Official Route for 'Ride for Rwanda' Event for 2018, 2017, 2016 (50 Mile) Course is the same each year.
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.
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.