The New MCR Version 10.0 is ALIVE!!!

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MotorcycleRoads.com Version 10.0 is ALIVE!!!

It has been in the long time in the making, and a bit of a rollercoaster of a project but it is finally here.  McR Version10.0 is by far the biggest update since MotorcycleRoads.com's launch way back in 1998.  

The pre-version 10.0 version of the website was built on 2005 vintage website technology that served us all well for over a decade and for all those years I was able to keep the website free by taking the revenue the site made from ads and pumping it back into the website to pay for the hosting fees and add great new features each year ... I even got to the point of starting to plan for a mobile app by gathering mobile app development estimates.  

Those plans all began to evaporate in about 2017 when that aging website technology starting showing its age and began to crash for unknown reasons and functionality that had been working on the site for years would just stop working out of the blue.  Once this started happening I had to to divert the site’s ad revenue that would normally be used for adding new functionality instead to just paying to get the site back up and running and on its feet ... it got so bad that essentially all ad revenue money was being spent for site rescue projects and with that, the hope to build a McR mobile app had to go on hold (more about that below).   

So in 2018 I decided that I needed to bite the bullet and finance a total revamp of the entire website to get rid of that dated technology base.  I first had to pull off a successful GoFundMe campaign to raise the money to get the V10.0 project started. and thanks to the McR .03%ers, I was able to raise enough to get the project started.  Then I spent the better part of 2019 working on the V10.0 revamp project but that project is wrapping up and results are what you see today in McR Version 10.  The site is now operating on a solid scalable & "future-proof" technical foundation that is used by major companies around the world and so the stability problems are behind us.  And, not only did V10.0 make the site simply more stable, but that upgrade also added some GREAT NEW FUNCTIONALITY too which is discussed below. 

(Oh and as I wrap up the V10.0 revamp project, the dream to build an McR Mobile App is coming back to life with the new "MotorcycleRoads.com March to a Mobile App campaign!")

 

- a drastically improved website with a cleaner design, markedly more attractive look, feel, and more user friendly navigation

  cleaner design

 

 

 

- each page is now packed full of relevant content based on YOUR state/location of interest … for example, if you search on a motorcycle club in Texas, below that content you’ll find a listing of the most popular motorcycle roads in Texas, the most recently added Texas motorcycle roads, popular upcoming motorcycle events in Texas, and more 

  context sensitive motorcycle info

 

 

 

- the heat map based color coded route maps that let you quickly and easily see the best motorcycle roads in any state in the US, in Canada, and selected countries around the world

  the Top-5 motorcycle routes (per state) are now color coded

 

 

 

- a new McR Points system that rewards riders for contributions and activity on the site and provides them with status levels that show who the site leaders are

  motorcycle rider points and rider levels

 

 

- drastically more powerful site search & filter capabilities allow you to find great motorcycle road, event, club, and places content quickly and easily 

  improved motorcycle info searching

 

 

- every McR user profile now has a “motorcycle garage” … now riders can show off one or more of their motorcycles with photos and captions

  each account now has a motorcycle garage

 

 

 

- a new Feedback button that allows users to contact me for help or provide suggestions

  motorcycle info feedback button

 

 

 

- a handy new FAQ button that provides you answers to the most commonly asked questions

  motorcycle info FAQ

 

 

 

- a great new Motorcycle Article section for housing interesting articles providing feature articles covering the best motorcycle roads in various regions of the country, seasonal riding guides for the USA, motorcycle safety guides and updates, feature articles on prolific motorcycle riders and there riding adventures, and many more topics of particular interest to the motorcycle riding fanatic community

  motorcycle articles

 

 

 

- a much improved website experience on mobile devices such as smart-phones and tablets with content that automatically adjusts sizes of images, text, & options to fit the screen size of each device accessing the site

  motorcycle roads info formatted for mobile

 

 

 

- sharing great content from McR with your friends has never been easier or more powerful.  Now you can share great motorcycle roads, events, clubs, and favorite motorcycle places with your friends using our built in share button which now offers over 20+ share options (email, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc, etc.)

  powerful sharing motorcycle info options

 

 

 

- quick and easy ways to add motorcycle roads to your personalized “Rode It” (aka the routes you have driven) list or “To Ride” (aka your ride wish list) list as well as follow these roads for updates ... all at a click of a button

  easy saving and sharing of motorcycle road information