Bike Week 2007 Arrive Alive

Representing Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Nearby Areas of Florida

Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida is a tradition with roots that go back almost 75 years. In the 1930’s, motorcycle races on the beach were followed by parties on Main Street in Daytona. Over the years, Bike Week was born. Bike Week and Biketoberfest have become traditions that make “motorcycles” synonymous with good times in Daytona Beach.

But Bike Week brings dangers with the good times. About half a million motorcyclists roar into Daytona Beach during Bike Week these days. This causes traffic congestion that is a mammoth safety problem for local authorities to manage. Motorcycle accidents are an expected offshoot of the unique celebration of Bike Week and its autumn cousin, Biketoberfest. The potential for serious accidents is the greatest safety worry for visitors, and residents alike. Bike Week 2007 saw 21 motorcycle fatalities.

To avoid accidents during bike week, motorcyclists should be aware that there are cars still on the road. And drivers of passenger cars should vigilantly be on the lookout for motorcyclists on their vulnerable two wheelers. And no one should drink and drive. If you’re going to bike week, whether in a car or on a motorcycle, take extra time, and extra care, and arrive alive.