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Head to Florida to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Biketoberfest

Biketoberfest 25th
For most motorcycle riders, the words Daytona Beach conjure up images of Spring Bike Week and the best way to kick off a new riding season. 

But you don’t have to wait through another winter to get a dose of motorcycling fun at the beach. After all, October brings Biketoberfest!

This year’s show, running from Oct. 16-22, is the 25th anniversary of Biketoberfest, which started as the Daytona Fall Tour in 1992, and has grown into a more laid-back, yet full-fledged version of the spring bike week festivities.  Biketoberfest features much of the same fun you find at the Daytona spring event with the extra benefit of smaller crowds. Warmer fall weather also makes this a great event to ride to, since there—usually—is no snow up north that necessitates trailering your motorcycle.

So much to see and do

There are countless events spread across the greater Daytona Beach and Volusia County area each day of the show’s run. Main Street remains the best place to see and be seen. You can park your motorcycle there and watch the world’s best motorcycles roll by you. From custom motorcycle shows to concerts and coleslaw wrestling, Biketoberfest has it all—including racing and a full slate of features at the Daytona International Speedway.

Some of the events you can find at the track include:

  • Championship Cup Series winner-take-all National Championship Sprints
  • Crowning of the American Sportbike Racing Association season champions
  • Speedway Bike Show
  • Demo rides
  • Bikini contest
  • Fashion show
  • Vendors

Biketoberfest show details:

Where: Greater Daytona Beach area
When: Oct. 16–22 
Hours: Vary by location
Admission: Many events are free 
Promoter: Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
 126 E. Orange Ave.
 Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: 386-255-0415

Hurricanes and Biketoberfest

Daytona Beach and its motorcycle events are long-term survivors. They have weathered storms before and still rallied to welcome riders. 

With the recent hit from Hurricane Irma, it would be wise to reconfirm your reservations, as the storm’s impact on individual properties will vary. However, promoters confirm the event is on as planned. 

This would also be a good time to remember our friends from Florida and Texas who need help recovering from the hurricanes.

Till next time, ride safe!

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Biketoberfest is just one of a handful of rides we’ve covered in Florida. While visiting the Sunshine State, you might want to check out these other rides:

Apalachicola National Forest
Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve
Big Bend Scenic Byway

Plus, check out some other places to visit across the country in our Rides section.