Once again it’s time for the Daytona Beach Bike Week 2011! I’ve gone there each year for the past few years and I will be there again this year. This time I hope to take much more bike week pictures and videos. 😉
The video above is the one I took of last years Bike Week 2010. It’s not much but it gives you a little idea of what it’s about. Since I live in Orlando I’m only 40 minutes away. I had another one of the wet T shirt contest at Dirty Harry’s but Youtube took it down, pantie wipes!
I think there will be a nice turn out this year for Daytona Beach Bike Week 2011. It’s been a damn long, snowy, cold winter up north and bikers everywhere want to get out where it’s warm and do some biking!
As always the big hot spot of Bike Week is the Daytona Beach main street by the beach. There you can see dozens of vendors selling everything you can think of for bikers.
Leather jackets, boots, vest, bike parts, hats, whatever. There also was a heck of a lot of food vendors last year too. Seems like I saw a few dozen BBQ and beer food joints just down main street alone!
Of course you can find plenty of beer at Bike Week 2011 too. Popular Bike Week bars include Boot Hill Saloon, Froggies, Dirty Harry’s and many more. For a list of the Central Florida Harley Davidson dealers, check out my Bike Week Harley dealers article.
Over at the front of the Daytona Beach speedway close by highway 95 they always have lots of bike week vendors. Not only that but they have many bikes for sale, including fantastic custom bikes!
You can see some in my custom bike gallery link above. The paint jobs on these bikes is awesome. Heck if I bought one I’d be afraid to ride it and get it dirty!
There are literally hundreds of events going on during the Daytona Beach Bike Week 2011. It seems to get bigger each year as more places try to get some of those biker bucks!
I should open myself a booth there for my leather jackets, but I never get around to it. Now a word of advice I give every year for those who are staying in Orlando and riding to Daytona each day.
Do NOT take I-4! There seems to be an accident on it every damn 20 minutes all through bike week and it turns into a 60 mile long parking lot. Instead, take the Bee line expressway to I-95.
Then head north on it to Daytona. I ignored my own advice last year on the one day I went and spent 3 hours going that 60 miles on I-4! So don’t say I didn’t warn you.
I can’t list all the events going on at Bike Week, but here are some highlights. Of course down on main street it’s all out full blast party time every day. Here’s some other Bike Week events:
WEDNESDAY 9TH AND SATURDAY 12TH:
LADIES COLESLAW WRESTLING AT THE CABBAGE PATCH BAR AT NOON
EVERY DAY DURING BIKE WEEK:
WET T SHIRT CONTEST AT DIRTY HARRY’S, 2:00PM , 3:30PM , 5:00PM & 6:30PM
SWAP MEET AT THE DAYTONA FLEA MARKET, TAMOKA FARM RD.
HOGS 4 HEROES -200 MILE RIDE & PARTY
AMA PRO SUPERBIKE AT THE DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
DAYTONA 200 AT THE DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
AHDRA DRAG RACING ( FLORIDA BIKE WEEK NATIONALS ) AT ORLANDO SPEED WORLD DRAGWAY
WEDNESDAY 9TH TO SATURDAY 12TH:
INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW AT THE OCEAN CENTER DAYTONA BEACH
DELAND BIKE RALLY, DELAND
BOARDWALK BIKE SHOW – OCEAN SIDE BOARD WALK AT MAIN ST.
MISS FLORIDA BIKEWEEK BIKINI CONTEST FINALS AT THE BLACK CLOUD SALOON/ THUNDER GULCH CAMPGROUND – 3PM
So I hope you can come out and join the fun. Leave a comment and let me know if your going to be there. I hope to go at least a couple of days. Enjoy this years Daytona Beach Bike Week 2011! 🙂