The return of Fall Cycle Scene to Daytona International Speedway marks the return of on- and off-the-track activities for motorcycle enthusiasts during their visit to the “World Center of Racing,” Oct. 18-21.
On-track action will start up Friday with Team Hammer Riding School while Saturday and Sunday will showcase the Championship Cup Series (CCS) and American Sportbike Racing Association (ASRA) as they take to the 3.51-mile road course to crown their season champions.
The Midway, located along the frontstretch just off of International Speedway Blvd., is open Thursday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m.-noon; it provides a one-stop shopping destination with everything from the nation’s top motorcycle parts to Hot Leathers fashion; admission is FREE. Activities in the Midway include:
Harley-Davidson Thunder Alley at Daytona: Bikers can spend the day at Harley-Davidson Thunder Alley enjoying a cold Budweiser and great food next to the area’s largest vendor and display marketplace. Harley-Davidson Thunder Alley will also showcase live music and contests.
Vendors and displays: Guests can visit with more than 60 of the nation’s top aftermarket product vendors or get a close-up look at what the cruiser and sport bike manufacturers and custom bike builders have to offer in their display areas.
Baddest Bagger Bike Show presented by Bagger Nation: The country’s biggest bike show series presented by Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation, American Bagger Magazine and Urban Bagger Magazine. The show will take place Friday, Oct. 19 next to the Harley-Davidson Thunder Alley stage, which is located just east of the Florida Hospital injector. Registration is from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with the awards ceremony taking place at 4 p.m. on the Harley-Davidson Thunder Alley stage. Bikes will be judged based on four classes determined by front-wheel size: Stock, up to 21-inches; Modified, up to 23-inches; Radical, up to 26-inches or wide tires up to 240mm; Open/Pro, 30- to 32-inches. Trophies will be awarded to the top three baggers in each class and to the overall Baddest Bagger. Winners may also be featured in Baddest Bagger Magazine.
GEICO Bike Show with Full Throttle Magazine: The GEICO Bike Show with Full Throttle Magazine will take place on Saturday, Oct. 20 next to the Harley-Davidson Thunder Alley stage. Registration is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with a $20 entry fee per bike. The awards presentation will be held at 5 p.m. on the Harley-Davidson Thunder Alley Stage. Trophies will be awarded in 10 categories and a $1,000 and $500 cash prize will be awarded to Best in Show and Judge’s Choice, respectively. The 10 categories include:
- Custom/Pro Builder
- Sport Bike
- Anything Goes
Hot Leathers Fashion Show and Bikini Contest: The Hot Leathers Fashion Show and Bikini Contest will take place Saturday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. on the Harley-Davidson Thunder Alley Stage.
Camping and motorcycle trailer parking are also available at the Speedway. RV camping in the infield’s Gecko Shores at Lake Lloyd (with hook-ups) is available for $295 and GEICO Grounds Red (without hook-ups) is $175; both include two (2) three-day adult admissions for the weekend’s racing activities; kids 12 and under are FREE. Tent camping in the GEICO Campgrounds, located inside Turns 3 and 4, is FREE with your daily or weekend admission ticket. Motorcycle trailer parking, located in GEICO Park West, is just $25 for the week – no camping or race ticket required. For more information, call 1-800-PITSHOP.
A three-day infield admission ticket can be purchased in advance for $50 at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com, or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate for $10 on Friday and $25 per day Saturday and Sunday; kids 12 and under are FREE. All tickets include access to the infield, UNOH Fanzone and the garage as well as FREE parking.
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