Daytona Beach, FL – Get ready for a Bike Week that promises to be unlike any other.
That’s the word from organizers as over 500,000 visitors come into Volusia County for the 75th annual edition of one of America’s largest motorcycle rallies.
The 10-day event – which starts Friday and runs through March 13th – is expected to see larger crowds than normal because of the milestone anniversary, according to officials at the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce. Low gas prices and fairly good weather throughout the event are also expected to create a large turnout.
Most of the activity will be centered around Daytona’s Main Street, downtown Daytona along Beach Street and Destination Daytona in Ormond Beach as well as Daytona International Speedway.
DIS will be packed with races and fan activities from the Daytona Supercross to the historic 75th Daytona 200 and everything in between.
Speedway President Joie Chitwood III – who joined Daytona’s Morning News on Thursday – says the course design for the bike races they’ll be hosting all week long will be a challenging one for the competitors, especially since it was designed by supercross legend Ricky Carmichael.
“The cool part about Ricky designing the course [is] he likes to make it tough on these guys,” Chitwood added. “This is a long track and you have to come ready for it. If you can win at Daytona, you’ve won the toughest supercross event on the calendar.”
The races begin Saturday with the Daytona Supercross by Honda and culminate with the 75th running of the Daytona 200 on March 12th.
In addition to the races, there will be several other events being held at the Speedway. Motorcycle enthusiasts can go to the new midway between the stadium and International Speedway Boulevard to go on free manufacturer demo rides at almost any point during Bike Week.
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