mapIT has partnered with Primedia and Altech Netstar, to launch an online Interactive Map, Route Maps, Race Profiles and Mobi Site for The 2012 Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge to take place on November 18 in Johannesburg.
According to their agreement, Altech Netstar will help track over 100 route vehicles, as well as riders supporting various charities. The annual race is aptly named the toughest race in Johannesburg and is renowned for the large crowd that it draws year after year.
The mapIT Route Maps and Race Profiles, visually show the gradient of the route are best for entrants as they prepare for the race. The Interactive Map has routes, live tracking of charities, points of interest as well as road closures to help race participants plan their movements and meeting points for the day.
Supporters will be able to navigate to their meeting spots, around road closures with the help of the Mobi Site which will also provide the real time tracking of the cyclists ‘Riding for a Purpose’.
According to mapIT’s Managing Director, Etienne Louw: ” The race marshals, organisers and safety crew will also plan their operations based on this mapping and tracking technology.”
mapIT has been backing the race for the fourth year running and are proud to be able to provide a service which supports both the public and organisers as they navigate through and around the route on the day Louw said.
He added that the Interactive Map is also a great tool for the rest of Johannesburg’s citizens whether involved in the race or not as they will use it to find their way without being affected by the event by navigating around the road closures, hassle free, from any connected device.
Harry Louw, Managing Director of Altech Netstar said, “Altech Netstar will be providing real time live traffic information to race organisers and 94.7 listeners throughout the day. We are also delighted to be providing the units and technology to facilitate the tracking of all the participants supporting charities by riding to raise funds and awareness for their various worthy causes.”
Charities being tracked on the main mapIT Interactive Map are MAD Charity, Philile, Pink Chicks, Reach for a Dream, Riding for Rainbows, Starfish Charity and The Cows.
The Smile Foundation, a charity subsidising facial reconstruction to disadvantaged South African children with deformities, will be tracked on their own site. They will enjoy the support of local celebrities such as 94.7 Highveld Stereo’s Darren Simpson, Samantha Cowen, Brad O Regan and Gavin Deysel as well as Ms South Africa. Spectators wishing to update the Twittersphere with the action and camaraderie of the celebrities riding for The Smile Foundation can use the Twitter Hashtag #SmileFundSA.