Bike Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is Asia’s first UCI Bike City!

Where better to cycle than a destination where world-class tracks span nature reserves with flocks of flamingos, and islands with stunning views across the water. 

To celebrate receiving the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Bike City label, we’ve launched Bike Abu Dhabi, an enabling platform to spearhead our long-term vision to become a leading global cycling hub. 

The track is your city, the city is your track! Join us @bikeabudhabi and be part of the movement

Bike Abu Dhabi

A new enabling platform to spearhead the emirate’s long-term cycling ambitions to become a leading global cycling hub

It was launched as Abu Dhabi became the first city in Asia to receive the prestigious UCI Bike City label.

Bike Abu Dhabi aims to further promote cycling growth as a health and leisure activity, as a sustainable means of transport, and as a competitive sport for amateurs and professionals.

Upcoming Bike Abu Dhabi initiatives

Abu Dhabi Loop
A new 109km segregated cycle way that will  connect key destinations across the city. The project forms part of planned extension of Abu Dhabi’s existing 300km cycle network to more than 1,000km.

Velodrome Hudayriyat
A new 3,500 spectator capacity arena for track racing, to be built on Hudayriyat Island.  

Abu Dhabi Al Ain Classic
A one-day amateur event, which will take place in 2022.

Hosting of key international UCI events, including:
The 2022 and 2024 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships, as well as the 2028 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships.

    This follows the recent announcement that Abu Dhabi Sports Council has partnered with RCS Sport to organise.

    UCI Bike City label

    The UCI Bike City label recognises Abu Dhabi’s achievements to promote cycling, host world-class competitions, and further expand on the emirate’s state-of-the-art cycling infrastructure and programmes.

    Abu Dhabi joins other established ‘Bike Cities’ including Bergen in Norway; Copenhagen, the Danish capital; Glasgow in Scotland; the French capital of Paris, Vancouver in Canada; the English county of Yorkshire.