Monday, January 3, 2011

Daytona Bike Week 2011 Bike Shows & Races

Here's the latest update on the 70th Daytona Bike Week - March 4 to 13th, 2011.

BIKE SHOWS - At least 7 bike shows have been announced: Limpnickie Lot, Church of Chop, Pro-Am, Ol School Chopper, Sport Bike Fest, Boarwalk Ride-in & Rat's Hole Chopper Show.

Bator's Classic Daytona Motorcycle Auction  during Bike Week will include the Eddie James (estate) BMW collection.

The Daytona 200 and Daytona Supercross have been moved to stand-alone weekends.

The Daytona Supercross will kick off race week at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night, March 5th. The Daytona Flat Track, just behind Turn 1, will come alive March 5 for three days of amateur racing. The AMA Pro Flat Track events are scheduled from March 10-11 and the Daytona 200 will be raced on Saturday night, March 12th.

DAYTONA BEACH - In preparation for the 70th anniversary of Bike Week, the Daytona Regional Chamber's Bike Week Festival Task Force has selected the official logo design.
The official Bike Week 2011 logo was submitted by Hayworth Creative Public Relations of Ormond Beach, Fla., which has previously submitted winning designs for the 2003, 2005, 2008 and 2010. Each of those logos is the work of illustrator and designer Brian Boesch of Itchy Illustration.


Limpnickie Lot - Stone Edge Skate Park, 1848 S. Ridgewood Ave. South Daytona. Ride-in bike show TBA and a great place to check out a new generation of builders.
Church of Chop - Old School Rod & Bike Show at The Junkyard Saloon, DeLeon Springs - Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th.
Pro-Am Bike Show - at The DeLand Bike Rally - Sunday, March 6th to Thurs., March 10th.
Ol School Chopper Show - at Willie's Tropical Tattoo, 824 S. Yonge St., Ormond Beach -
Thursday, March 10th.
Boardwalk Ride-in Bike Show - Oceanside boardwalk at Main Street - Friday, March 11th.
- 20 classes from domestic to metric with 50 trophies. Call Bill Chaffin at 386.871.0398.
Rat's Hole Bike Show - Daytona Lagoon, beachside on Earl Street - Sat., March 12th.
Sport Bike Fest - Hottest Custom Contest - at Martini's Chop House, 1815 S. Ridgewood Ave., Daytona Beach, Saturday, March 12th.

Bator's Daytona Classic Motorcycle Auction - Thursday's Parts & Memorabilia Auction, March 10 will include the massive BMW (estate) collection of motorcycle icon, Eddie James. Swap Meet, March 9 to 11; Classic Motorcycle Auction on Friday, March 11.

DAYTONA BIKE WEEK 2010 was the backdrop for an Indian Motorcycle Wedding. The bride and groom rode into the Daytona Beach Hilton on their Indian Motorcycles for the reception and lead a parade down Main Street.

The Daytona International Speedway has repaved the track. And the 2011 Daytona 200 Motorcycle Week will have a radical new look from season's past as Daytona International Speedway splits its two biggest races into back-to-back weekend events.

In recent years, the Daytona Supercross and Daytona 200 have been staged on consecutive days over the final days of 'Cycle Week on Friday and Saturday, or Saturday and Sunday. Now those two major motorcycle events will be held on different weekends during the traditional Bike Week time frame. The first weekend of activity will focus solely on the Supercross course, which will be carved into the infield grass dividing the tri-oval from pit road.

The Daytona Supercross, the birthplace of Supercross in the United States and the longest continuous Supercross event in America since 1971, will now kick off 'Cycle Week on Saturday night, March 5. The Daytona 200, a motorcycle race that has a history back to the 1930s, will be staged one a week later on March 12.

"Moving the Daytona 200 and Daytona Supercross to stand-alone weekends will further allow us to grow both events as well as the remainder of the March motorcycle schedule," Speedway president Joie Chitwood III said. "This new-look schedule gives motorcycle fans a better opportunity to enjoy all the different racing events that are showcased here."

The most historic, demanding and challenging Supercross event of the year, which has recently featured star riders such as Ryan Villopoto, James Stewart, Chad Reed, Kevin Windham and Andrew Short, this year served as the finale to the two-wheel racing program. For more information, call the Speedway at 800-748-7467.