Daytona Beach Biketoberfest 2015
This year marks the 23rd anniversary of Biketoberfest being held from October 15-18, and this year is going to be one of the best yet. This yearly festival for bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts has live music, amazing food, and a variety of touring rides and bike shows where you’ll see some of the finest custom bikes in the nation. Here is a guide of some of the many attractions and events you can enjoy at the 2015 Daytona Beach Biketoberfest:
Cruisin Café: This is a great place to watch the people and the bikes go by. Enjoy a drink or one of their great food specials as you people-watch and bike-watch, or show-off your own ride. They have contests every day, plus live music, souvenirs and other entertainment. For more info call 386-253-5522 or visit the corner of A1A and Main Street, where they are located at 2 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach.
316 Main Street Station Restaurant & Saloon: This is a historic establishment that was at one time a filling station owned by the family that founded NASCAR. Here you will find live music, great food, and unique activities. Each day will feature something new and exciting for bikers of all walks of life. Call (386) 214-1389 or visit them at 316 Main Street, Daytona Beach.
Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse: What biker doesn’t love a perfectly cooked steak? Whether you want ‘em well done or bloody as heck, you can find them at this legendary steakhouse which features a unique, two-course Biketoberfest menu, with prices starting at under $20. For more info call 386-226-9844. This restaurant is located at Hilton Daytona Beach Resort, 100 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach.
Ocean Deck Restaurant & Beach Club: Everyone knows the best parties happen on the beach. And the best parties in Daytona are at the Ocean Deck Restaurant and Beach Club. It’s where the locals come to party and enjoy the sand and waves by the moonlight. They provide free parking and have live music each and every night. Call 386-253-5224 or visit them at 127 South Ocean Avenue, Daytona Beach.
Racing's North Turn Beach Bar & Grille: Cure that hangover and fill your belly at this well-known bar and grille. You can enjoy a filling breakfast, lunch, or dinner as you watch the sun rise and set over the inlet and listen to great live music. For info call 386-322-3258, or just ride on down to 4511 South Atlantic Avenue, Ponce Inlet.
Inlet Harbor Restaurant & Marina: Set on the inlet and down a private way, this destination is for the bikers who want to get away from the bustle of the heart of Biketoberfest. Ride down their scenic path to find some of the best views in Daytona. Plus, they will have awesome drink specials, live music, fresh seafood and plenty of unique souvenirs. For more information call 386-767-5590. They are located at 133 Inlet Harbor Road, Ponce Inlet.
Down The Hatch Seafood Company: You may be a tough, leather-clad biker, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be a foodie too. And this is the destination for bikers searching for the freshest seafood in Daytona, as they feature fish and other seafood caught daily. In addition, you’ll find live music and neat souvenirs. For more info call 386-761-4831. Visit them at 4894 Front Street, Ponce Inlet.
Clocktower Lounge at Hilton Daytona Beach Resort: This four-star hotel will be home to some of the best music in Daytona. Get your groove on in the lounge with Ryan Will and Almost There, or see Yesterday Today in the Hilton Lobby. Times will vary for these shows, but the venue will be open from 4pm to 2am. Be sure to call the info line at call 386-947-8002 for specific details. Also check out their Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse for a great meal. This hotel is located at 100 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach.
Museum Store at Daytona Harley-Davidson: Open from 8 to 8, this is THE destination for bike lovers, especially those riding the iconic Harley Davidson. This museum is located in downtown Daytona Beach and has a variety of activities, events and entertainment every day. There are plenty of Hogs, new and old, plus a number of food vendors and other exciting activities. And of course, there is free parking. For more info call 386-253-2453. It is located at 290 North Beach Street, Daytona Beach.
ROAR – Motorcycles for Women: Hey Ladies, this is place you need to go as they feature special events and entertainment especially for you. Men are welcome of course, but this place caters to women with their specialized bikes, clothing, jewelry and accessories, plus custom bikes with a female flair. For more info call 386-255-7527. They are located at 420 North Beach Street, Daytona Beach.
BMW Ducati Triumph of Daytona: The look and feel of a BMW motorcycle is unmistakable, and this shop is the place for all the aficionados to visit, admire, trade stories, and find special parts and apparel exclusive to BMW. This shop is open from 8:30AM to 5:30PM and has one-of-a-kind BMW items that you can’t find anywhere else. Visit them at 118 East Fairview Avenue. Daytona Beach or call 386-257-2269.
Carl’s Speed Shop: If you feel the need, the need for speed, check out Carl’s Speed Shop in Daytona Beach. They are open from 9am to 6pm and have a custom performance shop, plus a collection of bikes and a museum. Shop for Big Dog apparel and other clothes and jewelry. They offer cam installation and Dyno tuning, or anything else you want to customize your bike or Harley. Call 386-258-3000 or visit them at 384 North Beach Street, Daytona Beach.
Barney’s Leather: What’s a biker without an awesome leather outfit? At Barney’s Leather you can find anything and everything made of leather. Hats, vests, pants, jackets and more are all available, as well as t-shirts, and other one-of-a-kind accessories and clothing. Update your leather wardrobe at Barney’s. Call them at 386-252-7770 or cruise on down to 738 North Beach Street, Daytona Beach.
Humphrey's & Son: An iconic establishment on Main Street in Daytona Beach, this shop has custom items for bike enthusiasts of any age. They’ve been around for over 50 years, and you can still meet the son of the man who started this memorable shop. Call for more information at 386-252-4411 or zip into the shop at 500 Main Street, Daytona Beach.
Tombstone Silverworks: One-of-a-kind silver jewelry that is handmade is what you will find at this unique store in Daytona Beach. They have items made especially for Biketoberfest, for both men and women. They also have vendors that only appear for this yearly festival call 386-566-6201 or shop at 405 Main Street, Daytona Beach.
Bruce Rossmeyer's Daytona and Daytona Harley-Davidson: Where else but Daytona Beach would you find the World’s Largest Harley Dealership? There are literally hundreds of vendors here that can outfit you in any apparel or provide you with any accessory. Plus, they have a hotel, saloons, and even restaurants. There is never an admission fee, and you can get more info at 386-671-7103 or visit them at 1637 North U.S. Hwy.1, Ormond Beach.
Sunshine Holiday RV Park: Enjoy the great outdoors during Biketoberfest! They have all the electrical and water hookups you need for your Recreational Vehicle, plus great amenities like showers and a pool. They feature a poolside cook-out and plenty of live music. Call for Info: 386-672-3045 or drive into 1701 North U.S. Hwy.1, Ormond Beach.
B.F.F.A.R Rally: The BFFAR, known as Bikers for First Amendment Rights, have a rally in Holly Hill during Biketoberfest. They will provide information about the First Amendment, plus live music, a delicious barbeque, a motorcycle wash, plus safe and secure parking. Get more info at 386-253-3993 or join them at 745 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill.
Zoom Air Adventure Park: Get your adrenaline going at this adventure course that has over 12 zip lines and many obstacle courses and games. When you are done cruising down the ribbons of concrete highways, zip over the tree tops and enjoy the beauty of Florida from a unique perspective. This unique experience is located at Tuscawilla Park in Daytona Beach and is open from 9AM-4:30PM. For info call 386-569-3519.
Daytona International Speedway Marketplace and Demo Rides: Plenty of vendors will showcase their edibles and wares at this huge marketplace. They will offer free demo rides on the latest models of motorcycles for drivers that have a valid license and helmet. Or choose to cruise your own bike around this famous track. Plus, they will feature a bikini contest and leather fashion show. Call 800-PITSHOP or visit them at 1801 West International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Daytona International Speedway Motorcycle Races: A variety of professional and exhibition motorcycle races will be featured on the famous Daytona International Speedway. Enjoy vintage bike races or the Championship Cup Series and the American Sportbike Racing Association Team Challenge on this 3.56 mile track. Call for race info at 800-PITSHOP or visit 1801 West International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Historic Pinewood Cemetery: This is the place “across the street” from the Boothill Saloon. Here you won’t find many “lively” experiences, but you will find plenty of history. They have some one-of-a-kind Pinewood Cemetery t-shirts that they sell to benefit local charities. Get more info about hours and tours at 386- 255-6171 or ride in to see them on Peninsula Drive, Daytona Beach.
Second Avenue Merchants Association BikeFest: The businesses at the Second Avenue Merchants Association have teamed up to provide bikers with a wealth of food, entertainment and fun. This historic area will have live music, a variety of foods, plenty of unique shopping experiences, and live DJ’s that will spin your favorite music. Get more information by calling 866-605-4276 or visit them at Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., West of Ridgewood Avenue and Walnut Street, Daytona Beach.
Riverfront Park: If you want to be in the center of the action, this is the place to be. Here is the park where all the bikers will be congregating. Come and show off your ride to the thousands of other bikers that will be burning rubber and firing their pipes. Enjoy special food and drinks from the vendors, get one-of-a-kind souvenirs and admire all the sights. For more information call 407-721-9110, or just cruise on down to River Front Park in Daytona Beach.
Ponce Inlet Lighthouse: A unique destination for bikers wanting the best views of Daytona. This historic lighthouse has 203 steps to the top, and it is also a national landmark. There are antiques from the early 1900’s, and plenty of one-of-a-kind souvenirs. This is truly a destination that history buffs won’t want to miss. For more info call 386-761-1821. Visit them at 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet.
Boardwalk Classic Bike Show: Some of the best custom bikes in Florida and throughout the nation will be showcased at this classic Bike show. Admire the chrome and leather as you stroll down the beachfront and listen to the ocean – if you can hear it over the pipes. The show starts at 11am on October 19th, with registration beginning at 8am. Prizes will be $500 for the first place motorcycle, and sixty other trophies and prizes will be awarded. Get there early to enter at the corner of Ocean Avenue and Main Street. For more info call 386-253-0254.
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