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Daytona Beach Florida Mayor Derrick Henry Speaks

Commissioners approve Bike Week activities

Photo By: Duane C. Fernandez Sr. / Hardnotts Photography L.L.C.

The 80th anniversary of Bike Week is happening in Daytona Beach this March 5-14 with plans in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. City commissioners approved the Bike Week 2021 Private Property Master Plan submitted by the Daytona Beach Regional Chamber's Bike Week Festival Task Force at their Jan. 20 commission meeting.

This world-famous event started on the beach in 1937 and has grown into the largest 10-day motorcycle rally. Steps being taken this year at the popular event to prevent the spread of COVID-19 include:

Outside vendors will be permitted to reduce indoor crowding. Businesses with outside vendors will be cleaning regularly, requiring face coverings, providing hand sanitizer, taking temperature checks and promoting social distancing. Businesses in the Master Plan (including some on Main Street) will have to limit capacity inside to 60% to help promote social distancing.

Property owners who do not adhere to what was outlined in the Master Plan could be banned from hosting future outdoor activities during the next three Bike Weeks. Businesses that are not included in the Bike Week Master Plan are able to operate at 100%.

For more information about Bike Week, visit the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Official Bike Week website.

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