There’s an electricity in the Spring air as another Daytona Beach xe đạp Week is upon us. In fact, this year marks the 75th Anniversary of “the beach” bike rally, & it looks lớn be going as strongly as ever with hundreds of thousands of bikers in attendance in recent years. That’s right folks, in case time got behind you, the rally runs from March 4th through March 13th this year, & you have only days to lớn prepare.

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Oh, you can abandon all hope of scoring a hotel room in the area at this late hour, but for those willing to put up with a bit of a commute may yet find a room withing riding range, and folks with RVs or camping gear may be able khổng lồ find something closer khổng lồ the action. If you find yourself unable to secure reasonable lodging, take a lesson from this to go ahead & reserve a room/site for next year before they all fill up again.

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Before you pack & start eyeballing the muscle shirts/short shorts, bear in mind that the days may be nice, but it will get colder than you expect once the sun goes down. Sure, you can always layer up with all those T-shirts you were probably going to buy anyway, but you know the old saying about the prevention-to-cure ratio, right?

Oh yeah, & take your sunblock. Frequently the air will be nice and cool, but with little cloud cover và a high UV factor, perfect sunburn weather for pasty skin that’s been closed up all winter. The night air is particularly chill on sunburned skin so save yourself some misery, ask me how I know.

Be sure lớn take a head cover if you plan on riding lidless through the streets of Daytona. Humans can đại bại up to 30-percent of their toàn thân heat through their scalp, & no matter how well-dressed the rest of you is, if your head is cold, you’re gonna be cold too.

Spring Break và Monster Energy AMA Supercross


As always, this year’s xe đạp Week coincides with Spring Break for many East Coast, Southern & Eastern Mid-West colleges, và this overlap makes for some interesting mingling of cultures. Bikes, leather, girls (or guys, depending on your preferences) và plenty of entertainment of all sorts.

Oh, và there is something for the race fans as well. For the dirtbike fans we have the quái thú Energy AMA Supercross on March 4th, with names such as Canard, Dungey, Reed và Roczen on the bill. If that ain’t your cup o’ tea, perhaps the 75th Anniversary Daytona 200 by the American SportBike Racing Association (ASRA) on March 12th will get your blood pumping.

The fun continues with a series of races in the Championship Cup Series (CCS) through the 15th, so if you miss an early one don’t fret, you will have plenty of opportunities to catch some high-speed, sportbike and superbike action. Kiểm tra at Daytona International Speedway for the schedule & ticket prices.

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If you are into more organic entertainment, then the concerts, bike shows, xe đạp games và other events in town will keep you plenty busy for days on end. Harley fans have plenty to choose from, & Indian is putting on an expo as well with all the usual suspects making their presence known. No matter what kind of xe đạp you are into, cruiser or sportbike, U.S. Or metric, you will have lots of opportunity lớn find whatever fits your interests.

Biker fashion & riding wear will likewise be on display, with fashion shows planned throughout the week, và there will be all sorts of vendors with aftermarket goodies lớn hang on your ride lượt thích a trophy from your intrepid adventure. Like I said, something for everyone. You can kiểm tra out the full schedule of events on the xe đạp Week website and pick-and-choose which events to lớn hit, và when.

Have Fun


Keep it rubber-side down, folks, & between the lines. By all means have a good time, but remember; gasoline and alcohol vày poor bedfellows make, especially on two wheels. Moderation my friends, moderation.



We are a few days into the event, & it has come khổng lồ my attention that I may have been remiss in my duties. Here I am going on và on about the events at Daytona Beach, but the truth is, xe đạp Week has become so big it has spilled out into the surrounding municipalities. Most of this expansion has occurred along the Interstate-4 corridor, và besides creating the opportunity for some nice road jaunts between locations, the outlying sites have a reputation for cheaper prices. This is something to lớn remember when you start looking to book a room for next year.

I would lượt thích to offer a word of warning to lớn intrepid adventurers looking lớn traipse across the Florida countryside, which is interesting because you can be in a booming metropolis one moment, và find yourself riding through agricultural/beef country in a blink. The contrast is almost worthy of an "Outer Limits" episode, for those of you old enough lớn remember that.

Another thing you will find around that area is toll roads/bridges. Like, lots of them. Granted, it has been a few years since I lived there, but back in ’94 - ’95 when I was attending M.M.I. We had a general rule; don’t leave the house without at least $7 you don’t need for anything else, because you may need it lớn get back home.

I’m sure prices haven’t dropped in the last đôi mươi years, so be sure to lớn have plenty of pocket cash — folding và silver — before traipsing hither and yon. Oh, & before you even think about trying lớn circumvent an unmanned booth, remember there are cameras, và if you try it, you will get a ticket in the mail shortly after you get home. Ask me how I know.....

Source: Official xe đạp Week Site

TJ Hinton
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T.J got an early start from his father & other family members who owned và rode motorcycles, & by helping with various mechanical repairs throughout childhood. That planted a seed that grew into a well-rounded appreciation of all things mechanical, và eventually, into a formal education of same. Though primarily a Harley rider, he has an appreciation for all sorts of bikes and doesn"t discriminate against any particular brand or region of origin. He currently holds an Associate"s degree in applied mechanical science from his time at the M.M.I.Read full bio
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