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The Ride of Champions 2019

March 15 @ 6:30 am - 11:30 am

ride of champions 2019

The aim is to include the entire cycling community of the country, by offering various route distances for young and old, families as well as novices to experienced cyclists. There will be three road event distances to choose from depending on the rider’s’ fitness level, one family ride within the Qatar Foundation grounds, and kiddies ride in Oxygen Park. The Ride of Champions is a ride where the entire cycling community comes together, and not a race.

Sponsored by: Ooredoo


Route Distance Start/Finish Start Times Type of Rider
Long Route 137,5 km Ceremonial Court 06:30am For the “experienced cyclist”, able to average at least 30km/h (19+ years)
Standard Route 78 km Ceremonial Court 06:35am For the “fit cyclist” able to average at least 20km/h (16+ years))
Short Route 48 km Ceremonial Court 06:40am For the “aspiring cyclist” able to average at least 16km/h (16+ years)
Family Ride 5,8km laps Ceremonial Court 09:00am Family, Youth, Beginners, Kids 9+ years
Kids Ride 1km Laps Oxygen Park 09:00am Kids ages 3 – 8 years
  • * If you are participating in the family event and your child is under 9 years of age, and in riding in a bike trailer with you, please note you have to register your child separately for the ‘kids event’ in order for us to issue a number and t-shirt for him or her.
  • * Please note that route distances and start times are subject to change
  • * Road, Mountain bike, Hybrids, City, Fat bikes are allowed. No TT bikes allowed.
Entry Fees  Early Bird Entries(From 11 Jan. – 15 Feb.) Late Entries(From 16 Feb. – 10 March)
Long Route (19 years+) 180 QAR (43 €) 210 QAR (50.5 €)
Standard Route (16 years+) 180 QAR (43 €) 210 QAR (50.5 €)
Short Route (16 years+) 180 QAR (43 €) 210 QAR (50.5 €)
Family Ride (9 years+) 110 QAR (26 €) 150 QAR (36 €)
Kids Ride (3-8 years) 35 QAR (8 €) 45 QAR (9 €)


Venue: Ceremonial Court

• Wed. 13 March 2019 05:00pm – 8:00pm
• Thurs. 14 March 2019 5:00pm – 8:00pm
• Fri. 15 March 2019 05:00am – 06:00am (ROAD EVENTS)
• Fri. 15 March 2019 07:30am – 08:30am (FAMILY, BEGINNERS, KIDS RIDES)

  • You will need to present your QID, Helmet, hand in your Event Waiver
    Participants entered for the Road, Family and Beginners rides will receive cycling jersey (kids under 9 will receive a t-shirt)
    Sizes will be allocated on a 1st come 1st serve basis.
    Each rider will receive 1 x Bike Number and 1 x Race Number, you must wear both on event day!

COLLECTION ON BEHALF OF SOMEONE ELSE: You will need to have a letter and copy of the rider’s ID that shows you have permission to collect on behalf of him/her.


NO Helmet, NO Ride
NO TT Bikes permitted
Look, Think, Communicate…

Ensure you wear your #rocdoha2019 Cycling Jersey on the day and stay until 11:00am for the official draws! 

Event Type

The Ride of Champions is a Fun Ride and not a race. Participants will however receive an official finishing time to compare your result with previous year’s ROC events.

Type of Bike Allowed

  • – Road bikes, mountain bikes, city bikes, hybrids, fat bikes.
  • – No TT bikes will be allowed
  • – It is recommended to use a road bike for the Long and Standard Route distances.

Venue Facilities

Parking Area for cars, Registration Area, Technical Support from Local Bike Shop, Toilet Facilities, Farmer’s Market and Food vendors


At the finish line, there will be a hospitality area with food & drinks on sale. All cyclists will be encouraged to celebrate the day together and socialize with each other as cycling community.

Friday Prayer

For all those would wish to join the Friday Prayer there is a Mosque located inside Qatar Foundation, close to Ceremonial Court, and can be used for prayer.


Plenty of Spot Prizes up for grabs! Ensure you wear your #rocdoha2019 Cycling Jersey on the day and stand a chance to win!

Event Safety

Safety is our first priority!
The event will enjoy a full service of vehicle support. The rides outside Qatar Foundation will be supported with police cars and lead vehicles in front of each ride to ensure the route is correct and clear. There will also be support vehicles along the route which will also include tech-support from our local bike shops. Backup vehicles will be available at the back end of the ride behind the last cyclists to assist anyone that cannot continue due to any unforeseen reasons. Medical services will also be present with ambulance vehicles behind each ride group and near the start/finish area.

The Family ride and Kids ride in Qatar Foundation will be executed in a closed circuit, free of vehicles. Medical services will also be present.

Family, Beginners and Youth Event

This is not only just a Cycling Event but also a festival of cycling for the whole family. A day for all to come out and enjoy the day in Qatar Foundation. The cyclist will have the challenge to complete their rides from Qatar Foundation to central Qatar and back where they will meet their families and enjoy some relaxation and hospitality together.

Kids Rides

Because you are never too young to start, and we want to encourage all to be a part of the bicycle lifestyle! The kids ride will take place in Oxygen park which is a closed and safe circuit.

We wish you all the best for Ride of Champions 2019!



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