The final days of the 76th Daytona Bike Week vow to impress with variety and style so AMERiders brings you a few that you don’t want to miss. We decided to give you a few of the fun highlights for both motorcycle lovers and that of you who may want to escape the roar.
First of all don’t forget to enter to WIN THE Official 76th Daytona Bike Week Motorcycle!
Customized 2010 Harley-Davidson® Ultra Class!
Each year, The Daytona Beach Community Foundation holds a drawing for the Official 76th Daytona Bike Week Motorcycle. It only takes $50 to enter the drawing. Since there are only 4500 tickets printed, the odds of being a winner are incredible. A winner for the drawing will be selected at Approximately Noon on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Riverfront Park on Beach Street in Daytona Beach. You DO NOT have to be present to win! 4136 TICKETS SOLD AS OF 3/16/2017
ENTER TODAY! See Official Rules and regulations when entering online!
Do you Need Speed during the 76th Daytona Bike Week?
Hit up Daytona International Speedway for Bike Week’s signature event at the Annual Daytona 200. The race has been held at the venue since 1961. From 1937-1960 the event was held on the Daytona beach-road course using the shoreline and State Road A1A. Top events start with race qualifying Friday and the big event Saturday. Tickets for Speedway entry can be purchased, or you can check out the Monster Energy sports demos and wander the motorcycle vendors outside the venue for free.
WHERE: Daytona International Speedway, One Daytona Blvd., Daytona Beach.
WHEN: On Friday, a DAYTONA 200 practice session from 9 to 9:25 a.m. will be followed by three qualifying sessions starting at 10:45 a.m., 1 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday’s race starts at 1 p.m. Gates open Saturday at 8 a.m.
MORE INFO: Call 1-800-PITSHOP or go to daytonainternationalspeedway.com to purchase tickets.
Heard of Burning Man What about Burning Bike?
Here is a great reason that you Don’t want to Miss the 76th Daytona Bike Week! Daytona Bike weeks newest Signature Event: Burning Bike. Ring in St. Patrick’s Day tonight at the Burning Bike rally, where festival goers can sign their name to a massive wooden bike — and then watch as it burns to the ground. The Bike Week-themed bonfire will feature live bands on two stages, food and drinks and a Miss Burning Bike Bikini Contest leading up to the burning of a motorcycle sculpture that makes even a Boss Hoss look like a Matchbox toy.
WHERE: The Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand.
WHEN: Festivities start at 7 p.m. tonight
MORE INFO: Go to burningbike.com or call 386-801-1810
SEE A SEA OF POLISHED CHROME
WHAT: The 45th Annual Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show features 18 different classes of motorcycles including custom choppers. Bike owners who want to register need to have it done and get their bike in place by 10 a.m. Saturday. Lunch will be available for purchase for visitors who can troll the Beach Street shops and vendors after eyeing the chrome.
WHERE: Indian Motorcycle, 290 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach
WHEN: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
MORE INFO: Go to ratsholecustombikeshows.com or call Indian Motorcycle Daytona Beach at 386-275-1660.
WHAT: Rolling out of town on Sunday? Grab a bite at the weekly Biker Breakfast at The Beaver Bar in Ormond. The breakfast is a weekly affair at the bar, providing traditional home style riding fuel – bacon, eggs, and the like — in a family cookout type of atmosphere.
WHERE: The Beaver Bar, 1105 U.S. Highway 1, Ormond Beach
WHEN: Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon
MORE INFO: Breakfast plates are $5. Check out the bar’s Facebook page at facebook.com/BeaverbarDaytona or call 386-673-3400.
Like the myriad events through the two weekends of the 76th Daytona Bike Week, we can’t list all of the great shows, but here are a few you won’t want to miss.
Friday: In the Light, a Led Zeppelin tribute band, will play at Broken Spoke, 1151 US 1, Ormond Beach, at 6 p.m. Outlaws will play at 9:30 p.m. at Iron Horse Saloon, 1068 US 1, Ormond Beach.
Orange Avenue can be caught at 11 p.m. at Main Street Station, 316 Main St., Daytona Beach.
Saturday: At 11 a.m., don’t miss Donnaha Station at Cacklebery Campground, 560 Tomoka Farms Road, Port Orange, and Bad Company’s Brian Howe at Iron Horse Saloon at 9:30 p.m.
Papa Wheelie is going to be playing at 6 p.m. at Seminole Harley Davidson, 620 Hickman Circle, Sanford.
Sunday: At 1 p.m., hit Main Street Station in Daytona Beach for The Living Deads, Microwave Dave, and the Nukes at 5 p.m. and Crashrocket at 7 p.m., before you ride outta town.
GET OUTTA TOWN
For those who want to take in some of the more stationary sights this weekend here are a few that would be fun to have a look-see at.
Saturday is the 58th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. The original festival debuted in 1960 and this year, more than 1,100 artists from around the world applied to take part. Judges whittled that down to the 225 artists who will be on display. The festival features categories including clay, digital art, drawings and pastels, fiber, glass, graphics and printmaking, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media 2D, mixed media 3D, painting, photography, sculpture, watercolor and wood and a kids workshop for budding creators.
Also, the Florida Department of Transportation announced Monday that SunRail trains will be running a special service to get into the Orlando area, so visitors can spend a little less time dealing with traffic. But be aware, pet owners. According to the event website, a city ordinance bars pets from Central Park and on Park Avenue between New England Avenue and Canton Avenue.
WHERE: Winter Park, in Central Park and along Park Avenue
WHEN: Friday and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
MORE INFO: Go to wpsaf.org or call 407-644-7207.
So there ya have it a great way to spend the last few days of the 76th Daytona Bike Week
~And as always….
~Live Free Ride Hard~
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