Thursday, October 22, 2015
Thai Junta announces 'Bike for Dad’ will not be a holiday
The Thai government yesterday shut down holiday excitement rumors percolating on social media, and announced that Friday, Dec. 11 would not be national holiday.
Despite the fact that the "Bike for Dad" cycling event to celebrate national Father's Day will be held on that Friday, the junta spokesman Weerachon Sukondhapatipak said that they have not even considered making Dec. 11 another national holiday in addition to the Constitution Day on Dec. 10.
The “Bike for Dad” cycling event will be held at 3pm on Dec. 11. While the route is still being decided, it is expected to take place on Ratchadamnoen and Yaowarat roads and the busy Ratchaprasong junction.
Good luck getting home from work, guys.
On Sunday, Aug. 16, the Bike for Mom event attracted approximately 40,000 cyclists in Bangkok alone to ride through a 42-kilometer route. The event was held nationwide where a total of 146,266 cyclists participated, setting the Guinness World Record for a mass cycling event.