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Motorcycle USA

Bike Week, Daytona Beach, Florida

Bike Week has its origin in a motorcycle beach race, The Daytona 200, that took place on January 24, 1937. Ed Kretz, a California folk, won the race on his 'Indian'.


Daytona Beach, this is the place which is best known for connecting bikers (and of course car drivers, too), sun and beach.

Driving along the beach is a world-wide known tradition here in sunny Florida. Recently added is also a 'small' auto and bike free beach zone.

The major annual event is the Biker Week in March - 10 days motor cycle - undiluted bike exhibitions, partying, racing, concerts and more. 
The Biker Week takes place every year in the first days of March.

Later in fall follows the second Biker "Eldorado": the Biketoberfest, a weekend  filled with parties - but the fun starts even a week before with many other events.

By the way, another huge motor events takes place here in Daytona Beach: the NASCAR Speedway race: again beach parties, concerts and all of that in connection with the 4th of July celebrations.

Harley Davidson
Harley Davidson

Daytona has certainly more to offer than these events, but the Bike Week and the Biketoberfest are the ultimate reason for bikers to visit Daytona Beach.

Between Feb-Nov: costs for driving on the beach is ca. $5, maximum speed 10 mph.
The beach is 23 miles long from which 16 miles can be used by motor vehicles.

Bike Week

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Source: Daytona Chamber; magazineUSA.com
Last modified: 20100402
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