Urban-Ultra Kalba Hills Cycle Challenge 2018

4th May, 2018

NEW START TIME of 6am!

Start at the picturesque lagoons of Kalba, Sharjah and ride through the surrounding Kalba Hills undulating across the peaceful landscape to finally ascend the Kalba tunnel for a spectacular descent back into the east coast – the elite or social route stretches 70km or the challenge distance of 37km with approx 700m (for the full distance) of elevation along smooth tarmac roads.
The Kalba Hills Cycle Challenge will start at Sharjah Kalba Lagoon (N 25° 1’9.64”  E 56°21’26.15”) promptly at 06:00hrs (Waves for each category 70km elite first off) on Friday 4th May 2018. There is ample parking and rest rooms at the start. It is 1hr 34 mins from Dubai (138km).

Riders are asked to reach the finish no later than 09:00hrs for 70k and 07:30hrs for the 37km. (70k riders must reach end of first loop no later than 07:15hrs).

Distances 37k and 70k

RACE START TIME: 06:00am

CUT-OFF TIME for 37k: 1.5 hours / 70k: 3 hours

REGISTRATION CLOSES: 27th Apr 2018

RACE PACK COLLECTION: **  RACE BAGS/TIMING CHIPS WILL BE GIVEN ON THE DAY – this is a change to previous information.

IMPORTANT NOTE: No UCI licence is required to enter Elite, HOWEVER, please self regulate. If you know that you are not an elite rider and able to keep with that group then enter the social category. There is no benefit, other than being in the way of faster and more experienced riders. Some riders on the Coast to Coast selected a totally inappropriate category that was too fast for them and many riders in the A and B groups were quickly dropped back to G and H and further back, just to start at the front.
The groups on this race will not be so separated, so if you are not elite then do not select elite.
We believe you know if you are elite or not and trust you will choose your category sensibly and accordingly.
The elite category should be used purely for racers, that’s not to say you are not, but just consider if you are an elite racer who races regularly in a race situation, or a keen rider with a competitive spirit. Choose accordingly.

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Urban-Ultra Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge 2018

16th November, 2018

Urban-Ultra in collaboration with Dubai Roadsters, brings you this unique, non-competitive cycle challenge taking you east from the coastal Sharjah lagoons, through the stunning Hajar Mountains across to the east coast of Kalba and then north all the way to Fujairah and your final destination, Le Meridien Al Aqah – the route stretches 200km with approx 1300m of elevation along smooth tarmac roads, winding through dunes, over mountain climbs and along the beautiful east coast highway to the finish where you can enjoy the fine sandy beaches of Fujairah.

Urban-Ultra Coast to Coast ABRIDGED: Want to join the iconic ride but not sure you can manage 200km? How about trying the abridged version first! Experience the full essence of the event, but ride just 140km instead. Your ride will finish at the Kalba coast and we will transfer you and your bike to the Le Meridien Al Aqah, for your BBQ and finish celebrations!

Start/Finish Location
The iconic Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge starts from Sharjah Mamzar Lagoons (25°18’35.05”N 55°21’10.52”E) promptly at 06:00hrs on Friday 16th November 2018.  There is ample parking space and you can approach and park, on the Dubai Mamzar side or the Sharjah side. Please download the Rider Guide pdf for updated information and maps.

Please ensure you arrive in plenty of time to check-in at the registration desk (and collect your race pack if you are an international/non Dubai participant). The ride will finish at Le Meridien Al Aqah in Fujairah. Riders are asked to reach the finish no later than 14:30hrs which is a minimum requirement of 27.5kph.
At the finish you will be rewarded with shower and changing facilities to prepare for your lavish BBQ buffet on the hotel’s private lawns with amazing views of the beach and Indian Ocean. A designated and secure area will be available to rack your bike until your departure – all bikes must be claimed by using your shirt bib number – which will be checked against your bike number.

1. THE C2C RIDE ONLY: Your AED 550 entry fee includes a fully supported ride, a 5-star BBQ, Special Edition Cycle Jersey, Bandana and Medal.

2. THE C2C RIDE WITH RETURN TRANSPORT: You can also buy the ride with all the above including a return bus and transport for your bike for AED 725. (This year, you and your precious cargo i.e. your bike, will travel together on the same vehicle)

3. FRIENDS & FAMILY: Additional BBQ tickets are AED 225 (Spaces are limited!)

** All participants/guests eligible for BBQ will be issued a wristband on entering the BBQ garden. BBQ access is not permitted without your wristband.

SPEED PODS AND HOW THEY WORK

A ‘speed pod’ is a group of riders riding at a designated speed. The ‘pods’ will be organised based on the km speed you have estimated you will average and have submitted on your registration, so please be honest. Each rider pod (max 45 riders) will start out approx 2 mins apart. Participants wishing to ride in the same ‘pod’ we will do our best to accommodate you, but please ensure you fill in the same TEAM name for each rider on registration, and understand that you must all cycle at the same pace/speed. If you are registered as a lower/higher speed than the majority of the other team members, you will be assigned a speed pod according to your registered speed.

GOODY BAGS – Available from Wolfi’s Bike Shop 12-15th Nov 2018.

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