Bike Hash events are usually weekend affairs set at an inexpensive
resort or hotel (B1,000-B1,500 per night) 100-200km from Bangkok. Most
people drive to the ride site on Saturday morning, though some like to
make it a more leisurely weekend by driving there on Friday. The
Sunday ride usually finishes about lunch time, allowing for a
leisurely afternoon drive back to the pollution of Bangkok. The
website will tell you how to book the accommodation.
The Saturday ride is usually between 30km and 50km and takes 4 to 5
hours, depending on the terrain. Some hares lay trails that are flat
and easy while others like more technical sections. The Saturday ride
usually isn't suitable for most children. Roll-off time is 1 or
1.30pm, but you need to be there an hour earlier to get your bike
ready and to
pay Hash Cash. Check the web for the details.
About half way round there will be a drinks stop at a shop where you
can re-stock with water and soft drinks. Bring some small change with
as country shops often can't change large notes. At the end of the
there will be water, soft drinks, beer and make-your-own ham or cheese
sandwiches. These are included in the ride fee.
The Sunday 'hangover' ride is usually between 20km and 25km. It is
technical, so is suitable for the whole family. Once again, at the end
of the ride there are drinks and snacks available.
What to do?
Follow the shredded PAPER TRAIL
Paper is always on the left. If it's on the right, maybe the wind blew
it or you're
going the wrong way (go back and check)
If there is no paper for 100m, you are off trail, go back to the last
When "on paper", call the trail : blow your whistle or shout "On On"
There will be 1 or 2 water-stops, possibly with short-cut options
X - Check – X
This is a cross ( X ) with paper and wood sticks
You need to go up to 500m in any direction (maybe back) to find the
First hasher to find the paper: call the trail or go back to the check
First hasher who reached the check, must break the check and drop new
Safety & Riding
When passing other riders, give them space & announce "On your left
If you cannot ride the trail, stop or walk on the side & let other
Technical descents: ensure adequate space between riders so they can
see the trail.
Wait at the top if necessary and don't overtake
Beware of electric fences: usually a single wire with plastic bags
tied to it
Be respectful of different riders' level of ability. Assist riders in
need of help
Villagers & Environment
Be civilized, say "sawatdee" to villagers
Respect villagers' property and houses
In cultivated fields and crop areas ride without causing damage or
Do not litter the or abuse the trail!!
Dogs: stay cool, slow down
Cows and buffalos: stay cool, slow down or stop. DO NOT WHISTLE !