Bike Week New Orleans Update

bikeweekneworleansFollowing your comments, Jennifer Mercaldi Ramella, Marketing Director Of The Broken Spoke Saloon, brings you a complement of information regarding New Orleans Bike Week (May 6 to 10th).

“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!

23 Responses to “Bike Week New Orleans Update”

  1. 1 Spider Racing Apr 2nd, 2009 at 9:33 am

    I can t wait there is no city like New Orleans if you haven’t been you should def try to make it to the Big Easy.. Having a bike week just makes it that much better

  2. 2 Brandon Apr 2nd, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Let’s ride to New Orleans to watch bikes, girls and stroll on Bourbon street for a few drinks.

  3. 3 Bradley K Apr 2nd, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    “New Orleans is a chocolate city” Quote from the Mayor!!!!!!
    I have no intentions of ever spending money there.

  4. 4 John Apr 2nd, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    I love New Orleans. It’s very friendly. When I am there I see all colors, Same all over the country. Bradley K is prejudiced, so an idiot..

  5. 5 MJ, editor Apr 3rd, 2009 at 7:24 am

    This is going to be great with everyone so close together with all the bikes… able to ride over from the convention center to party with Jay Allen at the Spoke 1/2 block away. A big party with lots of activities all in one spot. The plantation rides and the Southern Comfort plantation party should be good too, and they raise money for The Sunshine Kids and for Wetland Preservation. Both rides end back at the Broken Spoke for concerts – Edgar Winter and Blackfoot.

  6. 6 DK Apr 3rd, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    If you can’t have fun in Nawlins, you have a serious problem. Should be a blast., Steel Pony was a blast till that bitch Katrina hit. Hopefully plenty of bikers will show up.

  7. 7 Bradley K Apr 3rd, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    No doubt the event should be a good one but I refuse to spend any money in a city where the Mayor is a racist idiot. I am all for equal rights but damn, what if the Mayor were white & called New Orleans a “vanilla city”. The shit would have hit the fan for sure. Although my opinion may not be the most popular it is still my opinion. This is still America & I’m proud to be an American.

  8. 8 Boss Hawg Apr 5th, 2009 at 8:15 am


    I am with you on your last post. Been there a many of time and will not go back…hell we won’t even ride through there again. While showing at the Steel Pony Express a few years ago I awoke to find 4 out 6 of our custom bikes (they were cabled together with what was known to be theft-proof cable) being wheeled around the corner (which suddenly stopped when 6 guns were drawn down on their (as you say “chocolate” asses) and a dear friend of mine that was displaying had his truck, trailer and bikes stolen all under the watchful eyes of security. You go figure….who is watching who?

    I have worked all over the Caribbean, Central & South America and to top it off N.O. is as filthy cesspool as there is in any slum and has way to many dudes with tits (for you softies that would be chicks with dicks) hawking their queer wares for me…I believe in Adam & Eve…NOT Adam & Steve. Along with the Mayor’s mentality and lack of management and of course the Governor, they will have problems to come for some time.

    People must deal with the facts. One must wonder why they cannot evacuate 200,000 people from N.O. with 4 days notice, but can move in 2,000,000 people to D.C and out again in a matter of 36 hours?

    Maybe it was just the Mayor’s way of flushing to toilets?

    Boss Hawg

  9. 9 EzJ Apr 6th, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Forget they Mayor & thank Jay Allen. Support motorcycle events! There won’t be any left if ‘ya don’t. The folks putting on NOBW are workin their asses off. Great music @ the Sugar Mill (awesome place). Crawfish etouffe anyone? Bon temps roule!!!!
    EzJ, South Bay Biker Productions

  10. 10 Ken Sirota Apr 6th, 2009 at 8:46 am

    Support New Orleans, New Orleans Bike Week, the motorcycle industry. Going for a good time…

  11. 11 Boss Hawg Apr 6th, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Jay Allen is a hell of a man and works his ass off for the industry. Just should have picked a better place other than N.O.

    If you knew me you would know that I wholeheartedly support motorcycle events and the industry.

    As my friend here says…..Over and Out.

    Boss Hawg

  12. 12 Jason Apr 6th, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    The issue of bikes security is the same in all big cities. The show is not about the Mayor. It’s about motorcycles and having a good time around the same passion. New Orleans is a good place for this.

  13. 13 Spider Racing Apr 7th, 2009 at 9:04 am

    It sounds to me like you guys are just scared to be around Blacks…. there is tons of stuff to see around New Orleans…. there is crime there but no more then any other big city where there is a large number of low income residents….. I’m sure you guys must just be scared of all those places as well right dont have a bike event in any big city ever that will solve this problem how about all event be held in the woods where there are no people at all that way you guys will be safe…. If people are negative about everything that tries to get done people will stop planning these events and then you can just sit home with your bike so your safe…
    See you guys in NOLA

  14. 14 Bradley K Apr 7th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    You guys obviously did not read my post too well.
    I never said anything about blacks. Just a racist mayor.
    There are crimes in other major cities. Never denied that.
    Have I been to other major cities for rallies, business, general everyday stuff…..sure. Even lived in one for several years, lived on the outskirts of one otherwise
    Do I support the motorcycle industry…you bet. Has it supported me & my family…you bet.
    So don’t assume you know me.
    I stand by what I said. I will never spend money in that city while there is a racist mayor talkin stupid shit.

  15. 15 Wrench Turner Apr 8th, 2009 at 6:34 am

    Dont say anything negative about N.O., If you do your comments will not be posted. Lets all get behind this Idea that N.O. is the next big bike event that we all just have to attend. I cant make it to N.O., I have to mow the lawn that weekend. Darn!

  16. 16 Spider Racing Apr 8th, 2009 at 7:52 am

    The point is nobody has to go but to try to spew negativity that may affect other people from going when you no firsthand knowledge of how this event will be (since this is the first) is just ignorant.. didnt your mom teach you if you have nothing nice to say just dont say anything… FYI if the envent turns out to suck ill be the first to say it don’t i hate driving for an event that sucks more than anyone

  17. 17 Joel Haschler Apr 8th, 2009 at 8:12 am

    I have been a couple of times to the defunct (because of Katrina) Steel Pony Bke Event. It was outside the city, and I can tell you that it was a verygathering and I loved it. I understand that the new event is downtown, close to the French Quarter. So, it’s even much better. I don’t understand what the fuss is all about. Are the critics coming from some show competitor? Myrtle Beach?.

  18. 18 Bradley K Apr 8th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Don’t care how “cool” the event will be. Anywhere but New Orleans. Disagree all you like…..sheep.

  19. 19 Caps Locked Apr 9th, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Don’t care how “cool” the event will be. Anywhere but New Orleans. Disagree all you like…..sheep


    Someone gets it….

  20. 20 rossdog May 3rd, 2009 at 10:13 am

    I,m going to fore-go myrtle beach, where we are not wanted, to go to new orlrans where we are wanted. I hope more will do the same.

  21. 21 BikeBiz May 3rd, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    The city is trying to recover by being open to new events. N.O is just as good place as any to hold a bike event. I am going to be supportive. Whatever your personal feelings are about the mayor, or the cities residence – shouldn’t really matter. It is actually attending events like these that give you real voice on the topic. Those who are going off about this event – probably aren’t open to new things regardless of what they are.
    I’m sure that the people who are organizing the event know what the hell they are doing!

  22. 22 ronnierue May 4th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Dont know if your from around this area, im guesing NO. WE dont LIVE in n.o. 40 miles south. Its really not that BAD. Geez! the area it is going to be held is an AWESOME area. Screw the mayor. Hes just hasnt decided if hes white or black, hence chocolate and not fudge.

  23. 23 Nazonee May 12th, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Wow, attended and will not do so again. I was very disappointed with the show as a whole. We were there on Saturday and thought it would be msotly held indoors…NOT. It was hot a very muggy out and I now that should be expected from NOLA. I am a resident of Louisiana and until Katrina hit lived just north of NOLA in Slidell. At NO time were we even aware of a bike raffle except for the one for the charity that willnot be given away until mid-June. We will not attend any upcoming NOLA bike weeks. The only upside is that we say a few friends that we don’t get to see as often since we have relocated but…in the end it was not worth the money and we were terribly disappointed.

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