I’m always looking for a new way to stay active in Amman and I came across a night cycling event on Facebook and decided to check it out. Here is my experience…
The night cycle was hosted by the Amman Cycling Club and only cost 5 JD, which included the bike, helmet, reflective vest, water and juice.
The particular bike ride I joined went around the Dabouq neighborhood; starting at Cozmo Supermarket, wrapping around the King Hussein Mosque, through the Al-Hussein Public Park and then back towards our starting point.
It was a good time if you are just looking for a fun, easy ride, but here are three pieces of feedback for improvement:
- Meeting time was 9 pm, but we didn’t begin to ride until nearly 10 pm
- The group was so large (30+ riders) we had to stop a lot to let everyone catch-up
- The bikes are not good quality, making it very hard to go up hill
How to Join a Ride
If you are interested in checking out the Amman Cycling Club and joining them for a ride you can check out their updated schedule of events here.