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McDowell Competitive Track  (Arizona)      15k views  
          Route creator K0KE  

Route Overview

Overall:  5.7
Technical:  6.0
Bigger counter-clockwise loopcounter-clockwise
Distance: 7.8 miles
Ascent: 630 feet
Time: 0:58 minutes
Ladder Points +22
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This route is the "Long Loop" section. The McDowell Competitive Track inside of McDowell Mountain Regional Park consists of 3 loops with 3 connectors. This route has been the site of the Cactus Cup Mountain Bike Race in 1998 and 1999. $5 per day parking. This area also has a 3 mile "Sport Loop" and a 3 mile "Technical Loop".

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, 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 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 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.

  Route Comments
Actually, I did the long loop. Great This route is perfect for singlespeeds.
Did the Sport Loop also.
Great XC course. Fast and fun.
Link it with the TECH Loop if you would like a longer and slightly more difficult route. The Sport loop is a decent warm up.
Chain broken. Took a long time to fix.
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Route Times15 riders, average time 58:15
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1:10:001:10:006.7 mph2 
 Route Creator 
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55:008.5 mph2 
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48:5748:579.6 mph3 
40:0340:0311.7 mph2 
31:4331:4314.8 mph1 
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