There’s a Google Maps hack designed specifically for routing bike rides and sharing the maps called Map My Ride. I fiddled with it for a short version of Great Googly Moogly (a 21-mile version I run late-season), and it’s pretty interesting. It allows for pretty easy routing and allows the addition of waypoint notes.
There’s a way to print a map with a cue sheet. They’re really literal with waypoints on the cue.
Even though Google Maps recognizes some trails (for instance, the Gateway State Trail), I’m finding this to work slightly better when you can create an all-road route, just because of the literalness of the cue.
Here’s the printer-friendly link, just to show the example: Googly! Note this will create a print prompt from your browser. Just say no, and you can see it anyway. For whatever reason, this view claims to be powered by Yahoo Maps.
Hm. I think I shall have to play with this a bit more. I’m baffled as to why the draw view is Google Maps and the print view is Yahoo Maps, and there’s some other oddities. On the other hand, it’s open-platform, unlike Delorme map softwares, which are Windows-only. As a Mac/Linux user, I have to prefer a web app.