As a Premium subscriber, you gain access to more advanced tools to help you plan and edit multi-staged routes, combine or split routes, delete entire sections of routes, and easily turn rides into routes.

Quick Jump:

Avoiding Control Point Issues: While planning a route, a common issue that may appear is a missing or incorrect cue. This is caused by clicking an intersection. This pop-up will give you the alert and opportunity to undo your last click on the map. You can avoid this problem by clicking just before or just after the intersection.

Learn more in Incorrect Cue Sheet Entries.

Delete Section

Select a section in the elevation profile by clicking and dragging. Then, click Edit > Delete Selection.
If this is at the end of a route, the Follow Roads tool will pick up at the last control point of the route.

Deleting a middle section of the route split the route into two parts. The Follow Roads tool will pickup at the end of the first section until you click on the Green Dot at the beginning of the second section. Now both halves of the route are connected.

If you delete part of the route that includes the start, the start will be moved to the first part of the route that was not deleted.

Remove Control Points

Select a section by clicking and dragging in the elevation profile that you’d like to be cleared of all control points. Then, click Edit > Remove Control Points.


Points of Interest can be added to your route to include more information about the scenery or event. Adding POI is a Premium feature. See Adding POIs for more information.

Add To Cuesheet

Custom cues can be added to your route to include more information about a particular cue or give specific details about an area. Custom cues will be read aloud on the Ride with GPS app and will display as text on Garmin devices. Adding Custom Cues is a Premium feature. See Add to Cuesheet for more information.

Moving the Start of a Route

One way to move the start of the route is by clicking and dragging the start point.
You can also change the start by clicking ADD ROUTE, then plotting a route that connects to the start of the original.

Multiple Routes

Multi-Route Editing is a Premium feature. Not a Premium User? Find out more about our Membership Plans.

Why use multiple routes?

If you are an event planner or want to plan a group ride and give several different routes to choose from, you can save a lot of time by creating route variations.

To do this, make one route, and in the edit menu below the route name click Duplicate Route. Then select the new route on the map, and adjust it so you have a longer or shorter route alternative. No more having to draw each one from scratch! Even if the routes aren’t related, it’s still nice to have a single place to view them.


Clicking ADD ROUTE at the top of the left panel will deselect your first route, and let you start a fresh route on the same map. Then, just draw your new route as usual.

The route you were editing will turn from red to gray indicating it is not selected.
You can add as many routes to a single map as you want. To switch between the different routes on the map, just click the route in the left panel, and it will be selected.

Import Existing Routes & Rides

If want to import an existing route or ride into the route planner, click the IMPORT EXISTING button in the left side panel.
You’ll see a pop up with a search field that will allow you to search your routes and rides on Ride with GPS, along with publicly available rides and routes belonging to other RWGPS users, clubs, or events. Click FILTER to narrow your search results.

To upload files from your computer directly into the route planner, just click the Upload File button to the right of the search field, and you will be able to upload .tcx, .gpx, .fit, or .kml files from your computer.

Click each ride or route you want to import; each selection will get a green check mark.

Then click ADD TO PLANNER.

All your selected routes will show up in the planner so you can see how they all relate or connect them together.
If you click the green dot that appears at the begining of a another route, the two routes will be connected.

Learn more about Combining and Splitting Routes.

Be sure to save each route with the save button next to the route’s name. Each route must be saved individually.

Prepare for Tracing

Learn how to Trace a Route or Ride to create cue sheets and more.

Flatten Elevation

A Premium feature.
While recording a ride, tunnels may cause spikes in the elevation profile while bridges may cause dips.
Find out more about Flatten Elevation.
Using this tool will update the route elevation.

Trim Ends

Select the section of a route that you want to keep, click Edit > Trim Ends.
Everything outside the selection will be deleted. This is great for keeping a section to use as part of another route, or deleting the start and end of a route at the same time.

Exclude from Metrics

A Premium Feature
This tool allows you exclude part of the metrics for your route, but retain your metrics data for the total route. Great for those times where you have to take a ferry, bus, or subway as part of your planned route.

Learn more about Exclude from Metrics.

Change Route Color

While editing a route, you can change the color of the route line to differentiate from the rest of the route.

Make your selection in the elevation profile, then click Edit > Change Color > select your color from the available options.

Learn more about changing route colors.


  • Never click inside intersections. Always click just before or just beyond the intended turn to ensure a proper turn cue. See Incorrect Cues for more details.
  • Zoom in close enough to see side streets. By mapping while zoomed in closely, you will avoid accidentally clicking inside an intersection with a small cross street. This avoids odd entries in the cue sheet from mistakenly routing you ten feet along a side road.
  • When you drag and drop part of a route, the modified section is connected by your two control points on either side of where you are dragging; large distances allow you to reroute large sections of your route, and this often results in unintended detours.
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