11 Must-See Arizona Bike Week Events in Metro Phoenix
Don't be alarmed if you hear the thunderous roar of motors and the screeching of rubber against road over the next several days. It's just the sounds generated by the thousands of motorcyclists who are revving up their rides and hitting the streets during Arizona Bike Week and are likely bound for either WestWorld in Scottsdale or any of the cycle-friendly fetes that are scheduled at Valley bars and biker-oriented businesses over the next nine days.
Brian Smith Photography A couple of the Baseline Babes of Baseline Sports Bar in Tempe, which will host special events coinciding with Arizona Bike Week.
Although the official Bike Weeks events at WestWorld's Cyclefest don't start until Wednesday, April 5, there are countless "pre-rally" parties and events that start today and lead up to the big bash up in North Scottsdale. For instance, the close to a dozen cycle shindigs we've highlighted in the following list.
Baseline Sports Bar
AJ Hunter, the wild-child owner of this Tempe neighborhood watering hole, has a major affinity for hawgs, so it's only fitting that her joint will host a Bike Week Kick-Off from 3 to 8 p.m. today. The Baseline Sports Babes will make an appearance, and those wearing the bar's T-shirts get half-price appetizers.
You can partake in biker-friendly adventures every night at this CenPho dive starting today. Bands and musicians will occupy its corner stage on a nightly basis, ranging from Guns 'n' Roses tribute band Recipe 4 Disaster on Saturday, April 6, to the rockabilly kings of The Cadillac Angels on Friday, April 12. The biggest event of Bike Week proper is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, when eight groups perform and a slew of drink specials are offered. Admission is free.