The world’s largest motorcycle event is right around the corner! Celebrating its 78th anniversary in 2019, the event promises to be just as legendary as every year before. It’s an iconic American tradition that about 500,000 people from all over come to attend each year. And this year, there’s even more to love! Get answers to frequently asked questions and everything you need to know about the event:

When is Daytona Bike Week?

The 10-day event will be held March 8-17, 2019.

Where is Daytona Bike Week held?

Daytona Bike Week is held throughout the entire city and its surrounding areas. From riding “The Loop” in Ormond Beach to seeing the latest models at a Bike Show in Edgewater or on the Boardwalk, the action is happening all across the county. However, Daytona Beach is the hub and home base of the event.

Aerial view of Daytona International Speedway vendors during Daytona Bike Week

When did Daytona Bike Week first start?

Since the very first running of the Daytona 200 on January 24, 1937 — on the hard-packed, sunny beaches, no less — Bike Week has been a favorite American celebration. Since then, Bike Week has evolved into the world’s largest motorcycle event and is chock-full of vendors, food, live music, motorcycle shows and the most epic group rides. Though much has changed since Ed Kretz won that inaugural race, the tradition and legacy of Bike Week lives on.

Where should I stay for Daytona Bike Week?

There’s a wide variety of hotels, condos, motels, campgrounds and more available for Daytona Bike Week — check out the full Daytona Bike Week Lodging list here. Don’t wait too long — rooms are filling up fast!

Where is the Official Bike Week Welcome Center?

Stop by the all-new location for the Official Bike Week Welcome Center, ONE DAYTONA. While you’re there, be sure to pick up a pocket guide that outlines all of the week’s best events!

Visitors admire the Boardwalk Bike Show.

What are the best events at Daytona Bike Week?

There are countless bike shows, demos, concerts, rides, competitions and more at this event — choosing a favorite is an impossible task! Some highlights include daily live music at Destination Daytona, Main Street Station and the Bank & Blues Club. The 15th Annual Bike Week Motorcycle Swap Meet Extravaganza and Bike Show held in DeLand is always a popular place to go. There, you’ll find everything from goggles to vintage motorcycle parts. Get the full calendar of events here!

Where are the motorcycle racing events held?

You won’t want to miss the biggest three-day amateur supercross event in the world, held at Daytona International Speedway, the World Center of Racing which is also home to the DAYTONA 200, DAYTONA TT and DAYTONA Supercross. Vintage boardtrack bike racing is on at New Smyrna Speedway. You'll definitely want to get up to speed on our motorcycle racing events and plan your trip. 

How can I win a motorcycle at Daytona Bike Week?

The Official Motorcycle of Daytona Bike Week 2019 is up for grabs! For a donation of $50 per ticket (or buy two, get one free), you can enter to win a brand-new, fully customized 2018 Harley-Davidson® FXLR. Enter to win today!

Where can I park my trailer during Daytona Bike Week?

There are a number of safe, secure spaces where you can park your trailer during Daytona Bike Week. For a full list, check out this list of recommended parking spots.

Where can I get more information about Daytona Bike Week?

For a more comprehensive list of vendors, top rides, restaurant specials, live music line-ups and so much more, visit www.officialbikeweek.com.

So — have you packed yet?! Get in gear for a week filled with lots of live music, rides and reuniting with friends. It’s going to be a week for the books, so start planning your trip today! Enjoy a look at everything Daytona Beach has to offer and download our free official visitors guide or sign up for our e-newsletter.