Missing from Google Maps cycling directions is a way to save those directions to the MyMaps application (available if you have a Google account only). A save option is available if you use the driving directions, but not if you want to route using no tolls, walking or cycling.
This site does a pretty good job of hinting at the fix for saving cycling directions to MyMaps. The missing piece is this:
Paste the "link" email results in the address bar of a new tab, then add &output=kml part to the end of the address; hit return- this will cause google to ask if you want to save the file, which can be imported.
One warning- the directions format differently after you import them to MyMaps. If you like them the original way, you should print or convert them to a pdf.