Organized Road rides for experienced riders occur every Friday morning between 5 am and 6 am according to the season, leaving from the front gate of CAC. 

The ride would be at heart busting pace, typically covering distances of 90-150 km at averages around 30 km/h.  We have former sprinters, triathletes, or otherwise very strong riders in this group; some of them compete in international official events and train with us. There will be designated stop points for regrouping that everyone will be made aware of.  You may decide as a group on the day of what route you will take or may post an idea ahead of time for a route. Race your asses off, you deserve it!!

We have a few differing routes that are possibilities for Friday morning

1. Mokkatum-The Wall-AUC- Ain Sokhna toll road-Ring Road

2. Ring Road-Ain Sokhna toll road-Exit at km 47, and back

3. Katameya-AUC-Ain Sokhna toll road, and surroundings

4. Ring-Road JP Hill, smelly road, AUC, Suez Road, Eastern Reg. Ring Road-Ain Soukhna Road

5. Korniche-ring road-canal road-sakara-dashur-west side korniche back then boat across nile (not ridden since 2016)

6. Autostrad-Helwan-beni suef toll booth and back

Destination rides (see chronicles in the blog  tab)

1. Porto Sokhna/Galala Plateau, the Queen’s stage: 152 km

2. Katameya Observatory ride: 142 km

3. Helwan counter and counter-clockwise: 122 km

4. Fayoum/Qarun Lake, not ridden since 2016

5.  Red Sea Monasteries Ride (ridden once in 2013)

6. Beni Suef (ridden once)

7. Taba-Sharm (not ridden since 2010 due to security)

8. Cairo Sharm (ridden once)



61 Responses to “Regular Rides”

  1. 1 Yousef Zohdy October 21, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Dear all

    i’ve been riding bikes for more than 10 years, i went from Mohandseen to Helwan, visited 6th of October more than Once & once to the Moktam, anyway, please provide more details or contact for CCC2 as i want to join them starting next Friday isA, I’ve a nice “made in India” race bicycle which never failed me in a trip & I’ve never quit in a trip before 🙂

    Yousef Zohdy

  2. 3 Mohammed Halima June 2, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Dear ALl,

    I bought a bike in the end of last summer. I took “tours” in egypt , going from heliopolis to almost everywhere, including the airport, nasr city by going to sheraton first, i went to zamalek from heliopolis once or twice in an early friday morning.

    Now that i know that there is actually A GROUP in which i could cycle with is REALLy interesting, and want to know a couple of things, is it EVERY friday morning at 7.00 am? What is an EGO? and do i need anything else other than my bike? do we make regualar stops ? is cycling done quickly or just slow ( not extremely slow but at the same time not a race 🙂 ) ? And do i just show up on the day of the ride (friday) AND finally my last question, how do i decide which group to join, the ccc1 or ccc2 ?

    ALOT of questions, i know, but would be greatfull if you could answer them 🙂


  3. 4 David October 12, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Dear sports friends,

    I will be in Cairo for 10 days, and am looking for a team to go riding, on Sunday 17th October and on Sunday 24th Ocotber.

    Would be glad to ride with you.

    I will be staying in the Hilton Pyramids Resot Hotel in 6th October city. Is it easy to get out of there with a bike? WHat is the direction to take to get fast on a low traffic road?

    Thanks for your help.

    • 5 Cool Rider October 12, 2010 at 1:09 pm

      I think it is best if you join our Friday Rides (Friday is the weekend and you get the least traffic on the mornings that day).
      We start the rides from Maadi, and it is relatively far from the hotel where you’re staying so you might consider coming to Maadi by car and have your bike with you so you can start riding there.

      Email us here if you’re interested:

      • 6 David October 12, 2010 at 8:47 pm


        THanks for your reply. Unfortunately I cannot ride on Friday, as I am working on that day, the only days I am free is Sunday.

        Is sunday not good for riding? Where would you suggest me to go, is there a route you can suggest?

        Thanks for your support.

      • 7 Cool Rider October 13, 2010 at 1:33 pm

        Any weekday is kind of busy. You can always try the highway to Ein Sukhna city, it is definitely better than cycling in the streets of Cairo.

  4. 8 David October 13, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Thanks. Would you recommend to start fom where, Maadi?

    • 9 David October 13, 2010 at 2:48 pm

      And it is safe to ride on that high way?

      • 10 Cool Rider October 13, 2010 at 3:24 pm

        Yes. Go all the way to the tollbooth and there you will find a nice parking lot for your car, then you can start riding towards Ein Sukhna. The road has low traffic on weekdays and no trucks allowed on it. It is around 90km long till the other tollbooth in Ein Sukhna (so if you go all the way and back to the car that is around 180km) and you can always turn from one of the U-turn tunnels on the road to get back to your car.

  5. 11 David October 13, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Many thanks for your information. How far is the tollboth at Maadi from the Hilton Pyramids Hotel I am staying in? 1h by car? I will take a taxi to go there….

  6. 12 Yumi December 15, 2010 at 5:37 am

    HI! I’m updating a book on Egypt titled Culture Shock! Egypt by Susan L. Wilson and published by Marshall Cavendish Int’l Asia, in Singapore. Are Richard Beck (tel 350-6647) and Edwin Crosswhite (tel 352-6310) still the people to contact for info on Cycling Merit Badge programme for Boy Scout Troop 701? If not, who are the contact people for the club now?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

  7. 13 Tom Pfeiffer April 1, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Hi all, hope to join next Friday (April 8) for the first time, if you’re riding that day. I imagine I’d be CCC2 level, at least for now. I might by cycling from Zamalek to Maadi first. Any idea how long that might take at warm-up pace?
    Best wishes, Tom.

  8. 14 Timo Gossmann June 10, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Hi all, is this page and CCC still active? I found no postings in 2012! I’m about to move to Cairo and wonder which bike I shall bring with me. Can anyone reply?
    Thx, Timo

  9. 15 tifaman October 3, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    is there any rides next friday

  10. 16 loolyez February 16, 2013 at 1:37 am

    Hi, I was wondering if the rides are still on & when’s the next ccc3 ride?

  11. 17 Leoo Zendaren February 26, 2013 at 1:47 am

    any later rides than 7 am as i would co
    me from helwan riding my bike ?

  12. 18 Aamen October 2, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    What is the range of distance cycled by beginner group and elevation achieved, as I’m new to cycling and want to know if I’ll be able to cope with you…


  13. 19 Nada October 30, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Hi guys…..are the rides still going on? any updates on the detailed routes? Do I have to own a bike or do you rent?

  14. 20 hoda youssef December 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    if i dont have a bike what would i do please, and where exactly the meeting point in maadi ?!! thnx.

  15. 21 Mahmoud December 29, 2013 at 1:08 am

    Hi for all riders in Cairo Cyclists Club
    I really missing all team and I hope see you soon
    Mahmoud Elgndy

  16. 22 Vikki January 2, 2014 at 2:07 am

    I’m moving to Egypt in August 2014 and looking into buying a new bike before I arrive. Should I buy a mountain bike before I come or bring my basic Trek hybrid. What kind of rides does this group do?

  17. 23 MAHMOUD January 23, 2014 at 10:22 am

    With respect to all members of Cairo Cyclists Club team (ccc) :
    Wishing them success in all participation of competitions. From the beginning and founders of this team Edwin up to the last rider who still care of the name of this club .
    Best regards for everyone in this team presented for me help and support . I never forgot nice and sweet memories with them.


  18. 24 Alex March 27, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Can we have more information on the average speed and distance of the Katamiya ride?
    I started cycling, have a road bike and usualy cyle 50Km at an average speed of 25km/s, should i join the katamiya ride?

  19. 25 Nawal Tawfik March 28, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I want to start cycling… i don’t know where to start and with who… can anybody help?

  20. 26 saeed okiel April 25, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    We are 3 biggners living in maadi we are tottaly new but we need to share some suits groups .ages 48 , fathet and 2 sons 13 sand 10

  21. 27 Tamer Mahmoud El Akkad June 1, 2014 at 2:13 am

    I neef to join casual groups and wadi degla. As i live in zahraa el maadi

  22. 28 Mohamed Shehata August 9, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Very interested to start riding again…

    where is the British school in katamaya?

    can someone call me 010 1133 9067

  23. 29 Alasdair August 13, 2014 at 10:32 am


    Is there also a regular ride for less experienced riders from CAC on Fridays? I am sure I read this somewhere. When and where?

    Keen to join.


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  25. 31 Adel Abu Khater October 23, 2014 at 1:25 am

    Hi guys, I am very interested to start as a beginner.I need your advice from where to buy a suitable bike and how cost.

  26. 32 Ahmed November 11, 2014 at 6:05 am

    he loo All
    are you riding in winter too, i will be in Cairo the last 2 weeks of December and i would love to ride with a group

  27. 33 Nawal Tawfik November 13, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Yes. I am a beginner too. Would like to know if there is any organized rides

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  30. 36 Bradley Hillas August 27, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Dear Cairo Cyclists Club,

    My name is Bradley, I am a cycle tourist from the UK, embarking on my first big trip from Cairo to Cape Town.

    I’m currently in Cairo trying to think of the best way to cycle out the city to begin the long journey south.

    Is there any possibility that you are organising a group ride south out of the city any time soon? Or, if not, can you offer me any advice on how best to go about this? Naturally, I’m a bit nervous about cycling through Cairo, so any help would be hugely appreciated!

    Thanks for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Bradley Hillas

  31. 38 Nevine October 13, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Hello, i am interested in joining your rides of Katameya. Is there a way i can be updated by your starting point, time, duration of the ride … Etc,

  32. 39 Radu November 5, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Anything going on this Friday (6 Nov), or is it too rainy to venture out there on the roads?

  33. 40 Sara Amr Kamel November 12, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Hello I was wondering do I have to bring my own bike or do u rent?are there family bikes (2 seaters or 1 with baby seat) last question do u have a group ride from tagamo3??
    Hello I was wondering do I have to bring my own bike or do u rent?are there family bikes (2 seaters or 1 with baby seat) last question do u have a group ride from tagamo3??

  34. 41 Mike Wallis April 6, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    My family move to Cairo in August 2016. What is the cycling/running scene like please?
    Many Thanks

    • 42 cjd April 26, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      Hi Mike,

      There are pretty active running and cycling communities here, both paved / road and cross-country / MTB. The traffic is something to be contended with if you choose to ride or run on the road but there is plenty of scope for desert style mountain biking and running.

      Where will you be living/working and what type ofactivities do you have in mind

  35. 43 Radu September 30, 2016 at 8:04 am


    Been today in front of cac between 6 and 7. Nobody showed up. It’s my third attempt to meet up with you guys. Not easy coming from Cairo Alexandria road (garana).

    A bit of feedback would be nice.


  36. 44 Mohamed October 18, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Peace on you all.
    I’m asking about British school address.

  37. 45 Nawal October 18, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Any groups from maadi?

  38. 47 Nawal Tawfik October 20, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    No.. unfortunately I am not an experienced one..

  39. 49 Doaa December 18, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    I am visiting cairo from 27 to 31 dec. do u have rides within this period?? When, where?? I would love to join u

  40. 50 Marwa December 29, 2016 at 2:16 am

    Is the casual cycling group still happening? Same place and time?
    I would love to join!

  41. 51 Yei November 16, 2017 at 8:18 pm


    I am moving to Ain Sokhna for work and I would like to know if I can ride my road cyclibg bike. Is it safe? Is there someone who rides aroubd there?


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  43. 53 Mohamed April 14, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    are the Friday casual rides still on? and if so where will they be and whom can I contact?

  44. 54 Karim August 10, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Are these rides still being held every friday or not?

  45. 55 Jean-pierre August 18, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    I arrived two days ago in Cairo with my bike, hoping to ride. I will be living in Katameya and I would like to use my bike as it came all the way from Toronto!
    Please tell me which group I should join.

    • 56 David October 18, 2018 at 8:42 pm

      welcome to Cairo! I too am from Toronto/Ottawa. Tomorrow, 19th October I will try to join the Maadi Athletes for a road ride.
      Maadi Athletes
      2 hrs ·
      Dear All… Get ready for tomorrow’s (19.10.2018) sokhna *Brick*, meeting 6:15am for bikes setup and briefing before we take off, at 6:30am isa.
      *Support*: “Fix it”
      Yasser 01000621261, 01119603738
      Ashraf 01205488335
      Beebo 01141313012
      _Volunteering Drivers are welcomed :)_
      *Bike and Gear* Safety gear / Hydration & Nutrition / Spares / Pump & tools
      *Route* Sokhna rd Limited only to (Gates – 2nd Tunnel) for Teams B & C
      Team A (~30kph) led by Farhoud
      Team B (~25kph/2.5hrs) led by Effat
      Team C (~20kph/2.0 hrs) led Guindy
      *Run* as soon as u can
      2x(3min hard, 1min easy) +
      4x(90sec hard, 45sec easy)
      *Safety tip of the week*
      No earphones allowed in ride

      Enjoy a Safe ride isa

  46. 57 Aly Yakan September 6, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Hey, is this group still active?

  47. 58 Karim October 4, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    hello do you organize any rides on Saturday please as my days off are Saturday and Sunday, no off on Friday.

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