Can you hear them coming? On Friday, March 9th, 2018 the “World Center of Racing” will roar to life with a half-million sun-seeking bikers converging for one of the most popular motorcycle rallies in the world, the 77th annual Daytona Bike Week.
For ten epic days and nights, motorcycle enthusiasts of every stripe will cruise in and around this beach city for rallies, races, and rowdy good times. If you’ve always wanted to go, what are you waiting for? Leave the kids at home for this biker bucket list event and check out our RVer Survival Guide to Daytona Bike Week.
Places to park your rig for Bike Week
RV camping in Daytona is available in all flavors and prices. But you’d better hurry, spots are filling up now. iRV2 members have great advice like:
“We also like the Daytona Flea Market….. they have reservable sites with electric and water. Close to the track and a short ride to Main Street or Beach Street and an easy back road way to get to the Iron Horse and and on the same road as the Cabbage Patch—just a few miles away.” – PanJH
Or maybe you’d like to get a luxury spot right where the actions happens at the Daytona International Speedway Campgrounds. Splurge and camp on the infield along the shores of Lake Lloyd for ten days. For $620 you get a 20’x55′ RV side complete with perks like two admission passes to the infield, general admission stadium seats, Sprint FANZONE and garage access.
Speedway camping is available for every budget. For example if you’re arriving with a small pop-up trailer or truck camper, your camping fees are covered with the price of admission. Camp free inside the GEICO Campgrounds located in Turns 3 and 4 with up-close views of the 31-degree banked track.
If you don’t want to be right in the epicenter, consider staying at nearby campgrounds that iRV2 members recommend like:
Can’t tow your motorcycle behind the rig?
Want to live the experience of the Daytona Bike Week but don’t have a way to get your motorcycle there? No worries, companies like Haul Bikes and Stryker Transportation will tenderly ship your steel baby to and from Bike Week.
What to do at Daytona Bike Week
Ten days of continuous partying with thousands of bikers will keep you entertained and happy for the festivities.
Start your epic week at the Daytona Bike Week Welcome Center at the corner of Main and Beach Streets in downtown.
Come every day for live bands, vendors, and even a tiki bar. Be sure to ask the welcome center experts about what to expect when you ride The Loop, a 22-mile dream ride starting in Ormond Beach and taking you through Florida’s best country and seaside scenery.
Don’t forget to catch this year’s live music headliners, like Blackberry Smoke and the Charlie Daniels Band. Of course there’s the racing you came for, including supercross, flat track racing, and the epic finale, the Daytona 200.
You’ll also want to be there for the debut of the Sons of Speed Vintage Motorcycle Race, where riders will compete on custom vintage motorcycles powered by pre-1925 1,000cc v-twin engines! There’s so much more, be sure to visit the Official Bikeweek Website for other must-see events.
Does Daytona Bike Week make your RVing bucket list? If you still haven’t been, get over to the iRV2 Discussion Forums and talk to other RVing members who’ve done it. Learn their insider’s tips for making the most of the most popular biker event on the planet.
Often called “The O.G. of full-time RVing,” Rene Agredano and her husband Jim Nelson hit the road in a fifth wheel trailer in 2007, after their dog Jerry lost a leg to terminal cancer. Sixteen years later they are still traveling and sharing their nomadic adventures at LiveWorkDream. As a self-employed wordsmith, Rene shares her expertise for many RV industry videos, publications such as the Escapees RV Club Magazine, and has authored numerous books, including the Essential RVing Guide to National Parks, and Income Anywhere, a guide to earning money on the road. She has been featured in global media outlets including the PBS documentary “NATURE: Why We Love Cats and Dogs,” The Guardian Sunday Edition, and the Dan Pink book Free Agent Nation.