On March 15th 2011 at 11.30 a.m. Mr.Niwit Aroonrat, a Vice Governor of Phuket, Mr.Paiboon Upatising, the President of Phuket Provincial Administrative Organization (PPAO), Mr.Somchai Burarak, the Deputy Mayor of Patong Municipality, and other related people made a joint statement about the arrangements for the 17th Phuket Bike Week 2011.
Phuket Bike Week is an annual event held with participation from Phuket Province, Patong Municipality, Phuket Big Bike Club, Ride Thailand Magazine, and Tourism Authority of Thailand. This year, the event will be held from April 8th-10th 2011. There will be over 6,000 big bike riders from over 26 countries joining the event.
Apart from getting an opportunity to meet and share their experiences of riding the big bikes, they also help with campaigning the riding safely project, planting, and generating money to help needy students in Phuket. It is estimated the turnover in Phuket during the event will be around 600 million baht.