The Phuket Bike Week Patong is a constant on the Phuket Island festival calendar.
Phuket Bike Week Patong 2020
PHUKET BIKE WEEK 2020 “ASIAN Ride Together”, the legendary bike event in Asia, will celebrate the 26th anniversary on 11th – 13th April 2020. This event will be the large gathering of motorcyclists, expecting to draw over 10,000 motorcycles, 50,000 visitors from 30 countries to Phuket.
The Bike Festival will take place in Patong Beach on 11st – 13th April 2020 and in Phuket Boat Lagoon on 17th-18th April 2020.
Review of the Bike Week Patong 2019, Phuket, Thailand
For the 25th anniversary of the legendary event in Asia motorcyclists from over 30 countries gathered over the course of two consecutive weekends on the island of Phuket. The first leg of the festival opened its gates on the 11th of April in Patong. The Phuket Bike Week back in 1995 was the first of its kind on the island. 300 riders showed up at the Friendship beach in Rawai. Joining two local groups of bikers, like today most of the bikers where tourists visiting the island.
According to the organizers the Phuket Bike Week 2019 drew over 10 000 bikers from more than 30 countries. BMW, Yamaha, Bolt, Moto Guzzi and of course the mother of them all: Harley Davidson did not miss the opportunity to showcase their latest models. So did Honda, Triumph and many custom-made bikes were on display at the Loma Park in Patong. But you could also find military bikes or something as rare as the British old-timer Ariel, a British motorcycle manufacturer based in Bournbrook, Birmingham, Ariel Motorcycles was one of the leading innovators in British motorcycling.
The usual food stalls lined up across the big stage with the barbecue grills and restaurants made out of hay balls. Entertaining was brought to you by either lasso-wielding or whip-cracking of soon to be Thai cowboys. Also part of the Phuket Bike Week Patong is the selling of leatherware. From handmade belts, purses on a chain, from thin leather vests to full-blown riding gear. Of course, the individual helmet finds its customer. So do the feathered war bonnets, Indian headdresses mostly worn by the man of the Plains Indians for ceremonial occasions and to be understood as items of great spiritual importance and very individual expression of a way of life today.