“Hi – Jen here with Broken Spoke and Bike Week New Orleans. I wanted to chime in and say that this is a very unique event, in that we have planned most everything to be happening within a 5-city block radius. The event location is concentrated in what is called the “Warehouse and Arts district”, which is where the Convention Center is located. It is a fun area with lots of great bars, restaurants, galleries, etc.
Our “host” hotels are the Hilton Riverside and the Marriott Convention Center. Both are fantastic hotels and are offering exclusive rates for the event, and bike self-parking at a reduced rate (at the Hilton it is included in the room rate). Both hotels are walking distance from the event. We have closed off streets near the event for bike parking, and will also be using convention center lots for parking. We are working with the Hampton Inn and Hilton Garden Inn, which literally overlook the event grounds. Both hotels are offering Bike Week rates and parking specials. These will be posted on our website shortly at Bike Week New Orleans.
The Warehouse district is walking distance to the French Quarter, or there is a trolley that leaves from in front of the Hilton Riverside to the Quarter. But every event at Bike Week New Orleans – the music, SoCo girls and taste of New Orleans inside the Broken Spoke, the Easyriders Bike Show, the Hard Rock Roadhouse, the Chrome Kitchen, the Harley-Davidson merchandise sale, the Budweiser Burnout Bike, the seafood festival, and so much more – are all concentrated in an area around the Convention Center, in the Warehouse & Arts District. It will be a buzz of motorcycle activity and authentic New Orleans flavor – and you can stay and play all in the same area. We are sending a packet of New Orleans information to all who book in advance – tickets and/or hotel. Our welcome center at 501 Basin Street Station will also provide more local area information, which people can pick up as they arrive. I would also recommend that you contact the local Harley dealers – New Orleans Harley-Davidson and Hurricane Harley-Davidson for insider information. The are the local experts! Thank you and we hope to see you in New Orleans!