Third Annual Motorbike Meet in Siem Reap This Weekend

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Third Annual Motorbike Meet in Siem Reap This Weekend

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:31 pm

Light ‘Em Up: Siem Reap Bike Meet set to rev up Temple Town
Raksmey Hong | Publication date 20 November 2019 | 23:04 ICT
The third annual Siem Reap Bike Meet (SRBM) is set to thrill Siem Reap with high-octane thrills on Saturday, from 11am to 11pm at Box Ville.

The event – which started in 2017 and has since grown a strong support base in countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, India, Vietnam and Indonesia – is expected to draw a huge audience of local and international motorcycle enthusiasts.

Co-founder and director of JustRide Motorbike Adventure Dean McLachlan recalled: “SRBM started on the back of a napkin among a small group of motorcycle riders and enthusiasts. We simply wanted to gather our friends and fellow riders together and share our love of two-wheeled machines and the open road.”

What was intended to be a small gathering turned out to be a hit, with the event drawing an attendance of 80 bikers and 120 motorcycle enthusiasts.

“We ended up attracting several international motorcycle travellers, and four experienced riders from Thailand. Its market has since become bigger due to a great deal of hard work and passion from our SRBM team and continued support from the motorcycle community.

“We received great feedback from people who attended the event. It was a great turn-out. They really loved it so we wanted to do it again. We have a good group of Cambodians and international travellers from Thailand,” McLachlan told The Post on Wednesday

SRBM last year saw a total of 120 bikes and 450 enthusiasts. This year, it is expected to draw an even bigger audience.
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Re: Third Annual Motorbike Meet in Siem Reap This Weekend

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:46 pm

November 22, 2019
Siem Reap revs up for Bike Annual again
Don’t miss out on photoshoots of 100 motorbikes in a formation ride to Angkor Wat and then Pub Street
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IT’S all action at Siem Reap’s hangout for motorbike enthusiasts as preparations for the 3rd Annual Siem Reap Bike Meet on Nov 23 at the new Boxville entertainment complex are underway.

The biker headquarters, on a dirt road just off National Road 6, are comprised of three businesses: a motorcycle repair and maintenance garage, formerly called ‘The Shed’, now known as ‘Out of the Box’, plus the headquarters of ‘JustRide Motorbike Adventure Tours’, and the new ‘JustRide MotoCafe & Bar’.
The main man in most of this is Dean McLachlan. He’s the official spokesman of the Dirty Cuts Motorcycle Club, the co-founder of the Siem Reap Bike Meet, the co-founder of JustRide Motorbike Adventures, and the co-founder of the ‘RefillNotLandfill’ movement in Cambodia.

He loves bikes and people who ride bikes, and he’s particularly pleased that more Khmers are riding bikes.

“We have seen the Khmer bike community grow quite drastically particularly in the past 3-4 years,” he says. “We have also seen a maturing of that community, with more riders wearing sensible gear, helmets and also creating groups or clubs to support one another. It’s really exciting to see this, and also to be at the centre of it.

“But we have also seen many Khmers around town, here and in Phnom Penh riding large CCs, powerful sports and other bikes which is great. What isn’t so great is that safety doesn’t appear to be a priority or concern at all, as much of the time they don’t event wear the bare minimum safety gear.”

At the ‘office,’ McLachlan is hunkered down with fellow Dirty Cuts club member and wine expert Scott O’Neill, the branch manager of ‘Cellier’s d’Asie Siem Reap’, and Bekka Shadoan, the Bike Meet’s communications supremo, who is busily crafting press releases.

Asked the reason for the Annual, Dean McLachlan says, “Do we need a reason to gather a group of motorcycle enthusiasts and friends to get together to share our passion for motorcycles, motorcycle culture, live music, great food.
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