2014 has started off with some crazy weather bombarding the east coast and most the country with snow, rain, and cold. With spring getting closer and riding season on the horizon it’s good news the weather in Florida is in the 70’s. Daytona Bike Week is not only the start of the bike show season but also start of the riding season for most. This year is the 73rd annual Bike week running March 7th to March 16, 2014. The Daytona Beach area is biker-heaven year round with a great climate for riding, many businesses that cater to bikers and great entertainment 24-7. The first Daytona Bike Week was January 24, 1937 – the inaugural running of the Daytona 200. The first race took place on the sand just south of The World’s Most Famous Beach on a 3.2 mile road course. Ed Kretz of Monterey Park, CA was its first winner, riding an American made Indian Motorcycle averaging 73 miles an hour. A tradition was established and the rest is history. Now, a 10-day festival, the event has spread from Main Street into other areas around Volusia County. The Motorcycle Industry and hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts gather here in March as well as October for the Fall Classic Biketoberfest. For more info and the event schedule click here to take you to the official site. Be safe out there if you are traveling East with weather continuing and another cold front coming down from the midwest.