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A weeklong motorcycle gathering in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Media about Bike Week includes the television documentary Biker Girls: Born to Be Wild.


The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Daytona Beach Bike Week page on 19 July 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Daytona Beach Bike Week, also called Daytona Bike Week, is a motorcycle event and rally held annually in Daytona Beach, Florida. Approximately 500,000 people make their way to the rally area for the 10-day event. The festivities include motorcycle racing, concerts, parties, and street festivals. The event is usually held on the first full week of March and contends with the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally as the most popular motorcycle rally in the United States.

The Daytona Beach Bike Week rally started as the Daytona 200 race on January 24, 1937. This first race was a 3.2 miles (5.1 km) beach and pavement course. It was won by Ed Kretz from California riding an Indian motorcycle with an average speed of 73.34 mph (118.03 km/h).

This yearly race took a break from 1942 to 1947 due to World War II. During the years off, an unofficial event was still taking place commonly called Bike Week.

In 1947 the official race resumed and gained in popularity. The event was then promoted by "Big Bill" France, co-founder of NASCAR, and the family business (now known as International Speedway Corporation) still promotes the 200 and the entire Bike Week races at Daytona International Speedway, including the wildly popular Daytona Supercross.

There have been a number of deaths at the festival due to rider accidents.

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26 April 2004Biker Girls: Born to Be Wild The Motorcycle Lifestyle Experienced By Two Fabulous Female Bikers! Debuts on TLC (The Learning Channel) Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 10pm EST/PCTBikerlady Inc.
13 March 200618 Motorcyclists killed during Bike WeekWikinews
3 March 2016“Ray Price Award” to Crown Best Engine Builder at 75th Daytona Bike WeekRay Price Harley-Davidson

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