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Posted on: March 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Ride safe and stay healthy during Bike Week

Daytona Beach Main Street during Bike Week

Welcome Bikers! One of the largest motorcycle rallies in the world will celebrate its 80th anniversary during Bike Week March 5-14. Motorists should expect heavy traffic in the city during Bike Week.

Due to the pandemic, the following changes are being made to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:  

  • Curbside parking – especially on Main Street – will be more limited to allow for proper physical distancing.
    1. Overflow parking will be at designated parking lots near the Ocean Center, which is one block north of Main Street. Outdoor parking is $5 per bike and $10 for indoor parking on the weekends.
    2. For a map and additional details for Main Street traffic and parking, refer to the Daytona Beach Main Street Safety Plan
  • Some Daytona Beach merchants will be limited to 60% indoor capacity. Please be patient when attempting to enter these locations.
  • Please follow the latest CDC COVID-19 guidance to ensure everyone’s safety. Residents and visitors should wear face coverings when indoors and physical distancing is not possible and wash hands often.
  • Daytona Beach merchants will be following CDC guidelines for facemask use and physical distancing. Your support and participation in that effort will go a long way toward limiting the spread of COVID-19.

Getting around Daytona Beach during Bike Week

Hundreds of thousands of people will be in the Daytona Beach area March 5-14 for Bike Week. Large crowds are expected in the following areas, especially at night:

  • International Speedway Boulevard
  • Main Street
  • North Beach Street
  • Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard

For the schedule of Bike Week activities, visit the official Bike Week website at www.officialbikeweek.com.

Traffic Tips

Motorists are encouraged to use the Seabreeze Boulevard / Oakridge Boulevard, International Speedway Boulevard and Silver Beach / Orange Avenue bridges.

Excessive noise from loud pipes is prohibited, and motorcycles must have mufflers according to state

Motorcyclists arriving and leaving festival areas via residential streets should proceed with extra caution due to pedestrian traffic.

Resident and business access will be accommodated. Police will enforce designated residential / decal parking restrictions in specific areas, especially on the beachside. Please check for signage before parking.

When event traffic dictates, specific traffic patterns will be put into effect to help keep traffic moving in and around the festival areas.

Main Street 

“Motorcycles Only” will be in effect for Main Street. Other motorists must use the side roadways or receive special permission to access the area.

Curbside parking will be limited to allow for greater physical distancing on the sidewalks.

Overflow parking is available at designated Ocean Center lots by following signs. Indoor parking available at Ocean Center on weekends (Friday and Saturday).

For a map and additional details for Main Street traffic and parking, refer to the Daytona Beach Main Street Safety Plan

It may be necessary to restrict traffic on the Main Street Bridge during peak event times so emergency vehicles can get through the area.

Side street traffic heading north / south between Auditorium Boulevard and Harvey Street may be restricted during events. Affected roadways include:

  • Oleander Avenue
  • Wild Olive Street
  • Grandview Avenue
  • Hollywood Avenue

To ensure traffic flow, special traffic patterns may go into effect for motorcycle riders who want to access Main Street. Those are as follows:

Atlantic Avenue (S.R. A1A)

  • Northbound: Turn left (west) on International Speedway Boulevard and then right (north) on Peninsula Drive. Please avoid trying to turn left (west) onto Main Street from Atlantic Avenue.
  • Southbound: Go to the right lane. Upon reaching Main Street, you may be able to turn right (west), depending on the amount of traffic. If not, continue south and turn right (west) on International Speedway Boulevard, then turn right (north) on Peninsula Drive.

Peninsula Drive

  • Northbound: Remain on Peninsula Drive until you get to Main Street, then turn right (east).
  • Southbound: Turn left (east) on Oakridge Boulevard to Atlantic Avenue, then turn right (south) and head to Main Street.

 Beach Street

  • There will be “Motorcycles Only” parking in selected areas of Beach Street. These areas will be clearly marked by signage.
  • Expect heavy traffic around Indian Motorcycle Company at 290 North Beach St.

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard (MMB)

  • Eventgoers can use any of the major roadways intersecting with MMB.
  • Public parking areas may be restricted to assist with pedestrian safety and vehicle movement during events.
  • Side streets near the 800 block of MMB will be restricted and/or closed to assist with spectator safety.

Daytona International Speedway

  • We are not anticipating any major traffic concerns in this area, but minor traffic patterns may be implemented to assist with inbound and outbound traffic.
  • Signage will be clearly posted directing spectators to all events on Speedway property.

Votran Public Transit

Bike Week will bring heavy traffic to Volusia County, and Votran riders should expect numerous delays, interruptions and route deviations. Schedule delays may occur from March 5 to 14. Detours are subject to change without notice. Votran riders are encouraged to plan trips in advance. The best way for riders to stay informed of delays or deviations is to download the myStop mobile app and sign up for real-time service alerts at www.votran.org.

 

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