80 Years—Daytona Bike Week 2021

The Low and Loud Rumble of Spring Bike Week 2021, the 80th year this rite has been observed in Daytona Beach, begins today. From Friday March 5th through Sunday March 14th, the constant rumble of many motorcycles will fill the soft pre-spring Florida air.  That stampede of iron horses begins arriving even before the actual event though, lured by the warmer southern climate and the holiday atmosphere the event generates. Bike Week has a long […]

Daytona Beach Bike Week 2020

  The Rites of Spring in Daytona Beach It’s that time of year again. Yes, spring of course, but in sunny Daytona Beach, Florida, this time of year means Motorcycles—lots of them. Probably 500,000 or more. The low rumble of them can be felt not just in the air, but through the ground itself during this ten day event. Official dates this year are from March 6th through March 15th (2020) though many arrive earlier […]

Signs of Spring in Daytona Beach

How Do We Know Its Spring? Because the streets, the restaurants and bars, the beaches, and everywhere else are filled with visitors from other cities, states and countries. Because in March, the air begins to vibrate with the thunder of motorcycle engines, and in some areas traffic comes to a complete standstill. It is mid week now, and the official start of Bike Week is still a few days away. There is already a constant […]

Spring Fever in Daytona Beach

Race Cars and  Motorcycles—Spring Breakers and Snowbirds It might be late winter in most of the country, but in Central Florida we can start calling it Spring from anytime in Mid-January through May. It is a changeable season here, and this year saw our coldest weather in years. But the cold never lingers for too long before sunny skies and balmy breezes herald the coming Spring. We had an early interval of very warm temperatures, […]

Spring in Daytona— The Thunder of Motorcycles

Bike Week 2017 As an unusually mild winter in Central Florida slides almost seamlessly into Spring, the rumble that accompanies the arrival of thousands of motorcyclists for the 76th Annual  Bike Week Event in Daytona Beach fills the air. Today, Friday March the 10th marks the official opening day, though the motorcycles have been arriving all week.  The Party extends all the way through Sunday March the 19th.  Check out the Official Bike Week Website […]