A CMTR Double Event. One school near a local Temple, another a Nursery School located in the mountains of Chiang Dao. We brought them together for a great joint event.
On 4 June 2015 CMTR funded and dedicated a new clinic building at the Baan Mai Pattana Santi Border Police School.
This is our biggest project to date. Please read the whole story here: Building Baan Mai Pattana Santi Clinic
Help Us Help Children in Need!
Watch our “Upcoming Events” page for the dates of give away events throughout the year. Come and join us!
Putting Smiles on Children’s Faces
- HIV Children
- Orphaned Children
- Hill Tribe Children
- A Child In Need
Chiang Mai, Thailand – Over the years Chiang Mai ToyRide has attracted hundreds of motorcycles and participants to its events. Our goal is to help children in need and at the same time promote and enjoy motorcycling in Northern Thailand.
Our annual main event was held each February where hundreds of riders meet and parade/ride their decorated motorcycles to a location where the children anxiously await their arrival. The riders contribute to a massive pile of toys for the children. The charity party kicks off with bands for kids, rock ‘n’ blues for adults, clowns, magicians, games and prizes for the kids, food from local vendors, awards for best decorated bikes and, the highlight of the event; the toy giveaway to the children!
It’s not just about the toys. Besides our main fund raising event, donations from individuals and businesses fund our events throughout the year (watch our “Upcoming Events” page), as well as our annual Christmas Eve Giveaway in the acute care wards at Chiang Mai’s Maharaj Hospital when ailing kids get a visit from Santa bearing bags of toys.
With the generous donations from our sponsors and riders, we have given away hundreds of toys and blankets, athletic equipment, medical supplies and food to hundreds of children and their families. In 2009 we expanded our giving with our “Playgrounds Plus” program, which provides new playground equipment, educational and athletic supplies, or construction necessary for the well being of the students. These donations are individually tailored to each location, targeting kids who are “under the radar.”
The Chiang Mai ToyRide committee (an international group of riders and non-riders from Thailand, Canada, England, Australia, Germany and America) has staged successful rides and events since 2008. Toys, goods and other charitable donations are gathered and distributed to ‘children in need’. If you’d like more information, please browse our site or send questions via email firstname.lastname@example.org.