Entries tagged with “biketoberfest”.

The 18th annual Biketoberfest is in the books, as thousands enjoyed events all around Volusia County in some of the most beautiful weather of the year. From the endless parade of custom bikes and classic cars along Main St., to the Thunder Alley displays at world famous Daytona International Speedway, bikers and thrill seekers came out in force to enjoy all the festivities!! Among the Thursday activities was the annual Biketoberfest Bikini Contest at the Speedway Blvd. WingHouse, featuring some of the calendar girls from the multiple WingHouse locations, and hosted by radio personalities Daniel Dennis and Tom Vann, aka Drunky the Bear. Here is the first of two sets of pictures I’ll be posting. Feel free to leave a comment.

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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!! IMG_0202 IMG_1251 IMG_1264 IMG_1349  IMG_5702 IMG_8078  IMG_8742  IMG_8790IMG_5344IMG_8466

Periodically I will be listing some upcoming dates for major Florida events that should be experienced. Here are a few of the major fall events coming up in the next couple of months. The weather should be perfect so make sure you check them out!!IMG_5961

Biketoberfest (Daytona Beach) Oct. 14-17, 2010

The abbreviated October version of spring’s massive Bike Week event. Biketoberfest runs 4 days and draws thousands of bikes and bikers, as well as fun seekers and people watchers. One of my favorite events of the year!!

Fantasy Fest (Key West) Oct. 22-31, 2010

This Halloween celebration draws as many as 100,000 partiers to Key West for parades, parties, body painting, costume contests and so much more. Held the last week in October, don’t miss the party!!

Fiesta in the Park (Orlando) Nov. 6-7, 2010

Beautiful Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando is the location for this festival featuring music, arts & crafts, and lots of great food. The famous landmark Lake Eola Fountain is back on after a lightning strike in August of 2009 knocked it out of commission.