Daytona Bike Week 2009: An Event to Be Remembered

The unofficial start to the motorcycle riding season is always the Daytona Bike Week which is held during the spring time. This event usually sees about 500,000 motorcycling enthusiasts attending and the Daytona Beach economy will normally take in about $300 million.

It’s an event you must put on your bucket list if you’re an avid motorcyclist enthusiast. Once you get to your first Daytona Bike Week, you are going to want to keep going back every year.

In 2009 the organizers of Daytona Bike Week were worried that the sluggish economy would have a detrimental effect on that year’s event. They were right in a way because the number of attendees were down on previous years. During the event, many of the hotels had vacancy signs flashing despite the fact that they were usually full to capacity during other years. However, apart from this, there were no other signs that anything was amiss.

Daytona Bike Week 2009 featured the usual motorcycle races across town at the Daytona International Speedway. This was an important part of the Bike Week as it was these races that were the cornerstone of the Bike Week and which helped to establish it more than seventy years ago. On the other side of town, Harley Davidson was setting a new record for the total number of demo rides they provided. Unofficial numbers put the daily number of at about 2,000. Over the course of the entire event, that’s a lot of rides.

And the usual party atmosphere was not missing from Daytona Bike Week 2009 thankfully. Custom-made bikes rolling down the main drag, scantily clad women with big smiles, plenty of flowing alcohol, and great music. The week turned out to be just what promoters expected in terms of attendance, but at the same time the event still provided everything that annual attendees have come to expect.

If you were there, and you forgot to buy your official T-shirt, you’re in luck. You can get one today at one of the many online retailers such as the Online Biker Shop. The Daytona Bike Week 2009 stuff is not limited to those who attended; if you just want to improve your rally or festival collections, then you can buy these items yourself today.

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