Cycle to Work in the UAE on 12th January 2016.
What is Cycle to Work UAE?
Cycle to Work UAE is a national event to be held on Tuesday 12th January 2016 to promote two increasingly important challenges facing workforces in the modern world: active travel and healthy living.
Do you need to sign up?
No. You simply cycle from your home to your work and back. Tell the world you are participating by using the hashtag #cycletoworkUAE
How safe is it?
The UAE is still in the process of becoming cycle-friendly. Just as pedestrians must never assume they have the right of way, so must cyclists be cautious of vehicles. Using the hard shoulder, service roads and walkways is encouraged to make this day a success. And, of course, always wear a helmet, fluorescent clothing, reflectors, and use lights at night. If traffic is heavy, walk your bike across an intersection. Make eye contact with drivers and signal your intentions. Cycle with the flow of traffic and if you do use the side of the road, stay at least a metre to the right of the cars.
What can I do if I live really far from my work?
Consider driving part of the way, parking and cycling the rest. Have your colleagues join you at a meeting point and cycle together.
I don’t have a bicycle. Can I still participate? There are many bike-rental options across the country.
Your Map to Ride.