Watch: Dubai Ride unveils route map

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After two successful outings where thousands of cyclists made their way through the heart of the city, Dubai Ride is gearing up for its third edition on November 6.

It's one of the flagship events of Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC), and will once again offer families and cycling enthusiasts the opportunity to ride past Dubai’s iconic landmarks on Sheikh Zayed Road and Downtown Dubai, including Museum of the Future, Dubai Water Canal and Burj Khalifa.

Participants can choose between the family-friendly 4km route around Downtown Dubai or the advanced 12km route along Sheikh Zayed Road.

Registration is free and participants can sign up online for their chosen routes and starting location.

A QR code will be issued which they will need to present to collect their bib from any of the three distribution points located at City Centre Deira, Dubai Hills Mall and Ibn Battuta Mall.

Bib collection is open this week, from Thursday, November 3 to Saturday, November 5, during normal mall opening hours.

Anyone arriving at Dubai Ride without a bib will not be able to take part. Participants are also required to bring their own bike, helmet, and water bottle on the day.

4km Downtown Family route
The flat route is suitable for cyclists of all ages and abilities – starting at 5:00 am at Dubai Mall and following Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard around the Dubai Opera and Burj Khalifa.

12km Sheikh Zayed Road route
The advanced route is suitable for more experienced cyclists and includes changes in elevation – it starts at 5:00 am from five different starting gates located at the Museum of the Future, Al Satwa, Coca-Cola Arena, Business Bay, and Lower Financial Centre Road.

Last year, 33,000 cyclists took part in Dubai Ride and came together as one community to demonstrate their commitment to the annual city-wide challenge, and their 30x30 goals as they embraced an active lifestyle.

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