Background. Janet Kersey, a Daytona Beach native is considered the official “Birthmother of Biketoberfest®” . She was hired as the director of tourism events by the DBACVB to create new festivals and events that would attract visitors during the off-season periods. Her first assignment was to create a special event, similar to the ever-popular Daytona Bike Week, centered on the American Motorcycle Association’s annual fall races held each October at Daytona International Speedway.
In 1993 the Daytona Convention & Visitors Bureau registered the name Biketoberfest® with the US Trademark office, marking it the first US trademark registered motorcycle event in the country. Janet Kersey was named a few days ago Director of the soon-to-be Bruce Rossmeyer Store & Museum on Beach street.
Under a solid blue sky (a few clouds this Saturday) with temperatures in the 80’s, from Main Street to Beach Street, from The International Speedway to Destination Daytona via Willie’s , The Boardwalk & Rat’s Hole Shows, a few pictures of this 2011 Biketoberfest edition