** Updated with new information on Feb7 about the promoter.
**updated with information from NBW Facebook page
Feb 7, 2017 According to a press release, Loretta Lynn’s Ranch will no longer be hosting Nashville Bike Week and has officially removed it from their 2017 Calendar of events.
Loretta Lynn’s Ranch representative states that the promoters of Nashville Bike Week failed to meet the financial terms of their contract.
At this time Biker Nation has not been given any additional information as to the future location of the September event, or if it will still be held.
The website, Nashville Bike Week, has not been updated to reflect this news or any further information given to the public.
**updated at 2:55pm, with this post from the Facebook page of Nashville Bike Week...this post has since been removed fro their page.
Our new location with map will be announced Friday at noon cst. The new location has new cabins, electric, water, sewage, hookups will be honored. We will have even more hookups for more campers and closer to hotels and restaurants. The new location has lakes for fishing, river access that flows through the property for floating, canoeing, kayaking and jet boat rides. We will still be having zip lines, hot air balloon rides, helicopter rides, ferris wheel, all 4 stages, stunt shows and ALL entertainment, bands, and performances that were previously lined up. Loretta Lynn Ranch has a section of property was failed by the health dept., meaning we cannot camp in that area. We had to make some decisions to make this the best event FOR YOU ALL. All financial obligations were met between Nashville Bike Week and Loretta Lynn Ranch. We have been working with this location for months, as the site of Nashville Bike Week 2018 and there on, circumstances have made us have to make the move sooner than planned. 12 Noon cst. Friday our new map and location will be announced!! This move is more due to the fact that we have outgrown our venue size and needed a location that could camp more people. Friday at noon, if you are not happy with the new location and map and would like a refund please call the office number on the website.
FRIDAY AT NOON CST NEW MAP, NEW LOCATION YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!
** Updated Feb 8
A local television station (News Channel 5) reports "The man behind Nashville Bike Week is now using the name Mike Axle, but his real name is Michael Leffingwell and we found he's been repeatedly accused in the past of taking customers' money and running. We found he's been arrested in Nashville, Maury, and Williamson counties as well as out of state for writing worthless checks and theft."
Link to that story here http://www.newschannel5.com/news/questions-raised-about-nashville-bike-week-will-it-happen