The Sheikh Zayed Road was transformed into a huge ‘world-class’ cycling track as UAE residents of all all abilities, ages and nationalities joined in the Dubai Ride 2020. It was held as part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) 2020 with a 4km family-friendly fun ride option and a more professional 14-km option.
The non-competitive, free-to-enter, community event saw participants set off on a bike ride along two distinct routes — with the longer route including the city’s main artery, passing a number of the city’s iconic buildings.
The fun ride was open to participants as young as five years old while the 14-km open ride is designed to motivate cycling enthusiasts aged 13 years or older. Hundreds of cyclists in full gear with their mandatory additional accessory – face mask – made their way to the event.
The Family Route commended close to The Dubai Mall Cinema Parking entrance, taking riders around Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai. Participants marked a full circle around Souq Al Bahar, The Dubai Fountain and the Burj Khalifa, before finally heading back to the finishing point.
Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, joined residents for the epic ride along Shaikh Zayed Road during the Dubai Ride 2020. The Sheikh Zayed Road Route took participants along a loop of the main highway, between Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and Safa Park. For the first time in history, both directions of the highway was opened for cyclists only.