Pattaya Family Bike Day is back! Join the fun on 26 January 2019 at the Thai Polo and Equestrian Club, Pattaya, for a great day of biking, followed by a BBQ dinner from Holiday Inn Pattaya, children’s activities, and a chance to make new friends while enjoying the scenery at one of the magnificent pavilions. All profits raised will be donated to Women with a Mission and Make-A-Wish Foundation Thailand.
To provide a fun, challenging and rewarding day for everyone, there are different rides catering to varying abilities and fitness levels, with four options:
- Children’s ride: The 2km ride is on a groomed dirt trail, suitable for young children being pushed by their parents on bikes with a handle, children with balance bikes (walking bikes), children using stabilisers and for those on small single speed bikes. Parents are encouraged to walk or cycle the course with younger, less confident children. Babies and toddlers will enjoy participating in the ride in their strollers or prams.
- 4km Ride: The 4km ride is a reasonably flat ride on nice wide open trails. The ride is suitable for children who can ride a single speed bike (gears are not required) without stabilisers. Any tyre type will be fine. Fitter parents, who do not have a bike of their own, are welcome to walk or jog along with their children. The ride is also suitable for off road strollers and tag along bikes.
- 10km Ride: The 10km ride is suitable for anyone including children over 8 years of age who are confident on their bikes and able to handle some simple off-road trails. A minimum of 3 gears are recommended but strong riders will be fine with just one gear and off-road tyres. The course is fairly flat and mostly on double track with firm dirt. The ride is also suitable for tag along bikes and for children on toddler seats on an experienced parent’s bike.
- 20km Ride: The 20km ride was designed with teenagers and weekend warriors in mind. This enjoyable ride in the countryside takes you past coconut, tapioca and pineapple plantations on farmer’s trails. It includes wide and fast double tracks and a long, fun and flowing single track section especially designed with mountain bike riders in mind. The 20km ride is suitable for anyone at, or above, average fitness level. Any mountain bike with more than 6 gears will be suitable for this ride.
The cost for participants is 800 baht for adults and kids 13 years and over, and 500 baht for children aged 2 to 12 years. The fee includes trail rides, water stations, BBQ dinner from Holiday Inn Pattaya (not including drinks) and a medal. Non-riding participants who just want to enjoy the BBQ dinner pay 600 baht for adults and children 13 years and over, and 300 baht for children 2 to 12 years in age.
Register online (registration closes on Thursday 24 January 2019).