The Shawka XC Race held on the 29th November 2013 was the first mountain bike race for the season in the UAE. Attracting over 100 riders, the course loop of 3.5km was technical and was the perfect showcase for the new GIANT 27.5 Mountain Bike Range. We came out to film the race and where amazed about the beautiful landscape and the massive contrast to the Dubai citylife.
Winner of Women’s category (4 laps) Michelle Guerin and Andy Whitaker taking out the Elite Male category (10 laps).Ian won the 8 lap Expert Race.

Many thanks to GIANT as the Title Sponsor and the UAE Mountain Biking group for hosting this event.

The mountainbike scene is growing in UAE and we are happy to be part of the expansion in media cover and support! Well ridden everybody and see you out there!

-Yes we probably did mess up the name of Shawka. Could be Showqa, Showka, Shawka? All we know is that this is the only proper place for cycling mountainbike in UAE and in vicinity to Dubai.