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what
GBI EMIRATES 2022
when
Fri. 18 - Wed. 23 Feb. 2022
where
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
who
Global Biking Initiative
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Let's explore for the first time the United Arabic Emirates with the GBI community.

We will spend five days full of cycling and fun while we discover inspiring cities, world-famous monuments, and gorgeous countryside. We will sleep in exciting locations, eat and drink typical Arabic food and will return with unforgettable memories. Don't miss this unique cycling tour!

As the pandemic has made it very difficult to travel to Europe, GBI has developed a new global event in the Middle East – easy to join from everywhere and at unique sceneries in almost all emirates of the UAE! We will start in Dubai, experience the unique Al Qudra Cycling Path, a cycling-dedicated and well-maintained track crossing the dunes of Dubai’s desert, allowing several hundred-kilometre individual routes.

On the second day, we will join the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycling Challenge, riding downtown with 2,000 other cyclists on closed roads across the mesmerizing city with its tallest tower in the world, Burj Khalifa, to the largest malls Dubai Mall, to Palm Jumeirah and many more spots in the city.

On the third day, we’ll leave Dubai and cycle east till Mleiha in the emirate of Sharjah, where we will stay at the Archaeological Centre, a UNESCO World Heritage site and camping in tents in a GBI-like fashion.

On the fourth day, we will cross through the emirate of Ras al Khaimah climbing Shawka Mountain before heading to the scenic district of Hatta administered by the Dubai Emirate and on the border of Oman.

Finally, on the final day, we will descend from Hatta to cycle alongside the Gulf of Oman (Indian Ocean), through the Emirate of Fujairah and to Khor Fakkan in the emirate of Sharjah. After five amazing cycling days, we will take the bus back to Dubai on the following day.

Global Biking Initiative (GBI) wants to show you the most interesting places in Europe and the Middle East in a sportive way. We are proud of our international participants that make it easy for everybody to make new friends from other countries. Our main goal is the continuous support of charity projects worldwide.

We achieve this by engaging the participants to raise funds that support charity projects in their home countries.

Location

Venue
Sports City, Dubai Cricket Stadium 1
City
Dubai
Country
United Arab Emirates | AE

Rides


  • 450 km
| 06:00
  • 450 km
| 06:00
  • 450 km
| 06:00

Registration

Registration open
Fri. 24 Dec. 2021
Registration close
Fri. 11 Feb. 2022 or sooner if the event is fully-booked.
Participation
Individual athletes
Included
GBI registration - Mleiha overnight camp accommodation on 20 Feb - Archaeological Museum tour in Mleiha and stargazin.

After arrival on 20 Feb - Breakfast on 21 Feb - Logistics support for 4 days from 20 to 23 Feb - Transporting luggage to the main accommodation of the tour (not to the self-organized location in Hatta) - Tour branded cycling jersey - Photo services on the ride - Nutrition and water on the road - Oceanic Hotel on the night of 22 Feb in a double-room - Celebratory dinner in Oceanic on 22 Feb - Breakfast in Oceanic on 23 Feb - GBI tour medal - Extra cost of 150 AED (transport back to one agreed location in Dubai with the bike on 23 Feb).
Refund policy
Athletes have the option to protect fees for unforeseen and outside of control cancellations.

Practical info

Rides
Ride information

Course / track / circuit

Difficulty
Easy
Support stations
Highlights
We will mainly cycle on paved roads, which are mostly dedicated cycling lanes. During the SpinneysDubai 92 Cycling Challenge, all roads will be closed. On the second day, we will have some escorted road ride till we reach Al Qudra cycling tracks which are only open for cyclists. On the other days, if possible, we cycle on minor roads. But some parts of the track are often heavily frequented and cycling lanes are sometimes missing. So sometimes it is inevitable to use major roads. The tracks are most of the time flat, except on the second last day, we’ll have the joy to experience some climbs. The daily distances are moderate and typically less than 100km.

Facilities & services

Medical
Registered Nurse and / or Emergency Medical services present.
Parking
Parking for the duration of the tour at the Park Inn by Radisson Dubai Motor City (charged, limited space)
Toilets
Changing rooms
Showers

Timing & certification

Timing
Certificate
Medals
Finisher medals
Trophies

Additional information

Documents
Last updated: Sat. 25 Dec. 2021 10:41 +0400

GBI EMIRATES 2022


Distance
  • 450 km
Start date
Fri. 18 Feb. 2022
Start time
06:00
Start location
Sports City, Dubai Cricket Stadium 1, Dubai (AE)   [View on map]
Finish location
Sports City, Dubai Cricket Stadium 1, Dubai (AE)   [View on map]
Age categories
/ 16-99
Note(s)
Minimum donation for charities in your home country: €50 (equivalent).

For the detailed program, download the tour description from the documents section.

No Helmet, No Ride!

GBI EMIRATES 2022 | with pre-night


Distance
  • 450 km
Start date
Fri. 18 Feb. 2022
Start time
06:00
Start location
Sports City, Dubai Cricket Stadium 1, Dubai (AE)   [View on map]
Finish location
Sports City, Dubai Cricket Stadium 1, Dubai (AE)   [View on map]
Age categories
/ 16-99
Note(s)
Minimum donation for charities in your home country: €50 (equivalent).

For the detailed program, download the tour description from the documents section.

No Helmet, No Ride!

GBI EMIRATES 2022 | partially self-organised


Distance
  • 450 km
Start date
Fri. 18 Feb. 2022
Start time
06:00
Start location
Sports City, Dubai Cricket Stadium 1, Dubai (AE)   [View on map]
Finish location
Sports City, Dubai Cricket Stadium 1, Dubai (AE)   [View on map]
Age categories
/ 16-99
Note(s)
Minimum donation for charities in your home country: €50 (equivalent).

For the detailed program, download the tour description from the documents section.

NOT INCLUDED: Hotel on both nights in Dubai - Spinneys Race registration - Hotel in Hatta.

No Helmet, No Ride!