BicycleThailand.com is committed to providing useful Thailand-specific cycling information to its Thai and international web audience. Here at BicycleThailand.com we are always receiving emails from our valued readers. Some of those emails contain helpful suggestions about how to improve the website itself while most are cycling-related questions with a wide range of topics.

Understanding that this information may prove helpful to others we decided to post a selection of reader emails along with our responses.

Have a question? Contact us info@bicyclethailand.com

Want to submit information, a cycling story, bicycle shop location or event details?

Click on any of the images below


Good morning

Myself and 4 friends are coming to join the TriDash triathlon event at BangPoo Golf Course, south of Bangkok, next month and are looking to hire road bikes. Last time I joined I hired from Velo near Khaosan Road, but they only had 2 road bikes for hire. Now there are 5 of us we need to find 5 road bikes to hire for 24 hours, ideally which can be delivered/collected from the place we will stay close to the Bangpoo Golf Course. Our heights are 169/170/172/176/177cm to give you an idea of the bike sizes we will need.

Can you recommend any places that we could hire road bikes from for 24 hours to join the triathlon, as we are all flying into Thailand from Cambodia.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.

Warm regards

David

Our response to David

David,

Thank you for your inquiry.

The TriDash events are co-sponsored by Bike Zone and SpiceRoads, and both of these companies are a great first point of contact to find suitable road bike rentals in and around Bangkok.

Contact Bike Zone

Contact SpiceRoads

Respectfully,
John Graham
Readermail@BicycleThailand.com
Bicycle Thailand
http://bicyclethailand.com
Thailand’s Largest English Language Bicycle Resource
แหล่งข้อมูลเกี่ยวกับจักรยานภาคภาษาอังกฤษที่ใหญ่ที่สุดในประเทศไทย


Hi there,

I am going on a trip to Koh Lanta on 12 until 14 March 2017.
I am trying to find a place to rent a MTB there.
If you are able to suggest, truly appreciate it.

Have A NiCe DaY,,

Siti Nadhrah Abd. Rahim :)

Our response to Siti

Thank you for your inquiry.

There may be bike rental opportunities at some of the hotels/guesthouses located on Koh Lanta although you should not expect the quality of bike to be very high.

Most visitors cycle the western Koh Lanta road (4245) from north to south or south to north. The eastern roads are quite hilly.

There is one bicycle shop on Koh Lanta, on the northern end, but we are not aware of the name of the bike shop or if they rent bicycles.

Bike Rentals

Respectfully,
Tim Shady
Info@BicycleThailand.com
Bicycle Thailand
http://bicyclethailand.com
Thailand’s Largest English Language Bicycle Resource
แหล่งข้อมูลเกี่ยวกับจักรยานภาคภาษาอังกฤษที่ใหญ่ที่สุดในประเทศไทย


To Bicycle Thailand,

Please explain to me as to why we cannot bike in the new Park just behind Banjakiti Park.
We cannot drive there too even though they have a huge Parking space and we cannot bike there…..and it’s open from 6am to 6pm only…..what a pity.

Thank You
Leelu S. Sachdev

Our response to Leelu

Leelu Sachdev,

Thank you for your inquiry.

We were not made aware of any change of policy regarding bicycles being banned from parks in Bangkok. Although we are not completely sure of which park you are referring to when you say ‘the new park just behind Benjakitti park’ – perhaps you are describing the large park-like area owned by the tobacco company? If that is the case, then yes, that area is actually privately owned and not open to the public even though many people transit through the tobacco monopoly property to get to and from certain places.

We agree with your sentiment that more areas should be open to cyclists – and Bangkok does not currently boast the best options for many outdoor sport enthusiasts (running, cycling, jogging, fitness, etc.,).

In an effort to help you find more cycling opportunities in and around the Bangkok area I have compiled the following list of articles we have published that highlight biking parks, areas, and routes:

New Bicycle Path in Nonthaburi’s Pak Kret District

Bicycle Path at Bangkok Airport Rail Link Makkasan Station

Bangkok Pumptrack by 893distro team

Improved Bicycle Paths in Samut Prakan’s Phra Pradaeng District

Bicycle Park near Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok

Khlong Sam Wa District Bike Park Gets a New BMX Track

Test Ride on Suvarnabhumi Airport’s ‘Sky Lane’ Cycling Path

Bicycle lane from Ngam Wong Wan road to Samakkhi road under one of Bangkok’s main highways

New Bike Trail around Nong Bon Lake in Bangkok

Peppermint Bike Park

Bangkok Bike Park in Khlong Sam Wa District

Bicycle Parks in Bangkok City

Cycle Ride on Rattanakosin Island

72km Bangkok (Pakkred) to Ayutthaya Road Ride

Koh Kret – Bicycle Touring Route

Phra Pradaeng – Bicycle Touring Route

Cycle Ride around Suan Rot Fai in Bangkok

Top Bicycle Rides in Bangkok

Ride Review of Club 11: Mountain Biking in Downtown Bangkok

The Hua Mark Velodrome

Bangkok’s Rama 9 Cycling Scene

Keep on riding ;-)

Respectfully,
Tim Shady
Info@BicycleThailand.com
Bicycle Thailand
http://bicyclethailand.com
Thailand’s Largest English Language Bicycle Resource
แหล่งข้อมูลเกี่ยวกับจักรยานภาคภาษาอังกฤษที่ใหญ่ที่สุดในประเทศไทย


Our follow up response to Leelu

Leelu Sachdev,

We responded to your inquiry about a new park in Bangkok located behind Benjakiti Park. We would like add the following link to the response we gave to you on January 26, 2017.

The linked article has a few more details about the new park and its ‘unofficial’ opening.

http://bk.asia-city.com/events/news/central-bangkok-got-61-rai-park-year-and-no-one-noticed?utm_source=BK+Daily&utm_campaign=59a3dcea4d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_237511e4ea-59a3dcea4d-464948465#sthash.STFhTsev.gbpl

Respectfully,
Tim Shady
Info@BicycleThailand.com
Bicycle Thailand
http://bicyclethailand.com
Thailand’s Largest English Language Bicycle Resource
แหล่งข้อมูลเกี่ยวกับจักรยานภาคภาษาอังกฤษที่ใหญ่ที่สุดในประเทศไทย


To The Person Concerned,

Thank you very much for all this much needed information….
I will go tomorrow morning to check out the biking area near the Suvarnabhumi Airport.
I will also go through the Link you have sent today .
I am a 60 year old woman who has enjoyed biking all my life….and at the same time I need to be very careful as I get older….

Much Appreciated
Leelu