Going Out: The Great Dubai Pulse Ride

Dust off the helmet and try a cycling event with a difference at Dubai Sports City this March.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
19th March 2017

article:19th March 2017

Dubai Sports City is set to host a must-do community cycling event, with hundreds of families, first time and experienced cyclists preparing to take part in the ninth edition of The Great Dubai Pulse Ride – Off Road.

The free event, which takes place on Friday, March 24, will see cyclists of all ages and abilities tackle three different routes and distances, with a 5km and 10km family ride and a more challenging 20km route on offer.

Each route offers participants a safe, off-road and traffic-free ride with a full support team on hand to manage the event.

With participation numbers growing since its launch in 2013, the event has now become a must-do cycling event for Dubai residents, families and keen cyclists alike. Over 6,000 people have now taken part in the ride since its inception.

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Dubai Sports City president, Khalid Al Zarooni, himself a keen cyclist, said: “Since we started the event in 2013 cycling in this country has gone from strength to strength and I am delighted that The Great Dubai Pulse Ride – Off Road has contributed to that growth, we’ve seen over 6,000 people already take part.”

“This year we have already witnessed the professionals ride through the streets of Dubai Sport City as part of the Dubai Tour and now it’s the community’s turn to get on their bikes and have a go.”

“The great thing about The Great Dubai Pulse Ride – Off Road is that it creates an opportunity for those new to cycling, families and more experienced cyclists to all come together and enjoy an off-road cycling experience in a safe, secure environment. It’s truly an event for all the family.”

“Cycling is a huge part of Dubai Sports City’s philosophy and as part of that we want to encourage everyone to lead a healthier, more active lifestyle, this is why we are committed to developing sustainable initiatives like The Great Dubai Plus Ride where the whole community can get involved.”

As well as more than Dh10,000 in prizes on offer from Dubai Sports City and the Cycle Hub, those who are not cycling will also be able to join in the fun as there will be family-friendly activities taking place throughout the Sports Village.

With activities such as bouncy castles, kids’ art and crafts and a local market zone there is something for all the family to enjoy, whether cycling or supporting, making the eighth edition of The Great Dubai Pulse Ride – Off Road an event not to be missed.

Registration can be completed through www.thecyclehub.com.

Entrants can also enter on the day at Dubai Sports City’s Sports Village from 07:00, with the event commencing at 08:00 at Sports Park, Dubai Sports City.



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