Biketoberfest to rev up this week despite damage to many Daytona Beach hotels

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Volusia County is getting ready to welcome thousands of bikers to the 30th annual Biketoberfest, even as the area deals with damage from Hurricane Ian.


The storm damaged many hotels and businesses along the coast, but the event is still expected to draw 100,000 bikers. About half of the coast sustained some sort of damage in the hurricane. Some lost their pool decks and beach access. Others remain closed.

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Hurricane Matthew hit Daytona Beach six years ago right before Biketoberfest, and they were still able to do the event. They expect to pull it off this year too.

It’s estimated Biketoberfest and Bike Week have a combined $600 million impact on the area.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.