The event was organized by the Pattaya City Hall in cooperation with the Sunday Bike Club and other hotels and establishments that support the environmental campaigns of the Green Leaf Foundation Thailand. The bike ride was also attended by Green Leaf Foundation officials led by its vice-president Dr. Jirapol Sinthunava.
Dusit general manager, Chatchawal Supachayanont, third left, stands with Dr. Jirapol Sinthunava of the Green Leaf Foundation, fourth left, and other riders at the Pattaya Midnight Bike ride on Saturday, April 30.
The two wheel trek had two starting points; the first led the main group from the Pattaya Floating market through Jomtien and into Pattaya via the third road, ending at Soi 4. The second group set off from Soi 4 Beach Road for a short cycle ride down to Walking Street. It is estimated some 200 cyclists took part in the event.
The bike ride was staged in a bid to raise awareness of the health benefits of using the bicycle which, in the place of a motor vehicle, can also contribute to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere.
Riders prepare to get underway from Pattaya beach.