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GALLERY: Daytona Beach Bike Week

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Motorcycles outnumbered cars last Sunday as the 73rd annual Daytona Beach Bike Week came to a close, drawing tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts for the 10-day event. Attendees travelled from as far as New York and Ontario and as close as Ocala and Jacksonville.

Festivities took over Main Street with live music, merchandise tents and food vendors.

The celebrations were not limited to Daytona Beach — events were also held at a number of establishments north of Ormond Beach. Among them was Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona, which saw a large turnout and a number of new motorcycle owners.

Motorcycles fill the streets during the 73rd annual Bike Week in Daytona Beach on Friday, March 14.

A woman records a video as motorcycle riders pass by on Main Street during the 73rd annual Bike Week in Daytona Beach on Friday, March 14.

Motorcycle riders pass by on Main Street during the 73rd annual Bike Week in Daytona Beach on Friday, March 14.

Motorcycle riders pass by on Main Street during the 73rd annual Bike Week in Daytona Beach on Friday, March 14.

Two men eat while by parked motorcycles during the 73rd annual Bike Week in Daytona Beach on Friday, March 14.

Sgt. Lowry Buck of Daytona Police Department speaks with a man during the 73rd annual Bike Week in Daytona Beach on Friday, March 14.

A woman grills assorted meats during the 73rd annual Bike Week in Daytona Beach on Friday, March 14.

The back of a motorcycles rider’s jacket is seen during the 73rd annual Bike Week in Daytona Beach on Friday, March 14.

The back of a man’s jacket is seen during the 73rd annual Bike Week in Daytona Beach on Friday, March 14.

Crowds and motorcycles fill the streets outside of Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley-Davidson during the 73rd annual Bike Week in Daytona Beach on Friday, March 14.

A woman extends her arm towards passers-by while sitting outside during the 73rd annual Bike Week in Daytona Beach on Friday, March 14.

Rich Smith, of New York, rides his motorcycle during the 73rd annual Bike Week in Daytona Beach on Friday, March 14.

A woman rubs leather seal on a woman’s boot during the 73rd annual Bike Week in Daytona Beach on Friday, March 14.

A man inspects the official Bike Week shirt during the 73rd annual Bike Week in Daytona Beach on Friday, March 14.

People are seen reflected in the side mirror of a motorcycle during the 73rd annual Bike Week in Daytona Beach on Friday, March 14.

A motorcycle rides past spectators during the 73rd annual Bike Week in Daytona Beach on Friday, March 14.

A singer raises his beer while giving a toast during the 73rd annual Bike Week in Daytona Beach on Friday, March 14.

A motorcycle rides past Bad Boys Saloon during the 73rd annual Bike Week in Daytona Beach on Friday, March 14.

Calvin Turner holds a sign during the 73rd annual Bike Week in Daytona Beach on Friday, March 14.

A woman dances on the stage outside of Bad Boys Saloon during the 73rd annual Bike Week in Daytona Beach on Friday, March 14.

A group of motorycle riders wait at a stoplight beyond a sign advertising motorcyle parking during the 73rd annual Bike Week in Daytona Beach on Friday, March 14.

A man holds down the brake lever on his motrocycle during the 73rd annual Bike Week in Daytona Beach on Friday, March 14.

A Volusia County sherrif’s deputy directs traffic outside of Iron Horse Saloon during the 73rd annual Bike Week on Saturday, March 15.

A man leaves the Iron Horse Saloon on his motorcycle during the 73rd annual Bike Week on Saturday, March 15.

A group of motorcycle enthusiasts talk at the Iron Horse Saloon in Ormond Beach during the 73rd annual Bike Week on Saturday, March 15.

Volusia County sherrif’s deputies direct traffic outside of Iron Horse Saloon during the 73rd annual Bike Week on Saturday, March 15.

A Volusia County sherrif’s deputy directs traffic while motorcycles ride by at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona during the 73rd annual Bike Week on Saturday, March 15.

A group of men from Leesburgh and Ocala discuss a motorcycle at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona during the 73rd annual Bike Week on Saturday, March 15.

A man talks with a sales representative while sitting atop an Indian motorcycle at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona during the 73rd annual Bike Week on Saturday, March 15.

Motorcycles sit parked at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona during the 73rd annual Bike Week on Saturday, March 15.

Attendees watch a band perform at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona during the 73rd annual Bike Week on Saturday, March 15.

Mark Skaggs (left), of Daytona Beach, stands guard outside Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona during the 73rd annual Bike Week on Saturday, March 15.

A man sits atop a motorcyle he just purchased at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona during the 73rd annual Bike Week on Saturday, March 15.

A crowd gathers under a pavillion at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona during the 73rd annual Bike Week on Saturday, March 15.

A Volusia County sherrif’s deputy rides by on his motorcycle at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona during the 73rd annual Bike Week on Saturday, March 15.

A woman cheers at Bad Boys Saloon during the 73rd annual Bike Week in Daytona Beach on Friday, March 14.

About Ryan Jones

Ryan is a reporter for WUFT News who may be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news @wuft.org

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