If you really want to know more about motorcycles, then there can be no better place to learn if not the many biking events that are held throughout the country. For bike manufacturers, Daytona Bike Week is a special event since it allows for passionate displays of bikes, and this is an opportunity that motorcycle enthusiasts can take advantage of to explore their quest. I have been to numerous editions of the Daytona Bike Week, and I must admit that the 2016 version was one of my favorites. The event was marking its 75th anniversary, and as you would expect, things were done on a much bigger and interesting note. Daytona Bike Week isn’t the big event it is without its flagship motorbike racing, and this the most awesome part of the event. The ten-day festival also treated the fans to numerous A-star concert performances, motorcycles displays, and numerous side parties. One of the event venues, the Daytona International Speedway, has raised major issues among the organizers, and particularly the concern has been on the comfort of the spectators.
Daytona Bike Week 76th Edition
Daytona Bike Week 2017, the 76th edition of the event is scheduled to take place on March 10-19. The organizers so far have described the planned the event as one that will feature high-octane races, street festivals, concerts, the Daytona 200 motorcycle race, rallies, bike shows, manufacturers’ showcases, and so much more. The celebrations are scheduled at Riverfront Park, U.S. 1 Corridors, Ormond Beach, Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona, and the famous “Word Center of Racing”.
Daytona International Speedway Renovations
The festival has had a series of changes since it first made its mark. The most recognizable change was moving the event location from Daytona Beach to its current home, the Daytona International Speedway (DIS). Since the event has been increasingly attracting news and crowds, the organizers have had no other choice but to make readjustments to the venue to make it more accommodative. Daytona International Speedway has been undergoing a $400 million facelift to make it more attractive and comfortable to spectators and riders as well.
According to DIS’s website, the renovations will involve redesigning and expanding the entrances, putting escalators and elevators that will lead the fans through different concourse levels, and adding more spacious social areas along the mile-long stretch. Besides, there will be 101,500 permanent seats that are wider and more comfortable, doubling the number of restrooms, and 60 luxury suites that aim at giving a revamped hospitality to corporate guests. With these improvements, my predictions are that biking fans should expect a biking event that is fun and more accommodating to spectators.