BIKETOBERFEST in Daytona Beach, Florida
October 17 - 20, 1996
The week before Biketoberfest officially begins there are lots of things for a Biker to enjoy. Come to Daytona Beach to relax on the beach, sight-see
over 30 area Daytona Beach area attractions, or swap biker stories
with fellow riders. If you want to experience Biketoberfest's full flavor, you should be here Oct. 10 - 20th. From October 10-13 events such as the third annual Police Motorcycle Skills Championship, the
Busch Light Seafood Festival, and the Iron Horse Saloon Motorcycle
Olympics should keep the entire family busy. On October 13, NASCAR
driver Kyle Petty will serve as Grand Marshal for the Daytona
Harley Davidson Second Ride.
If you can't be here for the complete 11 days, then don't miss the main event: BIKETOBERFEST.
|Biketoberfest officially begins |
October 17-20, 1996
|Click on a date to see what's going on that day.|
Use Your Head Motorcycle Run to benefit the Epilepsy Association of Central Florida. Ride to Daytona Beachstarts in Orlando. Call Epilepsy Association of Central Florida (407) 422-1416, Stephanie Curylo
The 3rd Annual Police Motorcycle Skills Championship - Daytona International Speedway - For additional information on the Police Motorcycle Skills
Championship, contact Officer Nick Fiore at (386) 254-7421.
Last year's event drew 155 officers from across the country who
raised funds for the Daytona Beach Chapter of the Police Athletic
League. Close to 200 competitors are expected this year.
"We've had great response from last year," says Officer Nick Fiore
of the Daytona Beach Public Safety Department, who is serving as
The skills championship tests motorcycle officers' ability to
negotiate the tight turns of a specially-designed course.
Participants from three primary motorcycle classifications
(Kawasaki, Harley-Davidson FXRP and Harley-Davidson FLH) are timed
through the marked course. The judges then add time to the
officers' score for penalties, such as touching or knocking over
Events begin with registration at the headquarters hotel, Ramada
Oceanfront Resort, on October 9. Practice at Daytona International
Speedway will be open to the public on Thursday and Friday
beginning at 8 a.m. with a $5 admission fee. Children 12 and under
are admitted free.
On Friday evening at 6 p.m., the police officers will parade in
uniform at the King Neptune's Seafood Harvest seafood festival in
downtown Daytona Beach. The actual motorcycle competition will be
held from 8 a.m. until completion at the Speedway on Saturday,
October 12, with a $5 admission fee. An awards ceremony will follow
on Saturday evening.
The Police Motorcycle Skills Championship is part of the fast-
growing October 17-20 Biketoberfest, the Daytona Beach area's
newest addition to the "must see" list of motorcycle events.
World Famous Iron Horse Saloon Motorcycle Olympics -Wall of death, midget motorcycle races, leather vendors, jousting, free concerts - 10AM-3PM - (386) 677-1550
Wave Runners Bike Wash - Voyager Beach Resort, 2464 S.Atlantic Ave. - Drink specials daily - 10AM-6PM - (386)
Busch Light Seafood Festival - Downtown Daytona Beach -police motorcycle parade, arts & crafts, amusements,and live entertainment - (386)
"Bikers for Babies" sponsored bikers from across the nation
will participate in a Motorcycle Ride through the Daytona Beach area and
raise funds for March of Dimes sponsored birth defects research.
Monies will be distributed at both the local and national level.
There will also be over 50 drawings and prize giveaways by
For additional information, contact Chris at (386) 253-8077.
Daytona Harley-Davidson 2nd Ride with Grand Marshal NASCAR driver, Kyle Petty, and friends - (386) 253-BIKE(2453)
October, 17 Biketoberfest officially begins today
The All-American Hot Rod and Harley Show will be held 10 a.m.
at Mark Martin's Klassix Auto Museum and will feature
American-made makes and models of antique automobiles and
motorcycles, musclecars, hot rods, and custom-designed Harleys.
Included is a best-of-show contest and winners will be awarded
trophies and featured coverage in national hot rod and biker
Following the show there will be an east to west coast rod run for
the National Street Rod Association's Southeast Street Rod
Nationals to be held in Tampa.
Admission is $10 per person and $5 per vehicle and includes a
registration goody bag and access to museum and grounds.
For additional information on the bike and car show call Roni
Engels at (386) 252-3800.
Official Biketoberfest Event Weekend - Racing, rides,shows, concerts & more. Call Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau for event & visitor information (800) 854-1234
Official Biketoberfest Welcome Center - Visitors Centerat Daytona International Speedway - (386) 253-8669
Fall Cycle Scene Championship Cup Series (CCS) "Race of Champions" motorcycle races, North American Superbike Championships final rounds and Harley-Davidson TwinSports World Final - Daytona International Speedway -
8AM-5PM daily - (386) 252-BIKE (2453)
Main Street Rally - Festival fun, vendors, manufacturers displays - ABATE Beachside Event Information Center -(386) 252-1922
Daytona Harley-Davidson Dealership - Festival, live entertainment, Harley displays and Hawaiian Tropic girls at Riverfront Park, 290 N. Beach St. - 12 noon to 8PM (386) 248-0580
Superbike Dyno Tuning and Free Tours - American Motorcycle Institute (AMI) - U.S. Highway 92, Daytona Beach - (386) 255-0295
Concert Series - Bank and Blues Club, 701 Main Street - Starts at 9PM nightly (386) 257-9272
Boot Hill Saloon Biketoberfest Fun - Daily activities and fun for all. Main Street across from the cemetery
White Eagle Lounge Biketoberfest Party - U.S. 1 in Korona
five miles north of Iron Horse Saloon - Live entertainment - Starts at 2PM - (386) 437-2341
Jackson Hole Saloon Biketoberfest Celebration - Free blues concerts, championship wrestling, wet tee-shirt
competition and antique bike show - Ormond Beach -
Daytona Beach Shores Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce Giveaway - 7-night hotel stay grand prize - Contest tickets available at 500 Main Street -3PM-11PM daily -(386) 761-4955
Biketoberfest Blowout Party - Live bands, giveaways, rodeo games, pig roast and outdoor concert. Pub 44, NewSmyrna Beach - Noon to midnight - (386) 428-6523
Squeeze Inn Biketoberfest - 5005 S. Ridgewood Avenue, Port Orange - Live music day and night; Bar-B-Q (386)760-2564
Blondie's Rack-N-Ribs Biketoberfest Celebration -
5660 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange - Tattoo contests,
bike shows, 8-ball tournaments - 10AM-2AM - (386) 756-3110
Nova Family Campground - 1190 Herbert St, Port Orange - Haunted Hay Ride Nightly - Bands, Wet T-Shirt Contest, Cash Prize's, Bike Show. For more information contact Janet Caporale (386) 767-0095
Masters Custom Bike Show- Finky's Playground (oceanfront) behind Voyager Beach Resort. Open to the public 11:00am - 5:00pm contact Tom Anderson (352) 795-5895
Radical custom bikes, the deck of the Americano Beach Resort, 1260 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach, 8am registrations; 11am - 5pm show. $20. entry fee, $3. public. (386)257-2026
Adam's Mark Daytona Beach Resort Biketoberfest Concert -
Headliner Acts - Bandshell - 6PM-10PM - (386) 254-8200
Biketoberfest Block Party will be held in New Smyrna Beach (15 miles S of Daytona Beach).
On the 18th, Canal Street will turn into a German Beer Garden from 8-
10 p.m. featuring music by "Slab", dancing, and games. On the 19th,
from 10-11:30 a.m., Canal Street will once again come alive to the
sounds of "Strings & More" followed by "Once in a Blue Moon" which
will perform 12-1:30 p.m.
Both days offer hay rides, a
bungee run, sumo wrestling, bouncy boxing, face painting, bike
photos, bed races, a dunk tank, and "kiss a hog". American
martial arts and Volusia County Sheriff's Office
Department display. (386)426-7217
Motorcycle Parts Swap Extravaganza and Ride-In Bike Show
held, at the west parking lot of the Ocean
Center. features new and used bike
accessories, especially for Harley-Davidson and English
Over $500 in door prizes Trophies will be awarded daily for all entries at a 3 p.m. award ceremony.
Hours for the motorcycle parts extravaganza are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $3.
There is a $10 entry fee for the ride-in bike show which covers
cost of trophy. Bike show admission is free on Friday
for antique motorcycles and European motorcycles on Saturday.
Sponsored by J&P Promotions of
Anamosa, Iowa, which holds bike swap meets throughout the country.
J&P Promotions is a marketing arm of Zacharia Advertising and
Publications, Inc., which publishes "Motorcycle Dispatch", a bi-
monthly newspaper directed to Harley enthusiasts and the "J&P
Cycles Catalog", a mail order catalog of motorcycle parts and
J&P Cycles will also operate an accessories store during
Biketoberfest October 17-20 on Main Street.
For additional information, contact J & P Promotions at (319) 462-
News-Journal Daytona Beach Motorcycle Expo - Ocean Center- (386) 252-1511
Jam-On Productions Motorcycle Swap Meet - Volusia County Fairgrounds - (301) 779-3235
Harley-Davidson and Buell Demo Rides - Daytona International Speedway - Call for times - (386) 254-2700
The American National Unimotorcyclists Society
(A.N.U.S.), one-wheeled motorcycle racing will be held Saturday, October 19, beginning at noon at the Municipal Stadium located on LPGA Boulevard, 3 miles west of the
International Speedway off Route 92.
In unimotorcycle racing, contestants must create a one-wheeled
vehicle capable of traveling 100 feet without touching forward of
the axle. The current World Record Holder is Bob Scheskie at 2.45
seconds. This sport was born in the Daytona Beach area and has
quickly become an internationally renowned event with competitors
coming from as far away as Switzerland and Canada! The whole world
is fascinated by the guts and glory of unimotorcycle racing.
Unimotorcycle racing is the most exciting new motor sport of the
This event will feature Indian vs. Harley Unimotorcycle Drag
Racing. Sidecar Willy, inventor of unimotorcycles and
unimotorcycle racing and founder of the American National
Unimotorcyclists Society (A.N.U.S.) has announced that he will be
racing a 1940 Indian Chief Unimotorcycle and has challenged
"Spacer", Tampa's racing madmen, to race. Spacer has answered that
challenge with a Harley-Davidson Unimotorcycle that he believes
will take the record in the Unlimited Class. This race has been
dubbed "Indian vs. Harley - The Last Great Battle!"
In addition to the Indian vs. Harley unimotorcycle duel, A.N.U.S.
(as seen in Easyriders, Supercycle, Outlaw Biker, and others) will
host races in five other classes: 0-199 cc; 200-399 cc; 400-750 cc;
Electric Class and Rocket Class!
Couples are invited to compete in the Human Hummers Contest. In
this contest, the woman holds an excercise wheel in her hands and
wraps her legs around her man's waist as he propels her down the
track on one wheel! The winning couple wins $50 and two free
This event is sponsored by Easyriders, Harley-Davidson, Florida
Bikers Digest, the Iron Horse Saloon, Daytona News Journal, and
will be filmed by Born to Ride television! Easyriders will also
cover the event.
According to the July 1995 issue of Easyriders, "Don't miss the
A.N.U.S. racing madmen and their machines - they're wild!"
For information on this event, contact Sidecar Willy or Tiny at
(386) 228-3055. Admission to this event is $10.
A.N.U.S. will debut the Indian and Harley unimotorcycles at the
Iron Horse Saloon on Friday, October 18, beginning at noon. Meet
Sidecar Will and Spacer during this exhibition!
Meet the pilots of A.N.U.S. and see the A.N.U.S. unimotorcycles as
part of the Daytona Beach News Journal's Motorcycle Expo at the
Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, also on October 18. One hundred
free tickets to the A.N.U.S. races will be given away during this
exhibition. Meet Bob Scheskie, 1996 world record holder and Nelson
Back, 1995 world record holder!
Cole Slaw Wrestling - Cabbage Patch, S.R. 415 and PioneerTrail - Starts at 12PM - (386) 427-9751
Rowsey's Octoberfest Extravaganza - Live oompah band,specials, giveaways, German food and beer - Starts at 3PM - (386) 672-0950
Annual Daytona Fall Tour Group Ride - Touring ride through scenic Volusia County - Lunch available - Startat Daytona 200 Motorcycle Clubhouse, 3602 West International Speedway Blvd., just past Interstate 95 -
Boardwalk Ride In Bike Show - prizes, trophies For more information contact J & P Promotions at (319)462-6011
Molly Hatchet in concert, on the north deck, Adam's Mark Daytona Beach Resort, 100 N. Atlantic Ave. Daytona Beach. Noon; opening act Craig Dierlam and The biker Touch and Gail Delagi; 4pm Molly Hatchet. Free. (386)254-8200
Motorcycle Demolition Derby - New Smyrna Speedway, between I-95 and I-4 at corner of S.R. 44 and S.R. 415 -8PM - (386) 427-4129
Miss Bootoberfest Contest - Boot Hill Saloon - Starts at4PM - (386) 258-9506
The Biketoberfest Poker Run, to be held October 19 (Sat.) Registration for the Oct.20th Bike Show (entry fee $5) begins at 9:30 a.m. Register for Poker Run at 11 a.m. Poker Run entry fee; per person $5; $11 per person with bar-b-que and music; $6 extra per person. Poker Run begins at 12 noon and features bar-b-que, the run, and live music by the Danny Charles Band.
The Biketoberfest Bike Show, to be held October 20 (Sun.). Register for Bike Show Oct. 19th (Sat.). Bike Show begins at 1 p.m., entry fee is $5 and features 10 different classes of bikes: People's Choice, Best in Show, Best Paint, Dresser, Custom, Foreign, Antique, Side
Car/Trike, Rat, and Sportster. Award ceremony for 1st-3rd
Both of these events will be held at the Nova Family Campground in Port Orange. They will raise money to benefit
"OUR" Children First and A Child's Dream, a non-profit Volusia
County children's agency. For additional information, contact Victoria at "OUR" Children
First at (386) 248-2771.
Biketoberfest Block Party - 2 locations: Canal Street & Regional Shopping Center on Route 44, New Smyrna Beachstarts at 9AM - Call for information (386) 427-6001
Get in on the Biketoberfest grand finale by joining the Sunday morning
parade for all riders. The "Coming Together" Parade is sponsored by ABATE and City of Daytona Beach Shores - Sign-up 8:30-10AM - Starts at 10AM next to the Daytona Beach Hilton Resort in Daytona Beach Shores - Ends behind Daytona Harley-Davidson - (386) 625-6353
*NOTE - Events subject to change without notice
If you have a Biketoberfest question... you can
e-mail Henry (he lives in Daytona Beach & rides a Harley)
For information on events and accommodations, call the
Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
For race tickets and information, call the
Daytona International Speedway
(386) 252-BIKE (2453)
E-Mail messages can be sent to "DaytonaBea" on
America Online or "CIS.DaytonaBch" on CompuServe.
Internet users can send to "DaytonaBea@aol.com",
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