Biketoberfest to draw thousands into Volusia County as COVID-19 restrictions reduced

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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Loud bikes, big crowds and fewer COVID-19 restrictions from Volusia County.

The four-day event starts Thursday, Oct. 15, and is expected to draw more than 100,000 bikers from around the world.

Custom made tie-dye T-shirts with bright colors; red, white and blue bike helmets; and Grateful Dead memorabilia line the walls of John’s Rock 'n' Ride on Daytona Beach’s Main Street.

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It’s where owner John Sanchez has been welcoming bikers into his shop each and every Biketoberfest and Bikeweek for more than 30 years.

“Biketoberfest is going to rock,” Sanchez said.

He sees no reason why this year will be any different.

But Daytona and New Smyrna Beach both not allow outdoor permits for the events.

But restaurants, shops and bars can all be open.

The county announced because the governor has moved the state into phase 3, the county will not put any restrictions on vendors for the event.

But it will ask them to follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

See the full report in the video above.