Central Oregon Wheelers

Routes into Garmin devices

June 20, 2019 1:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Club members can load route files to their Garmins from the RidewithGPS.com site. There are two ways to do this. One is with a wired connection as laid out here: https://ridewithgps.com/help/export-routes-to-garmin-device

The other way is with the Garmin Connect IQ app which will allow you to wirelessly sync routes. Here is the help page on this: https://ridewithgps.com/help/iq/

To get a club route to sync with the Garmin Connect IQ app, you will first need to Pin the route to your account. Pinning can be done from the app or website. On the app while viewing a route, tap the three dots in the upper right and select Pin (see screenshot: https://i.imgur.com/9ujOlNn.png). On the RWGPS website while viewing a route, click Pin in the upper right (see screenshot: https://i.imgur.com/n9hyYAx.png).

You can also sync recorded rides from Garmin to Ride with GPS. Follow the steps as laid out here: https://ridewithgps.com/help/automatic-sync-with-garmin-connect


From WebCyclery Workshop:

Loading COW Routes onto your Garmin


  • Garmin Device - Edge 1000, 1030, 820, 830, 520, 530, etc

  • A computer or phone

  • Ride with GPS Account (Ride with GPS App helps too)

  • Garmin Connect App on your phone

  • Wired Connection to your Garmin Device

  • Ride With GPS Connect IQ App

Ride with GPS account

Get the Garmin Connect App on your Phone

  • Download the app from the App Store or Google Play

  • Create a free account

  • Pair your Garmin Device with your phone

  • Use the Garmin Connect iQ app store within the Garmin Connect app to download and install the Ride with GPS CIQ app on your device.  https://ridewithgps.com/help/iq/

Wired Connection

  • Go to COWS Calendar

  • Find the ride you want

  • Click ‘LINK’  this opens Ride With GPS

  • Click the little 3 dots next to ‘SEND TO DEVICE’  Don’t select - SEND TO iPHONE (or Android) - these require paid account

  • Choose TCX and download the file

  • Plug Garmin edge unit into computer

  • Open Garmin edge unit in browser and choose file labeled “Garmin”

  • Select: NewFiles

  • Downloads: Drag and drop TCX file

  • Confirm file is loaded into folder

  • Safely remove Garmin unit from computer

Using Ride With GPS Connect IQ App

  • Go to COWS Calendar

  • Find the ride you want

  • Click ‘LINK’  this opens Ride With GPS

  • Click PIN in the top left corner

  • On the Garmin Device, Go to the IQ app ---> Ride with GPS

  • Click ‘Pinned Routes’

  • Click on the route you pinned

  • Click Download

  • Now it shows up in ‘Courses’ on Main Menu

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