27-28 JANUARY 2024 View online
Route Maps & Downloads

Hi {name},

Your GPS files were proudly prepared by our EasyBike GPS Guru’s.

This will be our fourth year using GPS and we are very excited for you to navigate our unmarked route. It seems daunting to some but once the routes are on your unit, all you have to do is ride and follow the bread crumb trail. Don’t fear we will have limited marking at major splits and difficult sections for the MTB and significantly more for the Trail Run.

NB: Three things to remember:

1. Visit the Drak Decent website for GPS FAQs and more.

 2. We ride through private land with special permission for this event only, so please do not share these routes, as anyone found on our route will be shot dead and even worse banned from all the other lekker events.

 3. No supporters are allowed on the route except at Supporter Points. Please make sure your supporters do not go on the route with their vehicles to avoid embarrassment.

Need to buy a GPS with files uploaded?

If you don’t have a GPS yet, EasyBike have offers available on Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo & Sigma GPS units. Buy now from EasyBike and collect at registration or have it delivered, pre-loaded and ready to use! Please quote “Drak Descent” when placing any orders. For more info on this email them or check out their website at sales@easybike.co.za or www.easybike.co.za

EasyBike have the following Preloaded GPS Specials for riders (Email EasyBike for pricing):

Garmin Instinct & Instinct 2

Garmin Forerunner 255 & 265

Garmin Forerunner 955 & 965

Garmin Edge 130 Bundle

Garmin Edge 540 Topo Active Africa

Garmin Edge 840 Topo Active Africa

Garmin Edge 1040

Garmin Epix 2

Garmin Fenix 7s, 7 & 7X


Please find your event GPS Files below. The Mountain Bike & Trail Run have separate GPS Files.

NB select the correct Files for your Race on your GPS or watch.

MTB - DD = Drak Descent, DMC = Drak MTB Challenge

Trail Run - RRT = Run The Rivers Trail, RRL = Run the Rivers Lite


Euro Steel Run the Rivers Trail Run

There are two ways to load our route onto your GPS:

  • EasyBike Free Program (Windows users only – easiest and fastest – Try this first)
  • Directly downloading the GPS files for manual use (All other users & only after you have tried the program)

Please follow these instructions to download the GPS files onto your GPS:

EasyBike GPS Program (Windows users only – easiest and fastest) Click Here
EasyBike’s GPS program will either assist you to download our GPS route files onto your GPS or direct you to EasyBike’s website for assistance and instructions on how to download them.

Click here to download the EasyBike GPS Program to your computer and follow the simple on screen instructions.

Once the download is complete, install and run the program.

  1. Direct Download (All other users)
    If you want to download the files and you don’t need any assistance, please click on one of the following links to download the GPS files:

Run The Rivers Trail



Run The Rivers Lite



Ensure you have the correct file format (GPX, FIT or TCX) for your GPS unit. If you download the wrong files you might not get all the added features that are available for your unit (eg Water Points, Virtual Partner etc) and it may not work.

The EasyBike Instructions Website Click Here contains detailed instructions if you find you need them.


EasyBike at Registration
Our EasyBike GPS gurus will be at Registration (and during the race) to assist you if you have had some challenges when trying to download our GPS route files at home or have a problem with your GPS. Please, however, try to download our GPS route files at home before arriving at Registration. They will also have limited stock of GPS units & spares.

Still Need Assistance?

If you require additional help, please check the EasyBike website.

If you choose to upload yourself Click Here


If you have a different brand of GPS unit, or are unsure if it is supported or require any further help, please contact EasyBike for assistance sales@easybike.co.za


The Euro Steel Run the Rivers team.

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