If you’ve never been to Bike Week in Daytona Beach, you owe it to yourself to experience the fun and excitement. Like attending the Daytona 500, even if you’re not a NASCAR fan, just to see what it’s all about. Biketoberfest, the abbreviated Fall version of Spring’s Bike Week, gives you the perfect opportunity to see what the buzz is about. Here are just a few of the reasons why:
- People Watching – From the beautiful to the bizarre, and everything in between. Bring your camera because your friends won’t believe you without photos!! Main St. is the hub of the activity, so find a good spot, or just stroll up and down the street!!
- Perfect Weather – Mid-October in Daytona Beach, and throughout Florida, is the ideal time for outdoor activity. While your friends in “Backhomesville” are getting their winter coats out of storage, you’ll be trying out that new bikini or pair of board shorts!!
- Motorcycles – Some will think that this should be at the top of the list, after all the bikes are what this event is all about. It’s impossible to argue that case, but I’m making a case for the non-biker that may think that this event is not for them. By a wide majority, Harley Davidson is the brand of choice, but you will see all makes and models, as well as some of the most incredible custom bikes ever created, many of which never see the highway. They’re trailered to Daytona Beach from parts unknown, and showcased only as they drive up and down Main St. in the endless parade of bikes. Once again, Main St. is where you will be able to see and photograph some crazy bikes, but also at bike shows all around Daytona, including along the beach boardwalk, and at the Daytona Lagoon waterpark.
The bottom line is, if you don’t like seeing motorized hamburgers, the Budweiser Clydesdales, and some of the sweetest rides in the world, then stay home. But if you do, clean your camera, charge your batteries, and get to Daytona Beach next weekend!!