This is a great beginner route. Easy fire road ascent and a great singletrack descent. Westridge-Sullivan Canyon is one of the more busy trails in the Santa Monicas. The decommissioned NIKE missile radar site at the top of Westridge fire road has bathrooms and water. Ample parking on Bayliss Road. IT IS RECOMMENDED TO CALL THE FIRE HOTLINE (805)488-8147 BEFORE RIDING ANY ROUTE IN THE SANTA MONICA'S AS THEY CLOSE FREQUENTLY FOR FIRE DANGER.
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3 Ways to Post
Post your activity, just type in a few details.
Post your activity from a GPX file.
Get a gpx file of your activity from Garmin Connect or from Strava. For example, upload your activity from your GPS to Strava then save as GPX to your computer. Click this Upload GPX button to then upload it to GeoLadders.
Steps to create GPX from Strava: 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.
Use the GeoLadders App
Download this Route To put on your GPS for navigation
Copy this GeoLadders route to your computer.
To get the downloaded gpx file from your computer onto 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.
03/22/14 Took another first timer for her first off road ride. She did a great job, especially given that she was riding a hybrid bike, with only moderately knobby tires and rim brakes. Very impressive.
09/15/13 I was riding uphill on Dirt Mulholland on the right side of the road. About 100 feet in front of me another rider comes around a corner going very fast down the middle of the road. I pull further to the right to avoid him.Without slowing down he pulls to his far left. I go as far right as I can. He goes as far to his left as he can and runs straight into my bike. Luckily he missed me when he went flying over his handle bars. He gets up and says what are you doing riding on the right side of the road you're supposed to ride on the left side. Now a third person comes riding up and stops to tell him that he almost made them crash because he was riding on the wrong side. His reply was you're both wrong you're supposed to ride on the left. Oh well,now I need to get my front wheel straightened.