My “go to” spot to catch some speed and be almost worry free about traffic. (You can never let your guard down when on wheels in New York streets)
MapMyRide is a fitness application that tracks your bicycle rides and provides you with vital statistics about your journeys, like speed, distance, calories burned, and more. It is fused with other apps that can help monitor your calorie intake as well as other activity. Recently, it was purchased by UnderArmour. I like this app because it also provides a social networking aspect which can provide motivation and healthy competition.
The selected map I embedded is labeled as a “course” on the app. What courses do are provide stats about the specified route, like elevation, frequency, and best times.