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McDowell Mtn. Park-- Long Loop (Cactus Cup)  (Arizona)      8k views  
         EDGE305 Software Version 3.20     Route creator ErikMM  
Route Overview

Overall:  9.0
Technical:  6.0
Bigger counter-clockwise loopcounter-clockwise
Distance: 7.8 miles
Ascent: 982 feet
Time: 0:53 minutes
Ladder Points +22
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1 of 3 "Competitive Tracks" @ McDowell Mtn. Park near Fountain Hills east of Phoenix...INSANELY great fun...this ia a MUST ride. All 3 tracks were made for and by "us," and it shows (thanks Maricopa County Parks and Rec.) THESE tracks even have a BIKE WASH AREA! You are allowed to go as fast as you can pedal here (do be respectful though, and a crash into the wrong cactus could land you in the ER w/ or w/out the cactus attached to you)...try the Pemberton loops just up the road as well...

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
Great solo ride. Truly fun -- even the rocky descents.
Beautiful weather. Great ride
Rode this trail first.
THIS RIDE IS GREAT...YOU MUST TRY was made by and for mountain biking, think I like the Sport Loop better (which is cleaner and faster, more 'rolly')...but the long loop has lots of most excellent sections...
1 of 3 "Competitive Tracks" @ McDowell Mtn. Park near Fountain Hills/Phoenix...INSANELY great fun...A MUST ride, it was made for and by us, and it shows (thanks Maricopa County Parks and Rec.)...try the Pemberton loops just up the road as well...

Route Times5 riders, average time 53:44
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