The 2nd edition of the Mountain Bike Race, the unique of its kind, will be held on 15th Oct. 2023 at the mountain bike track in Mushrif Park – Al-Khawaneej.
The Race is organized by Dubai Sports Council (DSC) in collaboration with Dubai Municipality, and riders will pass through a forest of 70 thousand trees.
Participants in the race will compete in three different categories for both genders; as follows: the community category for a distance of 18 km / the amateurs’ category – 37 km / the professionals’ category – 56 km.
The 1st edition of the Mountain Bike Race was held successfully last year with remarkable participation of 350 riders of various ages & multi-nationalities. The Emiratis Khalifa Al-Kaabi & Marwa Al-Haj won the titles of the men & women’s amateur category – 37 km.
Valuable prizes are awarded to the winners in each category.
The mountain bike track is designed in such distinctive way that adds more suspense & excitement to the race and enables contestants to bike through trees with several climbs, curves & jumps.
The mountain bike track extends for a length of 50 km in all its stages. It is divided into three tracks as follows: the blue & green tracks; the length of both of them together is 20 km, and the blue track; the length of which is 30 km. All tracks are designed as per top world standards & specifications.
Dubai Sports Council’s annual sports agenda is full of various cycling competitions of increasing popularity as entertaining & competitive sport. One of the most important cycling events hosted by Dubai is the Hero Dubai Hatta; one of the three rounds of the series of the Hero International Mountains Bike Race. This competition is considered as one of the most eminent annual championships on the agenda of the International Cycling Union, which is competed by elite world champions in mountain cycling.
One of the most eminent factors which encourage all classes in society (including residents & visitors) of different ages & multi-nationalities in Dubai to exercise cycling sport everywhere in the Emirate is the availability of the well-developed infrastructure including cycling safe tracks, which are designed as per the most advanced world standards.