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Turn & Burn XTCC
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The Hajar Mountain range is the region’s most sought-after destination for adventures, including extreme mountain biking races. The mountains give riders access to rare, rain-soaked wadis, ancient ruins and trails, curious goats, their timeworn single-track paths, and formidable jagged peaks. Showka dam is the UAE’s oldest MTB event location with its adrenaline-pumping descents, lung-bursting climbs, and bone-shaking rocky steps.
Returning for the second consecutive year, the United Arab Emirates National MTB Challenge returns with an intimidating collection of eight races across the country. The first event is at Showka Dam. The challenging course is a tricky combination of single-track rocky climbs, technical descents and wadi crossings, making it the fastest in the UAE. Showka Dam has played host to the Hot6, Showka XCE, Turn & Burn XCTT over the last decade.
The race, overseen by the UAE Cycle Federation, is counted towards the overall series winner of the under-40s, 40-plus men and women and 14 to 18 years for the junior boys and girls heats. There are separate categories for XC, Gravel and Electric-MTB.
Event location is here.
Terms and Conditions
- Each rider starts with a 30-second gap; the course is three 2.5-kilometre laps.
- Points awarded according to the bike ridden.
- Emirates Pilots Cycling Club effectuate electronic timing.