How to export mapmyride to 705

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How to export mapmyride to 705
MapMyRide helps bicyclists find local routes. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

MapMyRide is a website created for bicyclists. It allows you to find biking routes in your area. You also have the option to share these routes with fellow bicyclists. If you own a Garmin 705 device, you may want to download your routes to it. The MapMyRide file will save into a format that is compatible with your device. Exporting the file to your Garmin GPS takes only minutes of your time.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Computer with Internet connection
  • Garmin BaseCamp software

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  1. 1

    Open a Web browser and visit the MapMyRide website. Click the route that you would like to save to your computer.

  2. 2

    Click "Route" in the upper left corner. Click "Save to GPX" and save the file to your desktop.

  3. 3

    Download Garmin BaseCamp from the Garmin website. Save it to your desktop and double-click the file. Install the software to your computer's hard drive.

  4. 4

    Launch Garmin BaseCamp. Click "File" and "Import."

  5. 5

    Search for the route saved to your desktop. Click the "Open" button.

  6. 6

    Connect the USB cable to your Garmin 705 device. Insert the other end into your computer's port.

  7. 7

    Click the "Library" panel in the left side of the BaseCamp interface. Choose your device in the "Send To" menu.

  8. 8

    Wait for the download to complete. Close the BaseCamp software and disconnect your Garmin 705 device.

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