Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
As you most likely know in 2021 Arizona Bike Week was postponed until 2022. But the dates and some details are out on the 2022 AZ Bike Week.
First, Westworld in Scottsdale, AZ hosts the rally. In addition, this motorcycle rally is the largest in the state of Arizona. And Arizona Bike Week is also on the LightningCustoms.com’s Major Motorcycle Rallies List.
Next, so what will go on at the 25th anniversary of this Arizona motorcycle rally? Well first the headlining band is Lynyrd Sknyrd. Now since there are potentially going to be some different pricing or a different set up. So the below is the info is what was posted before the 2022 info was live.
Last Year’s Bike Week Info
So there is the possibility of a lot of rallies, including Bike Week in Arizona, not happening at all because of Covid. In addition, this also means that there might also be a lot less attractions and / or a lot more rules (just like in 2020).
Subsequently, because AZBW is happening at the end of the peak of Covid in the winter, you might want to hold off on buying tickets (see the last paragraph). But with all of that said, we remain hopeful that in 2021 Arizona Bike Week will be a little bit closer the way it was pre-Covid.
AZ Bike Week Challenges
Now a lot of bike rallies did not happen in 2020. But the promoters of the Bike Week in Arizona did jump through a lot of government hoops to make the event happen. That being said, there were a lot of events that did not happen at all. And there were also a lot of rules imposed by the government.
One notable change at the 2020 Scottsdale motorcycle was the huge change in the headlining band. It went from Lynrd Skynrd to Night Ranger. Obviously there is no comparison between the two, but the promoters did what they could. In addition, Offspring did not play.
Next there were some significant rules everyone had to follow. One was that you had to wear masks even when you were outdoors. Also, there were limits on the number of people who could be in the AZ Bike Week. Another was for you to watch the concerts you were put in socially distanced corrals.
Then between the announcement of the postponement in the spring until finalizing of the new fall dates there was some concern from people who bought tickets. Now the promoters eventually did refund the money. But for those who were not or could not go there a lot of them were really unhappy people. And this was because some people had already taken vacation days for the spring dates, paid for hotels, etc. But there just wasn’t much else that could be done.
Also, even though there wasn’t as much going on at the Arizona Bike Week the price went. Although all of the above made some people unhappy there were a lot of people who were grateful that AZBW still went on.
Arizona Bike Week Events
Next, with all of the challenges in the past and in the future due to Covid below we focus on what happens at this Arizona Rally when there is NOT Covid. Noteworthy, we will update this page as we approach the 2021 Arizona Bike Week.
First, every night there are nationally known bands playing at the Rockyard area of Westworld. Next, if you have not been to the Arizona Bike Week before the venue is huge. Subsequently, there is a lot of room for concerts, attractions, and vendors. Also there is a large area for primitive camping and RVs.
Also, there are a number of bike shows. For instance, there is the Baddest Bagger in Arizona and BadAZ Bike Show. Also there are builders at the rally to meet.
In addition, other big events include multiple motorcycle rides, street stunt shows, motocross stunt shows, and the Miss AZBW contest. Rounding out the Bike Week events are games, contests, displays, silent auction, motorcycle raffle, vendors, demo rides.
Other Arizona Bikefest Notes
In addition to the rally’s attractions, the area offers some cool rides. Also there is the FREE Cave Creek Bike Week. And there is a lot going on and fun happening there. Because of these items there are a good number of people who opt to not go to the Bike Week venue.
Or there are people who just go at night to see their favorite band. Subsequently, the total number of attendees does not reflect how much traffic vendors will get.
In particular, at night what vendors often see is a lot of people entering the AZ Bike Week. But a lot these people make a beeline to the area to watch the bands. So these people aren’t shopping. Instead they are just going directly from the entrance to the concert area.
Another challenge for vendors is that when the concerts start attendees who came earlier go watch the concerts. So when you add to the above and that there are popular concerts, even Saturday night is not as big of a sales day like you might expect from the attendance number.
Also there has not been the announcement of the 2021 Arizona rally’s fees. But we will update this page as more information is available.
Finally, with any winter 2020 or spring 2021 rally across the US you might want to hold off on purchasing tickets really early. As you know, there were a lot of cancellations in 2021 – some rallies gave refunds and others didn’t.
Then at a lot of events promoters had no choice but to make massive changes. And this meant that people who bought tickets early weren’t getting what the thought. Subsequently, since Arizona Bike Week is held right at the end of winter you might not want to purchase tickets really early.