Pattaya cyclists set Loei trek for Father’s Day

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Thirty-five Pattaya cyclists will trek 800 kilometers to Loei Province to celebrate HM the King’s 87th birthday and promote cycling in the city.

City hall and Tourism Authority of Thailand officials joined representatives of the Pattaya Bicycle Association to announce the Nov. 28 – Dec. 3 journey that will take riders to Phu Taep Buek Mountain in Loei’s Dan Sai District and on to Chiang Khan District.

“This is an amazing project because Pattaya is entering its high season, attracting a large number of tourists to cycle in the city,” said TAT Pattaya Director Suladda Sarutilavan. “Pattaya has many beautiful routes for pedaling, including a cycling project around the Mabprachan Reservoir totaling 12 kilometers that is awaiting a construction budget and will become another tourist attraction.”

Thirty-five Pattaya cyclists will trek 800 kilometers to Loei Province Nov. 28 - Dec. 3 to celebrate HM the King’s 87th birthday.Thirty-five Pattaya cyclists will trek 800 kilometers to Loei Province Nov. 28 – Dec. 3 to celebrate HM the King’s 87th birthday.

Manoj Nongyai, vice managing director of Minor International, which operates Royal Garden Plaza where the press conference took place, said the 35 bikes will have royal flags mounted on their handlebars.

The trek, he said, also will raise money to purchase computer and sports equipment for impoverished schools in Chiang Khan District.

“The cycling project on the auspicious occasion of HM the King’s 87th birthday will be organized for the public to pay their respects, protect and uphold the monarchy as the center of all hearts, love and unity, plus to campaign and promote cycling for good health,” said Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome.