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Daytona Bike Week 2013, March 8-17

Daytona Beach, Florida: Bike Week 2013 Appreciation Parade is Back-Presented by Harley-Davidson Motor Company! In the second year of its resurgence, the much loved Community Appreciation Parade will be held on Saturday, March 16th, the second Saturday of Bike Week!  An iconic event for several decades, the Bike Week Parade was absent for a few years before reemerging in 2012.  Last year kicked off a rebirth of the event that was very well received by visitors and residents alike.

Bike Week Festival Task Force Parade Chairman Phil Maroney spoke of the event’s second year revival, “The parade is an ideal way for our business community to say thank you to our visitors and for us to say thank you to our community for hosting the event. Many thanks also go to the Harley-Davidson Motor Company for again stepping up to the plate as Presenting Sponsor of the parade.  It’s a fitting role for Harley, as they were there since the event’s inception, and we certainly appreciate their continued support.”

All participants interested in riding motorcycles in the parade should congregate at the Ocean Center south parking lot on Saturday, March 16th beginning at 7AM, where staging for the parade will occur. At 9 AM the Parade will leave the Ocean Center with an escort of the Daytona Beach Police Department Motorcycle Unit.

The parade procession will ultimately arrive at the Daytona International Speedway - a parade nearly 5.25 miles long!  Along the route, community businesses and residents will demonstrate their pride and appreciation for hosting the World’s Largest Motorcycle Event®. At the Daytona International Speedway, home of the DAYTONA 200, the riders will be greeted by an event that includes hundreds of vendors and exciting entertainment.

For additional information on the 2013 Community Appreciation Parade contact Josie Bull at the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce at 386-523-3675 or

For additional information on any other aspect of Bike Week 2013, please visit our website at, where you’ll find the largest online resource for Bike Week activities.
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