Bikers hit the beach at Daytona

Deal Of The Week

March 05, 2006|By CHERYL BLACKERBY | CHERYL BLACKERBY,PALM BEACH POST

It's the 65th anniversary of Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Fla., and there are lots of events planned. Pick up the Official Pocket Guide and 2006 Bike Week Poster at the Official Bike Week Welcome Center. 386-255-0981.

28th annual Daytona Motorcycle Swapmeet, through March 12. Buying, selling and trading motorcycles and all the accessories. Live entertainment, good food and cold beer. Daytona Flea Market, ISB & Tomoka Farms Road. 301-336-2100.

Biker's Atlas Big 50 Tent, through March 12. Daytona Motorcycle Marketplace Vendors with displays and demo rides at Daytona International Speedway. 800-PITSHOP.

Riverfront Park, through March 12. Major manufacturers motorcycle display, food court, live entertainment. Across from Daytona Harley-Davidson. 386-671-8251.

Demo Rides at Daytona International Speedway, through March 11. Free manufacturer demo rides from Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph, Buell, Yamaha, Aprillia, Moto-Guzzi, BMW, Harley-Davidson, Victory, Boss Hoss and Bourget Bike Works. Riders must hold a valid motorcycle driver license & DOT-approved helmet to participate. 386-254-2700.

Camping at Daytona

Motorcycles-only camping is available at Daytona 200 M/C Camping. The site has restrooms, showers, full kitchen and security. (Located 3.5 miles west of Interstate 95; 386-677-2061.)

Abate of Florida campground includes RV sites, hot showers, beverage and food vendors, 24-hour security and no hook-ups. (Volusia County Fairgrounds, 386-943-9610.)

KOA Kampground offers breakfast, hot showers and good rates. (At Interstate 4, Exit 114, DeLand/Orange City; 386-775-3996).

Moonshine Campground offers primitive camping, no hook-ups, clean restrooms and showers, food and cold beer - $15 per person per day. No reservations, 24-hour security. (At 1725 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach; 386-677-1550)

Information

For more information on the Daytona Beach area, contact the Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at 386-255-0415 or 800-854-1234.

Bike Week information is available online at officialbikeweek.com.

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