Date: 29-30 August 2015
Venue: Bhumibol Dam, Sam Ngao, Tak
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in cooperation with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, the Sports Authority of Thailand, and Tak provincial authorities are organising the Bhumibol Dam Mountain Bike Championship 2015 from 29th-30th August. The event, organised in honour of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 88th Birthday Anniversary this year, consists of the mountain biking activities and competitions among various biking groups, both professionals and amateurs.
On 29th August, the activities include 60-km mountain biking competition in honour of H.M. the King starting from Tak City Hall to Bhumibol Dam; the 18-km mountain biking competition for families, and 12-km mountain biking competition for loving couples. On 30th August, an international mountain biking competition will take place for the distance of 36km, and mountain biking competition for amateurs for the distance of 20km. Application fee for biking competitions is 400 Baht and applicants will get a shirt and a medal.
The event also incorporates the campaign to promote good health by biking, to raise awareness on environmental conservation, and to promote bike travel as well as the activities to promote Tak as a preferred destination during the green travel season.
Other activities include a fair of OTOP or one-tambon-one-product from every district in Tak, local food, folk song performances, and mini concerts from Thai artists and bands. There are also booths selling bikes and biking products and many other fun-filled activities throughout the event.