Harley-Davidson® confirms the annual European Bike Week around Lake Faak in Carinthia, Austria, from 7 to 12 September 2021.
Following the steady decrease in cases and the consequent relaxation of restrictions in Austria for the month of May, and with the promise of Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to return as soon as possible to "normality, freedom, a normal life", the date for the last reduction of the restrictions in June, it was brought forward by one week.
In addition, a reduction of most social, work and travel restrictions for the summer period is planned, in total safety: the Austrian vaccination program has made enormous progress, achieving excellent results, so much so that the Federal Minister of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection Wolfgang Mückstein on 8 June declared that the country "has already been able to provide protective vaccination to half of the vaccine-eligible population, making it possible to further loosen restrictions ”.
Confidence in making this announcement was also strengthened by the local government: “The news receipts look positive and we can't wait for European Bike Week to return in complete safety. This should allow our local businesses to reopen permanently and allow all visitors to once again enjoy one of Austria's most picturesque regions. Carinthia, and in particular the region around Lake Faak, is very proud of its long association with European Bike Week, and we are thrilled to welcome riders again for September 2021, ″ said Christian Poglitsch, Mayor of Finkenstein am Faaker See.
Kolja Rebstock, Harley-Davidson Regional Vice President, Managing Director EMEA and DACH, added: “I am delighted that this year the European Bike Week can go on, and I would like to say a big thank you to all our team and local partners who make this event possible. And of course I thank all the riders who make it the great success it has always been. Events are the heart of our identity and our culture and we can't wait for 7 September for the start of European Bike Week 2021 ″.
Harley-Davidson is committed to informing participants by updating them on any gathering or travel restrictions that may be reintroduced in Austria or in the surrounding countries, and to change the format of the event if deemed necessary for safety purposes, and undertakes to rekindle the passion for motorcycle events as soon as possible.
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