About the Routes
The long route of 137.5 km is for the “toughest” riders out there – ride of true Champions. The distance takes everything from the rider. Proper nutrition and hydration during the ride is very important. Although there are no climbs, the exposed central Qatar area is windy at this time of year and will offer a real challenge to the riders. They better stick in the group to battle the wind together…
The medium route of 78 km is suitable for those riders that only gets the chance to train once or twice per week, but have a good fitness level and decent cycling experience. It gives them a taste of the “big” route and challenges riders to aim higher in the following year.
The short route of 48 km is a good challenge for anyone who feels fit. After the main Shahaniya roundabout it is joined with the medium and long routes which makes it possible to ride alongside other riders for support and encouragement.
The family, beginners and youth ride is aimed at the riders that want to participate as a family, young riders or riders new to the sport of cycling. This route will be safe and secure in the beautiful environment around Qatar Foundation and Al Shaqab Arabian horse breeding area.
The kids ride are for kids between 3 – 8 years old boys and girls who would like to ride in a special Qatar Foundation Oxygen Park. Kids will be able to ride around Oxygen Park, under the supervision of their parents or guardians.Ensure you have collected your kid’s race number either on Wed. or Thurs. before the event or between 07:30am – 08:30am on event day at Cerimonial Court. Then head over to Oxygen Park where the events team will meet you. There will be a ‘warm up’ time from 09:00am – 09:30am where after we will have informal races in age groups of 3 – 4 years; 5 – 6 years, 7 – 8 years (depending on the amount of entries received). Once they have completed their lap(s) around Oxygen Park they will receive an event souvenir. Please note there will be no podium prizes or awards, each child is welcome to step on the podium to take a photo.
For the road events taking place outside Qatar Foundation there will be police, traffic and support vehicles assistance, but the roads will not be completely closed for traffic. It is each cyclist responsibility to cycle with care to avoid any unnecessary accidents.
The family ride and beginners ride take place inside Qatar Foundation. Please note although the route is closed for traffic it is still each cyclist responsibility to cycle with care to avoid any unnecessary accidents.
Also please remember this is a ride and not a race. Dangerous riding will not be permitted.
Cut off Times
LONG ROUTE:Otouriyah (39 km from the start) cut off time: 7:50 am
STANDARD: Shahaniya R/O (24 km from the start) cut off time: 7:50 am
SHORT:Shahaniya R/O (24 km from the start) at 8:10 am
Beginners & Family: Last lap will start at 11:00am
Kids Ride: Finish at 11:00am please join us then for the Lucky Draw at Ceremonial Court
Water and Refreshment Stations
As per the participant rules and safety guide, you are responsible to ensure you take fluids with you along the route.
ROAD RIDES: There will be feeding station with water at around kilometers:
Long Route: 35km; 65km, 101km, 118km
Standard Route: 35km, 41,5km, 58km
Short Route: 29km
BEGINNERS & FAMILY RIDE: There will be 1 station after the finish line.
Rasen Sports & Carbon Wheels Bike Shop will be at the start and on route to provide basic technical assistance.