Kui Buri hosts 'Bike For Elephants' race

To mark World Animal Day which falls on Oct 4, the Bring The Elephant Home Foundation is holding "Bike For Elephants 2020" in Kui Buri in Prachuap Khiri Khan province between Oct 3-4.

The 11th edition of the bike race will take riders through breathtaking trails, surrounded by the mountains of Kui Buri National Park, which hosts approximately 300 wild elephants and other popular wildlife including gaurs, bantengs, hornbills and jackals.

The ride will start at 8am on Oct 3 and after a full day of cycling, riders will spend the night at the Chang Pa Kui Buri Homestay. This community-run project offers an authentic Thai experience to visitors and gives host families the opportunity to earn alternative income, which makes up for economic losses from the human-elephant conflict.

The ride will continue the following day to the finish line at Huay Luek sub-station which is also the starting point of a community-led elephant-watching safari into the national park.

The fee is 5,000 baht per person, which includes bicycle and helmet rental, national park entrance and safari activity fees, homestay fee for one night, insurance, a T-shirt, three meals each day, snacks and refreshments at various rest stops along the route. There will be special rates for groups of four riders and more.

Photo courtesy of Bring the Elephant Home

To register, visit bit.ly/2FdhsPT (English) and bit.ly/3kcxCIH (Thai). For more details, visit bring-the-elephant-home.org/initiative/ bike-for-elephants.