Daytona Bike Week March 10-19, 2017
76th Annual Bike Week
Every year, bike week events draw large crowds from all over the world. Daytona Bike Week is no different. It’s been a tradition for many families and riders for generations as one of the oldest bike weeks around. Since 1937, Daytona Bike Week has stood strong, attracting more people every year. 2017 will mark its 76th anniversary.
Hundreds of thousands of riders and motorcycle enthusiasts show up year after year to peruse vendors, new equipment and bikes, make new friends, and eat delicious food. Daytona has a lot to offer with scenic views, perfect warm weather, and plenty of routes to explore.
Daytona Bike Week will never disappoint. Grab your bike, some family or friends, and check out what Daytona has to offer.
The main events take place on Daytona Beach in Florida on the east side of the Daytona International Speedway at 1801 W. Int’l Speedway Blvd.
It’s in the central East Coast of Florida. It neighbors Orlando 60 miles northeast, and is 88 miles south of Jacksonville.
It’s open 9am – 5pm daily, and kicks off March 10, and will conclude on Sunday, March 19th.
There are several food vendors and food trucks, as well a ton of other options in the nearby vicinity in Daytona. Plus, there are several free BBQs at the event where you can enjoy great grub.
Daytona Bike Week is jam-packed with activities for everyone to enjoy. The Daytona International Speedway has events to take up the entire week, including the Daytona Supercross, Daytona 200, 600cc SuperSport International Challenge, the BMW “Legends of Racing”, Dirt Track races, and the Harley-Davidson museum.
Spend some time checking out vintage and custom bikes, an indoor and Dress Light show, concerts, fashion shows, and much more.
You can enter contests and raffles. Furthermore, you can even try out new gear and models on free test rides.
While not at the Speedway, many riders like to travel north to St. Augustine, west to Tampa and Orlando, and south to Kennedy Space Center. The options are endless.
Many cannot wait to ride along Daytona Beach, and feel the wind rush by on the Daytona International Speedway.
Besides, the main Daytona headquarters, Daytona also has a beautiful scenic route that’s a favorite among locals and visitors known as The Loop. It’s a 22-mile ride that gives you a full dose of Florida’s natural beauty. Surrounded by trees and national parks, riders can explore one of Florida’s oldest oak trees – the Fairchild.
Most events, activities and vendors are free; however, some events like the Daytona 200 require tickets.
There are so many things to do – that’s why it lasts 10 days! Finding something to do isn’t hard, but choosing what to do may be the harder part. Some major events that are happening are:
- Rockpack Concert on March 11-14th
- Ruff Ride Poker Run March 16th
- Leather and Lace MC Bike Rodeo and Party March 16th
- Annual Bike Blessing March 12th
Plus, vendor booths, bike shows, and concerts are happening everyday.
In addition, if you want to attend with your motorcycle but just don’t have the time to make the ride you can always use motorcycleshippers.com to assist.
Clint Lawrence, Founder of Motorcycleshippers, is an avid motorcycle enthusiast, industry consultant and board member for a major logistics provider. [email protected]