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Create your own perfect ride originating in Daytona Beach!
October means great motorcycle riding weather along Daytona and what better way to celebrate the season than with the 26th Biketoberfest® October 18-21 in Daytona Beach, Florida. And the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is here to help both returning and new attendees explore the area’s 23 miles of coastline and neighboring communities during their visit.
As a result visitors can use REVER, a free motorcycle trip planner app that, once downloaded on a smart phone, provides followers of “Biketoberfest Rally” with turn-by-turn directions to the area’s top rides. You can create your own perfect ride originating in Daytona Beach!
“We tracked seven rides using REVER’s Butler Maps to help riders find the hot spots they’ve heard about,” said Tonya West, CVB communications coordinator, “and some new experiences as well. These rides will also help answer some common questions we get asked at the Welcome Center on Beach Street including: ‘How do you get to The Loop? Where’s the Lighthouse? Is Midtown far from here?’ Using the tracked rides app, visitors can get a quick lay of the land and they can share their rides with friends, too.”
The Daytona Beach Area and Biketoberfest® started in 1993, now draws more than 100,000 motorcycle riders and enthusiasts to the rally. Recognized worldwide for its annual events including Bike Week, the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the Daytona 500, Daytona Beach’s famed heritage also claims the headquarters of LPGA and NASCAR — and is home to Daytona International Speedway, the ‘World Center of Racing.’ Now bike lovers can experience a reawakened destination along Florida’s East Coast comprising eight distinct communities.
With more than 12,000 beds, the destination boasts accommodations for all lifestyles and budgets including resorts, B&Bs, hotels and everything in between..
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Distance: 4 miles Time: 15 minutes
This ride begins with the iconic Main Street and becomes a scenic and historic cruise along Beach Street to Riverfront Parkand Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard to the Midtown Street Festival. All three street festivals are abuzz with live music, food, vendors, and plenty of parking. The latter, known for the best soul food around, has a laid-back vibe where many bring chairs to sit and watch the bikes go by.
Distance: 63 miles Time: 1:36 hours
As luck would have it, this ride begins at the Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club at the intersection of I-4 and I-95 on Williamson Boulevard. What you’ll find there is a luxurious 55-table card room, electrifying Greyhound races, private betting carrels, and over 300 HD LED TVs displaying simulcast Thoroughbred racing, Harness racing, Greyhound racing and Jai-Alai, from premier tracks across the country!
- The Loop through a 30+ mile loop known for its lush canopies of live oaks, scenic river and marsh views.
Distance: 23 miles Time: 36 minutes
From the Birthplace of Speed Park to the Tomoka River basin, this 23-mile ride is part of a 30+ mile double loop known for its lush canopies of live oaks and scenic ocean, river and marsh views. During motorcycle rallies, be on the look-out for street photographers capturing your picture as you cruise through the Old Florida landscape along the Ormond Beach Scenic Loop and Trail.
- Iconic U.S. Hwy 1 Ride featuring the area’s iconic restaurants and bars to scenic A1A, The Loop and back.
Distance: 42.8 miles Time: 1 hour
Biketoberfest® ride featuring the area’s iconic restaurants and bars, including Iron Horse Saloon and Broken Spoke; the “World’s Largest Harley Dealership” Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley-Davidson at Destination Daytona Complex; Flagler Beach, A1A Scenic Highway and the Ormond Beach Scenic Loop and Trail.
- National Seashore Ride through New Smyrna Beach to Canaveral National Seashore and back.
Distance: 33.8 miles Time: 1 hour
A national treasure is miles within reach at Canaveral National Seashore, just south of New Smyrna Beach. Along the way, enjoy the marshes of Spruce Creek Preserve, the distant view of Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, and the beachside vibe along Flagler Avenue. Each mile becomes more remote as you near the national seashore and, once in, its beauty is sensational and conjures deep feelings of freedom.
- Ponce Inlet Ride to Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and back.
Distance: 24 miles Time: 45 minutes
From the World’s Most Famous Beach to Florida’s tallest lighthouse, this 24-mile loop begins along the Atlantic Coastline and returns along the Intracoastal Waterway.
- Old City Ride to St. Augustine and back.
Distance: 100 miles Time: 2.5 hours
From the Birthplace of Speed to the nation’s oldest city, this 100-mile loop begins in Ormond Beach, Florida and continues north via A1A to St. Augustine. The ride swings back to the Daytona Beach area via US 1 with a stop at Destination Daytona, the world’s largest Harley-Davidson dealership. From there, the route delivers you the best old Florida views along a portion of the scenic byway known as The Loop.
Ranked #1 in Travel Channel’s 2017 “Top 10 Attractions in Florida,
One of TripAdvisor’s 2016 “10 Most Affordable Beach Vacations on Florida’s East Coast”
“25 Most Popular Summer Vacation Rental Spots in the US.”
With 23 miles of world-famous beaches ideal for swimming and surfing, it is no surprise Daytona Beach was chosen as a Best Florida Attraction and Best Spring Family Break Beach Destination in the Top 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contests sponsored by USA TODAY.