Volusia and Daytona Beach tourism officials: 500,000 biker figure just doesn't add up for Bike Week; 'propagated number that never existed'
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DAYTONA BEACH – Reports of 500,000 bikers visiting this city are exaggerated and have been for years, tourism officials said. The numbers don’t add up said Bob Davis, president and chief executive officer of the Hotel & Lodging Association of Volusia County.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The World's Most Famous Beach in Daytona and other beaches along the Volusia County shoreline are expected to be packed on this Sunday afternoon just as it was to open the weekend, Beach Safety officials said.
A lightning strike may have also sparked a small fire in the attic of a home near the Maitland city limits.
The fire was just after 5 p.m., but was contained The homeowners were not home when the fire broke out and nobody was hurt.
Bike Week: 1 death so far during 10-day motorycyle rally in greater Daytona Beach heading into final weekend
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- With only one biker fatality on Monday, the 2018 Bike Week motorcycle rally has been a fun-fiulled adventure heading into the final weekend of the 10-day event.
So far, a motorcyclist from New York killed in Holly Hill remains the lone roadway fatality.
The wreck at Flomich and State avenues took place at 8:10 p.m., according to a report from Florida Highway Patrol. The rider, identified Wednesday as 54-year-old David Remchuck of Hornell, NY, was thrown from his 2005 Harley-Davidson after he struck a utility pole while westbound on Flomich.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Wayne Taylor Racing’s Renger van der Zande captured the Rolex 24 At Daytona Motul Pole Award over Acura Team Penske and Helio Castroneves on the final lap of the 15-minute qualifying session Thursday at Daytona International Speedway.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.-- 'Big Sexy' Kevin Nash, WWE Hall of Famer, will not be on the Raw 25th anniversary show tonight on USA network due to recent knee surgery that makes flying too painful for the near 7-footer.
Nash, the Detroit native who calls greater Daytona Beach home, won't be re-uniting with his "Kliq" buddies Triple H or Shawn Michaels on Raw's 25th anniversary show, which begins at 8 p.m.