What is a Route?
A route is a plan for a ride. A route will include a path, an elevation profile, and can include a cuesheet, points of interest, photos, and more. You can create your own routes or find routes that other users have create.
What is a Ride?
A ride 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 ride.
There are several ways to create a ride on Ride with GPS:
Or, you can also draw a route that you rode. After you draw a route, you have the option to record it as a ride 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).by