Rider Briefs will be available one month prior to each event.
The Rider Briefs are filled with all the 'need to know' information for race week. Take a look at last season's UAE Rider Brief.
All riders must register in Fujairah, on Tuesday 17th December, between 10:00am – 5:00pm. Here you must have your bike and mandatory gear checked before you receive your race packs.
Please ensure you bring along Photo ID to registration.
Race Villages are located in the Hotel Grounds (remote Race Village for Stage 1). The Race Village will contain everything needed after each day in the saddle. It will offer full services for you and your bike so that you can recover easily before relaxing and socialising with fellow riders by the pool.
On arrival you will be able to avail of bike mechanic services, clean you bike in the Karcher bike wash area and securely store your bike - medical services will be available if required. After you have finished utilising the available services at the Race Village, you can locate your tent in the Tented Village or check-in to the Hotel and get set up for the night. Showers and plenty of toilets are available.
Once you are refreshed you will be able to make use of the hotel facilities, where you can kick back, relax and take a recovery swim with friends and fellow riders to reflect on your day in the saddle and share your experiences. You can also get a massage (must be pre-booked), check the live race results and ask about any information you need to know. Dinner & daily awards will be held at the same time each day.
Breakfast and Dinner are served in the Hotel Dining Facilities. As riders cross the finish line they will be able to avail of Race Village snacks. No formal lunch is provided, however you will be able to visit the local town or take advantage of Hotel lunch offers.
KARCHER BIKE WASH AREA AND OVERNIGHT STORAGE
No need to worry about keeping your bike clean after each stage! You can wash it down at the end of each day in the designated Karcher Bike Wash area.
You can then place your clean bike in storage for the evening and it will be monitored by security overnight. Riders are responsible for collecting their own bike should maintenance or repair work be needed.
Massage services are available in the Hotel Spa Facilities. Massages can be booked and paid for through the Hotel Reception.
For massage services available in the Race Village, a 20 minute massage will be offered. Timings can be booked at the Massage Tent in the Race Village. It is recommended to book time within an hour of finishing to ensure you can be treated.
Laundry can be accommodated after finishing Stage 2 and must be purchased directly from the Hotel Reception. Generally, Laundry will be returned the following evening and ready for the Final Stage of the Race.
WIFI AND INTERNET AVAILABILITY
The majority of the Arabian Epic route takes you through remote parts of the UAE and there will be times when there will be limited or no internet connection available. In some circumstances there will be absolutely no phone or data coverage at all.
International participants should consider purchasing a local UAE Sim Card to get 3G data. These can be purchased from Virgin Mobile UAE using just your passport and entry visa stamp.
For available packages and more information, visit virginmobile.ae.
COURSE CUT OFF TIMES
FINAL CUT-OFF TIME AT 5:00PM
FINAL CUT OFF TIME AT 3:30PM
FINAL CUT-OFF TIME AT 3:30PM
FINAL CUT-OFF TIME AT 2:00PM
Please Note: All cut-off times are subject to change due to weather or any other reason at the discretion of the event management team.
Checkpoints will be located at each feed station to ensure all riders are OK and not experiencing any technical or medical issues. Riders must be recorded while passing the checkpoints.
Water, nutrition and food will be available at each checkpoint. These points will also provide the opportunity for riders to receive mechanical support for ‘running repairs’.
There will be up to three feed stations (which will also be checkpoints) on each stage. We advise that you bring your own supplies to coincide with what is offered at the Feed Stations.
Feed Stations will provide:
There will be technical assistance for "running repairs" at checkpoints along the course, and an extensive repair service available at the race village every day. Due to the remote mountain environment where the routes are located, we have a sweeper team called The Camels that will be following the last rider and they will bring everything they need to keep you riding!
Should you need to purchase any supplies while in Dubai, before the race begins, you can visit Wolfi's Bike Shop and click here to find out more.
Riders will be required to pay for spare parts fitted during the race. A list of services will be available closer to the event.
We will have a range of expert medical services throughout the course and at the finish line. Hospitals are in close proximity to each Race Village and a qualified doctor will be on-call throughout the race week. There will be basic First Aid available at each Feed Station. If you require medical assistance or come across an accident please make your way to the nearest feed station or check point and report the accident.
Accident Response Protocol
Given the number of participants on course relative to the number of Arabian Epic Crew, as well as, the nature of the terrain you are riding through, it is likely that you, as a fellow rider, may reach that accident or person before the support crew does. If so, you should follow the below procedure:
1. First On Scene: If you come across an accident and are the first on scene please stop and help the injured/ distressed rider & gather as much information as possible.
2. Next on Scene: Talk to first on scene and gather information before proceeding to the nearest support area (Feed Station / Medic / 4WD / The Camels / Marshal) to report the situation (even if that means back-tracking) so we can get qualified assistance to the scene quickly.
3. Others on Scene: Stop and ask if any help is required and proceed if there is nothing you can do.
A race specific programme is being developed and will be uploaded soon....
For an extensive list of how to ensure you are progressing well for the event, take a look at Wolfi's Travel and Event Checklist. It has been developed by Wolfi's Bike Shop to assist all participants traveling to the UAE to compete and has all the relevant information required.
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