Rider Support

RIDER BRIEF

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 Jordan Rider Brief.

RIDER REGISTRATION

All riders must register in Amman, on Wednesday 12th February 2020, 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 VILLAGE AMENITIES

Race Villages are located in the remote areas (Race Village for Stage 2 will be in Holiday Inn Dead Sea Resort). 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.


On arrival you will be able to avail of bike mechanic services, clean you bike in the 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 will be transported to check-in to the Hotel and get set up for the night.


Once you are refreshed you will be able to make use of the hotel facilities, where you can kick back and relax 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.


DINING SERVICES


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 and lunch will be provided each day.


BIKE WASH 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 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 FACILITIES


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 a time within an hour of finishing to ensure you can be treated.


LAUNDRY SERVICE


Laundry can be accommodated after finishing Stage 1 and must be purchased directly from the Hotel Reception. Generally, Laundry will be returned the following day 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 Jordan 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 will be provided with a local SIM CARD upon registration (small charge applies).

ON COURSE INFO

COURSE CUT OFF TIMES


PROLOGUE: 

FINAL CUT-OFF TIME AT 11:00AM

STAGE 1: 

FINAL CUT-OFF TIME AT 2:00PM

STAGE 2:

FINAL CUT-OFF TIME AT 3:30PM

STAGE 3:

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


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’.


FEED STATIONS


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:

  • Water. Please note that there will be sufficient water for participants to re-hydrate and refill bottles. However, as we are operating in remote mountainous areas and we will be trucking all water into feed stations, we will not be allowing any water usage for non-essential needs.
  • Fruit
  • Cake
  • Sweets
  • Basic mechanical support/bike repair
  • Full first aid box
  • Radio access to Ambulances
  • Nutrition snacks
  • Electrolyte Hydration


MECHANICAL SUPPORT


There will be technical assistance for "running repairs"  at check points 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 Amman, before the race begins, you can visit Cycling Jordan Bike Shop. 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.


MEDICAL SUPPORT


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.

TRAINING PROGRAMMES

A race specific programme is being developed and will be uploaded soon....

TRAVEL AND EVENT CHECKLIST

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 to assist all participants travelling to compete and has all the relevant information required. 

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