Dear fellow cyclists, We would like to inform you about our upcoming event Bike for Elephants, organized by the Dutch Bring the Elephant Home foundation. During the weekend of the 19th and 20th of January 2012 we will bike to raise funds to support the Elephant Nature Park and to create awareness about the plight of Thai elephants. The Elephant Nature Park, in a beautiful mountain range north of Chiang Mai, is a safe home to rescued elephants that were previously abused and neglected. For this event, we kindly ask for your support. We hope that you can help us by promoting the event, sponsor materials, or maybe even start your own bike team and join the event.
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The answer to this question surprisingly is, yes. There are even some cycle lanes in certain areas with elevated cycling paths in the Sukhumvit area and in the Banglamphu area near the famous Khaosan road there are free shopping type bicycles you can take out which are the brainchild of the present mayor of Bangkok in his first period of office along with the many cycling lanes in the area that have appeared in the last two years.
If you’ve ever visited Bangkok then you would be forgiven for writing the city off as cross country mountain biking territory. For one the city is a giant metropolis with traffic so bad and so many roads that public parks are scarce and national parks or country parks are non-existent.