MapMyRide block you from exporting your own ride data intact by stripping out the time data!. This makes it useless, should you want to migrate your data somewhere else. Here’s how to export your MapMyRide data properly so that you can import it into other sites like Strava, or RideWithGPS.
First go to MapMyRide and find the workout that you want to export.
Copy the eight digit workout number, as shown below (..workout/12345678)
Head over to http://mapmyridetcxexport.azurewebsites.net/
Update: As of February 2014, the above site appears to be offline. However, a kind reader suggested in the comments that http://www.mikepalumbo.com/MMRConverter/index.php also does the job. Thanks to Mark Tiffany for the heads up! The fantastic thing about this alternative is that it doesn’t involve Captcha codes – hooray!!
Tip: if you have problems using this convertor, please note that you need to make your MMR rides “public” first.
Paste your workout number into the box, fill in the Captcha, swear at it for being so illegible, try again, laugh in desperation at the absurd cruelty of the whole thing, try again until you eventually succeed, promise yourself that if you ever meet the inventor of Captcha you’ll try to restrain yourself. It’s not worth doing time for.
If you get past the
razor wire and shark infested sulphuric acid Captcha, you should see this lovely screen – just hit the blue button to download a TCX file which contains all the data, including the timing data.
Now you’ve got your TCX file, head on over to your new favourite analysis site and upload the file.
Here’s how to do upload to Strava:
Hit the Upload Activity button in the top right, then choose “Upload files from your Computer”, then “Choose Files”. Navigate to your shiny new TCX and hit ok.
That’s all there is to it.
Thanks to @MTB_TrailVideos for tweeting me the link to this tool.