electrical bike Arizona Bike Week bringing first concert events to Scottsdale amid COVID-19
“We’ve all been cooped up for much too lengthy.”
That is how Arizona Bike Week organizers set the tone for a publication shared on their website because the competition prepares to welcome bikers again to WestWorld of Scottsdale for a five-day blowout from from Wednesday, Oct. 7, to Sunday, Oct. 11.
The occasion consists of the primary dwell live performance sequence within the state since March, with headlining performances by Evening Ranger, Blackberry Smoke, Texas Hippie Coalition and Jackyl.
It’ll even have dwell native music each afternoon at an onsite bar known as the Kickstand.
Arizona Bike Week usually takes place in April however was postponed this 12 months as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
The publication goes on to say, “We have a good time our ardour for driving by coming collectively at rallies stuffed with distributors and dwell music. That’s what bikers do. The spectatorless model of sporting occasions and concert events, nearly streamed, to be watched out of your sofa, doesn’t work for us.”
How Bike Week concert events will work underneath COVID-19
So that they’ve tailored how they might’ve gone about this in a traditional 12 months to satisfy the COVID-19 well being and security pointers at present in place.
Organizers are working underneath a particular allow from the Metropolis of Scottsdale, which incorporates plenty of domestically mandated well being and security restrictions,
Masks have to be worn always contained in the gated space of the occasion, besides when at a desk.
“All of us hate masks, we get it,” the publication notes. “Whether or not you could have chosen to assist your native institutions and comply with the foundations has been your selection, simply as whether or not you attend ABW this 12 months is your selection.”
If you’re unable to put on a masks for any cause, the web site says, “please sit this one out and we’ll hope to see you again in 2021.”
There may be an attendance restrict every day, so ticket availability is proscribed.
And the live performance area shall be damaged up into small sections with a minimal of 6 ft between them. Every part will maintain 9 individuals and embrace a excessive prime desk.
“So that you get to collect your 8 closest pals and watch the live performance out of your personal field, with an precise desk to set your beer on!,” the publication says.
“Our largest concern is that y’all are going to resolve you want watching a live performance this fashion and can need us to set it up like this yearly. We are able to’t! It prices approach an excessive amount of and we don’t wish to should cross that value on to you.”
Not all actions will go on as normal
Some actions have been canceled as a consequence of gathering restrictions, this consists of charity rides, bike reveals and stunt reveals.
For many who bought tickets however would somewhat sit this out, Bike Week is providing refunds on these beforehand non-fundable tickets.
“At Arizona Bike Week, we wish to have the ability to look again on this bleak and tragic 12 months and say, we didn’t do what was simple however we did do what was proper,” the publication says. “Some people would say that what we do isn’t that important and that’s okay. Bikers get it…”
Arizona Bike Week
When: Oct. 7-11. Gates are open from noon-11 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.
The place: WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Street.
For extra info on Bike Week or to buy tickets, go to azbikeweek.com.
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