2014 INFORMATION
   

Cross Arabia Challenge is a unique cross country motorcycle and scooter rally. It is the ultimate challenge for those who love adventure travel and extreme sport.

 

The 2014 season of Cross Arabia Challenge encompasses a very rough and long track throughout few of the best sightseeing spots of Egypt and Jordan.

 

Please find below all details needed for participation to the 2014 season of Cross Arabia Challenge.

 

REGISTRATION

The 2014 season of Cross Arabia Challenge is open for a very limited number of riders from around  the world. Participants can register online by visiting the link: http://www.crossarabiachallenge.com/registration.html

 

PARTICIPANT SELECTION PROCESS

As the 2014 season of Cross Arabia Challenge is open for a limited number of riders, the organizing committee reviews each participant application very carefully to select those who meet its selection criteria. The organizing committee reserves its right to reject/refuse any participant's entry in accordance with its own selection criteria.

 

PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES

- At the time of registration any participant must be 18 years of age or older.
- The participant must hold a valid motorcycle riding license or an international riding license.
- The participant must have a minimum experience of 6 months riding motorcycles or scooters.

- The participant's motorcycle or scooter must be legally registered to the registrant.
- The participant must have the physical ability to join Cross Arabia Challenge.

 

DOCUMENTS
A clear scanned copied of the following documents must be submitted by email at the time of registration to: registration@crossarabiachallenge.com: Passport + Riding License or International riding license + Personal photo + Vehicle registration

NOTE(S):

- Your passport expiry date must be at least six months from the date of Cross Arabia Challenge

- Most European citizens do not need entry entry visa to Egypt, replaced by a stamp you can buy directly at the airport upon arrival. It is advised to double check with the Egyptian and Jordanian Embassies / Consulates of your country about entry procedures to Egypt and Jordan.

RIDING LICENSE
A valid Egyptian motorcycle riding license is mandatory for all Egyptian participant and a valid international riding license with motorcycle classification is mandatory for all international participants.
 

PARTICIPATING VEHICLES (MOTORCYCLES/SCOOTERS)
In order to participate in Cross Arabia Challenge, participants are responsible to ensure that their vehicles are in good shape and prepared for the challenge. All required service and inspection must be done before hand.

 

We will inspect all vehicles the night of the event, and we have the right to refuse any motorcycle or scooter that doesn't qualify mechanically to the challenge.

In order for your vehicle to pass the technical inspection of Cross Arabia Challenge it must:
- Be a 2 or 3 wheeler motorcycle or a scooter (quad bikes are not allowed).
- If a motorcycle, be 400 cc or above (motorcycles with engines less than 400 cc are not allowed).
- If a scooter, be 300 cc or above (scooters with engines less than 300 cc are not allowed).
- Be registered and holds valid and current license plates.
- Be registered to the same registering rider (a vehicle registered to any person other than the registered rider is not accepted and will not be able to cross the Egyptian borders).
- Be clean of any branding stickers, any branding stickers will be removed at the technical inspection.
- Be in good condition, both mechanically and physically, scratched and broken motorcycles and scooters may not pass the technical inspection.

 

PILLION PASSENGERS

Pillion passengers are allowed in Cross Arabia Challenge but must fill a separate online application.

 

All pillion passengers must commit to the same safety regulations and physical ability guidelines as registrant riders and must wear the minimum requested protective gear when riding.

 

PROTECTIVE GEAR

The minimum safety gear required for Cross Arabia Challenge is a full face helmet, motorcycle jacket and protective gloves.

 

If you desire to wear extra protective gear like body armor, protective pants, or protective jackets, please do so under your official vest, as the vest must be the visible layer at all times.

 

HELMETS

For your helmet to be approved for participation in Cross Arabia Challenge, it must meet certain guidelines. all helmets will be inspected the night of the challenge and only helmets that meet the following guidelines will be approved:

 

- Be a full face street helmet (off-road helmets are not allowed).

- Be a solid black color (mixed colored or colored helmets will not be allowed).

- Be free of any branding except the original manufacturer stickers).

 

SPARE PARTS
Please be prepared with the the most basic and necessary spare parts for your trip. Each participant is responsible for his/her own spare parts supply. We will carry your spare parts in the chase van depending on their volume.


FUEL
Fuel in Egypt is: LE1.95 per liter for unleaded 92 octane and LE 5.5 per liter for unleaded 95 octane.
Fuel in Jordan is: JD0.8 per liter for unleaded 90 octane and JD0.99 per liter for unleaded 95 octane.


FOOD
There are plenty of food choices available in the places we will ride through. Food prices vary depends on personal preferences.

 

CLOTHING
Cross Arabia Challenge organizing team will hand each participant 2 long sleeve t-shirts to wear during the challenge, as well as 1 durable event vest to wear on top of your motorcycle jacket. Wearing the official clothes is a must during the rides and official ceremonies. Be prepared that you might encounter cold weather during early starts and at nights, so prepare yourself with a light jacket or a sweater.

Do not forget your swimsuit, good sunglasses, a cap and one pair of comfortable shoes. As Egypt and Jordan are both Muslim countries we recommend conservative clothing choices for our trip across these remote regions.
 

LUGGAGE
Each participant is allowed a maximum of two pieces of luggage during the rally: one small carry on (that will be stored in the chase cars) + 1 backpack that can be carried on the vehicle.

 

You will receive your 2 t-shirts in your welcome kit, so plan for enough space to store them in your luggage.

 

VACCINATIONS
No vaccination is required. It is suggested that participants bring not only medications for likely gastrointestinal problems but also other prescription for personal use as local availability in remote areas is extremely limited.

 

LANGUAGES
The official language of Cross Arabia Challenge is English and all communication will be in English.

 

The official language of Egypt and Jordan is Arabic, but English is spoken and understood almost everywhere.

 

CURRENCY
Local currency in Egypt is the Egyptian Pound. Exchange rates are around 0.15 USD and 0.11 Euro.

Local currency in Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar. Exchange rates are around 1.42 USD and 1.04 Euro.

 

There is no limitation to import foreign currency and it is easy to change in all banks.

CLIMATE
During May and June, the climate is Mediterranean on the coast, desert like inland and cold at night. So expect hot days and chili nights.

 
 
2014 SCHEDULE
13 - 20 JUNE, 2014
Day 1: Early AM: start from Cairo, Egypt
Ride for 640 km (Estimated time: 8 hours)
PM: arrive to Nuwebaa, Egypt and overnight
Day 2: Early AM: Ferry to Aqaba, Jordan
PM: arrive to Aqaba, Jordan and overnight
Day 3: Early AM: start from Aqaba, Jordan
Ride for 315 km (Estimated time: 3.5 hours)
stops: visit to Petra, Jordan
PM: arrive to Karak, Jordan and overnight
Day 4: Early AM: start from Karak, Jordan
Ride for 130 km (Estimated time: 1.5 hours)
PM: arrive to Amman, Jordan and overnight
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