The temperature at CHIANG RAI in October is between 21°-30°C. As it coincides with the beginning of autumn, expect some rain.
Asia's first and incredibly inspirational mountain bike marathon
The HERO route in CHIANG RAI starts close to the city of Chiang Rai and develops along the mountains of CHIANG RAI for a length of 62 km and about 1,200 metres in elevation gain. Trails are mainly on dirt road of red soil, submerged in a canopy of lush, green nature unspoilt by mankind. Bikers cycle alongside rice, banana, pineapple and mango plantations and through small villages where agriculture is the main trade. Another shorter route (30 km and 400 m elevation gain) will also be available for anyone wanting to experience what it feels like to bike in the rainforest. However, only competing in the 62 km race will qualify you to take part in the HWS circuit. The HERO Village is set up at the departure and arrival area and is where the HERO Thailand Bike Festival takes place.
The HERO THAI Bike Festival, from 8 to 11 October 2020, a four-day long programme packed with exciting events and features to delight all the participants as well as their families and friends.
|10.00 - 20.00||HERO Village
|17.00 - 19.00||HERO Fashion night
Presentation of the race teams
HERO Fashion show
|10.00 - 17.00||HERO Village
|17.00 - 18.00||HERO Kids|
|09.00 - 16.00||HERO Thailand MTB marathon|
|16.00 - 17.00||HERO Award Ceremony|
|09.00 - 16.00||Site visit Chiang Rai|
The HERO Thailand KIDS 2020 is a non-agonistic race for children from 4 to 12 years of age. The race is intended to allow youngsters who are already dreaming of one day becoming a real HERO to take part in a mountain bike race especially for them, and to experience the HERO mood. The route is not particularly demanding and it is around Chiang Rai.
On Friday 09 October 2020 at 5 pm in Chiang Rai.
All kids between 4 and 12 years of age are welcome to take part in this race.
Maximum number of participants is 200 kids.
Registration fee: 700 THB – 21,00 €
The fee includes a race package with a HERO Kids 2020 jersey, and a HERO Kids cap - nice souvenirs of a unique event for your young ones.
On Thursday 8 and Friday 9 October 2020, the HERO Village will be crowded with stands of all the event partners. It is a space dedicated to the mountain bike and its ongoing evolution. Here you have the chance to test all the new products and accessories of the bike world.
On Saturday 10 October 2020 at 4 pm the HERO Award Ceremony will take place: an unforgettable event during which we will celebrate the achievements of all champions.
Prizes will be awarded on stage, with the trophy and a total prizemoney worthy of such a race as the HERO, the first three elites in the category "overall" male and the first three women to have completed the 62 kilometre route.
Also, in the “Cycling / Hobbies” category, the first three men and women in the “overall” ranking who will have competed on the course will be awarded on stage.
Moreover, in addition to the “overall”, also the top three of all the other categories will have prizes reserved for them, and which they will be able to collect at the race office.
|1° rank||3.000 $|
|2° rank||1.800 $|
|3° rank||1.000 $|
|4° rank||500 $|
|5° rank||450 $|
|6° rank||400 $|
|7° rank||350 $|
|8° rank||300 $|
|9° rank||250 $|
|10° rank||150 $|
HERO Thai MTB Marathon 2020
Saturday 10 October 2020 – Chiang Rai – Thailand
We are happy to recommend high-quality, partner hotels in CHIANG RAI at affordable prices. We also offer transfers from and to CHIANG RAI airport to the hotels, as well as transfers from the accommodation to the HERO Village (bike-transport included). Book your plane ticket directly with Thai Airways, favourite airline of HERO Thai.