San Diego, CA — Sunday Morning Rides, a powerful new online trail and road mapping portal, has announced a new collaboration with Motoquest, Mexico’s leading online motorcycle touring resource, to promote adventure riding in Mexico and Baja. The two websites will share technologies and content to showcase Motoquest’s historic tours that distinguish Mexico as one of the truly great motorcycle adventure destinations.
By integrating Motoquest content via the SMR mapper interface, the collaboration will enable riders worldwide to interactively explore the detailed GPS tracks collected on Motoquest tours with enhanced imagery and motorcycle specific information and services. Santiago Calcagno, founder of Motoquest, describes the partnership as, “a step forward in the adoption of GPS and web mapping technologies for the motorcycling community,” adding that such efforts will hopefully encourage companies like Google to extend their street map coverage into Mexico and touring destinations worldwide. Steven Peltier, Co-founder of SMR, adds that “Motoquest offers some of the world’s most magnificent rides, with descriptive narratives that would inspire even the most seasoned adventure tourists.”
Sunday Morning Rides is an interactive community portal for motorcycle riders to access, explore, plan, and share ride tracks via a sophisticated mapping system that combines GPS, geographic information systems, database, and GoogleTM mapping technologies. From the SMR mapper, users can interactively explore rides, customize their online experience with geographically referenced points-of-interest, motorcycle relevant services, imagery, videos, rider reviews, hazards, weather and more. The Sunday Morning Rides mapper can also be embedded within community websites, providing a drop-in solution for the ride planning needs of existing enthusiast forums, clubs, or resources like Motoquest.
Motoquest is the leading online resource for motorcycling touring in Mexico. Site resources include featured articles, videos, technical information, motorcycle gear, and detailed GPS ride descriptions. Motoquest is perhaps best known for mapping, “La Ruta de Cortéz,” an historically accurate dual-purpose-bike adaptation of the legendary 1519 march of Hernán Cortéz and the Spaniards from their landing site in the Gulf of Mexico to the Aztec capital of Tenochtítlan where Cortéz met the then-Aztec Emperor, Montezuma II.