Arizona Bike Week Celebrates 20 years
What started as a small gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts two decades ago has grown into one of the biggest rallies in the country. This April 6 through 10, Arizona Bike Week 2016 will be celebrating its twentieth anniversary at WestWorld in Scottsdale.
This 360 acre park has been home to Arizona Bike Week for 15 of its 20 rallies. With massive RV camping accommodations and a wide variety of event spaces, WestWorld offers the flexibility needed to absorb the tremendous growth this festival has seen each year.
The newest area of WestWorld being incorporated into the footprint is the Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center. The North Hall of the TNEC will house the Legends Classic and Vintage Motorcycle Auction and in the Equidome the exciting sport of Flat Track Racing will join the extensive list of activities at the rally.
Arizona Bike Week utilizes an all-inclusive ticket format which provides each attendee the opportunity to experience all the festivities, including nightly concerts. ABW’s powerhouse presenting sponsor, Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale and concert venue sponsor Go AZ Motorcycles, along with a host of other loyal sponsors, provide the support that enables event producers, FX Promotions, to offer tickets at an extremely low cost to attendees.
This year, there will be double-header concerts in the on-site concert venue the RockYard and the lineup is pretty impressive:
- Wednesday, April 6, Blackberry Smoke and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
- Thursday, April 7, Warrant and Blues Traveler
- Friday, April 8, Reverend Horton Heat and Social Distortion.
- Saturday, April 9, Ratt and Buckcherry
There are daily charity rides during ABW which benefit a variety of causes. Riders who participate in these will all receive an admission pass, so they can enjoy the day’s events at WestWorld at the end of the ride.
A 5-day admission pass is $58 and you can see all of the concerts, auction, flat track racing, extreme stunt shows, bike shows, contests, demos, exhibitions, and hundreds of vendors. If you’re looking for a little less commitment, single day passes are also available, starting at just $20. Passes can be purchased online or at the gate.
Even those arriving on four wheels are guaranteed a great time with the friendly, fun loving biker crowd.
For a complete schedule of events, to sign up for charity rides and contests, or to purchase tickets, go to www.azbikeweek.com.