Daytona Bike Week 2021 is fast approaching. This will be the 80th anniversary, and every year sees a lot of first-timers. In what’s always a fantastic time, this year will be unlike any other. The COVID pandemic is still present. Guests are asked to take various steps to ensure their safety and the safety of others. But the riders are coming, and tens of thousands are set to arrive in Daytona in early March.
At Rubenstein Law, we are all about rider safety and look forward to seeing you there. So look for our booth and our bike, LadyJustice at Destination Daytona and please stop by and say, “Hello” and checkout our photobooth, pick up a give-away and more. We’d love to see you.
Daytona Bike Week 2021 begins Friday, March 5th, and Florida officials have worked hard to safely open businesses in light of the pandemic.
The Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce has published information with tips for staying safe. Some tips for visiting Daytona Bike Week include:
Respect social distancing – Try to stay at least six feet (two meters) away from others in public places. This advice is meant for both indoor and outdoor events.
Be sure to wash and sanitize – Frequently wash your hands. If possible, carry hand sanitizer and apply it when touching items such as doorknobs or menus.
Wear a mask – Wear a mask or face covering when in a public place. This applies to outdoor activities, although it’s not required by Florida law.
Stay home if you’re ill – Don’t travel if you feel sick. However, it’s important to note that many COVID cases do not result in the infected person showing symptoms.
Bike Week Events Will Be Different This Year
Visitors to Daytona Bike Week are asked to be particularly vigilant this year. Officials request that you make sure to stay up to date with any safety announcements. Regular updates regarding COVID-19 in Florida can be found online. This includes the website for the Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce and the official Bike Week webpage.
Be sure to note the following when visiting Daytona Beach this March:
Not everyone will be vaccinated – The Covid-19 vaccine was released at the beginning of the year. However, the vast majority of people still will not have received their COVID-19 vaccine by early March.
Vendors will need more space – The crowds at Bike Week can be huge. Many vendors will set up their displays with social distancing in mind.
Be sure to plan your stay ahead of time – Hundreds of thousands of guests descend on Bike Week every year. Make your lodging arrangements well in advance.
Daytona Bike Week Tips for First-Timers
Bike Week has been a local tradition and much-anticipated event since 1937. Today it has exploded into a 10-day festival throughout Volusia County with hundreds of events and vendors. While this year may be a bit smaller, Bike Week Daytona usually welcomes upwards of 500,000 visitors and is enjoyed by motorcycle enthusiast from near and far.
A couple of pro-tips for Daytona first-timers:
Many newbies are surprised by this, but you can’t ride in the parking lot at Destination Daytona- too many vendors and people around during bike events. It’s a safety thing, so park your ride and take a walk – check out the bikes and make some new friends. Also, obey all traffic laws and pack your clear glasses, because eye protection is required even at night. Police are known to be citation happy, especially at night and on Main Street.
The Official Bike Week Welcome Center can be found at their brand-new location at ONE DAYTONA, across from the Daytona International Speedway on One Daytona Blvd, Daytona Beach. Ambassadors from the Regional Chamber will be on hand to recommend places to go and fun things to do.
If you need a place to store your trailer, here’s an updated list of places to ask about trailer parking during your stay.
For those looking for a place to stay themselves, the Daytona Chamber of Commerce has a list of great accommodations to fit every budget. It’s better to lock in your place to stay sooner rather than later.
You’ll undoubtedly get hungry during your visit, so be sure to check out a few of Daytona’s great restaurants & bars.
There’s no shortage of events, and a full calendar can be found here. Visit some of our friends and keep an eye out for #LadyJustice and events we are sponsoring this year, including:
Daytona is famous for its hard-packed sand, where riding is permitted, but only in designated areas. Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach allow motorcycles to cruise sections of the beach. The speed limit is 10 mph.
For those looking for a longer stretch of road and checking a famous route off their list, you can ride “The Loop.”
Visit Rubenstein Law At Destination Daytona
Rubenstein Law is proud to be at Daytona Bike Week 2021. Look for us at Destination Daytona at Bruce Rossmeyer Harley-Davidson. We’ll be there all week from the 5th to the 14th. We’ll have a big tent set up with our bike, LadyJustice and our photobooth and probably some prize options for people who stop by.
The team at Rubenstein Law has decades of experience fighting for bikers & their families. With offices in Daytona and across Florida we are here for you 24/7-365, nights and weekends. Be sure to contact us at 800-FL-LEGAL/800-355-3425 should you need legal assistance, but regardless stop by and say, “Hi.” We hope you stay safe and have a great time at Bike Week 2021.