Despite the pandemic, Harley-Davidson and Kärnten Werbung have decided to start preparations for the Bike Week in September 2021. In 2020 the meeting was canceled due to CoV, but thousands of bikers came.
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The European Bike Week in Carinthia has been a very special experience for the Harley-Davidson community for over 20 years, said Carinthia advertising on Wednesday. It is a meeting of like-minded people who share a common attitude towards life, a philosophy of life and a love of myth on two wheels.
The meeting is planned from September 7th to 12th.
Planning with a security concept
Tom Robinson, Consumer Experience Manager of Harley-Davidson Europe, said the events team is optimistic and is looking forward to the day when employees and customers can meet again in person.
The refore, the planning has started.
Carinthia Advertising Managing Director Christian Kresse said that there had been very intensive discussions between the organizers and the Villach tourist region in recent weeks.
The company in Milwaukee, the largest city in the American state of Wisconsin, clearly stated that it wanted to organize a European Bike Week this year if the general conditions permit.
The y are very optimistic that the event can be handled despite the ongoing travel restrictions and special challenges due to the global pandemic. A special look is therefore given to security concepts.
Final decision in May or June
The re will be no talks with the federal government or the Ministry of Health regarding individual permits. As for the safety concept, the organizers of the European Bike Week want to adapt to the current legal framework, said Kresse. “This year everyone knows that they have to adjust to changed framework conditions.” It is also expected that freedom of travel could be combined with tests. “I think we will have to have a deadline in May or June, where we will then finally decide whether an event is feasible in September or not.”
The meeting at Faaker See is the most important event worldwide for the motorcycle group. In order to make up for the lost year 2020, the contract was also extended as requested. This collaboration with Harley Davidson is “very, very important” for the Carinthian postseason, said Kresse.
The entire tourism industry is hoping for planning security soon and an unlocking in April or May.In any case, the holding of Bike Week in Carinthia was firmly agreed upon until 2024.