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Phuket Bike Week events revealed

PHUKET: Plans for this year’s Phuket Bike Week were revealed yesterday (January 9) at a meeting at Patong Municipality that brought together all those involved in what has become the number one event for attracting people to the island.

By Khemin Wicheetthagoon

Friday 10 January 2014, 04:16PM

Phuket Bike Week is ready to roll.

Phuket Bike Week is ready to roll.

This year’s Bike Week is a landmark – it is the 20th year that the event has been staged on the island – and each year the event has grown in terms of activities and the number of people.

The event will in fact run for more than a week, starting on April 11 and ending on April 19 – a total of nine days, coinciding, as always, with the Songkran holiday.

As always, Patong will be the base of operations, centering on Loma Park and the Patong football field, though there will also be events this year at Saphan Hin in Phuket Town on the final two days.

Those at the meeting included Chairat Sukkaban, Deputy Mayor of Patong; Wittaya “Sumon” Singkalah and his organising team; and representatives from sponsors Suzuki and Triumph and the event’s media partner, Class Act Media, owner of The Phuket News.

The schedule for the event:

Friday April 11, Patong:

1 pm-3 pm: Motorbike show featuring some of Asia’s most beautiful and strangest bikes.

4 pm- 6 pm: Custom bike competition.

6 pm- 7 pm: Local culture show.

7 pm – 8 pm: Miss Phuket Bike Week Round 1.

8 pm – 9 pm: Official welcoming ceremony.

9 pm – midnight: Rock concert and beach party.

Saturday April 12, Patong

1 pm- 3 pm: Motorbike show festival.

2 pm – 4 pm: Mass ride and tree planting to combat global climate change.

5 pm- 6 pm: Convoy around Patong.

6 pm – 7 pm: Show by Royal Thai Navy 3rd Fleet.

7 pm – 8 pm: Official opening of Bike Week.

8 pm – 10 pm: Rock Concert.

10 pm – 10.30 pm: Miss Phuket Bike Week contest Round 2.

11.30 pm – midnight: Rock Concert and beach party.

Sunday April 13

1 pm – 3 pm: motorbike show including bikes of Thai superstars.

2 pm – 6 pm: Songkran on the beach party.

7 pm – 8 pm: Cowboy and Indian show.

8 pm – midnight: Rock concert and beach party.

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Monday April 14

1 pm – 3 pm: Motorbike and American car show.

7 pm – 8 pm: Tattoo competition.

8 pm – midnight: Rock concert and beach party.

April 15-17 – No events planned so far.

Friday April 18 at Saphan Hin

1 pm – 3 pm: Motorbike show and souvenir market.

2pm – 5 pm: Safe riding training.

6pm – 7 pm: Thai Folk Art Show.

8pm – midnight: Rock concert and beach party.

Saturday April 19 at Saphan Hin

1 pm – 3 pm: Motorbike show and bike stunt show.

3 pm – 5 pm: Convoy around Phuket.

5 pm – 6 pm: Motorbike contest, final round.

7 pm – 8 pm: Thai Folk Art show.

9 pm – 10 pm: Fashion show and finals of Miss Phuket Bike Week 2014

10 pm – midnight: Rock concert featuring Carabao.

Tickets will cost B200 for each event, or B1,500 for all events (including a big goody bag). To buy tickets in advance and for more details visit the Bike Week website.





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