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Chiang Mai Toy Ride Bo Kaew Charity Give Away

Discussion in 'Chiang Mai ToyRide' started by DavidFL, Jan 6, 2009.


    CHILDREN'S DAY. SATURDAY 10th January 2009

    Meet at Tesco Lotus Khamtieng 9.45 AM
    Depart Tesco Lotus 10.30 AM
    Ride 78 kms Chiang Mai - Mae Rim - Samoeng- Huai Mana - Bo Kaew

    Above: the GPS way. Real riding in real mountains.

    Samoeng - Bo Kaew = 30 kms tight steep narrow winding asphalt including 4 kms brick paving, all with excellent forest cover.
    At the Bo Kaew end: 5 kms bumpy potholed asphalt may make some inexperienced sport bike riders uneasy, but at the right speed it is all OK!

    Arrive Bo Kaew School approx 12-12.15 PM
    Treat 200 Karen Hill tribe kids to lunch
    Donate 200 toys to Karen Hill tribe kids
    Donate 150 blankets to 150 households

    Ex Bo Kaew approx 2.00 - 2.30 PM
    Return to Chiang Mai, the same way.

    Happy hour at the X-Centre for those so inclined.
    Arrive home feeling good - a nice ride for the day, gained merit by helping kids in need.


    This is a real ride for bigger bikes, but all motorcyclists are welcome to come in & join. Note too that smaller bikes will be a lot quicker on the tight narrow steep winding 30 kms from Samoeng - Bo Kaew.

    If you're not sure where Huai Mana & Bo Kaew are, they are on the GT Rider Mae Hong Son Loop map.
  2. Samoeng - Bo Kaew
  3. Samoeng - Bo Kaew the good stuff
    approx 25 kms of this.

    The bad stuff
    easy to see & not difficult

    A gravelly pothole

    But this is what you'll love

    The Huai Mana road junction

    The Huai Mana petrol station
    she's a beauty!

    At Huai Mana, turn left to Bo Kaew

    Follow the road 2.7 kms to Bo Kaew & the School

    You can't get lost & you will have a great time on this ride & Chiang Mai Toy Ride giveaway.
  4. A cloudy overcast cool - chilly day.

    12? bikes fronted up at Tesco Lotus

    It was a non-stop run to Samoeng for a re-group

    Where we rendezvous-ed with Hoghead & the Toys

    The best dressed bike for the day

    Arrival in Bo Kaew at the school just on 12.20PM & lunch was ready to be served to the kids

    Then lunch was served 200+ kids

    The kids ate their lunch on the school football field

    Dancing & songs were put on by the school kids for entertainment

    Some of the kids were dressed up for the event

    Then, last but not least it was time for the toy give-away.

    Lined up for toys


    Patiently lined up for their turn



    Even the teachers at Bo Kaew school enjoyed themselves

    From L: The school headmaster, OTOP Bo Kaew, GT Rider, OTOP Samoeng.

    THANK YOU to all the riders who turned up. It was a good day.

    The Chiang Mai Toy Ride would like to thank the sponsors who made the 2009 Toy Ride & Charity Give aways event possible

    AA Insurance
    Richco Motorsports
    Tesco Lotus
    Thailand Freunde
    The Straghan Family
    Yamaha Charoen Motor

    Active Thailand
    Barcelona BMW
    Chiang Mai Expats Club
    Code Electric
    Dr Sudhee Sudsana
    E Insurance
    Eleven Graphic
    Good Print
    HD Playground
    Legend Hotel Chiang Rai
    Niyom Panich Triumph
    Number 1 Bar
    Pico Pico
    Richard Rodda
    RST Instruments
    Saeng Chai Turagit Kawasaki
    Siam Sun
    Thai Chit Chat
    Time Flies Dials
    Tom Forde
    Warm Up Café

    Watch the Chiang Mai ToyRide website
    for more info / photos / events.

    The Chiang Mai Toy Ride is not just a one-off event but a series of motorcycle rides & charity giveaways to help children in need. Every 3-4 months there will be a ride & charity give-away. All riders are welcome to join in & participate.

    The Chiang Mai Toy Ride Committee members
    Robert Straghan
    Richard Wilson
    Scott Jones
    Dave Early
    Chas Begley
    Joachim Erkes
    David Unkovich
  5. David

    That is one exelent charity you have up there,,hope we could establiced such a charities around thailand, there is a lot of kid's in need in attention

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