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Event Participant Quick Start Guide

  1. You may have received an e-mail from your tour operator that includes a link to the tour event page. Click that link to RSVP to the event.
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  3. If you don’t already have a Ride with GPS account, you will be prompted to create a new (Free) account. You can sign up using Facebook or by entering your e-mail address, password, and a nickname that will be displayed on your Profile page.
    If you already have an account, sign in with your existing account information.
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  5. After you click the link, you’ll get a confirmation prompt that you have been added to the tour event.
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  7. You’ll find the tour event routes under the Events section by going to Home > Profile > Events.
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PDF Maps and Cue Sheets

Click the name of any of the event routes to view it. You’ll find the option to print PDF maps and cue sheets in the right side panel.

Learn more about printing PDF maps and cuesheets.

Garmin Users

When viewing any of the event routes, click the EXPORT tab in the right side panel to find the TCX Course link and Advance Turn Notifications option. Learn more about exporting routes.

Click TCX COURSE to download the route for use with your Garmin Edge device.

Tour Events on the Mobile App

Now that you have the RSVP-ed to an event, let’s start navigation in the mobile app.

  1. Get the app for iPhone or Android and sign in using the account you just set up on the Ride with GPS website.
  2. After you sign into the app, tap the upper left corner to see the app drawer.
  3. Tap MY EVENTS to see all the tour/event routes to which you have RSVP’ed
  4. Tap the name of the route to view it in the app.
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  6. Tap the menu icon ( ) in the upper right corner.
  7. Select Ride This
  8. You’ve now started navigation for the event route.
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    Offline Maps

    To download Offline Maps, tap the download icon for the event routes, select save route and maps, tap save. It will take a few minutes to download.

    When it is complete, you will have full access to that route and map even without cellular network access.

    Downloading maps for offline use work best when connected to a wifi network.


    Download All Routes for Tours

    While viewing a tour event page in the app, you can download all the tour routes associated with one tap rather than having select each route individually.

    1. Tap the menu icon in the upper right corner.
    2. Select DOWNLOAD ALL
    3. You’ll be taken to the AVAILABLE OFFLINE section of the app and have all the routes queued up for download.

    To learn more about all the features available to you for event routes, check out the articles below:

    Navigating a Tour Route

    Learn more about using turn-by-turn navigation with tour routes and our free mobile app for iPhone and Android.

    Using Offline Maps on Mobile

    Learn how to make a tour route available for offline use in areas where you won’t have cellular network access.

    Maps and Cue Sheets

    Learn how to print out PDF maps and cue sheets of tour routes.

    Export Routes for Garmin Devices

    If you are using a Garmin Edge device, check out this article on how to Export Routes.

    Are you a Tour Operator? Check out the Tour Operators help page.

    Create a new Touring Operator Account

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