International Bangkok Bike Exhibition

Early May I was in Bangkok Thailand to cover the International Bangkok Bike 2015, as you know this is not the first time they are having this show and it is now into their fifth installment, they have grown in size since 2010.

The exhibition is held annually here at the Impact Muang Thong Thani hall and getting here seems to be a hassle if you want to take a bus or sky train as I believe there is none but the beautiful thing of being in Thailand is their affordable taxi services unlike Japan or Hong Kong which will cost us a arm or two,

Anytime you need a cab you can just flag one down but make sure they use their meter so that you don’t get cheated (I always tip them if they do turn on the meter. but hey, if you feel adventurous do read on below for directions to Impact Muang Thong by public bus or train.

This year installment had plenty of exhibitors as well as distributors despite the decline of high end cycling demand in Thailand, the bike show features new bicycles, accessories, clothing, and cycling related products on display and available for purchase. I got myself an awesome helmet for about $50 (check out the design)

The show charges no entrance fee but all you need to do is register at the counter before you go in, you will be presented with a sticker as for all exhibition and do remember to paste in on the board when you exit the hall.

If you like you can watch my walk-about and interviews at the Bangkok Bike 2015

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The show may not be as big as the Taiwan or the American bike expo but it stills attracts a huge number of visitors on each day, I was hoping to see more of the latest cutting edge technology from all the major brands, but it seems that most distributors and exhibitors are very much independent and local retailers which show case their own products which is not too bad.

It is cool because you get to see items you don’t normally see overseas, I had my hands full interviewing and looking at all the local bike retailers such as e-Bike and Bomb Bikes Jersey

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If you are ever in Bangkok Thailand next year around this time, do make your visit to this place and it will not disappointed for sure.
Do click on their webpage for more information but do watch out this space for nexts year event info

Directions and Transportation

Located in the suburb away from the traffic congestion in downtown Bangkok, IMPACT is:

  • 30 minutes from downtown Bangkok via congest free expressways
  • 45 minutes from Suvarnabhumi International airport via expressways
  • 15 minutes from Don Mueang International Airport

Array of Transportation Services

IMPACT is being served by an array of transportation services such as on-call taxis, minibuses, public buses, IMPACT Link, inter-fairground shuttle buses

ON-CALL TAXIS SERVICES

On-call taxis are available at our various taxi stands and kiosks operated by our staff at IMPACT Challenger 2 and Hall 5

IMPACT Link Shuttle Bus Services

We offer our IMPACT LINK bus shuttle services between Bangkok city and IMPACT. Our fleet of minibuses, donning the distinctive logo of IMPACT serves the 30-minute route between Mo Chit Sky Station and IMPACT, interval daily from 6.00 am to 10 pm.

Public Mini-Bus and Van Services at Ruam-Jai market

Public mini-bus and van services are available to/from IMPACT from the following downtown areas:

Terminal – A

  • Muang Thong – The Mall Ngamwongwan (06.00-21.45)
  • Muang Thong – Ramkhamheang (06.00-21.30)
  • Muang Thong – Sanam Luang (05.50-21.00)

Terminal – B

  • Muang Thong – Major Rangsit (07.00-21.00)
Terminal – C

  • IMPACT Link (06.00-21.30)
  • Vam (05.00-24.00)
  • Public bus no. 166 (04.20-22.00)
  • Muang Thong – Lat Lum Kaeo (06.00-19.00)

Terminal – D + E

  • Muang Thong – Victory Monument (04.20-22.00)

Terminal – F

  • Motorcycle Taxi
The public bus station is situated at Aktiv Square, opposite IMPACT Arena. Buses services available to/from IMPACT
From Changwattana Road/Vipavadee Rangsit Junction

  • Bus No. 29, 59, 95 and A/C bus no. 4, 10, 13, 19 (to the North of IMPACT)
  • Bus No. 29, 52 and A/C bus no. 4, 10, 29 (to south)
  • Bus No. 59, 95, 150 and A/C bus no. 13 (to east)

From Pakkred

  • Bus No. 33, 90, 367 and 359 (to north)
  • Bus No. 32, 33, 51, 90, 104, A/C bus no. 56 and special A/C Bus no. 1 (to south)

From Changwattana

  • Bus No. 52, 150, 356 and A/C bus no 150, 356 and 166
  • Bus No. 166, 166 (blue) Nam Non Quayside-Muang Thongา)
Inter-Fairground Shuttle ServicesComplimentary inter-fairground shuttle services run every five minutes within IMPACT fairground.

Enjoy the pictures from the Bike Show.

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