Multi-day bicycle tour route generation

Katherine Carl Payne, Moshe Dror

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe a procedure for constructing bicycle routes of minimal perceived exertion over a multi-day tour for cyclists of different levels of expertise. Given a cyclist's origin, destination, selected points of interest she/he wants to visit, and a level of cycling expertise, this procedure generates a multi-daybicycle tour as a collection of successive daily paths that begin and end at overnight accommodations. The objective is to minimize the total perceived exertion. We demonstrate the implementation of this procedure on an example multi-day tour route in California and present the results of a survey designed to evaluate the daily paths constructed. Repeated measures analysis indicated that 108 of the 120 perceived exertion ratings of the routes generated by our method fit the reported perceived exertion levels of 175 avid cyclists who participated in an evaluation survey.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-96
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

Keywords

  • Cycling
  • perceived exertion
  • touring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)

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