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Import .GPX to Strava as a Route (A How-To)

Old 02-05-15, 12:00 PM
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Import .GPX to Strava as a Route (A How-To)

Hi-dee-ho everyone. As many of us know, century rides and the like frequently post .GPX versions of their routes so that those with GPS units can load them up and follow them on ride day. If you want to do this with Strava, though, you'll find that the app won't accept these files. You either have to build your own route, or actually ride the route, then save the activity as a route. Importing the GPX file as an activity won't work, as it doesn't have time stamps. So here's how to bend the app to your will:

1.) Export the GPX to somewhere. Your desktop is fine.

2.) Upload it to Strecke erstellen | GPSies. It will automatically put in time info (it assumes you went 10 mph. Whatever.)

3.) Export the GPX Track (not route) to somewhere. Your desktop is fine.

4.) Upload it on strava.com as an activity.

5.) Save the activity as a route.

6.) Delete the activity.
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Originally Posted by Sheik24 View Post
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2.) Upload it to Strecke erstellen | GPSies. It will automatically put in time info (it assumes you went 10 mph. Whatever.)

3.) Export the GPX Track (not route) to somewhere. Your desktop is fine.

4.) Upload it on strava.com as an activity.
Thanks. This worked perfectly using a GPX exported from RideWithGPS. The website time-stamping the GPX is key!
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Can anyone cnfirn that will add turn by turn nav to Wahoo Elmnt?
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Strava has a utility to convert GPX to Strava routes.

No need for multiple steps.

http://labs.strava.com/gpx-to-route/

The one issue that I've found is that Strava's utility has a bug that seems to be system load related, so it works a lot better at odd times during the day, such as after midnight.
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I have been foolishly uploading my RideWithGPS GPX files right into Strava with no issue. I wish I had known it wasn't possible.
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Can anyone cnfirn that will add turn by turn nav to Wahoo Elmnt?
No ... but I'm still compelled to reply to say what a great screen name that is.
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No ... but I'm still compelled to reply to say what a great screen name that is.
Thank you! that was the sprinter lead out days of 2003-2007 in Socal crit scene..
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