What is MindRider?

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Originally developed at MIT, MindRider is a helmet that tracks, in real time, how your rides, movement, and location engage your mind. The MindRider app maps your engagement, giving you new insight into your riding experience, and providing a unique resource for riding communities and street advocacy.

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The MindRider app maps your experience and engagement in real-time. As you can see in the Prospect Park (Brooklyn) map below, every MindRider map has its pure green “Sweetspots” of relaxation, and its pure red “Hotspots” of focused concentration. Riders have examined their maps and have seen how Sweetspots and Hotspots can be influenced by the rhythm of the road, pedestrian and vehicular traffic, and social interactions of many kinds. This insight provides the opportunity to challenge, enjoy and maximize your experiences



MindRider Maps Manhattan


In the past months, our team of cyclists have been extensively MindRiding throughout New York City. While each map and each rider is unique, significant patterns are clearly emerging. We’ve come to realize that people really want to know more about the service that MindRider provides. Some people want to provide that service by MindRiding their own streets. Some people want to see more of their streets mapped by MindRider. And some people want to better understand how MindRider maps are useful, and how they can be combined with other kinds of maps.


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