Arizona Bike Week is a time honored tradition for many riders in our region. Normally held in March at a time where Colorado riders long to get away from the cold and ride with no jacket or heated gear. Held in Scottsdale, Arizona, riders can check out a minor league baseball game, balloon races and amazing sunsets while listening to great music.
ABW was rescheduled to October 7th thru 11th after receiving a special permit from the City of Scottsdale with the understanding that they would have to adhere to local and national guidelines. This had to be quite the negotiation as most of the Phoenix valley’s music venues and festival remain in limbo.
So what will riders see different when they arrive at Arizona Bike Week? Most the guidelines that were put into place is very similar to what riders saw at Sturgis with the exception of the mandatory mask wearing.
Masks – The event’s website states that everyone is required to wear a mask at all times while inside the gates. They can be removed while sitting at a table.
Concerts – The RockYard will feature a series of sections separated by security barriers and at least 6 feet of distance. Groups of up to nine people will be allowed in each and a high-top table will be available
Vendors – The event will not be missing a beat with the number of vendors and it appears that most if not all that have attended in the past have come back to support ABW and to try and survive. Our small biker owned businesses have really struggled during COVID with all the events cancelled in 2020.
We wish ABW a successful event and if you attended, please leave your comments below.