registration OPEN for season 2!


Season opener amongst great friend in the UAE Mountain Biking Community!

The opening race of the 2019/20 season will be hosted in the mtb backyard of Showka. This race is full of single-track, jeep track, and lots of fun. These trails have been continually developed by volunteering mountain bike enthusiasts over the back decade. It is an opportunity to come and experience what the UAE has to offer and meet the Mountain Biking Community. This race is hosted in partnership with UAE MTB.

RIDER BRIEF XCM1: Ras Al Khaimah (Showka)

All the ‘need-to-know’ information for XCM1.


Another example of what to expect when you race with us!

This has been one of the most enjoyed races of the series last season. Al Ain is called the Green Emirate but hidden among its rocky outskirts you will find amazing cross-country single track. This is not one to be missed as we have a little surprise in store. Don't miss out and register now!

XCM3: Fujairah (JEBEL Pain)

XCM One-day Season Finale. Where else but Jebel Pain!

This is the awesome and now infamous 'Jebel Pain' race. With huge climbs, extremely fast descents, plantation-lined wadis and beautiful old country roads and villages....this is truly an event where the finisher's medal means everything. This is the big 'inspiration' race. Complete this, and you'll inspire many to take up the challenge! Do yourself proud - register for this cracker!


40km - 50km, 600m + climbing, less than 20% road, more than 5% single track


The Half Marathon (XCM 0.5) 

A demanding form of middle-distance mountain bike racing, covering between 40 - 50 kms in mountainous terrain. 

The races can be run over a single or multi-lap course, again testing endurance and providing a stepping stone to the full  marathon distance.

15km - 25km distance, some short climbs and relatively non-technical route


The Quarter Marathon (XCM 0.25) 

A less demanding form of short-distance mountain bike racing, covering between 15 - 25 kms in mountainous terrain. 

The races are generally over a single  lap course, introducing new riders to the sport and allowing juniors to develop the necessary race skills they'll soon need!




On-the spot repair and bike washing. 

Bikes can also be left with the mechanics at end of race if a full repair or scheduled service is required, and bike can be dropped off to owner at a pre-agreed date and time.

Nutrition & Hydration


Feedstations provided at strategically appointed locations, stocked with gels, bars, fruit and liquids and of course plenty of people to assist you.

Timing & Results


Top 10 riders will be timed at each event. Points will be awarded to the Top 10 riders and the Rider with the most points will become the Overall XCM One-Day Series Champion.