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Phuket’s Bike Week expects to host 50,000 riders

Legacy Phuket Gazette

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PHUKET: The 20th annual Phuket Bike Week starts next week in Phuket and is expected to draw 50,000 bikers from more than 30 countries.

The six days of activities, stretching from April 11 to 19, will include stunt-riding shows, group rides, concerts, a beauty pageant, tattoo competition and on Songkran day, water play.

From April 11 to 14, events will take place in Patong; on April 18 and 19, at Saphan Hin in Phuket Town.

Phuket Bike Week organizer Wittaya Singkalah said he expects 10,000 big bikes at the event, and riders from 500 bike clubs.

Activities will begin at 4pm on April 11 at Loma Park in Patong, with the grand opening following at 7:30pm. Motorcycles will be on exhibit every day from 3pm to midnight in Patong and from 1pm to midnight in Phuket Town.

Phuket Bike Week 2014 (PBW 2014) “Asean Ride Together”

Friday, April 11, at Loma Park and Laem Petch football field
4-5pm: Miss Phuket Bike Week 2014 – Popular vote (event at Jungceylon)
4:30pm: Convoy ride around Patong
5:30pm: Musical from Royal Thai Navy Region 3
6:30pm: Cowboys and Indians show
7pm: King Kong Ireland show
7:30pm: Grand Opening ceremony
8:30pm: Show from Miss Phuket Bike Week 2014
9:15pm: Michael Tung concert
11:30pm: Rock Heavenfer band concert

Saturday, April 12, at Loma Park and Laem Petch football field
6pm: Hard Rock band concert
7pm: Tattoo body art and tattooing competition
7pm: Grand dinner at Phuket Graceland Resort and Spa
8pm: Rock Rider band concert
11:30pm: Rock Heavenfer band concert

Sunday, April 13 (Songkran Festival), at Loma Park and Laem Petch soccer field
Midday-6pm: Water play
6pm: Rock and Ride band concert
7pm: Cowboys and Indians show
8:30pm: Pong Hin Lek Fai concert
11:30pm: Rock Heavenfer concert

Monday, April 14, at Loma Park and Laem Petch soccer field
7pm: Miss Phuket Bike Week 2014 – Judged competition
8pm: Thank you party
9pm: Kob Taxi concert
11:30pm: Rock Heavenfer concert

Friday, April 18 at Saphan Hin stage
2pm: Safe riding demonstration
6pm: Thai cultural show
8pm: Rock and Ride band concert
10pm: Pongthep Kradonechamnarn concert

Saturday, April 19 at Saphan Hin stage
1-5pm: Gymkhana and stunt show
4pm: Convoy ride around Phuket old town
5pm: Custom bike competition
7pm: Maila band concert
8pm: Closing ceremony led by Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut
9pm: Show from Miss Phuket Bike Week 2014
9:30pm: Carabao concert
Midnight: Maila band concert

More information: phuketbikeweek.com

— Saran Mitrarat

 

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