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28 April 2007 :: 20:04:20 pm 7323

Consortium Prepares For Pattaya Downtown 2007 Mountain Bike Race

Pattaya Downtown 2007 planners are determined to repeat the success of last year’s mountain bike event by astute foreword planning. This year’s race: Pattaya Downtown 2007 mountain bike event will be on the weekend of 12th & 13th May, 2007. It will have 7 categories: Under 15, Down Hill group A, Down Hill group B, 30-39, 40+, Free Ride and Hard Trail.
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            Cross-country or Mountain biking, using specially designed robust, durable bikes for rough cross-country and hillside riding, is becoming increasingly more popular as a leisure pursuit of Thais and young international tourists, especially eco-tourists. 

            The Pattaya Downtown 2007 planning consortium comprising Pattaya City Council, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Running and Cycling Club for Health held a preliminary planning meeting, yesterday, preparing for “Pattaya Downtown 2007” Mountain Bike Race, stressing cyclists’ safety and facility provision en route. 

            Mr.Wattana Jantawaranon, Deputy Mayor of Pattaya City, presided over the meeting attended by top representatives of route inspection, media, police and rescue: Mr. Nimitr Siripreechaphong (routing inspection team head), Commander Somboon Wirawanawit (Pattaya 5 Radio Station head) Pol. Capt. Jeerawat Sukonthasap and Mr. Kisit Kaewtrairat (Secretary of Sawang Boriboon), respectively.

Pattaya Downtown 2007 mountain bike event, on the weekend of 12th & 13th May, 2007

The route starts from Pattaya Radio 5 Station, passes Chalermprakeit Park and finishes at Pattaya City Viewing Point.

Ticket applications for this race open now. For more information, please contact

• Namchai Store, entrance of Nongprue
• Sport and Recreation Institute of Pattaya City 
or contact Mr. Supot Nongyai Tel. 089-9914262

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : PDN staff   Category : Sports News

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