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« on: October 14, 2013, 08:59:30 PM »

On October 17th – 19th Daytona Beach will once again come alive with the roar of motorcycles as it celebrates the 21st annual Biketoberfest!






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Re: 2013 Biketoberfest
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013, 09:00:21 PM »

For those of you that are no familiar with Biketoberfest here is some history of the event.

Janet Kersey, a Daytona Beach native and the official "The Birthmother of Biketoberfest®" - was hired as the director of tourism events by the DBACVB to create new festivals and events that would attract visitors during the off-season periods. Her first assignment was to create a special event, similar to the ever-popular Bike Week, centered on the American Motorcycle Association's annual fall races held each October at Daytona International Speedway. This first event, originally named "The Daytona Fall Tour," was held on October 16-18, 1992.

The Daytona Fall Tour featured a 125-mile scenic touring ride through Volusia County, bike shows, races at Daytona International Speedway and Bikefest -- a series of activities offered by Main Street merchants. The motorcycling festival attracted 5,000 new visitors, mostly from the Florida market, to the Daytona Beach area.

Biketoberfest® Is Born -- The success of the Convention and Visitors Bureau's Daytona Fall Tour attracted increased interest from local merchants and the surrounding community. In 1993, local companies -- such as The News-Journal Corporation, Daytona International Speedway and Daytona Harley-Davidson -- sponsored concerts, trade shows, and other activities. Under the CVB's direction, the Biketoberfest® Development Committee was established and as a result, the number of activities increased to 40 in a three-day time span.
 
That year, the event's name also changed from The Daytona Fall Tour to the newly created Biketoberfest®. The new name became popular domestically and internationally, especially among motorcycle enthusiasts in Germany where the Oktoberfest celebration is held nationwide. The CVB's London office began a marketing campaign aimed at drawing European bikers who wanted to escape Europe's winter weather and enjoy a fun-filled Florida holiday.

Biketoberfest® 1993 drew 15,000 new visitors and generated more than $4.6 million dollars for the Daytona Beach area. In 1993 the CVB registered the name Biketoberfest® with the US Trademark office, marking it the first US trademark registered motorcycle event in the country.






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Re: 2013 Biketoberfest
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 09:01:01 PM »

In just a matter of hours the fun, mayhem, excitement, and stupidity of any event with this many people will begin.   In meantime Main Street is asleep.














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Re: 2013 Biketoberfest
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 09:01:50 PM »

The Iron Horse is in the stable…

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Re: 2013 Biketoberfest
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2013, 09:02:14 PM »

The Cheaters are still at home…


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Re: 2013 Biketoberfest
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2013, 09:02:45 PM »

The “Ugly One” has yet to arrive…


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Re: 2013 Biketoberfest
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2013, 09:03:19 PM »

The Shops are lookin’ for business…




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Re: 2013 Biketoberfest
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2013, 09:04:06 PM »

The following posts will reflect just some of what has been experienced here during this time. 

I encourage anyone in attendance and all others to contribute their photographs, thoughts and comments.

Ladies and Gentlemen – Start Your Engines!




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Re: 2013 Biketoberfest
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2013, 09:05:28 PM »

Wooooo Nelly….Hold your Iron Horses…Let’s not forget that the even begins on Thursday!

For those of you that cannot wait until then you can be reminded of previous years.


2012

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2011

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2010

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2009

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2008

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2007

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2006

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Re: 2013 Biketoberfest
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2013, 09:06:15 PM »

Here are just some of these year’s events!


Thursday – Sunday – Wet T-Shirt Contest

Thursday - Sunday - Best Buns Contest

Thursday – Sunday – The Beaver Bar Bull Riding

Thursday – Sunday – American International Motorcycle Expo

Friday – The 24th Annual Boardwalk Classic Bike Show

Saturday – World Famous Rat’s Hole Ride-In Bike Show

Saturday – Sopotnick’s Cabbage Patch Coleslaw  Wrestling

Saturday – Molly Hatchet Concert
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Re: 2013 Biketoberfest
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2013, 11:01:16 PM »

We'll be there tomorrow pm.
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Re: 2013 Biketoberfest
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2013, 11:16:55 PM »

Gonna miss this one...everyone stay safe. ;)  spyder
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Re: 2013 Biketoberfest
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2013, 11:22:13 PM »

We'll be there Wednesday night. Hope to see ya somewhere Jock.
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Re: 2013 Biketoberfest
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2013, 01:36:38 PM »

Gonna miss this one...everyone stay safe. ;)  spyder

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Re: 2013 Biketoberfest
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2013, 01:39:29 PM »

We'll be there Wednesday night. Hope to see ya somewhere Jock.

Enjoy!  It's a small place ya never know!  I will keep an eye out for you and the other one...well you know!

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