It’s Almost Biketoberfest Time

Sea Shells Beach Club is getting ready for the big party. Every year, Biketoberfest roars into town bringing bikes, races, food, and fun. As Daytona’s venues fill up, Sea Shells Beach Club does have rooms available, but they’ll go fast during this popular event.

This year’s event is October 13-16 and the guest list is usually tops about 150,000+! Visitors can expect motorcycle shows and rallies, live music, scenic rides along A1A and other historic roadways, racing at Daytona International Speedway and vendors offering everything from the latest models to parts and accessories.

What You’ll See

The main 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 or ‘Loop’. Other popular rides include up and down Main Street and Beach Street, 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.

What You Can Do

Even if you’re not riding, nightlife during Biketoberfest is a blast. Some of Daytona’s famous Main Street biker bars like Froggy’sDirty Harry’sMain Street Station and the Boot Hill Saloon offer food and drink specials, as well as live entertainment and giveaways. And wherever you are, it’s nearly impossible not to find a happening place to grab a drink and mingle with the bikers.

Live music is a big part of this event. Check out the scene indoors and outdoors all weekend long at the The Bank & Blues Club, Dirty Harry’s, and Full Moon Saloon. For a complete list of bands, click here.

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Where to See Races

If you have the need for speed, there are also multiple motorcycle races and demos on the high banks of the newly repaved Daytona International Speedway. The party is not complete without a stop at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona, home of Daytona Harley-Davidson, the world’s largest Harley-Davidson dealership and mecca for motorcycle enthusiasts.

If you can’t make it this year, think about booking your Sea Shells Beach Club stay for next year. Biketoberfest is typically held the weekend immediately following Columbus Day with most visitors staying throughout the week.

If you do make it this year, you’ll have a great ocean-front vacation experience and be close to all the action when you stay at Sea Shells Beach Club. You can book online at or by phone at 800-487-9583.

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Cover photo courtesy of Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Victoria Hoffman

A native of New Jersey, Victoria isn't entirely sure how she ended up in Kansas City, but has enjoyed writing, editing, creating, communicating and marketing for high-profile accounts throughout the city ever since. In her spare time, Victoria is an actor (and active) with local community and city theatre.