TN Health Dept. Denies Permit Request For Nashville Bike Week

Posted at 6:19 PM, May 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-25 18:47:50-04
The controversial Nashville Bike Week faced a major setback when the state Health Department denied organizers' request for a required mass gathering permit, but it was just one of several issues the event has faced.
The Humphreys County Sheriff's Office posted a warning on Facebook which said there is a "strong potential" the ten day event will not be happening.
The post said the property owners where Bike Week is supposed to be held say it will not be at that location. The Sheriff's Office said they now "have lost any confidence in this event moving forward."

This came just one day after the Health Department denied the mass gathering permit request.
According to the Health Department's lengthy denial, Bike Week promoters have failed to arrange for some of the very basics needed for an event this size, things like drinking water, toilets, lighting, medical staff, and security.
These are just the latest troubles for Bike Week. The festival was originally going to be held at Loretta Lynn's ranch, but earlier this year, Lynn's people backed out after they said Bike Week failed to pay them the full deposit.
Bike Week promoters posted on Facebook they plan to make changes to their permit application and then will resubmit it to the state. Until they are granted a permit though, by law, they are not allowed to sell tickets.