the app as a standalone product or used to complement the paper map is well worth the money.

  • Alf Skrastins Jun 3, 2015, 2:54 pm

    It cost over $650,000 and 12,500 hours of volunteer time to build the 126 km network of new and upgraded trails at West Bragg Creek. Another $150,000 or so will be spent building Snakes & Ladders trail, upgrading some more old ski trails and grooming the XC ski trails. About half of the $14.99 app cost goes back to the Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association as a donation.
    Also, the app also includes all of the Moose Mountain-Ridgeback trail network and the Prairie Mountain/Prairie Creek trails and it’s a topo map for that entire area.
    Yes, you get your GPS location…but you also get updates with new or re-routed trails, so the app does not go out of date like a hard copy map or book.
    Plus the app provides information about events that are scheduled on these trails.
    So I submit that the app is NOT overpriced at $14.99

  • Tony Daffern Jun 3, 2015, 10:01 am

    I stand corrected. One of the links I followed took me to Trailforks. The point I was trying to make is that the app really not needed for West Bragg where the signage is so good and so much information is available. It may be nice to have, but as such is way overpriced.

  • Jack Jun 3, 2015, 7:25 am

    Hi Tony,

    Not much of a review if you didn’t purchase it.

    You might want to do a little more research before you do a half review on a product. This app is produced by and has no affiliation with Trailforks or Pinkbike.

    It will be interesting to see what Trailforks app will look like when it is realeased.

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