It's cold and dreary in many parts of the country right now, but in just over 8 weeks many of us will be heading south to Florida's warm spring for the 70th annual Daytona Beach Bike Week. Here's a rundown of some of the planned events.
Limpnickie Lot - Stone Edge Skate Park, 1848 S. Ridgewood Ave. South Daytona.
This is not a bike show, but a great place to check out a new generation of builders.
Church of Chop - Old School Rod & Bike Show at The Junkyard Saloon, DeLeon Springs - Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th.
Pro-Am Bike Show - at The DeLand Bike Rally - Sunday, March 6th to Thurs., March 10th.
Ol School Chopper Show - at Willie's Tropical Tattoo, 824 S. Yonge St., Ormond Beach -
Thursday, March 10th.
Boardwalk Ride-in Bike Show - Oceanside boardwalk at Main Street - Friday, March 11th.
- 20 classes from domestic to metric with 50 trophies. Call Bill Chaffin at 386.254.4500.
Rat's Hole Bike Show - Daytona Lagoon, beachside on Earl Street - Sat., March 12th.
DAYTONA BIKE WEEK 2010 was the backdrop for an Indian Motorcycle Wedding. The bride and groom rode into the Daytona Beach Hilton on their Indian Motorcycles for the reception and lead a parade down mainstreet, together.
Check out the video! and review all of the Daytona Bike Week 2010 Stories.
The Daytona International Speedway has repaved the track. And the 2011 Daytona 200 Motorcycle Week will have a radical new look from season's past as Daytona International Speedway splits its two biggest races into back-to-back weekend events.
In recent years, the Daytona Supercross and Daytona 200 have been staged on consecutive days over the final days of 'Cycle Week on Friday and Saturday, or Saturday and Sunday.
Now those two major motorcycle events will be held on different weekends during the traditional Bike Week time frame.
The first weekend of activity will focus solely on the Supercross course, which will be carved into the infield grass dividing the tri-oval from pit road.
The Daytona Supercross, the birthplace of Supercross in the United States and the longest continuous Supercross event in America since 1971, will now kick off 'Cycle Week on Saturday night, March 5.
The Daytona 200, a motorcycle race that has a history back to the 1930s, will be staged one a week later on March 12.
"Moving the Daytona 200 and Daytona Supercross to stand-alone weekends will further allow us to grow both events as well as the remainder of the March motorcycle schedule," Speedway president Joie Chitwood III said.
"This new-look schedule gives motorcycle fans a better opportunity to enjoy all the different racing events that are showcased here."
The most historic, demanding and challenging Supercross event of the year, which has recently featured star riders such as Ryan Villopoto, James Stewart, Chad Reed, Kevin Windham and Andrew Short, this year served as the finale to the two-wheel racing program.
The action continues March 6 with the second annual Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross, followed by Ricky Carmichael University set for March 7.
Road racing will begin March 10, capped by the Daytona 200 two days later.
The Daytona Flat Track, just behind Turn 1, will come alive March 5 for three days of amateur racing. The AMA Pro Flat Track events are scheduled from March 10-11.
For more information, call the Speedway at 800-748-7467.