Biketoberfest 2020 – Officially-sponsored events cancelled
Thursday – Sunday, October 15 – 18, 2020 | no organized events or races scheduled
The 28th Anniversary of Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach is still scheduled for Friday to Sunday, October 15 to 18, 2020, but it will be a very different event. There will be no Midway Area or Harley-Davidson Thunder Alley this year, and no sponsored races. But because the event is supported by many local businesses, it can't be cancelled like a traditional ticketed event.
According to Biketoberfest organizers: "While some of the things that traditionally take place during Biketoberfest® will not happen this year, our local hotels and businesses are open. Our parks and beaches are open for visitors to enjoy the area’s beautiful October weather and scenic rides. Safety is paramount. We ask all our visitors who do decide to travel to please visit responsibly."
This popular weekend for motorcycle enthusiasts traditionally includes a multitude of motorcycle events like shows and rallies, live music, scenic rides along A1A, and other historic Florida roadways, including a robust nightlife scene, with bars on Main Street ike Froggy's, Dirty Harry's, Main Street Station and the Boot Hill Saloon offering food and drinks, as well as live entertainment and giveaways. This is one of the most popular events in the country for motorcycle enthusiasts (second only, perhaps, to Bike Week in Daytona in the spring).
Biketoberfest was established 25 years ago by the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. The event is traditionally held the weekend immediately following Columbus Day with most bike vacationers staying throughout the entire week. The event features a 12-mile ride along a series of scenic state and county highways in Volusia County known as the Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail. Other popular rides include up and down Main Street and Beach Street in Daytona, through various state parks such as Tomoka State Park and DeLeon Springs State Park, and to the historic Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, located just south of Daytona Beach in Ponce Inlet. Visitors can participate or watch multiple motorcycle races and demos on the high banks of the newly repaved Daytona International Speedway.
When: Friday to Sunday, October 15 to 18, 2020.
Where: Daytona Beach, Florida.