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What is a Trip?
A trip is a route that you rode (or ran, kayaked, etc) on a particular day/time. Whenever you upload data recorded from a GPS unit, you are creating a trip.
There are several ways to create a trip on Ride with GPS:
- Draw a route that you rode (Add Content - Map Ride): After you draw a route, you have the option to record it as a trip in the save dialog. You can enter in details such as the date/time, and any details you collected on a bike computer (avg heart rate, speed, etc).
- Upload multiple files (Add Content - GPX, TCX, FIT): This is our bulk upload page, and you can upload one or more files at a time that you recorded on your phone or GPS unit. We currently support GPX, TCX, FIT, and KML formats. Once processed, your uploaded files will save as trips if there is time data in the file.
- Sync with your Garmin GPS unit (Add Content - Garmin Sync): We support using the Garmin Communicator Plug-in to easily sync recorded data from your Garmin GPS unit. Once processed, this data will be saved as one or more trips.
- Manually log a single ride (Add Content - Log Ride): This page lets you record a trip by uploading a single file (GPX/TCX/FIT/KML), or selecting one of your routes, and providing any details you'd like to record such as the date/time, bike computer data (if it isn't provided in your uploaded file), etc.