"Bike Week in Daytona, Florida" Top 5 Page for this destination Daytona Beach by jadedmuse

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Every year, usually during the first two weeks in March, bikers from everywhere descend upon Florida with a purpose.

I still haven't quite figured out just what that purpose is, but it seems to be posing, playing, purchasing and probably most importantly - fellowshipping.

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Yes, easy riders from everywhere congregate in Daytona once a year - to exchange information and passions on motorcycle riding, to score the best deals on bikes and bike-related gear, and to watch and be watched by all.

This phenomenon is called "Bike Week", and it makes for some of the strangest, most hilarious people-watching ever. It's a mecca for exhibitionists, VietNam veterans, hippies who never left the 70s, yuppies who are interested in the latest motorized products, and just people looking to have a good time in a place known for its biker-friendly atmosphere.

It's a culture unto itself...a little bit like Mardi Gras, but without the beads and dubloons. You can either participate in it, or remain an innocent bystander.

Either way, it's something to behold and is worth seeing at least once in your life.

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Oh yeah --- leave the kids at home.

This one is definitely not "G" rated.

Happy Biking!

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  • Pros:Biker Friendly.
  • Cons:Biker Friendly.
  • In a nutshell:Ever feel trapped in the 70s?!?
  • Last visit to Daytona Beach: Mar 2004
  • Intro Updated Mar 20, 2004
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  • sobizar's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2012 at 5:03 PM

    That looks like it was a lot of fun. Heck they are always fun and interesting.
    The absolutely craziest bike rally I ever attended was the Harley Davidson’s 100th anniversary in Milwaukee. Water Street was covered in crushed plastic beer bottles about 6 inches deep. It was like walking in a ball pit. The city of Milwaukee (beer capital of the world) actually ran out of beer and had to import beer from Chicago and surrounding areas. I took pictures, but unfortunately they are not the posting type.
    I enjoy reading your reviews.

  • Oct 7, 2009 at 10:29 AM

    Love going to Fla. and the no helmet law is one of the reasons I love it!! I believe it should be up to the people riding....granted there are people (as in anything) that tend to ruin it but it is the most wonderful feeling!! Thanks

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2009 at 11:47 PM

    Bike week looks a cool place to hangout - so youre a bikie chick!?

  • Kevross85's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2007 at 3:46 PM

    Hi was just reading your page and was wondering about froggies and its shirt for a shot rule any more details?

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2007 at 7:14 AM

    I don't know how I've been able to get along without bike week all these years!

  • moiraistyx's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2006 at 6:43 AM

    I loved your Daytona page, one of the most original and funny pages I've read in a while. Thanks for sharing.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2005 at 6:53 PM

    What an insightful, interesting page for Daytona Beach. I found this to be fascinating reading and viewing. Thanks for the unique virtual tour of Bike Week.

  • sarahjayn's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2005 at 7:33 PM

    yeah! i love daytona . . . i am not the biker type, but hanging out with that whole scene is kind of fun. bike week is nuts. nice page, lady!

  • melosh's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2005 at 7:00 PM

    With Bike Week, next week I was going to urge visitors to check it out. Then, I found your pages. No one could do it better.

  • Feb 5, 2005 at 2:08 AM

    Michele Daytona seems to be more skimpy than other popular beaches. People watching and bike week sounds great . nice page.

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