Dubai: The largest community cycling event in the Emirate, the Dubai Ride, presented by DP World, the Emirati multinational logistics company, is set to return for its 3rd edition on 6th of November 2022 as one of the main highlights of the Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC).
On Sheikh Zayed Road, tens of thousands of bikers are anticipated to gather to turn the most famous street in Dubai into a massive cycling track as they pass through some of the city’s most recognizable monuments, including the Museum of the Future, Dubai Water Canal, and Burj Khalifa.
One of the flagship events of the Dubai Fitness Challenge, Dubai Ride is in line with directives of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, to make the city one of the most active cities in the world and a broader vision to make Dubai the best city in the world to live, work and visit.
The DFRE CEO further added that, “Everyone can benefit from 30 minutes of daily physical activity and perseverance over 30 days is enough to help anyone form new and healthier habits. The city’s world-class sporting infrastructure enables people to embrace sports and a physically active lifestyle, and with the growth of Dubai’s cycling tracks over the last couple of years, driven by its vision to become a bicycle-friendly city, professional cyclists and fitness enthusiasts now have an opportunity to practice the sport within a safe environment across the city. I look forward to welcoming everyone on 6 November to renew our commitment to a fitter future and showcase Dubai as one of the most active cities in the world and a great place to live, work and visit”.
THE 2022 EDITION
This year, the Dubai Fitness Challenge will see its biggest ever line up ever with a month full of fun and inclusive fitness activities across two fitness villages which are DP World Kite Beach Fitness Village, Road and Transport Authority (RTA) Last Exit Al Khawaneej Fitness Village and 17 communities, Fitness hubs, many sporting events and thousands of free classes.
The Dubai Ride offers participants two main routes to choose from, the 4 KM Downtown Family Route follows Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard and passes Dubai Mall, Dubai Opera and Burj Khalifa. This is a flat route suitable for cyclists of all ages and abilities.
Meanwhile, the 12 KM Sheikh Zayed Road route runs from Dubai World Trade Center to Safa Park. This includes a climb over the Dubai Canal Bridge, so is suitable for more experienced cyclists.
The route will have 5 different starting gates at the Museum of the Future, Al Satwa, Coca-Cola Arena, Business Bay and Lower Financial Centre, while the shorter 4 KM route will start at The Dubai Mall.
Last year, 33,000 cyclists participated in the Dubai Ride and demonstrated their 30×30 goals as they came together as a community to commit to the annual city wide challenge and embrace an active lifestyle.