Bike Week, Daytona Beach
Okay, so in high school my best friend's mom died in a horrible motorcycle accident. Hence, I am a little weary around the things. Bike Week, though is a little less of a celebration of the bikes themselves and moreso of just the general biker culture.
At first, I was like, "Oh, ***! We're going to be here during bike week!", but I actually enjoyed it quite a bit. The bikers were friendlier than I thought (never judge a big, sweaty, leather-clad book by its cover), and they were actually a lot of fun to be around.
The only problem with Bike Week was the noise and the crowds, but it was worth it for the experience. Check the website for scheduling and stuff.
Daytona Speedway is of course, famous for its NASCAR racing and the reknown Daytona 500 competition.
However, during Bike Week, the Speedway is open to enthusiasts who want to get a close up view of dirt bike races and other competitions.
Around the grounds outside the Speedway arena, you'll find vendors and motorcycle manufacturers like Yamaha, Suzuki, Triumph and of course, Harley Davidson...all displaying their latest designs and bikes.