By Ashley D. Thomas
Bike Week has come and gone in Daytona Beach and though official numbers haven’t been released, 500,000 is the number most officials report as the amount of visitors who flooded into town on Harleys, Kawasakis and Suzukis, riding cruisers, sports bikes, scooters and three-wheeled trikes.
Motorcycle clubs and enthusiasts trekked from as close as Orlando and as far as Nigeria to attend the annual affair.
As the rubber cools, eyes now look forward to the next big local biker event, Biketoberfest slated for Oct. 15-18. The event is Bike Week’s much smaller sibling bringing in less than half of the estimated half million of Bike Week at only 150,000 out-of-towners.
The Daytona Times was in on the action along Beach Street, Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard, Walnut Street and International Speedway over the past week.