110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Pat Andrews
posted Mar 6, 2014 - 1:33:19pm
The roar of motorcycles and the smell of leather will fill the streets of Downtown DeLand noon-8 p.m. Saturday, March 8, for the 10th annual DeLand Bike Rally.
Visitors and residents alike will flock to the rally for live music, libations, food, bike shows, people shows, purveyors of bike accessories, and, did we say, music?
At Cafe Da Vinci at 112 W. Georgia Ave., the world-famous Payne Brothers band will play 2 p.m.-8 p.m., and Thomas Wynn & the Believers will take the stage 8:45 p.m.-1 a.m.
At Issues, 114 E. Indiana Ave., Spin will perform noon- 4 p.m.; next up will be State of Red 4-8 p.m., then White Buffalo 8 p.m.-midnight.
A Yuengling beer garden and food court will be set up on Indiana Avenue, and restaurants and drinkeries will offer specials and entertainment. A vintage-motorcycle exhibit will take place on Artisan Alley, between the Volusia County Historic Courthouse and Cafe Da Vinci.
"Enjoy the sights, sounds and excitement of Woodland Boulevard and our side streets, lined with hundreds of classic and custom bikes. Shop and take advantage of event specials stocked with Bike Rally Treasures you won't find anywhere else," MainStreet DeLand Association Executive Director Wayne Carter said.
MainStreet DeLand is a sponsor of the event, along with Seminole Harley-Davidson, Yuengling, S.R. Perrott, Abbey, Cafe Da Vinci, Issues, Politis & Matovina, WCA, the City of DeLand and The Trophy Factory.
Woodland Boulevard and side streets between Wisconsin and Howry avenues will be closed and, for the first time, it will be legal to carry an open container of alcohol throughout the Bike Rally area.
If you need to drive through Downtown DeLand, expect to detour along Florida Avenue or Alabama Avenue. There will be plenty of free parking.
Seminole Harley-Davidson will offer events starting Friday, March 7, and running through Saturday, March 15.
Pick up an advance copy of the official Bike Rally 2014 program at The Beacon office at 110 W. New York Ave. in DeLand. Programs will be available at the Bike Rally, as well.
Of course, bikers already have been streaming into West Volusia, and some will stay around for a Central Florida visit. Drivers should be alert to their presence on local roads, and motorists and bikers alike should look carefully before pulling out, changing lanes, or turning.
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