Daytona Beach, Fla., Aug. 17— It’s almost time to polish those bikes and head to Daytona Beach for the 25th Anniversary (we’re calling it our “Chrome anniversary” just for fun) of Biketoberfest October 19-22, 2017! Organizers are preparing to welcome up to 150,000 riders and visitors from around the world to the four-day motorcycle rally.
At the Official Biketoberfest Welcome Center on Beach Street, staff will be passing out free (while supplies last) 25th Anniversary collectible Official Biketoberfest posters, pocket guides and pins, and encouraging visitors to mark their home town on world maps.
“We have a core audience that’s been attending this event since the start,” said Lori Campbell Baker, executive director of the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), “and it’s not uncommon to see Brazil, Canada, Germany and the UK pinned on the maps. It’s amazing to see the international crowd this rally draws, as well as the increase in women riders and sportbikes over the years, and the youth drawn to the rally’s signature racing events at Daytona International Speedway.”
Biketoberfest officially kicks off with a press conference to be held at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, October 13, at 10:00 a.m. and is open to the public. Held on the Harley-Davidson Thunder Alley Stage next to the FPL Solar Pavilion in the Midway, this fan-friendly area is also a major hub of Biketoberfest activity. The rally tradition will continue along Main Street, Riverfront Park and Midtown in Daytona Beach, as well as at Destination Daytona and US1 in Ormond Beach, and throughout Volusia County in nearby New Smyrna Beach and DeLand.
“We’re happy for our partners’ support that helped Biketoberfest achieve this 25-year milestone,” said Kay Galloway, director of marketing and design for the CVB, “and hope everyone will mark their calendars for October 18–21, 2018.”
For updates and information, including lodging availability, visit Biketoberfest.org.