Ride the hills where the Wilge River cuts through the ‘rust pigmented’ sandstone formations to form spectacular cliffs made up of fossilised red sand dunes, an extension of the ancient desert landscape of the Magabeng Plateau. Indeed, this is a mountain bike challenge like no other.

The Ezemvelo Ride-the-Ridge MTB Challenge takes place this coming Saturday, 2 April 2016 at the Ezemvelo Nature Reserve, near Bronkhorstspruit in Gauteng. The race distances are 60km / 40km / 20km / 10km.

As with all great mountain bike races, you’ll need to download the route maps for navigation. Follow these instructions to get your routes loaded on your Garmin bike computer.

How to load your route

The easiest way to load the Ezemvelo Ride-the-Ridge MTB Challenge routes to your Garmin bike computer is to use the route files we uploaded to Garmin Connect. Simply click on one of the route links below and click the option button to send the maps to your device. Your Garmin Connect account will then transfer the files to your device as soon as it is connected.

Remember to update your device to the latest software version, Garmin Connect will let you know if your device needs an update. To create your free Garmin Connect account, go to the Garmin Connect website.

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Click the map to load the 60km route files on Garmin Connect.

Click the map to load the 40km route files on Garmin Connect.

Click the map to load the 40km route files on Garmin Connect.

Click the map to load the 22km route files on Garmin Connect.

Click the map to load the 22km route files on Garmin Connect.

If you are a little more advanced or like to take things into your own hands, you can also download the .fit files here.

Using the files to manually upload the routes to your Garmin Bike computer, follow these steps. You can also email support@navworld.co.za if you need to help to get your files loaded.

Loading .fit files manually

Step 1: Connect your Garmin Edge device to your computer select the device in My Computer (Windows) or Devices in Finder (Mac)

Step 2: In the root folder of your device, open the Garmin folder and then open the NewFiles folder from the list.

Step 3: Copy and past the route file you need [Ezemvelo Route Files] in the NewFiles folder.

Step 4: Disconnect your device and the files will automatically be loaded in your courses folder on your device.

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