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Plan For Biketoberfest 2014: The Softer Side of Daytona

Extend summer riding by heading to Florida

9/5/2014

More than 100,000 motorcycle enthusiasts are expected to roar into Daytona Beach, Florida, October 16-19, for the 22nd Annual Biketoberfest, making it one of the top 10 motorcycle rallies in the country by attendance.

During the four-day event riders of all brands, makes and models can soak up the sun, hear live music and watch the pros compete in Daytona International Speedway’s motorcycle races, where AHRMA road racing takes place during the rally. For those who don't mind a little sand between their spokes, motorcyclists are invited to ride their motorcycles on the beach. Sure does make for an incredible picture to send back to the family!

Biketoberfest 2014 softer side of Daytona Bike Week Aerial
Aerial view of Florida's east coast seaside town of Daytona Beach, location of motorcycle rallies since 1937, when motorcycle races took place on the beach.

Sponsored by Amsoil, Geico and Sweet Ride Wine, Biketoberfest 2014 has a number of exciting events in store for visitors at multiple locations throughout Daytona Beach including Main Street, Riverfront Park and Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard, each offering visitors a variety of delicious foods, live music and biker apparel. 

Comfortable low humidity temperatures in the 80s beckon bikers to head south for one last rally before putting the motorcycles away for winter. Biketoberfest organizers have put together a list of the top four rides around the area while there. 

Old City Rendezvous (to St. Augustine & back)
Steel Horse Scoot (to DeLand & back)
River to River Tour (Tomoka River to St. Johns River & back)
Navigation Tour (Lighthouse to ancient Turtle Mound & back)
Links to these rides are on the Biketoberfest website.

Biketoberfest 2014 softer side of Daytona Bike Week Iron Horse Saloon
The Iron Horse Saloon in Ormond Beach is always a happening place during Biketoberfest.

Another popular locale is Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona on North U.S. Highway 1 in Ormond Beach, home to Daytona Harley-Davidson, featuring a 109,000-square-foot showroom. Destination Daytona also includes an impressive selection of retail and specialty shops, restaurants and a concert pavilion where the weekend’s headlining musical act will be Jackyl. 

To learn more, book a hotel and see what vendors will be there, visit Biketoberfest.org.

It's worth noting that the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) is also being held on these same dates at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, 60 miles southeast of Daytona Beach. On October 16 and 17, the show is open to trade and media; on October 18 and 19, the show is open to trade, media and general public. Read WRN's story on last year's AIMexpo. Visit AIMExpo.com for more information. 

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