Make Your Own Biketoberfest with These Popular Rides

Biketoberfest is a big part of the fall season in Daytona Beach, and we have guests come from far and wide to Sea Shells Beach Club to be close to the action.

But the trails are available year-round, so why not do Biketoberfest in June?

The Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau shares the most popular rides and how to enjoy them any time of year.

We know you love Biketoberfest® for its nightlife, great vendors and happening hot spots. We also know you crave adventure, seeing and experiencing something new, and sharing long rides and good times with friends. –DaytonaBeach.com

Old City Rendezvous (To St. Augustine & Back)
3 hours + stops, 100-125 miles round trip

Point A: A1A N Daytona Beach
Point B: A1A St. Augustine

Shorten the scoot: Go left onto SR 100 in Flagler Beach to US1 S in Bunnell, back to Daytona Beach. Stop into Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley Davidson along the way.

Sites to See: Tomoka State Park; Tomoka River Basin; North Peninsula State Park; Flagler Beach & Pier; The Hammock, Marineland, Matanzas Inlet, the nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine.

Bites to Eat: Crabby Chris Beachside Barbecue and Sweets (1760 Ocean Shore Blvd, Ormond Beach); Lagerheads Bar and Grill (2986 Ocean Shore Blvd, Ormond Beach); Captain’s Barbecue, Bait and Tackle, (5862 N Atlantic Blvd., Palm Coast/The Hammock on A1A); Jacksons Garage Bar (223 W King St, St. Augustine).

Steel Horse Scoot (To DeLand & Back)
80 miles, 1 1/2 hours + stops

Point A: US1 (Ormond Beach)
Point B: Woodland Blvd, DeLand

Shorten the scoot: Head into DeLand from SR 11 instead by going south on it from US 305. 

Sites to See: Destination Daytona, Barberville Roadside Yard Art & Produce, DeLeon Springs State Park, Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge, Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts, Volusia County Speedway, West Volusia Welcome Center, 116 W New York Ave, DeLand.

Bites to Eat: Iron Horse Saloon (1068 US 1, Ormond Beach); Broken Spoke (1151 N US Highway 1, Ormond Beach); Old Spanish Sugarmill Restaurant (inside State Park at 601 Ponce DeLeon Boulevard, DeLeon Springs); Pitmasters (4425 N US Hwy 17, DeLand); Brick House Grille (142 N Woodland Boulevard). 

River to River Tour (Halifax River to St. Johns River & Back) 
200 miles, 3 hours + stops 

Point A: Old Dixie Highway (Ormond Beach)
Point B: US 100 (Palatka)

Shorten the scoot: Head south on US1 from Bunnell back to Ormond Beach.

Sites to See: Tomoka State Park, Flagler Beach Pier, St. Johns River, an American Heritage River, Palatka Welcome Center (900 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka; Palatka North Historic District (Bronson, North 1st, North 5th, and Main Streets).

Bites to Eat: Crabby Chris Barbecue and Sweets (1760 Ocean Shore Blvd, Ormond Beach); Lagerheads Bar and Grill (2986 Ocean Shore Blvd, Ormond Beach); The Black Cloud at Thunder Gulch (2129 N. US Hwy. 1. Bunnell); Angel’s Dining Car (209 Reid St, Palatka); Three Bananas (11 S Lake St, Crescent City).

Lighthouse (Lighthouse to ancient Turtle Mound & Back)
60 miles, 2 hours + stops

Point A: A1A Daytona Beach/Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
Point B: A1A, New Smyrna Beach at Turtle Mound in Canaveral National Seashore Park.

Note: To get to New Smyrna Beach from Ponce Inlet, you must circle back north on A1A to the Dunlawton Bridge in Port Orange, then go south on US 1. 

Shorten the scoot: Hang on Flagler Ave in New Smyrna Beach and turn back when you’ve had your fill.

Sites to See: Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, Lighthouse Point Park, Marine Science Center & Birds of Prey Aviary in Ponce Inlet; Canal Street and Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach, Turtle Mound at Canaveral National Seashore.

Bites to Eat: Our Deck Down Under (78 Dunlawton Ave, Port Orange); Boondocks (3948 S Peninsula Dr, Port Orange); Inlet Harbor (133 Inlet Harbor Rd, Ponce Inlet); Brigadoon Fish Camp (6101 S Ridgewood Ave, Port Orange); The Sea Shack (491 E 3rd Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169) JB’s Fish Camp (859 Pompano Ave, New Smyrna Beach).

The Loop (Ormond Scenic Loop Trail)
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Born to be wild – or at least wild at heart? Marvel at the variety of wild animals and birds on ‘The Loop’, a 33.98-mile scenic route that’s a must-see for motorcyclists, motorists and bicyclists alike. This amazing journey will take you back in time, combining tree-lined, canopied roads with acres of Florida’s wild, untouched natural beauty.

Come to Sea Shells Beach Club anytime of the year to enjoy these popular bike trails!

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