I have been going to Daytona for many years and have seen several events, including Spring Break (don’t remember much), Black College Week (accident), Daytona 500 (nothing like it) and a few bike weeks. By far, my favorite visits have been to Bike Week but have yet to make it to Biketoberfest. We were hoping to go this year but alas, plans fell through. Boohoo! But I can give you some of our fave hotspots…
|Night time at the Boardwalk|
The Pier and Boardwalk along the beach is a fun time although seems to decline each year we go. Many years ago there were several arcades and shops but it has slowly dwindled down and the homeless population that hangs around has increased. Never had any issues though. There are still some rides…I did the crazy skydive one a few years back and about had a heart attack…there is the skyline that goes out over the ocean and a lengthy pier with a restaurant, also sits above the water. It’s all very retro, old school and somewhat like a step back in time.
Main Street is where all the action is…bikers ride up and down the strip and spectators line the street to see the latest, craziest and most unique bikes around.
|Who would do such a thing!?|
Of the many bars along Main Street, Wiseguys is among the more popular. People can stand on the balcony and watch the bikers ride by. Daytona’s own Mardi gras..
Froggy’s Saloon, also found on Main Street, is the largest bar around. It seems to go on and on with plenty of room and outdoor space. Lot’s of shenanigans going on in this place…
If needing a break from the craziness, head north (I think) to Ormond Beach and ride the Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail. The OSLT is easily accessible from AIA and is a 30 mile loop of scenic roads through several state parks. Plenty of photo ops as there many canals, marshes and scenic vistas along this windy road. There is usually a professional photographer setup along the road during bike week to capture riders in motion.