BY JAMES HARPER
There will be plenty of entertainment, vendors and much more waiting for Black bikers in town this weekend for Biketoberfest, courtesy of the Second Avenue Merchants Association on Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard.
The 21st Annual Biketoberfest runs from Oct. 17-20. Daytona will be jam-packed with activities not only on Mary McLeod Boulevard but also on Martin Luther King Boulevard at the Safari Lounge and on Beach Street and Main Streets.
The Daytona International Speedway also will be a biker’s paradise for the annual Fall Cycle Scene.
Activities at Speedway
On the track, the Speedway’s 3.51-mile road course will showcase the Team Hammer Advanced School, vintage racing from American Historic Motorcycle Racing Association (AHMRA), Championship Cup Series (CCS) sprint races and the American Sport bike Racing Association (ASRA) finals.
Outside the Speedway, there will also be numerous motorcycle activities to check out, including:
Monster Dash: The annual Monster Dash returns on Friday night, Oct. 18 where bikers will have the opportunity to take two parade laps around the Speedway.
Fashion show: The Hot Leathers Fashion Show will be staged on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. in the K&G Cycles Thunder Alley.
Free demo rides: Motorcycle enthusiasts can test-ride the newest rides from manufacturers such as Yamaha, Victory and Indian.
Vendors and displays: Bikers can visit with close to 100 of the nation’s top aftermarket product vendors or get an up-close look at the cruiser and sport bike manufacturers and custom bike builders have to offer in their display areas.
K&G Cycles Thunder Alley: Bikers can spend the day inside the K&G Cycles Thunder Alley where there will be entertainment, games and contests. Local musical acts scheduled to perform.
For a complete list of activities for bikers throughout Volusia County, visit http://biketoberfest.org/.