Daytona Beach, FL – Local officials are thrilled to announce that Biketoberfest will kickoff on Thursday, despite the effects of Hurricane Matthew, and they’re reassuring residents and visitors that the area is ready for the event.
“24 years ago Biketoberfest was created to assist our lower season period here in October,” said Shawn Abbatessa, Director of Market Development at the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (DBACVB), in an interview on WNDB’s Morning Drive. “So this event is crucial to the economy of our great destination. We’re thrilled that the event is able to continue, and all preparations have been made.”
According to Abbatessa, there have been no cancellations from venues so far.
Hotel availabilities, and other information on the event, can be found at DaytonaBeach.com and Biketoberfest.org. Some hotels still have phones down, but more and more hotels are being added to the list every day as recovery efforts continue.
Abbatessa did say that he doesn’t think The Broken Spoke will be open for business due to damage from the hurricane, but their sister property, The Iron Horse, will be open and ready for patrons.
“We look forward to seeing everybody,” said Abbatessa. “We ask the folks in our community to be cognizant of the folks on the road. Look twice, save a life.”
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