84 Bangkok roads close for ‘Bike for Dad’ on Friday

A total of 84 roads throughout Bangkok will be closed Friday to give way for the “Bike for Dad” cycling event.

Bike for Dad is a cycling event to celebrate the 88th Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on December 5, 2015.

Roads along the route will be closed for upward of 22 hours on Friday in some of the most traffic-prone parts of the city.

A report from said “from midnight until 10pm, commuters are warned to avoid affected roads near Dusit Palace, including U Thong Nai, Si Ayutthaya and Ratchadamnoen Nok roads.”

From 9am to 10pm, another 14 roads around the bike route including Si Ayutthaya, Phitsanulok, Nakhon Sawan and Rama V roads will be closed.

From noon until 10pm, a total of 67 roads; 24 along the main procession and 43 cross cut the biking route will be shut down. Roads around Pratunam intersection and roads through Ratchaprasong intersection will be closed, as well as Phaya Thai and Charoen Krung roads.

The routes will be reopened after all riders have cleared the area. Those not participating at the cycling event are also advised to stay at home.

Meanwhile, fees will be waived on 11 Bangkok expressways including Yommarat, Hualamphong, Uruphong, Sathorn, Sukhumvit and Petchaburi from 9am to 11pm.

For more information, call 1122.