Thursday, February 11, 2010

Adding NorCal MTB Races To Your Calendar

Several people have asked me over the past few weeks about how they can get the NorCal MTB Racing calendar (the list of races that appear over in the sidebar) into their
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Apple iCal
  • Google Calendar
This has been around for several years (since I started MTBcalendar.com to hold the calendar info), but I don't think I've ever gotten around to actually documenting it.

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Apple iCal
  1. Click this link
  2. Once you click the link, iCal will open and ask you to subscribe to the feed. Click Ok.
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Google Calendar
  1. Copy this URL to your clipboard: http://mtbcalendar.com/calendar/tags/norcal.ics
  2. Go to Google Calendar and click on the “Add” dropdown button in the "Other Calendars" section on the left-hand side.
  3. Choose "Add by URL".
  4. On the next screen, paste the URL in the "public calendar address" field.
  5. Click "OK"
  6. You can change the calendars name by clicking on triangle next to it's name and then choosing "settings."
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Microsoft Outlook 2007
  1. Select "Tools", then "Account Settings" in your Outlook 2007 Calendar menu.
  2. Select "Internet Calendars" and click "New".
  3. Paste this URL in the location field: http://mtbcalendar.com/calendar/tags/norcal.ics
  4. Set up the display name for your calendar and/or add a description in "Subscription Options".


You can use these same instructions, but with different URLs, to get other calendars. For example, a calendar for the whole state of California races is http://www.mtbcalendar.com/calendar/state/CA.ics or just SoCal is http://mtbcalendar.com/calendar/tags/socal.ics. Any state, country or tag on MTBcalendar.com can give you RSS, iCal or HTML feeds.

Let me know in the comments if you have any questions (but no, I am not your help desk support). And thanks to Matt and vuduvgn for the push on this.

UPDATE (2/12/10): As a few people are having problems with adding this to Google Calendar, I did a walk-thru video. Watch it here.

5 comments:

vuduvgn said...

Thanks so much for doing this. Calendar isn't coming up for me though...i'll keep trying.

Anthony said...

Yep. Does not work in Google or Outlook.

/k said...

try watching this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPLeUx8UNlw

it's working fine for me ... let me know.

vuduvgn said...

Yaaaay, it worked! Thanks!

INTEGRATE said...

Got it imported to the iPad and iPhone. Thanks for doing this!