Biketoberfest 2016 Still On Despite Hurricane Matthew Damage

While Florida’s central Atlantic coast bore the full brunt of Hurricane Matthew last week, Biketoberfest 2016 is a go. The area is still recovering from the devastation caused by the hurricane, Daytona Beach News-Journal reporting that as of yesterday 36,000 people in Volusia and Flagler counties are still without power, some stoplights are still out, and residents are still in the process of cleaning up debris. That said, if there’s any area that could use an economic boost right now, it’s Daytona Beach and surrounding areas.

“Yes we are rolling forward, many favorite spots are open for business.  Anyone with advanced reservations should contact their hotel directly for a status update,” stated Janet Kersey, Executive Vice-President and COO, Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce. Kersey added that as of yesterday, “The part of A1A damaged is in Flagler County – so from the northern end of the loop (High Bridge) to Ponce Inlet is all clear. All main roadways are open.  Some side streets are passible but use caution unless otherwise marked.  Our County has a special web site and call line to check at the following:”

http://www.volusia.org/services/public-protection/emergency-management/pin/

Here’s some of the latest news posted from various local sources on their Facebook pages:

Biketoberfest:

Update: Confirming that Biketoberfest Motorcyle Rally Oct. 13-16 in Daytona Beach Area is On! Clean up from Hurricane Matthew in full swing, event is proceeding. Just posted updated lodging availability list on Biketoberfest.org. Check it often as we will be sharing information as soon as it becomes available. Please SHARE, thank you!

Indian Motorcycle Daytona Beach:

WE ARE OPEN….
But we are under construction and still catching up from the hurricane. We appreciate your business and your patience as we navigate this crazy awesome week! Our Biketoberfest Activities, Vendors, Rides, etc. are all still on! We will be posting several updates over the course of today on our website as well as social media. Stay tuned, ride safe, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you all weekend long!

Destination Daytona Complex:

We are revving up for a great Biketoberfest event.

Volusia County Emergency Management:

BEACHES

Volusia County beaches remain closed to vehicular traffic. Staff plans to reopen beaches incrementally in high-usage areas first and then work outward to the remaining areas. Numerous ramps and walkovers are compromised; it will take time to re-establish the traffic areas and replace signs, lifeguard towers and other equipment.

The beaches are open to pedestrians. However, pedestrians should use caution and watch where they are walking. The debris on the beach consists of jagged metal and boards with nails in them.

Lifeguards are flying a double red flag and urge people to not go into the ocean as there may be debris. Trees, metal roof pieces, and other large construction materials floating in the water could cause severe injuries. Additionally, there will be a high threat for rip currents.

Below is information on the status of local hotels as of yesterday, provided by the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce.

One casualty of the storm is the Sons of Speed event that American Iron’s Editor-in-Chief Buzz Kanter was going to race in.

“Regrettably, due to the damaging effects from Hurricane Matthew to New Smyrna Speedway and the Daytona Beach area, the Sons of Speed vintage motorcycle races must be rescheduled at new Smyrna Speedway for March 17 & 18, during Daytona Bike Week,” wrote event organizer Billy Lane of Choppers Inc.

 

PROPERTY OPEN/CLOSED BOOKABLE ROOMS PHONE SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE NOTES
Acapulco down for repairs  
Americano timeshare  
America’s Best Value Inn OPEN  
Atlantic Cove   677-4712 no phone
Atlantic Ocean Palms Inn OPEN
August Seven Inn B&B phone not in service  
Bahama House OPEN 90% 245-2001 minimal full running Thursday
Beach Chic Bungalow OPEN 20
Beachside Motel OPEN 16 256-4719 minimal
Beacon Suites  
Best Western (old comfort inn) Seabreeze OPEN   255-5491 no phone
Best Western Aku Tiki OPEN 75% 248-2001 minimal no phones/internet
Best Western Castillo   672-6711
Best Western ISB OPEN   258-6333
Chataeu CLOSED  
Club Sea Oats CLOSED MAJOR
Conch House OPEN 81-100 no phone
Coquina Inn Bed and Breakfast OPEN  
Coral Sands Beachside CLOSED  
Coral Sands RV Park phone not in service
Country Inn Port Orange OPEN
Cove Motel DB CLOSED   252-3678 No phone/cable
Days Inn Speedway OPEN 160 70 avail Thur and 50 avail fri/sat
Days Inn/Tropical Seas OPEN 21-60 minimal no pool/elevator
Daytona Beach Inn Closed- maybe Thurs   no power/phones
Daytona Beach KOA phone not in service
Daytona Beach Regency CLOSED for now  
Daytona Beach Resort Open on Thursday   672-3770 Pool deck closed/no phones
Daytona Inn Beach Resort phone busy  
Daytona RV Park OPEN
Daytona Speedway KOA phone not in service
DB Courtyard by Marriott Speedway OPEN 118 none
DB Shores Inn & Suites OPEN few minimal
Dream Inn OPEN 11 Roof
Driftwood CLOSED until further notice
EconoLodge Ocean Front OPEN   no internet/phones
El Caribe Open on Thursday
Emerald Shores DB Shores OPEN 88 872-4500 e 209
Fantasy Island Resort 12 761-9302
Fountain Beach Resort OPEN   Pool closed/ no cable/wifi
Grand Seas Resort Not yet   677-7880 no phone
Hampton Inn Atlantic Ave OPEN   944-2570
Hampton Inn DB Speedway OPEN 122 257-4030 none
Hampton Inn NSB OPEN
Hampton Inn Oceanfront OPEN 50 767-8533 Yes Reservation system down
Harbor Beach Resort OPEN  
Harris Village & RV Park OPEN
Hawaiian Inn Reopen Wed/Thur  
Hilton Express Orange City OPEN
Hilton Garden Inn A1A OPEN 60 265-0501
Hilton Garden Inn Airport OPEN 54 386-944-4000 None
Hilton Ocean Walk CLOSED until further notice
Holiday Garden Inn Open Tuesday  
Holiday Inn Express CLOSED  – 2 months  
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites OPEN 80 407-756-3159 no phone
Holiday Inn LPGA OPEN  
Holiday Inn Orange City OPEN
Holiday Inn Resort (1615 S Atlantic) OPEN at 3pm today
Homewood Suite ISB OPEN 258-2828
Homewood Suites by Hilton OPEN 94 258-2828
Hyatt Place Shores OPEN
International RV Park phone not in service
La Bella Inn OPEN   Roof
La Playa CLOSED   672-0990 no phones
La Quinta OPEN   255-7412 Call tomorrow
Lexington Suties OPEN 81-100 no phone
Lotus Ormond Beach CLOSED
Makai Beach Lodge OPEN   no phones
Mayan Inn Open when get power  
Motel 6 OPEN 80 255-3661 None
Nautilus Inn phone busy  
Nova Family Campground phone not in service
Ocean Breeze Club OPEN 150
Ocean Court Motel OPEN  
Oceanfront Inn & Suites OPEN   no internet/phones
Oceanside Inn OPEN 100+ 386-255-4492
Perry’s Ocean Edge OPEN  
Plaza Ocean Breeze no power  
Plaza Resort and Spa Open on Thursday 200 386-265-8277
Quality Inn Speedway Open on Thursday   255-3661
Residence Inn by Mariott Shores two top floors out of order   252-3949 group and reservations that need to be relocated
Residence Inn by Marriott Airport OPEN 122
River Lily Inn Bed and Breakfast NO power  
Roomba Inn and Suites Open when get power   no power
Royal Holiday Beach Motel OPEN   888-761-5987
Sand and Surf CLOSED  
Sea Scape OPEN  
Shore Winds unknown unknown minimal
Shoreline All Suites Inn OPEN 2
Shores Resort and Spa OPEN 210 767-7350 minimal
Silver Beach Club CLOSED MAJOR water damage
South Shore Motel OPEN minimal
Southern Sands unknown none minimal
Studio 1 CLOSED MAJOR
Sun Viking Lodge OPEN 25%
Sunshine Holiday RV phone not in service
Super 8 OPEN  
Tomoka State Park No power- clean up still  
Tropical Manor OPEN 12
Tropical Winds OPEN   no phone/tv/internet
Turtle Inn Beach Club OPEN this afternoon  
Villa Bed ans Breakfast phone not in service  
Wyndam Open on Thursday  
Grand Prix Motel Open few
 Zoom Air  Closed  

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