BANGKOK, 17 June 2019: The Great Mekong Bike Ride 2019, that will follow a route close to the Mekong River, scheduled for 28 to 30 June, should welcome 2,000 Thai and foreign road cyclists.
The route focuses on Thailand’s northeast provinces of Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan and Sakon Nakhon. Both Nakhon Phanom and Mukdahan provinces border the Mekong River that separates Thailand from Laos.
This year marks the fourth edition of this epic, long-distance road race organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the three provinces and the Thai Cycling Association and Tri-League.
Registration closed when reaching 2,000 participants, which includes 400 international cyclists from 22 countries and 1,600 local riders.
TAT claims the event will earn around THB20 million for the local economy.
TAT governor, Yuthasak Supasorn said: “The Great Mekong Bike Ride has earned its well-deserved place as a leading cycling event in Thailand thanks to the continued success of its last three seasons.
Although the ‘stage’ race will be seriously contested each day, the route particularly where it comes close to the Mekong River will offer memorable experiences for local and international cyclists.