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Bike Week Thunder Roads Florida’s Not to Miss List

While Bike Week is all about motorcycles, there are all kinds of places, people and sights to see while in the Daytona area. Below we have listed some of the scheduled events we think you should try to attend if you are in town for the famous Bike Week 2011. We will be doing articles on the events listed in yellow and we will be “in the house” with our cameras, so come out and join the fun. The bars that advertise with us are listed in colored text (please support our advertisers while in town) and there is an important paragraph to read also in colored text.

Some suggestions while visiting our part of Florida, if you enjoy getting on the bike and putting miles on your wheels:

Ride to Deland

Deland Bike Fest is March 3rd. Visit our watering holes in that area; which includes Dale’s Ales and Crossroads. Going south on 17 should bring you to Blue Springs where you can see manatees for a nominal charge in a beautiful park setting. Check out Samsula and the famous Cabbage Patch Bar home of the infamous Cole Slaw Wrestling. Take 44 to US 1 on your way back and stop in at First Turn in Port Orange for their wonderful outdoor tiki deck and food (you have to try their Firecracker Shrimp).

Ride to St. Augustine

Go A1A N and visit St. Augustine. Our places for a brew or two include, Sandbar, Bar None, Gigglin’ Gator, Mardi Gras’. The End Zone and Haley’s Pub. While visiting this historic city take in the old town walking area, the fort, the lighthouse, Ripley’s Museum or my personal favorite, The Alligator Farm. Also on the river in Welaka is Andersen’s Lodge.

Of course all the locals still enjoy riding The Loop and BikerOrNot.com usually has a group ride for those who may not be certain about exploring on your own. We have included a separate article for those who may want to take the trip solo!

The event is no longer just on Main Street as those of us who attend regularly know, but for the newbies the areas to hit are outlined below.

The Main Street Area

In Daytona you have Shark’s Lounge (a gentleman’s club), Dirty Harry’s, Boot Hill and Froggy’s (there is a bike show on the Boardwalk date TBA).

The Ormond Beach Area

At Destination Daytona there’s Saints & Sinners. Nearby is Cheater’s (a gentleman’s club) , Annie Oakley’s, Iron Horse and Broken Spoke.

In Korona

Be sure to stop at the White Eagle. It’s right at the end of the loop.

The Bunnell Area

There’s the Black Cloud Saloon, Ice House, Choppers & Chaps all on US 1. The Dog Pound is around the corner on Route 100.

On CR 2006

Out a bit in the country on a boat landing is a beer & wine bar that serves food called Linda’s Landing. There is a bridge out so call first for directions 386-206-9377.

On A1A

The bars with pretty views are the upstairs deck of Finn’s and Chillin’ at the Beach.

Palm Coast Area

Visit Scruffy’s and Smiles they are biker friendly bars.

Finally, if you ride out 40 through the Ocala National Forest stop to eat at the Blackwater Inn on the river. We also have Steel Around Tavern to cool your pipes and Sparky’s Place that serves food.

Camping is available at Holiday Travel Park, the White Eagle and Thunder Gulch Campground.

My Favorite Picks

Sushi restaurant-Bamboo Garden on Nova Rd.!

A great breakfast place is Two Guys from Joisey in south Daytona on US 1.

For Raw oysters check out the First Turn ! (in Port Orange)

Get the best Rally Products at Hawg Tyd!

The best Wet “T” Contests are held daily at Dirty Harry’s on Main St. @ 2pm daily emceed by Cowboy

Best T-shirts are Boot Hill Saloon

Best Bike Show is Willie’s Ol’ School Chopper Show on Thursday, March 10th at Tropical Tattoo on US 1 in the afternoon

Best Bikini Contests Twisted Tea’s Hot Thunder Bikini Contest is on Saturday the 12 at the White Eagle Lounge, Boot Hill’s(date TBA) and Black Cloud Saloon on Saturday the 12 and Saints & Sinners has them daily.

Enjoy your time in town. Watch out! The police ticket loud pipes or no glasses and use that as an excuse to pull you over. Also, really watch out for deer which have been a nuisance and hitting one can really ruin your trip!

MARCH 2 G-STRING CONTEST-DELAND, Crossroads, 2801 East New York Ave., 10p, 386-738-0301

MARCH 4 WET- T CONTEST-DELAND, Crossroads, East New York Ave., 10p, 386-738-0301

MARCH 4 PORCH PARTY-CRESCENT BEACH, Sandbar, 7025 A1A, 4-8p, food, music, 904-461-4671

March 5-6 Florida Azalea Festival in Palatka downtown, poker runs or rides each day, live music, games, great food vendors, rides, arts and crafts, www.FLAZALEAFEST.COM,

March 5 Deland Bike Fest
MARCH 5-6 BREAKFAST AT AMERICAN LEGION POST 267-ORMOND BEACH, American Legion Post 267, 156 New Britain Ave, 7a-noon, The American Legion Riders Chapter 267 is serving breakfast and the public is welcome. Cost is only a $5.00 donation, 386-615-8297
MARCH 6 BLESSING OF THE BIKES-SANFORD, Airport Hanger Bar, 3730 SR 46, by Rev. Al Paquette, 10a, 407-314-2705

March 8 there’s the 1 Preliminary Miss Florida Bike Week Bikini Contest in Bunnell at the Black Cloud Saloon, 2551 N US 1, 5pm, 386-437-5568

March 9  Wet “T” Contest-Bunnell at the Black Cloud Saloon, 2551 N US 1, 5pm, 386-437-5568

March 9 Alligator Road Tour in Daytona Beach at the Daytona 200 MC Clubhouse, 3602 International Speedway Blvd.. It’s an AMA Sanctioned ride, $15 per rider/$15 per passenger, non AMA members $20 per rider and $15 per passenger, includes lunch, reg 9-10am, guided ride to mystery destination, www.daytona200mc.com or Tom 386-747-7157

March 10 Choppertime 2011 Bike Show at Tropical Tattoo, 825 Yonge St., Reg. 10am-2pm, awards 4pm, live music and it’s a free event!

March 10  is the 2ND Preliminary Miss Florida Bike Week Bikini Contest-Bunnell, Black Cloud Saloon, 2551 N US 1, 3pm, 386-437-5568

March 11 is the Great Cleavage Contest in Bunnell at the Black Cloud Saloon, 2551 N US 1, 3pm, 386-437-5568

March 11 Boardwalk Classic Bike Show-Daytona Beach, on the Boardwalk, free to public.

March 11 Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Breakfast, Daytona Beach, Speedway, infield main level, guest speaker Erik Buell, $75, tickets required, 614-856-2222, ext 1234

March 11 is a Country Mystery Road Tours in Daytona Beach at the  Daytona 200 MC Clubhouse, 3602 International Speedway Blvd.. It’s an AMA sanctioned ride.  AMA members and non members $15, Reg 9am, Kick StandsUp at 10am, choose either 150 or 200 mile ride,  www.daytona200mc.com; or contact Tom (386) 747-7157 or Patty (386) 717-1888

March 12 is the Black Cloud Saloon’s Miss Florida Bikini Contest at 3PM[singlepic id=491 w=320 h=240 float=center]

March 12 is Twisted Tea’s Hot Thunder Bikini Contest at the  White Eagle Lounge, 5533 US 1, photo session starts at 4:30pm and the contest is at 7pm, live music.
MARCH 12 BEST POLE DANCER CONTEST-DELAND, Crossroads, 2801 East New York Ave., 10p, 386-738-0301
MARCH 12 RAT’S HOLE BIKE SHOW-DAYTONA BEACH, Daytona Lagoon, www.ratshole.com

MARCH 12 TATTOO CONTEST-DELAND,Crossroads,2801 East New York Ave., 10p, 386-738-0301

MARCH 12-13 BREAKFAST AT AMERICAN LEGION POST 267-ORMOND BEACH, American Legion Post 267, 156 New Britain Ave, 7a-noon, The American Legion Riders Chapter 267 is serving breakfast and the public is welcome. Cost is only a $5.00 donation, 386-615-8297
[singlepic id=492 w=320 h=240 float=center]Coleslaw Wrestling in Samsula at the Cabbage Patch at noon, March 9th and March 12th,  $500 first prize.

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A Few Pics From Past Events

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