The Dubai Sports Council announced that HERO Dubai Hatta 2021, the opening race of the HERO World 2021 International Mountain Bike Circuit, will be held at the idyllic Hatta Nature Park on March 5, 2021.
A major biking tournament featured in the International Cycling Union’s international calendar, HERO Dubai 2021 will be held alongside the HERO Bike Festival, a three-day mountain biking – themed program of events taking place from 3 to 5 March 2021 in Hatta.
Hosting the event is aligned with the directives of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai’s Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai to transform Dubai into a bicycle-friendly city and strengthen its position as the world most preferred venture for international sporting events.
The HERO World Series is considered one of the toughest mountain biking competition in the world with over 4,000 bikers vying to win the title. HERO Dubai 2021, the first stage of the HERO World Series, will be held at the Hatta Wadi Hub, an outdoor sports center located with the Hatta Nature Park. The second round of the Series will be held in Italy on June 2021 while the third and final leg will be held in Thailand on Sept.25, 2021.
HERO Dubai will feature two routes for the professional category – a 60-kilometer marathon route featuring a 1,600 m elevation gain and a 30-kilometer route with an 800 m elevation gain.
There are separate categories for amateurs and children.
Organizing the global race further boost Dubai’s and Hatta’s rising profile as a venture for international cycling and mountain bike races. The race also supports the overall plan to develop Hatta and enhance its appeal as a world-class tourist and sports destination.
Registration for the HERO Dubai 2021 is now open at www.heroworldseries.com in a various categories including professional riders, amateurs and children.
Participating athletes can make the most of the run – up to the competition by taking part in training sessions at the Hatta Wadi Hub. These sessions provide an opportunity to get acquainted with the routes of the contest and be ready for the kick-off on March 5, 2021, at 9,00 a.m.