Over 5,000 people came to Taman Bulatan in Miri to watch the three-day Miri Bike Week 2012 which started on May 11 and ended Saturday.

The event was launched by Miri mayor Lawrence Lai.

The event saw more than 600 bikers coming with some participants coming all the way from Thailand, Brunei Darussalam and Indonesia.

The event was themed ‘You Ride You Rock Heavy Metal’. It also showcased various events, with the highlight being the ‘Battle of the Bands’ which drew 10 bands vying for the coveted title.

The event is part of the Miri May Fest and it is endorsed by Miri City Council, with Maxis being the main sponsor.