Daytona Bike Week FAQ
Answers to your questions about Daytona Beach Bike Week
Q: When is this year’s Bike Week – How long does it last ?
A: This year’s Bike Week is the 79th Anniversary and will be held from March 6th – 15th, 2020.
Q: When was the first year of the Bike Week?
A: Daytona Beach Bike Week was originally not a week of carefully planned out events, but a race, and had its very first inauguration on January 24, 1937 with the first running of the Daytona 200. The first race took place south of Daytona Beach, on a 3.2 mile course, and the first Daytona 200 race winner was Ed Kretz of Monterey Park, CA, with a speed that averaged 73.34 MPH. The event ran as a race from 1937 to 1941, this yearly race took a break from 1942 to 1947 due to World War II. During the years off, an unofficial event was still taking place commonly called Bike Week. People gathered, and the “unofficial” party that is now the Daytona Beach Bike Week that we all know and love had begun.
Q: Where should I stay?
A: The Daytona Beach area boasts more than 200 properties and 12,000 rooms. With oceanfront resorts and cottages and everything in between, finding the ideal place to stay in Daytona Beach has never been easier!
Choose from a variety of accommodations that suit your style and budget:
Daytona Beach hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, condo hotels, vacation rentals, and campgrounds/RV parks are pleased to welcome bikers.
Q: If I can’t come for the whole week, when is the best time to be there?
A: The best time to enjoy the Bike Week is really a personal choice – some people like to avoid busiest days to take advantage of great riding with less traffic and others prefer the action and street-scene of a lot of people. We usually tell people to make their decisions based on which events they want to take part in. The first weekend and Mid-week has the best lodging rates. The first weekend is nice because you can enjoy both Saturday and Sunday and although the final weekend tends to be quite busy – and Sunday is usually a break-down day. The full schedule of events is updated regularly and can be found here.
Q: Who handles booking entertainment/employment/vendors?
A: Licensed local businesses within the defined redevelopment areas, may apply for the inclusion to be in the Master Plan by downloading the forms to be filled out. The Guidelines are also available to be printed.”
o Master Plan Guidelines for Bike Week & Biketoberfest 2019 - Download PDF
o Bike Week 2020 Application - Download PDF
o Authorization of Owner Form - Download PDF
o Tent Guidelines - Download PDF
o Authorization of Owner Form – Alcohol- Download PDF
Q: What is there to do?
A: If you are looking for something fun to do in Daytona Beach, you'll never be disappointed. Check out our ‘Things To Do’ and plan on having a great time!
The Speedway offers a full week of racing excitement including the BMW "Legends of Racing", dirt track races, the Daytona Supercross by Honda, the Harley-Davidson TwinSports, 600cc SuperSport International Challenge and the Daytona 200 by Arai. Other events include the Harley-Davidson Museum, indoor show and Dresser Light Show, and several other motorcycle shows including vintage and custom bikes, European & Japanese motorcycles, sidecars and trikes. There are concerts, fashion shows, technical seminars and demo rides. You can join in a Poker Run, go to a motorcycle swap meet, learn how to "Stud Your Duds," or enjoy one of the several free bar-b-ques.
While visiting here, the cyclists travel north to St. Augustine, south to the Kennedy Space Center and west to Orlando and even Tampa. However, one of the biggest activities of Bike Week is watching the other people and their machines, especially on Main Street in Daytona Beach.
Q: Where can I buy Official Bike Week Merchandise ?
A: For Official Bike Week Merchandise you can visit the stores on Main Street
Biker Life Clothing
746 Main Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
411 Main Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Or, you can order online
For more information you can reach us at; (386) 258-5186
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Contact the Special Events Department at the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce: 386-255-0981
GOVERNMENT OFFICES VENDING INFORMATION:
City of Daytona Beach: (386) 671-8140
City of Daytona Beach Shores: (386) 763-5353
City of Holly Hill: (386) 248-9442
City of New Smyrna Beach: (386) 424-2140
City of Ormond Beach: (386) 676-3238
City of Port Orange: (386) 756-5264
City of South Daytona: (386) 322-3020
County of Volusia: (386) 736-5938