Bike4Kids (formerly the Angkor Wat Bike Race & Ride) is an annual cycling event that takes place in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
The Bike Event is now in its 10th year and is held on Saturday 5th December 2015, in partnership with the Angkor Wat Half-Marathon. The weekend is full of festivities and draws over 400 bikers and 3,500 runners from over 45 different countries.
Participants can choose to take part in any of the three different routes offered: 100km, 30km or 17km. The event attracts both keen cyclists and families from all over the globe.
Cyclists & adventure holiday seekers from all over the world are invited to sign up to the Angkor Wat Bike Race & Ride and experience Siem Reaps magical temple complex at a unique time when the Angkor roads are closed off to traffic.
Since the event began in 2006, it has grown each year and raised a total of almost US$200,000 towards empowering young people and communities break out of poverty. Net proceeds from the 2011 event – money raised through bike registration, corporate sponsors and individual pledges – will be used to support four schools in slum areas (Aziza, Youth School, Lakeside and Young Bamboo Shoots School) and one shelter for survivors of sex-trafficking.
The Angkor Wat Bike Race & Ride offers bikers from around the world to join in solidarity to ride on the Angkor roads through forest, rice fields and the magnificent ancient temple complex.
Unique way exploring the temples
The event has gained awareness as one of the most spectacular and unique examples in the growing trend of adventure fundraisers around the world.
With over a million tourists per year now visiting the Angkor Wat Temple complexes, it is even more special that the Angkor Bike and Run Events are the only time when the roads through the temples are closed to traffic.
The bike event encourages participants of all ages and fitness levels to cycle through the beautiful temples of the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Wat temple complex to help raise money for Village Focus International.
To sign up for the Angkor Wat Bike Race & Ride or for more information please visit Bike4Kids.
You can also follow the Angkor Wat Bike Race & Ride on twitter or via facebook.
See this video of the Angkor Wat Bike Race & Ride: