Al Ain to Jebel Hafeet Community Cycle Race 2
29 people have rated this event.
“Great event overall, safe and well conducted. - I appreciate greatly the organization and work which goes into running this event. Thanks to everyone involved.
My suggestion for improvement would be:
1. Clarify what people are registering for- intermediate, open, elite categories are not intuitive to everyone!
2. Please have a category where non elite/racing cyclists can get a chance to climb the mountain without first doing 50km. This event is a great chance to cycle the mountain safely and to get a lift back down! Let non racers go! ”
“Excellent challenge - Well organised by Steve and GMS as usual. Excellent challenging course. Looking forward to next year”
“Windy, hilly and good - The event was well organized apart from the cycle delivery back down to the start line which took a very long time. ”
“Shame about the split start times for men and wome - Few females taking part and yet we had to start after the open men making it very hard to ride with a group. In windy conditions this put us at adisadvantage and as a newcomer to cycle racing it was disheartening watching several large groups of men having an easier time of it! There was no water on the mountain once I got there although a support car drove down after quite some time to offer some. Given the same starting format I would think twice before entering again”
“Enjoyable and Challenging Event - Given this was my first event, I found the event to be well organized and would like to thank the organizers. The route was challenging especially with the 30+ KM/Hr winds; but I managed to complete the 50Km challenge. Regarding the route, the marshallers could have been more directive with the direction to travel since on 2 occasions I made extra kms on erroneous escursions not knowing exactly the direction. Lesson learned.
I was very pleased with the overall experience!! ”
“Good - The event is fun and I would like to join again and to some other places.”
“Overall very well organized...fun and safe. - Overall, the event was well organized; however, access to the toilets pre-race was a problem. The line was too long inside. There are some toilets by the kids pool, but they were locked. Finally just gave up because the race was starting.”
“Great event excellent organisation - I really love the fact that it was affordable for most people and yet extremely well organised and run. The finisher medals are a clever design.
However there was a mix up with the timing for 2 people retiring from the race and my friend and I missing out on being on the podium and receiving our placing medals. I hope that we may still be able to get these please if possible!?
The Al Ain Police were superb! It was fantastic to feel safe on the road!
A big thank you to everyone.”
“Great and safe event - After waiting 20 minutes in line to use the bathroom I had to give up cause the race was starting!
Other than that amazing event! I feltt safe on public roads”
“Very good - Very good organisation and thanks to the local police/ volunteers for all the good work! ”
“Great organisation, will do it again - Great event, great organisation. However, waited really long for the last bikes to come down the mountain.”
“Fantastic event! - It was a fantastic event, more than just a race!
Very friendly crowd, welcoming pre-race bbq, on the dot organisation, great place for post race breakfast and access to the water park.
The course was well marked, volunteers did a great job.
For sure I'll come again!”
“Great event - Well organized, great to see the police keep the roads clear and felt very safe at all times. Very enjoyable race!”
“Fantastic! - Great value, well organised and excellently planned and executed. Well done to all concerned and massive thanks to all the authorities and volunteers for their support and help.”
“A grand day out. Many TKS to the volunteers - Fabulous & Iconic, finishing in the clouds!!!. Well marshalled; TKS Police & Sports Council for a closed-road event.
Water station, early on climb well placed (riders are going a bit slower here, so tis easier to grab a bottle).
Can age category winners get a mention, but we don’t need a trophy :-)!
Add a short distance race to encourage family (Father & daughter / Mother & son team) participation, particularly as the post-race Prize Giving could become a Wadi Adventure fixture?
“Couldn't have been better - Great organisation. Marshals and road closures fantastic the Al Ain Police did another brilliant job. Love the hill climb although I wish the flat section was shorter like the last race. Finishing in Wadi Adventure and having access to the park (we stayed all day!) was the icing on the cake. Couldn't get any better. ”
“Excellent - Great value, well organized and excellently executed event.
Well done to Gulf Multisport.”
“Royalty - The best organizing race ever. We got royalty for only dhs50...”
“اول تجربه لي .وكان الحدث ممتاز .وانا سعيد للمشاركة - اشكر كل من شارك في هذا السباق ...والمنظمين ...
ممكن اظافة اشارات ضوئيه لمعرفت المسار
لاني اخطأت اليوم في الطريق بدل عن الذهاب الى اليسار كملت سيده ”
“Great, really enjoyed it - Great event.
Poor breakfast at Wadi Adventure. They ran out of almost everything part way through, even coffee and forks! and struggled to get it topped up. ”
“Absolutely Fantastic :-) - Great event .. Crap weather - next time if you can manage it .. try to cancel the wind please :-) However as always wind makes it interesting...
On a serious note..
Can you consider perhaps age categories??? As 18 - 70 year old categories leaves things a bit one sided don't you think???? Some of us do our best but against someone 20 years younger its difficult ....
Thank you once again to everyone involved .. Really great ..enjoyed every second of it !!!! ”
“Great event, great setting. - Full praise to everyone involved; organisers, police, volunteers, Wadi Adventure staff. Very slickly done!”
“Awesome! - Please do more like this! I really like the mountain top finish!!”
“Most excellent - Fantastic route, directions and support staff. Brilliant guys !”