Bike for Elephants 2020
October 3 - October 4
Celebrate World Animal Day with Bring The Elephant Home at the 11th annual Bike For Elephants! The two-day event will take place on Saturday, October 3rd – Sunday, October 4th in Kui Buri, Prachuap Khiri Khan.
Riders will cycle through breathtaking trails, surrounded by the mountains of Kuiburi National Park. The national park hosts approximately 300 wild elephants, as well as other frequently-seen wildlife, including gaur, banteng, hornbills, and jackals.
The ride will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday (starting location tbd) and after a full day of cycling, riders will sleep 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 human-elephant conflict. After breakfast, we’ll continue cycling towards our destination of Huay Luek sub-station, which is both the Bike For Elephants finish line and the starting point for a community-led elephant-watching safari into the national park.
The distance covered on both days is still being determined, and we will update our website and this event page with details as they are confirmed. The participation fee is 5,000 THB per person, which includes bicycle and helmet rental, national park entrance fee and safari activity, homestay fee for Saturday night, insurance, a Bike For Elephants 2020 t-shirt, three meals each day + snacks and refreshments at rest stops along the route. Price can be reduced for groups of 4+ people – contact organizers for details.
Accommodation at the homestay can be arranged on Friday and/or Sunday if you would like to spend more time in the community before/after the event. Pick up and drop off can also be arranged from the Kui Buri minibus stop or train station. Both accommodation and transportation additions require an added fee.
Within Thailand (please send us proof of payment):
Account number: 405-844629-6
Siam Commercial Bank–Central Festival Chiang Mai branch
Bring the Elephant Home Foundation
Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Outside of Thailand:
Please make your payment through the donation link on the Bring The Elephant Home website:
Please note: Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, alcohol gel will be provided throughout the event, masks are mandatory in group settings, and other safety protocol will be in place. Thank you for your cooperation.