Written by Nathan Wertheimer
Daytona Beach, FL – The sounds of the hogs will be rolling thru the Central Florida for this one-week event. Whether you’re new to Bike Week or a seasoned veteran of this event. Everyone is welcome to participate at this year’s event. If you planning for this year’s Daytona Bike Week, just leave your young children at home. This is a place for adults only. You never know what you’re going to see for the day. It is advise to arrive early before the crowds show up. Bikers from all over the country head to Daytona for some good times.
Once arriving into Daytona on International Speedway Blvd go directly straight towards the beach were most of the bikers are gathered. I recommend stopping off on Beach Street at Daytona Bike Week Official Rally Information Booth. Where they have maps and brochures. While you’re on the mainland, check out the many different vendors selling bike trailers, custom seat cushions, bike detailing, food and drinks, plus entertainment. There are many live entertainments areas at various bars around town.
After leaving the mainland, I headed over to the beach side. If your driving a car, there are a few private parking lots that charge $10-$15 per vehicle to park. I could not find any free parking for cars. However, there is free bike parking on Main Street where all of the action is. If you’re looking for piece of mind for your motorcycle there are paid private parking lots from $5-$15 per bike.
There are many attractions and shops on Main Street to check out. Here are some of the highlights. Check out these saloons such as the Full Moon Saloon, Boot Hill Saloon, Dirty Harry’s, Froggy’s Saloon. Boot Hill Saloon has always been one of the bikers’ famous hangouts. Besides drinking catch some great music in the outside stage underneath a tent.
One will not get bored of Main Street. You can people watch all you want. At some of the saloons, people are sitting along the railing facing the street watching bikes and cars drive down the street. There are some bikes that turn people’s heads from custom bikes, trikes, to stock motorcycles.
After a full day at Daytona Bike Week, take it easy while driving back home and or to your hotel. One will see many bikes and vehicles out on the road. Remember to keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you. Don’t drink and drive. Law Enforcement is out looking for drunk drivers too. Don’t be that person who’s had too much to drink and hits and kills another person while driving. Drink responsibly!
If you did not have a chance to attend this year’s Daytona Bike Week than mark your calendar for next year’s event on March 2018. Make your plans now. For more information go to www.officialbikeweek.com . If you like this article, then like it on our Otownfun WordPress account. For more great events and places please check us out at www.otownfun.com .
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