Mon 19-03-2018 00:15 AM

Dubai-based bike club to help raise awareness about autism in Dubai

DUBAI, 18th March, 2018 (WAM) -- Berets MC, a Dubai-based bike club, will attempt to highlight awareness about autism for the fourth year in a row, with the help of several cause supporters and exhibitors, by hosting an Autism Awareness Ride at the Dubai Investment Park on April 13th.

This event invites children and teachers from local autism schools, as well as bike riders and the public, to support the cause, have a fun day filled with activities, meet the biker community in the UAE and witness the ride. Entry is free of charge.

The event will kick off with the ride, including numerous bikers from bike clubs from throughout the UAE. Bikers are advised to wear the autism colour blue to support the cause. The ride will start at 10.00 at the Bikers House Restaurant, which is the established meeting point for all participating bikers, and end at 11.00 at Dubai Investment Park.

Supervised by trained assigned marshals, the ride is open to anyone who has an official bike licence from RTA and their own motorcycle. For bikers who wish to extend their support by participating in the ride, the meeting point will be the Bikers House Restaurant, Business Bay at 9:00, to receive the full safety brief.

The event includes a line-up of fun and exciting activities, food and games that cater to all attendees. Children can enjoy the play area or watch a live entertainment show by the UAE's award-winning magician, Magic Phil, and his crew. The fun does not stop there; live music by a local acoustic band, food trucks and kiosks will also be provided.

Over the past four years, Berets MC has worked closely with local autism schools, such as Skills for Kids, Widad Education and Pure Child Health, to create a fun event to bridge the gap of ambiguity between autism and the public, regarding the various institutes that are available to help tackle this mental condition in the UAE. The public can familiarise themselves with these different foundations and become acquainted with teachers and children in an enjoyable environment. The occurrence of autism is said to have increased over the years in the UAE, as the number of cases is increasing, according to the Dubai Autism Centre.

 

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