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Phuket Bike Week's road show: Scores of bikers hit the 'bars

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010
A RECORD number of 3000 or more participants are expected on Phuket for this year's Bike Week, which opens today with a seminar on road safety.

While some visitors from the Middle East and Indonesia have cancelled out of concerns about red shirt protests in Bangkok, the vast majority of bikers are flying to Phuket direct or riding in from Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.

About 40 bikers are making the journey from Vietnam this year for the first time, organiser Wittaya ''Sumon'' Singkalan told Phuketwan. ''More than 1000 bikers are coming from Malaysia with about 500 due to arrive from Singapore,'' he added.

About 2000 riders are expected from around Thailand. ''We've had more help with promotion this year so it should be the best Bike Week yet.''

The first Phuket Tattoo Convention opens today as a prelude to the main Bike Week activities, with the music festival at Loma Park in Patong expected to attract huge audiences of bikers and non-bikers. A parade of 400 bikers takes place on Friday with the grand opening in Patong.

Latest arrival and departure figures from Phuket airport show record numbers of visitors are continuing to come to Phuket.

Here's the Phuket Bike Week 2010 program:

Thursday April 8
8am-4pm Big bike highway police volunteer seminar in Phuket (300 riders expected. )

Friday April 9
10.am-9pm Motorcycle exhibition at Jungceylon and Bike Show at Loma Park, Patong
4pm-6pm Bike contests at Jungceylon
6.01pm-7pm Grand Opening Motorcycle show at Jungceylon
7.01pm-8pm Bangla walking street and Grand Opening Beach party at Loma Park, Patong
8pm-midnight Jazz and Blues Music Festival (Tom Dundee and Pongtep bands) Cowboy / Indian / Rake show at Loma Park, Patong

Saturday April 10
10am-9pm Motorcycle Exhibition at Jungceylon and Bike Show at Loma Park, Patong,
2pm-4pm Tattoo contests at Jungceylon, Patong
4.01pm-6.30pm Bikes parked to spell out ''PHUKET 2010'' at Patong Football field
6.31pm-8.30pm Miss Phuket Bike Week 2009 at Jungceylon, Patong
8.31pm-midnight Music festival (Carabow and Job2do) and Beach Party at Loma Park, Patong

Sunday April 11
10am-9pm Motorcycle Exhibition at Jungceylon and Bike Show at Loma Park, Patong,
4pm-6pm Ride convoy start from Bangla Road
Patong to Karon to Kata to Nai Harn to Cape Promtep (round trip 30 kilometres)
6.31 pm-8.30 pm Ride to Grand Dinner at Thainaan restaurant, opposite Central Festival, Phuket City
8.01pm-midnight, Rock Music Festival (Pong and Pe andJeap) and Beach Party at Loma Park, Patong

Monday April 12

Ride and easy day (Go to island by boat and Phang Nga Bay and Phuket beach)

Tuesday April 13

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Phuket Bike Week Highlights

Phuket Bike Week 2010, Bike Contest; starts on April 9, 4pm-6pm at Jungcyelon, Patong

PBW2010, Bike Shows; starts on April 9, 10am-midnight at Loma Park, Patong

PBW2010, Tattoo Contest; starts on April10, 4pm-6pm at Jungcyelon, Patong

PBW2010, Miss Phuket Bike Week 2010, Start on April 9,4pm-8pm at Jungcyelon, Patong

More information at www.phuketbikeweek.com
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Sounds good - sorry to miss it.
Busy in Long Beach, Ca. - USA

Posted by art on April 6, 2010 11:56


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