“Local” bike rides are held several days a week in the Pathum Thani area on the west side of the Chao Phraya River. Most riders ride mountain bikes, however there are a couple of cross-bikes that do join. We ride our bikes from Nichada Thani to the Pak Kret pier and take the ferry across the river (it’s the tradition, 5 Baht per rider and we take turns paying). Then we cycle out into the countryside, often visiting different wats (temples) along the way. As long as it is dry, we ride quite a bit of offroad/rice field trails but when it is rainy, we are confined to the paved/concreted roads. Please visit our Facebook page Pathum Thani Jakayan’s and sign up!
Here is a brief summary of our rides…..
Monday (easiest pace and approx. 40 km ride, tailored to the first time/beginning riders) – leaves at 7:30 am
Tuesday (easy pace, 40 km) – leaves at 7:00 am (quite similar to Monday)
Wednesday (40-50 km, on paved roads mostly, faster pace) – leaves at 7:00-7:30 am and noted on the FB webpage. Please check website details before riding.
Saturday (the week’s longest ride, moderate/quick pace, 60-70km lots of off-road, distance depends upon the weather and riders) – departs at 7:00 am
Sunday (moderate/quick pace, 60+ km, lots of off-road, distance depends upon the weather and riders) – meet 7am – same gate – cycle across the river – contact Chris Oglesby.
All rides meet at Seechaithong Gate – cycle west, cross the river by ferry, and cycle through a more rural area.
HELMETS REQUIRED or you are not allowed to ride. Please bring ample water/electrolytes, spare tubes, patch kit, tire pumps.
Road biking group. Schedule more flexible. Contact Angela for info.
Contact: Angela Kohl Schmitt_kohl@hotmail.com