After months of waiting and some light nudging from some dedicated groups, Google has finally released the beta version of the "Go By Bike" feature for Google Maps! Check out any google map directions and click the dropdown menu and select "Bicycling".
The application is just in beta format right now so feel free to report back to Google with any unmapped bike routes or streets that are not suited for cycling. It already seems pretty dialed as I bike mapped my route to a favorite pub and "the Google" already knew that the main street along the route is part highway and re-routed me to a street I was previously unaware of. Can't wait to try out the new route.
Many props to the Google peeps today!