The Friday Ride meets at District One/Nad al Sheba Cycle Park at 5:30 a.m. in the Summer months and at 6:00 a.m. in the Winter. The group heads out on the roads and highways to Academic City and back. This start time changes twice a year when the temperature changes.
The group regularly consists of around 150 riders and we start with a lap of Nad Al Sheba before heading out down Meydan Road. While on Meydan Road we will split the group into two smaller groups for safety reasons. Do not be alarmed by this split, as we will all stop at the 45 km point to regroup. The two groups ride at the same speed with a one minute time gap between them and both reach the water stop at 45 km. After a brief stop, the group is then split into three ride distances of approximately 85 km steady, 85 km fast and a 120 km route.
To join this ride you should feel comfortable riding in a large group, be able to complete the 85 km and keep a pace of 32-38 km p/h. We encourage all those who join the ride to observe an acceptable cycling etiquette, be courteous to other riders in the group and roll through and take your turn on the front of the bunch.
About Wolfi’s Bike Shop
We are the “Middle East Cycling Candy Store” and we strongly believe in the brands and products we have carefully chosen to carry. We calculated the total cycling experience available through our staff here, and came up with the astonishing result that between all of us, there is over 150 years worth of cycling knowledge available to you. This makes it easy for you. You don’t have to research, surf the net, or wade through old magazines – we have done it all for you! We’ve already said “no” to many suppliers of bikes and accessories; too unreliable, too heavy, badly designed, or second rate. What you will find here are some of the world’s leading cycling brands and products. Therefore we are an easy place to shop for great cycling gear.
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Max elevation: 49 m
Total climbing: 230 m
Total time: 02:37:13