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Share Routes From Stava Directly to Your Garmin! Best News Is, It’s EASY!


Do you have a Garmin Edge 520 Plus or better?

You can now have your routes on Strava directly download to your Garmin for turn-by-turn directions with a few simple clicks of a mouse on your Strava homepage.

I’ll skip all the fluff and get right to the fun stuff.

Open your ride calendar on Strava.  Click on a ride that you’ll want to follow at a later date.  Under “Overview” and “Analysis” you’ll see a pencil and a triple dot.  Click on the triple dot and click on “Create Route”.  Name your route.  Save it.  Once that’s done, next to Strava in the upper left hand corner of your screen, click on “Dashboard” then “My Routes”.  When you get to your route page, find the route.  In the upper right hand corner of the small route map, you’ll see a wrench and a star.  Click on that star so it highlights yellow.

You’re done.

The next time your Garmin device connects, the route will automatically download to your “Courses” folder.

It’s that simple.  I’ve already done it.  You can still do it the old-fashioned way, by downloading the route from Ride With GPS to a folder on your desktop, then depositing that file in your Garmin (I use “Courses”, others use the “NewFiles” folder).  That’ll work just fine, but having used the new automatic link to Strava, it’s really nice.

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