Daytona Bike Week Is Locked And Loaded For 2021 Event


Daytona Bike Week

Despite The Pandemic, Politics As Usual

The Sturgis 2020 motorcycle gathering wasn’t hampered by the global pandemic, and neither will Daytona Bike Week. The 2021 rally is set to continue for its 80th-anniversary meet between March 5th and March 14th.

With a recent rise in cases of COVID-19 related illnesses as of October 2020, organizers of the Daytona Bike Week were concerned as to what the future of the 80th anniversary 2021 event would look like. With so many months of continuous lockdowns and avoiding public spaces, many businesses were ready for the event to bring in some much-needed income and help bear the burden of a year-long blow to their incomes.

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It took some negotiation and long talks, but the Daytona Beach City Commission came together last week and gave the official verdict that they would be endorsing the event. The main reason for the commission to pass the verdict was the fact that this would be the 80th anniversary; not just any regular event.

Local bars and eating venues agreed to reduce their total occupancy to 60% of their typical patronage, which the commission hopes will limit the spread of any coronavirus while maintaining an important injection for local businesses to stimulate their profits before things go back to normal. The commission also requested that enhanced sanitization measures would be put in place to keep the bars and restaurants safer to a degree.

Although social distancing is to be enforced, it is reported that many events such as bike shows, races, and swap meets will remain on the schedule. 

The 10-day event will begin on March fifth.

10 Comments

  1. Nick
    February 4, 2021
    Reply

    One way to prevent spread of covid is to avoid events like this. I wonder if the US had uniformly social distanced back in March/April 2020 if Daytona 2021 could go forward without compromise.

    I wonder if I will be leaving a similar comment next year!

    • February 5, 2021
      Reply

      Only time can tell, my friend!

    • Big bob
      February 5, 2021
      Reply

      Wake up….. most people are already dead…

      Close fast food places if we’re so concerned about public health !!

      It’s time to live again

  2. February 8, 2021
    Reply

    .OMG! the Chinese virus you only have a 99.99%
    of surviving better not go

    • Buddy
      February 15, 2021
      Reply

      Exactly ! 🙂 I was there for a week in 2020 and I will be there this year!!!

  3. Flex
    February 8, 2021
    Reply

    Open it all up. Sturges went off without a breakout. This is a bikers convention. Not a liberal gay bash.

  4. Marcelos Marques De Paula
    February 8, 2021
    Reply

    Open it. Fort Detrick lab is so far.

  5. Mike
    February 8, 2021
    Reply

    So Nick, I went to Sturgis last year saw one person wearing a mask, I came home and nothing, saw reports that tried to make a thing of Sturgis and the two people that might have gotten the ChineseVirus but the was short lived, trying to make something out of nothing. Would you feel better if we perhaps followed Dr. Fauchi’s suggestions and double or triple mask. It’s just commonsense! He hasn’t been right on a damn thing since he first opened his mouth. Stay safe in your basement and leave the real world alone.

    • Buddy
      February 15, 2021
      Reply

      THANK YOU !

    • Tj
      February 15, 2021
      Reply

      I am with Mike. That guy don’t have a clue what’s going on. He just talks shit. And bikeweek. Is 4 bikers. We don’t need mask. We are not scared. We ride the roads with ppl that try and kill us all the time. So this crap he talks about is nothing.

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