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Daytona Beach prepares for fall motorcycle rally

September 19, 2012

The following is an industry press release...


Daytona Beach, Fla. – (September 18, 2012) – Get your motor running and head to the Daytona Beach area as Biketoberfest® cruises into its twentieth year on October 18-21.  
 
“We are excited to celebrate the 20th year of this award-winning festival,” says Jeffrey Hentz, president and chief executive officer of the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.  “This year’s festival promises to be the best yet.” 
 
Recognized as one of the region’s top festivals by the Southeast Tourism Society, Biketoberfest® annually attracts more than 100,000 motorcycle enthusiasts from North America and Europe to the Daytona Beach area for a long weekend of lively street festivals, concerts, motorcycle shows, demonstration rides and Fall Cycle Scene racing action at Daytona International Speedway.  
 
New to this year’s festival will be a welcome center located in downtown Daytona Beach in Riverfront Park at the corner of Beach Street and Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd.  Sponsored by the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Daytona Regional Chamber Commerce, the welcome center will offer visitors the opportunity to register to win a Daytona Beach vacation getaway; pick up a copy of the official Biketoberfest® event guide; and enter a raffle to win a customized Harley-Davidson. 
 
In addition, visitors will find that an array of street festivals and gatherings await them, including three in Daytona Beach along Main Street, Riverfront Park and Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd. -- each offering visitors a variety of delicious foods, live music and biker apparel.  Another popular locale is Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona on North U.S. Highway 1 in Ormond Beach.  Destination Daytona is home to Daytona Harley-Davidson, which features a 109,000-square-foot showroom.  Destination Daytona also includes an impressive selection of retail and specialty shops, restaurants and a concert pavilion.  Motorcycle rentals are also available at EagleRider’s Destination Daytona location.        
 
At Daytona International Speedway, visitors can enjoy free demonstration rides that allow them to test-ride the latest and greatest motorcycles. The speedway’s Fall Cycle Scene event will also include motorcycle racing, concerts, speedway tours and vendors.  In addition, bikers will get the chance of a lifetime to ride on the superspeedway in the annual Monster Dash.
 
Musical acts slated to perform during this year’s festival include popular heavy metal bands Warrant, Quiet Riot and rock star Lita Ford along with a host of local and regional musicians.    
 
For more information on Biketoberfest® festivities, visit www.biketoberfest.org or call toll-free 1.800.854.1234.

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