This is the full route of the second annual Project Rwanda event to be held on December 29th 2007. Proceeds from the ride and donations will be sent to Project Rwanda to buy specialty purpose bikes for Rwandan Coffee Growers. See www.50mileride.com for details and to officially sign up for the event.
This year's route leaves Cooks Corner, heads over Oneil Park, into Rancho Santa Margarita/Robinson Ranch and gives you the option to either go long or short at the Dove Canyon Waterfall. The full ride takes West Ridge Trail out to Caspers Wilderness Park for a big loop before returning to the Dove Canyon Waterfall, then finishing via Chiquita Ridge, Tijeras Creek, through the Arroyo Trabuco, O'Neil Park and back to Cooks. The short version simply omits the out and back loop to Caspers from the Dove Canyon Waterfall.
Event organizers had only a short time to prepare this year due to the recent wild fires, getting the necessary permits, etc. The new route is slightly under a full 50 miles, but the spirit of the ride has not changed.
Please come out and help this year's ride be another success!
GeoLadders again supports 'Uploading' directly from a Garmin device to Post activities, but using the IE browser only (Microsoft Interent Explorer). Plug in your Garmin to your computer and give it a try, just click 'Upload from GPS' button above this text. Or, if uploading a new route, click the red 'Upload Activity' button top upper right.
Also, 'Downloading' routes directly to a Garmin device to follow a route on the GPS, or to race a Virtual Partner (yourself or others) on the GPS, is again supported (IE browser only). Notice the 'Virtual Partner' tab after hitting 'Download' button above this text.
* How to 'Upload' (or POST) a GPX file to an existing GeoLadders route from your Garmin gps. For example, upload your activity to Strava then export ACTIVITY as GPX from Strava to your computer. Open the activity in Strava, click the 'Action' icon on left (wrench), select 'Export GPX' (saves to 'Downloads' on your computer). Go to www.geoladders.com, open the existing route you want to post to, select 'Post GPX to this route' (on left), then click the 'Browse' button (middle of page), find the GPX in your 'Downloads' directory. Double click, save. That's it. Your route appears on geoladders.com/posts and in your dashboard.
** How to 'Export' a GeoLadders route to put on your Garmin gps. Download the GeoLadders route to your computer as a GPX using the 'Export GPX' link, to the left. Login to Garmin Connect at connect.garmin.com 1. Select ACTIVITIES (far left menu, 5th option) 2. Upper right, click IMPORT, then click BROWSE, middle of page. 3. Double click the activity, then click IMPORT DATA button. 4. The activity opens (in Garmin Connect), then upper right, of the 5 icons, click the GEAR icon 5. then SEND TO DEVICE (Note: you can rename the acivity before sending to your device). The activity will show in 'Courses' on your Garmin device with the default name or the name you gave it. 6. You'll need to unplug your device to view courses on your device. That's it.
01/04/08 Please help me get this route into my garmind edge 305. I've only had it for a couple of weeks, but the .crs files from geoladders don't work. It will take .tcx files though.
Fun ride though - great people.