Official Route for 'Ride for Rwanda' Event for 2018, 2017, 2016 (50 Mile) Course is the same each year.
UPLOAD - DIRECT FROM YOUR GARMIN DEVICE To Post an activity, GeoLadders supports 'Uploading' directly from a Garmin device, BUT, USING THE IE BROWSWER ONLY (Microsoft Interent Explorer). Plug in your Garmin device to your computer and click the 'Upload from GPS' button, just above this text. Or, if uploading a new route that does not yet exist in GeoLadders, click the red 'Upload Activity' button, top upper right corner of the page.
UPLOAD - A GPX FILE Upload any GPX file (e.g. a recent activity) here using the 'Post GPX to this route' button, on the left. One way to get a gpx file of your activity is to upload from Garmin Connect or Strava. For example, upload your activity to Strava then download ACTIVITY as GPX from Strava to your computer. Open the activity in Strava, click the 'Action' icon on left (wrench), select 'Download 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.
DOWNLOAD - DIRECT TO YOUR GARMIN DEVICE Download this route to follow it on the GPS during an activity, or to race a Virtual Partner (yourself or others) on the GPS. Plug in your Garmin device to your computer and click the 'Download from GPS' button, just above this text. (NOTE: ONLY USE MICRSOFT INTERNET EXPLORER BROWSER TO DOWNLOAD, WILL NOT CURRENTLY DOWNLOAD THRU FIREFOX, CHROME, OR SAFARI).
DOWNLOAD - A GPX FILE Click the 'Download GPX file' link, on the left to download this GeoLadders route (as a GPX FILE) to your computer. Then to get the file on your GARMIN device, login to Garmin Connect at connect.garmin.com. STEP 1). Select ACTIVITIES (far left menu, 5th option) STEP 2). Upper right, click IMPORT, then click BROWSE, middle of page. STEP 3). Double click the activity, then click IMPORT DATA button. STEP 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.
04/28/18 SS - well I met and exceeded my goal of doing the 50 mile ride on a Single Speed by beating my previous record. Terrific weather. Got passed by tons of folks the first 6 miles as can't go fast on the flat. Clogged climbing O'Neill cell tower trail getting stuck behind slow folks in granny gear. Spun out on big hill on East Ridge in Caspers but pedaled it all regardless. 1 stop up star rise to get heart rate down and otherwise cleaned everything, including Chiquita hill at the top. Mechanical issue with 2 loose bolts on my chain ring. Dove and Antonio wrench stations didn't have the tool to tighten. Shout out to PERFORMANCE BIKES for giving me the torx wrench so I could have it to tighten the bolts the rest of the ride. I did make it. Skunked on the raffle again - they just don't pull my number. Raised $135K today for bikes for Africa and Team Rwanda, so many thanks to the Planning Committee and all the volunteers and sponsors that helped with the event. Another successful Rwanda Ride!
04/29/17 Woke up to major wind. Temps warm but the wind was brutal till 10 am or so. Everywhere seemed to be I was riding into a head-wind. Tough. Just under 1200 riders but $144,000 raised today. Lots of stream crossings. They rerouted the end to avoid riding up to the SCE tower, which was fine by me as getting warm and tired by then. My GPS showed 46 miles exactly and only 4,150 feet of elevation gain. Go figure. Fun raffle event even though I didn't win anything as usual. Big shout-out to all the volunteers to help pull off a successful 11th Annual Rwanda Ride.