OC BikeFest and Delmarva Bike Week Postponed to 2021

OC BikeFest and Delmarva Bike Week Postponed to 2021

OC BikeFest and Delmarva Bike Week will be postponed to 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The events will be moved from September 16 – 20, 2020 to September 15 -19, 2021.

In a press release, organizers of the events wrote, “Due to Covid-19, and extensive discussions with the Town of Ocean City and Worcester County Health Department, we have decided to postpone all activities to 2021. As an event, OC BikeFest and Delmarva Bike Week draw attendees, sponsors and vendors fromdozens of states. It is our intent each year to produce the safest event possible while respecting the community that continues to warmly welcome our events each September.”

This decision was not an easy one. OC BikeFest and Delmarva Bike week are blockbuster events for Ocean City and provide an extension of the tourist season into the fall.

Despite the financial losses they will suffer, organizers are putting safety first. “For all of us with OC BikeFest and Delmarva Bike Week, the decision to postpone all events for 2020 has been incredibly difficult. We have worked for decades to grow our events and build a relationship of trust with the Town of Ocean City, Worcester County, Wicomico County, Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, sponsors, vendors, advertising partners, staff, the entertainers and, of course, our attendees. This year, the uncertainty is too great to risk that trust and safely produce the quality events each of you have come to expect. As mentioned, this decision has been very difficult, but when it comes to the safety of all those involved, we know it is the right decision.”

Ticket information and the music lineup for 2021 will be released on August 5.

Reaction from Mayor Meehan

Following the announcement, Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan posted a statement on his Facebook page. “While I know this was not an easy decision to make, I understand and commend the actions taken by OC BikeFest  and Delmarva Bike Week® to protect their participants, vendors, entertainers and the public. While we will miss the event this year, we look forward to them returning safety next year to celebrate the 10th and 20th anniversary of their event,” said Meehan

2 Comments on this Post

  1. Tom Garbo

    Will not miss the 24 hours of rev rev rev. Like looking at the bikes but hate hearing the loud noise 3 in the morning from the 5th floor of my motel. The only other time we refuse to go down is senior week. Last year we took 5 trips to OC for a total of around 25 days. We eat all our meals at local resturants except for this year with coronus restrictions. Move bike week to Wildwood or Virginia Beach.

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    • Christopher a Mulford

      Both Wildwood and Virginia beach have their own version of bike week. I have been attending bike week in Ocean city for the past 15 years and the amount of noise isn’t as much as the classic car festival and the bikers behave better.

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