Daytona Bike Week 2020

3:00pm 06 Mar - 3:00pm 15 Mar, 2020
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Daytona Bike Week: the Ultime Bike Rally in Florida

It’s hot! It’s wild! It’s the Daytona Bike Week coming your way to take you on another exciting ride. The state of Florida, USA is once again proudly holding its long standing tradition of sponsoring the annual motorcycle event as it has done so since the conception of the rally in 1937.

This sports racing event has never been more popular, attracting hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts across the country who keep coming back to enjoy the thrill. The Daytona Bike Week is a world class rally, famed for its brutal outcomes and vicious competitors.

Bike Week kicks off when the crowd bursts into applause as they cheer on their favorite bikers whose Harley Davidson bikes, leave behind sand and smoke as they race their way to the finish line. The rush of adrenaline oozing from the event is truly what makes Daytona Bike rally a special occasion where everyone can simply come together and have fun.

Of course motorcycle racing isn’t the only entertainment the event has to offer. Throughout the week you will find yourself absorbed in festivities like concerts, parties, street festivals – you name it. The event has always left its supporters re-energized and reinvigorated.

‘Bike racing enthusiasts can’t miss out on this 10-day whirlwind of concerts, showcases, street festivals, parties and races.’

Your experience at Daytona Bike Week

Although the main area of this event is on Daytona Beach Florida, it’s amazing to see how the entire county gets involved. During this heavy duty motorcycle week, the entire community is buzzin’ with bike themed events at nearly all times of the day. 

The best part is that you can find so many things to do and people to meet just by following the music and engines. It’s nothing short of impressive with how many live music performances are going on around the town. From Dirty Harry’s, Bank & Blues Club to the Full Moon Saloon on Main Street you will not find a shortage of rock, funk and blues music. 

There are several stages in Daytona Beach that literally play music from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day. It truly is a party that doesn’t stop. If you are into big-time hogs, this event is the mecca. 

Everywhere you look seems to be another bike rally with motorcycles lining up and down Deland’s Woodland Boulevard.

Best views of Daytona Bike Week

Daytona Bike Week offers viewing options for all types of visitors and motorcycle connessiours. For those looking to stay for the long haul, the Daytona International Speedway offers camping options on the infield and outside turns 1 and 2. Each campsite offers its own unique community and atmosphere. Load up the RV with some friends and family and get the true experience of the “World Center of Racing.”

What to wear

As the weather transitions from spring to summer in Daytona, be prepared for major beach weather. Warm days call for shorts, tanks, tees, sandals and some sunnies. You’re probably going to do a decent amount of walking so comfortable shoes are always a good option. If you really want to fit in, sport that cutoff denim or leather jacket with some shades and a bandana. 

What to pack

As mentioned, summer clothes should be top on your packing list. If you are a true rider, it probably means your rollin’ up to the party on your bike. There are a few tips for motorcycle packing even for the experienced riders!

Wear lightweight synthetic clothing for the warm weather ride

Check the weight limits of your bike and adjust the tire pressure and suspension accordingly

When loading the bike, keep the weight to the bike’s center of gravity

Buy tickets

If you plan on staying off the event grounds, multi-day ticketing options are available for purchase on their website. Choose between 5-day and 10-day packages that include frontstretch seating for supercross, ATV and CCS races all week long. Trailer parking is also available for the Bike Week event with locations nearby. 

Daytona Bike Week Event Schedule

Daytona Bike Week 2020 will take place from March 6 to March 15 at the Daytona Beach Raceway. Stay tuned for updates to the event schedule which will be posted right after the new year. Concerts, demos, rides, competitions, shows, swap meets and more await on the Official Bike Week Calendar. 

Top Tips

Check out Bike Week’s Welcome Center: If this will be your first time at the event make sure to check out the new location of Bike Week’s Welcome Center at ONE DAYTONA. There you will find a pocket guide that outlines all of the week’s best events. 

Go bike shopping: If you like to shop, make sure to check out the Bike Week Motorcycle Swap Meet Extravaganza and Bike Show held in Deland. From vintage motorcycle parts to cool goggles there will be no shortage of things to browse! 

History of Daytona Bike Week

Surprisingly, Daytona Bike Week has a long tale of history dating back to 1937. It started as the Daytona 200 race won by Ed Kretz. After WWII the event gained more popularity and was promoted by co-founder of NASCAR “Big Bill” France. 

The event has gone on to become one of the world’s most popular motorcycle festivals. Over 500,000 people make their way to the rally for the 10-day event. It’s only rival in the U.S. is the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. 

Things to do in Florida

Given its unique cultural geography, there is no state quite like the Sunshine state of Florida where tourists can’t make up their minds about where to start.

Florida’s coastline of 1,300 miles has been a main source of attraction for its visitors. Its Gulf Coast Beaches are among the nation’s most glorified, with unparalleled sunset views. The Northwest beaches are deep and inviting playing host to visitors far and wide.

Florida’s family friendly theme parks have been known to represent the state’s natural wonders like the Walt Disney World and Universal Complexes in Orlando to Busch Gardens in Tampa and many other zoos and botanical gardens.

What to eat in Daytona Beach

Florida is famed for its seafood delicacies and the Florida stone crab does not disappoint. This delicacy is served cold with a mustard sauce for dipping and has always had its consumers coming back for more.

A visit to Florida can never be complete without having its Key Lime Pie for dessert. Made with fresh limes, egg yolks, condensed milk and topped with meringue, this sweet treat is easily the state’s best creation.

If you consider yourself a foodie and want to eat like a local there are plenty of options for you to try. Make sure to check out Ponce Inlet and Ormond Beach for a burst of flavorful fresh dishes. But food isn’t everything! Plan on heading over to the Daytona Beach Ale Trail for craft breweries and tap houses and a day filled with drinking. 

How to get there

By Plane

Traveling to Florida by flight is the normal course to take. The Daytona International Airport is considered the go-to for directly reaching the destination of the event. You can also opt for other airports like Miami International Airport or Orlando International Airport.

By Car or Bus

But if you prefer the local route, cars and buses offer a convenient and affordable option to simply cross into either Georgia or Alabama and reach the state.

Where to stay

There are plenty of hotels and suites in Daytona Beach where you can book yourself a comfortable room. Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn and many other options are available for you to choose from.

Check out the map here for all the accommodation deals and Airbnb’s in Daytona Beach.

How to get around

Taxis and public rideshare options are your best bet on getting around in the Daytona Beach area if you didn’t ride or drive yourself. If you did happen to drive, the county actually allows you to drive and park on the beach for a small daily fee. The city also offers over 20 lines of buses if public transportation is more your thing. 

Flying in? Make sure to land at Orlando International Airport (MCO) which is about 70 miles south of Daytona. Transit service shuttles can take you back forth from the airport. 

Daytona Bike Week is one of the biggest motorcycle rallies. Are you looking for similar events? Read more about Pikes Peak Hill Climb in Colorado and Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.

Photo credits: Daytona Bike Week, Nick Fox

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  1. Joe says:

    I’m enjoying this years Daytona bike week so much! Thank you for spreading awareness 🙂

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