Creating Routes with RideWithGPS

These notes apply to the club subscription to RideWithGPS and will be updated as needed. Please e-mail suggestions or comments using SARCC’s feedback form.

Firstly, you need to create a Route and then share it with a SARCC RideWithGPS route manager.

There are five methods for creating a Route with RideWithGPS

  1. Create your route via the RideWithGPS “Plan a Route” button on your PC
  2. Modify an existing RideWithGPS route.
  3. Ride your route and record it with RideWithGPS, Strava, any other ride recording phone app or with a GPS device (e.g. Garmin).
  4. Create your route using another software package (e.g. Strava) and export it as a GPX file.
  5. Create your route using the route creation tools in the RideWithGPS app on your phone. This requires the “Premium” (paid) version of RideWithGPS.

More details on these methods can be found below.

1. Creating a route using RideWithGPS route planner on a PC

Details to be added soon. Meanwhile, you can use the help menus in RideWithGPS.

2. Modify an existing RideWithGPS route

  1. On your PC, log into RideWithGPS and find the existing route or paste the link to the route into the address bar of your web browser.
  2. Select “Open in Route Planner” from the “More v” button.
  3. You can then modify the route.
  4. When finished, hit the save button, where you can change the title and description of the route.

3. Creating a route from a ride

  1. On your PC, log into RideWithGPS and select “Calendar” or “Jump To” “Calendar”.
  2. Click on the ride that you have ridden and select “Open in Route Planner” from the “More v” button.
  3. You can then click on “View route” and check that all is OK. Please note that this route does not have a cluesheet, which makes it difficult to modify in RideWithGPS. Changes to the route need to be made by using the instruction below.

4. Creating a route using one created in Strava

Here we assume that you have already created your route on Strava. You then need to do the following on your PC.

  1. In Strava, go to “My Routes” via the “Dashboard”.
  2. Select your route, by clicking on the required route.
  3. Export a GPX file, by clicking on the “Export GPX” button and then selecting “Save File”
  4. In RideWithGPS, select “Upload” and then “Select files”. You then select your exported GPX file from the “Downloads” directory and click on the “Open” buttton.
  5. You can then click on “View route” and check that all is OK. Please note that this route does not have a cluesheet, which makes it difficult to modify in RideWithGPS. Changes to the route need to be made by using the instruction below.

For methods 3 and 4, the route can be changed by placing a “Control Point” either side of the section to changed and then dragging the route to where you want it to go. If you make a mistake, you can use the “Undo” button and try again. When finished, hit the save button, where you can change the title and description of the route. Otherwise, you can share a link to the route via e-mail to a SARCC route manager, who can “Trace” and save the route and send a link back to you for further editing.

Once you are happy with the route, you will need to share a link to the route via e-mail to a SARCC route manager, who will add it to the SARCC RideWithGPS route library and add the route to the appropriate event.