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Promoters: 85,000 visitors roar through WestWorld of Scottsdale during Arizona Bike Week 2023

WestWorld of Scottsdale hosts spectacle of motorcycle metal at Arizona Bike Week
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Promoters of the most recent Arizona Bike Week celebration report its highest attendance yet as they are reporting 85,000 visitors turned out at WestWorld of Scottsdale for the five-day motorcycle rally and music fest.

Officials close to the event report that number represents 10,000 more people than the previous year and its largest crowds to date.

“This was our first year as an all-woman owned bike rally and we are incredibly proud to have reached this milestone,” said Lisa Cyr, organizer and part-owner of Arizona Bike Week in a prepared statement. “The weather was ideal and between all the charity rides, entertainment, concerts and the multitude of newly added attractions, we feel this truly was our best year yet.”

Ms. Cyr says of the 85,000 people who descended on WestWorld of Scottsdale, more than 40% of them were out-of-town guests from across the nation and the world.

A popular new attraction at Arizona Bike Week was the ‘All-Out Dyno Drags,’ which had a continuous line of riders ready to race and test their bikes and riding skills while strapped onto rollers. Participants were able to hook up their own motorcycles to safely race head-to-head against one another.

“As always, the biker community was extremely philanthropic this year. Hundreds of riders gathered each day to participate in the five charity rides that went on during the event. These rides raised funds for everything from children’s hospitals to cancer foundations,” Ms. Cyr said.

On Sunday, the final day of Arizona Bike Week, organizers turned the HandleBar stage over to the incredibly talented young musicians from Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Centers.

Six teen bands, who were all finalists in Solid Rock’s annual music competition, performed throughout the day. In addition to allowing these aspiring musicians to play in front of the rally crowd, Bike Week also made a $5,000 donation to Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock. The donation went in part to the teen centers in Phoenix, which offers free music, dance and art lessons to teens.

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