Article by Doug Anderson Although many people may feel that bicycling in Bangkok is not a tenable proposition, it can be done with relative safety and offers much convenience for many excursions that would be time-consuming and exhausting if done by foot. Bangkok has made a weak attempt at supporting bicycles by sporadically marking sidewalk lanes for bikes, allowing bicycles on the MRT … [Read more...] about Bicycling in Bangkok
Thailand Cycling News Articles
Catch up on the latest bicycling news articles from Thailand. Learn what is happening within Thailand's cycling community and watch the progress of cycling infrastructure projects and government and community-led initiatives.
Article by Andrew Bhasavanich Riding a road bike is a tremendous joy but a joy best experienced on long open stretches of pure tarmac. It’s something that needs to be without interruption so that one can just get out there and ride. At first glance, one might assume that a road cycling scene may not even exist in Bangkok given the state of the traffic that plagues the bustling Thai capital. You … [Read more...] about Bangkok’s Rama 9 Cycling Scene
Article and Photos by Andrew Bhasavanich Most will be unfamiliar with the term ‘fixed-gear’ and may unknowingly confuse it with the ‘single-speed’ bicycle. The fixed-gear bicycle is a testament to simplicity: nothing more than a frame, two wheels, and a crank. Its drive train is a single sprocket locked onto a non-freewheel hub. There are no tangled brake lines or jumpy derailleurs to speak of … [Read more...] about Get ‘Fixed’ in Bangkok
What could be better than riding your bike at night in traffic? Riding your bike with a group of people who are interested in raising cycling awareness! Which is exactly what Critical Mass is designed to do, and the group in Chiang Mai is no exception. The last Friday of every month, some of the people who ride bicycles regularly in Chiang Mai get together to slowly meander through the … [Read more...] about Chiang Mai Critical Mass Ride Report
Article and photos by Wiwat Chang Upset by a roadside incident, Panupong Lapsathien decided to do something about it and became Thailand’s first emergency response bicyclist. What inspired you to become a volunteer medic? In high school, while riding home I witnessed a man got hit by a car near Sanam Luang Park. Many people, myself included, didn’t know how to help him but waited for an … [Read more...] about Life On Pedals: Riding for Others’ Lives
On the afternoon of August 4th, at Bangkok’s Grand Palace, professional British cyclist Alan Bate completed an arduous cycling journey of more than 29,000km. Alan’s goal is to become the Guinness world record holder for the FASTEST CIRCUMNAVIGATION BY BICYCLE title. He has dedicated his ride, which began at midnight on March 31st, to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. The route, … [Read more...] about Alan Bate Arrives in Bangkok