Lisa Cyr

We all remember our 21st birthday (or at least some of it). No matter what year you hit that magical age of adulthood, the odds are that one of the Arizona Bike Week 2017 headliners was topping the music charts at that time. With a concert lineup that spans over four decades of legendary rock, this year’s event provides genres for everyone. Bret Michaels, Creedence Clearwater Revisted, Korn and Alice Cooper will all be taking the stage in the RockYard at WestWorld, April 5-9, during the largest motorcycle rally in the Southwest. As always, ABW offers an all-inclusive ticket and a five-day pass costs less than what you would normally pay to see just one of these concerts.

WestWorld has been the home of Arizona Bike Week for 16 of its 21 events. Each year the rally expands into more areas of the 360 acre park to accommodate the growing attendance and endless list of entertainment and attractions. In 2016 the massive on-site expo hall was introduced into the footprint, housing a vintage motorcycle auction and flat track racing. This year it will offer all day live music, vendors and those insanely entertaining FMX jumpers.

The campgrounds at ABW always sell out and the venue has once again added more campsites to keep up with the demand. The parties in the campgrounds are epic, so staying on-site is the best way to enjoy everything this rally has to offer.

The nightly after-hours parties are becoming a favorite of the attendees. If you haven’t been to one of these post-concert soirees, you’re missing out! Each night offers a different adult themed contest, hosted by the hilarious and irreverent, Jay Allen. This year, the after-hours parties will also include live music and a late night performance by the Brigade extreme stunt team.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars are raised for various charitable organizations during Arizona Bike Week. The daily charity rides have always been a staple of the event and provide an opportunity to support some amazing causes, while having a great time.

There are new items being added to the ABW events calendar each day. It’s a good idea to check the website frequently to help you plan your schedule for the week: azbikeweek.com

The staff at Arizona Biker Information Guide looks forward to seeing ya’ll at WestWorld because as our friends at Arizona Bike Week say…

“The best parties happen on two wheels!!”

Written by Lisa Cyr

February 1, 2017    Feature Story