Arizona Bike Week 2016 (Photo: Mike Mertes)
Arizona Bike Week to roar through Scottsdale on April 11-15
When we start to hear that low rumble each spring, long-time Valley residents know that it’s not the sound of an early monsoon season, it’s time for Arizona Bike Week. Tens of thousands of bikers will roll into town in April to celebrate their shared passion for two-wheel touring.
Arizona Bike Week runs five days and is held at WestWorld in Scottsdale, but the festivities surrounding this celebration of cycling encompass the entire greater Phoenix area. Retailers, restaurants, bars, and lodging accommodations, all roll out the red carpet to welcome this diverse group of enthusiasts. Riders from across the country and around the globe, eagerly await Arizona Bike Week each year and look forward to soaking up Arizona’s spring sunshine and exploring the breathtaking landscape.
Photos of Arizona Bike Week 2016 (click on slideshow to view in fullscreen):
Photos by Mike Mertes, AZ Big Media
The bikers that attend Arizona Bike Week are a very philanthropic group. The charity rides and fundraisers that go on during Arizona bike Week result in hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations to a variety of worthy organizations, ranging from the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, to various cancer charities.
There will be hundreds of vendors at WestWorld, offering a wide range of goods and services as well as stunt shows, exhibitions, contests, games, racing, auctions, safe riding and precision skills demos and non-stop live music.
This year marks the 22nd annual Arizona Bike Week. It has quickly grown to be one of the top five rallies in the nation.
A ticket to Arizona Bike Week gets you into everything, including nightly concerts by some of the biggest names in the rock world. This year’s lineup delivers something for every age and music taste with Collective Soul, Chevelle, Shinedown and ZZ Top. Tickets are just $63 for access to everything Arizona Bike Week has to offer.
Single day passes available as well for $28 to $33 and the event is free on Sunday. Arizona Bike Week provides a clean, safe environment for all to enjoy and kids under 12 get in free.
If you’re looking for a little more than just a typical spring festival, head out to WestWorld April 11 – 15. You’ll be glad you did and who knows, maybe you’ll catch the riding bug too.