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 plentiful parking for motorcycles for only $10. Cars will be required to park at our satellite location just down the beach and a shuttle will be provided. Anyone not riding a motorcycle should carpool or ride-share as parking on the beach will be extremely limited.

Calendar of events

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

  • Beach Concerts:

    The only way to have access to the VIP area is to purchase the official lodging package. However, everyone is welcome to join us in the general admission area. This space is first-come, first-serve. The show is completely FREE! Food & beverage is available for purchase.

  • Vendors:

    All are welcome to walk our vendor area each day. Keep in mind parking fees apply.

  • Poker Runs:

    Everyone is welcome to join our poker run festivities. Cards are available for purchase AT THE OFFICIAL ST. PETE BEACH VENDOR BOOTH OR AT THE FIRST STOP OF EACH DAY for $12/card. Completed Daily Poker Run cards should be returned to the Official St. Pete Beach BikeFest Vendor Booth by 4:30 PM on the day of the run to be eligible to win! 

    The highest “3-Card Poker Hand” will win daily but you will want to turn your officially stamped cards in regardless of how good or bad your hand is because there will be a prize drawing for a random winner.

    • 1st Place for the best hand will be a 3 day/2 night vacation at TradeWinds

    • Daily random drawing prize will be 3 day/2 night stay in Orlando at a four-star resort

  • Bar Crawl:

    The more the merrier is the motto for our bar crawl! Bar Crawl passports are only $15/each and available for purchase at the Official St. Pete Beach BikeFest Vendor Booth.  Participants who complete the crawl will receive a free St. Pete Beach BikeFest Crawl t-shirt! Drink purchases are not required to have your passport stamped at each stop. Simply return your fully stamped Bar Crawl passport to the Official St. Pete Beach BikeFest Booth to redeem.

Do Poker Run and Bar Crawl Passport cards get you free drinks at any of the stops?

No, but most stops will have featured drinks/specials as well as live entertainment.

How can I purchase a motorcycle raffle ticket?

Motorcycle raffle tickets can be purchased onsite during the event, onsite now at the BlueGreen desk inside the main lobby at TradeWinds Island Grand, or at either Bert’s Barracuda or Bert’s Black Widow Harley Davidson Dealerships.

Will there be parking available?

THERE WILL BE PLENTIFUL PARKING FOR MOTORCYCLES DURING THE EVENT. PARKING IS GOING TO BE VERY LIMITED AND LIKELY UNAVAILABLE DURING CERTAIN TIMES FOR NON-MOTORCYCLES. RATES ARE $10 PER BIKE PER DAY AND ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE GUESTS NOT RIDING A MOTORCYCLE TO USE TAXIS OR RIDE-SHARE. WE WILL HAVE AN OFFSITE LOT AVAILABLE WITH A SHUTTLE TO THE PROPERTY AS WELL. Additionally, there are many other businesses in close proximity that will also have parking available for sale. KEEP IN MIND THAT ALL OF OUR LODGING PACKAGES DO INCLUDE GUARANTEED SELF PARKING, ONE PASS PER ROOM.

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?

No. To ensure a first-class experience for those who have spent a lot of money to buy one of our packages, we are not selling VIP access passes.

What is included with the VIP beach concert access?

You will have an exclusive viewing area near the front of the stage. This area also has exclusive restrooms equipped with air-conditioned men’s/women’s stalls . Of course we will also offer FREE beer and wine beginning at 7pm until the end of the main act’s performance!

Are the Bike Shows and viewing of custom bikes inside Builders Row?

There will be bikes on display throughout the weekend at Builder’s Row. Judging for the Baddest Bagger Competition will be held inside the pavilion on Saturday from 3 to 5 pm. Sunday’s 10 Class Bike Show will be held outside next to the pavilion.

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 alluminum 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.