2018 FAQ

GENERAL

Where is St. Pete Beach BikeFest taking place?

THE EVENT IS HEADQUARTERED AT TRADEWINDS ISLAND RESORTS, 5500 GULF BLVD. ST PETE BEACH FL, 33706

Are non-guests allowed on property to participate in the beard contest, etc.?

YES. ALL EVENTS/FESTIVITIES ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. THERE WILL BE $10 PARKING AT THE RESORT. NO MOTOR VEHICLES PERMITTED TO PARK ON SITE.

Calendar of events

Do I need a ticket or to be on the package to attend the festivities?

  • Beach Concerts:

    THE SHOWS ARE FREE AND EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN US IN THE GENERAL ADMISSION AREA. FOOD & BEVERAGE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. EXCLUSIVE VIP AREA IS RESERVED FOR OFFICIAL LODGING PACKAGE GUESTS ONLY.  

  • Vendors:

    ALL ARE WELCOME TO WALK OUR VENDOR AREA EACH DAY. KEEP IN MIND PARKING FEES APPLY.

  • RoadKill Scavenger Rides:

    EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN OUR DAILY ROADKILL SCAVENGER RIDES. THIS EVENT IS FACILITATED USING THE GOOSECHASE APP AND INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO JOIN ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE OR AT THE OFFICIAL ST. PETE BEACH BIKEFEST INFORMATION BOOTH. VIEW INSTRUCTIONS AND ALL OF THE STOPS ON OUR ROADKILL SCAVENGER RIDES HERE.

    FOLLOW THE MAP AND EARN POINTS BY ‘CHECKING-IN’ AT OUR GREAT PARTNER LOCATIONS AROUND TAMPA BAY. THE GOAL IS TO EARN THE MOST POINTS EACH DAY BY VISITING EACH LOCATION. DAILY TOP PLACE FINISHERS WILL RECEIVE GREAT PRIZES LIKE FLORIDA VACATION PACKAGES AND $300 BUD GEAR CREDITS. DAILY WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT 7:30 PM EACH EVENING AT THE ST. PETE BEACH BIKEFEST MAIN STAGE. THERE WILL ALSO BE A PRIZE DRAWING FOR A RANDOM WINNER SO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATES HAS A CHANCE TO WIN REGARDLESS OF HOW MANY POINTS ARE EARNED!

  • Bar Crawl:

    THE MORE THE MERRIER IS THE MOTTO FOR OUR BAR CRAWL! BAR CRAWL PASSPORTS ARE ONLY $10/EACH AND AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE OFFICIAL ST. PETE BEACH BIKEFEST RETAIL BOOTH. PARTICIPANTS WHO COMPLETE THE CRAWL WILL RECEIVE A FREE ST. PETE BEACH BIKEFEST CRAWL T-SHIRT! SIMPLY RETURN YOUR FULLY STAMPED BAR CRAWL PASSPORT TO THE OFFICIAL ST. PETE BEACH BIKEFEST RETAIL BOOTH TO REDEEM. TWO PASSPORTS ARE INCLUDED IN EACH ST. PETE BEACH BIKEFEST PACKAGE.

Do Scavenger Ride and Bar Crawls passports get you free drinks at any of the stops?

NO, BUT OUR SOUVENIR CUP IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE ST. PETE BEACH BIKEFEST RETAIL BOOTH DOES! IT IS GOOD FOR DISCOUNTED BEER AT SCAVENGER HUNT LOCATIONS AND BAR CRAWL STOPS AS WELL AS AT OUTLETS AROUND TRADEWINDS ISLAND RESORTS. TWO SOUVENIR CUPS ARE INCLUDED WITH EVERY ST. PETE BEACH BIKEFEST PACKAGE.

How can I purchase a motorcycle raffle ticket?

MOTORCYCLE RAFFLE TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED ON-SITE DURING THE EVENT AT BERT’S HARLEY DAVIDSON EVENT TENT, TRADEWINDS CONCIERGE  OR AT BERT’S BARRACUDA OR BERT’S BLACK WIDOW HARLEY-DAVIDSON DEALERSHIPS.

Will there be parking available?

THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF PARKING FOR MOTORCYCLES DURING THE EVENT. MOTORCYCLE PARKING IS $10 PER BIKE PER DAY ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS AT THE RESORT.  Additionally, there are many other businesses in close proximity that will also have parking available for sale. ALL OF OUR LODGING PACKAGES DO HAVE GUARANTEED VIP PARKING, INCLUDING A PASS FOR TWO BIKES PER ROOM.  NEW THIS YEAR – PACKAGE HOLDERS CAN PURCHASE A WEEK-END PASS FOR $30 TO ADD ADDITIONAL PARKING FOR (1) VEHICLE OR (1) TRAILER AT OUR OFF-SITE PARKING LOT. NO VEHICLES OR TRAILERS ARE PERMITTED ON-SITE.

Is there Handicapped Parking available nearby and access/areas for people with disabilities?

Yes. We do have designated handicap parking spaces available. Please note that these spaces are subject to availability and regular parking fees apply. As for the concert, we will have designated handicap accessible areas. We want this event to be a blast for everyone, please notify us in advance so that we may assist in the most efficient means possible. 

Are there any camping options?

We do not have any official camping packages. The closest campground is Fort Desoto Park.

 

Beach Concerts

Can I purchase access to the VIP area if I’m not on an official lodging package?

THE MAIN VIP AREA IS RESERVED FOR ST. PETE BEACH BIKEFEST PACKAGE HOLDERS ONLY.

SISTER HAZEL’S THURSDAY NIGHT PERFORMANCE IS THE ONLY EXCEPTION. THERE IS ALSO A SISTER HAZEL ONE-NIGHT PACKAGE WHERE THOSE SEPARATE VIP PASSES ARE INCLUDED (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO). BEER AND WINE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS SECTION AND INDIVIDUAL VIP PASSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FOR THIS CONCERT ONLY.

CAN I PURCHASE MORE VIP PASSES IF I AM ON THE OFFICIAL LODGING PACKAGE?

YES! YOU CAN NOW ADD UP TO (2) ADDITIONAL PEOPLE TO YOUR ROOM ($180/EACH) TO RECEIVE VIP CONCERT ACCESS AND OTHER PACKAGE ENTITLEMENTS.

What is included with the VIP beach concert access?

VIP ACCESS FOR PACKAGE HOLDERS PROVIDES AN EXCLUSIVE VIEWING AREA NEAR THE FRONT OF THE STAGE. THIS AREA ALSO HAVE PRIVATE AIR-CONDITIONED RESTROOMS AND FREE BEER AND WINE DURING THE PERFORMANCES.

VIP PASSES FOR THE SISTER HAZEL 1-NIGHT PACKAGE/CONCERT ONLY INCLUDES ACCESS TO A VIEWING AREA NEAR THE FRONT OF THE STAGE, PRIVATE AIR-CONDITIONED RESTROOMS AND A CASH BAR.

Will there be additional food and beverage for sale at the concerts?

YES! THE HOTEL WILL HAVE PLENTY OF BARS SERVING BEER, WINE AND SPIRITS. ADDITIONALLY, INSIDE THE VENUE, WE WILL HAVE A GREAT FOOD MENU, COCKTAILS AND 16OZ ALUMINUM BOTTLES OF BEER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO REDEEM FOR FOOD & BEVERAGE ITEMS. NO CASH OR CREDIT CARDS WILL BE TAKEN AT THE IN-VENUE BARS OR FOOD STATIONS.

Venue Map

Concert menu

Can I bring a cooler?

No. Coolers are not permitted in the public areas around the resorts including the concert venue.

Can I bring my own food or beverage?

No. Our permit only allows food and beverage purchased from the venue directly.

Is smoking permitted at the concert?

This is an outdoor venue which means smoking is permitted. We kindly ask you be respectful of those around you and utilize the designated receptacles.

Can I bring chairs for the concert?

Chairs are not permitted in any of the VIP areas. Low profile chairs are permitted in the General Admission area.

Are the bike shows and viewing of custom bikes inside builder’s row?

THERE WILL BE BIKES ON DISPLAY THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND AT BUILDER’S ROW. REGISTRATION AND JUDGING FOR THE BADDEST BAGGER COMPETITION WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY IN THE JACARANDA HALL/BANYAN BREEZEWAY. REGISTRATION AND JUDGING FOR THE FULL THROTTLE BIKE SHOW WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY IN THE VENDOR’S ROW NORTH LOT.