Today marks the first day of Daytona Bike Week, and motorcycle enthusiasts from around the country are gathered in Florida to take part in the events. In fact, Bike Week spokesman Kevin Killian told the Orlando Sentinel that more than 500,000 guests are expected to attend the week-long celebration of motorcycles and the biker culture.
There's plenty going on at Bike Week, from professional races and bike demos to musical performances, contests and shopping. Those attending the event can check out a number of AMA Pro Racing events, such as the the AMA Pro Flat Track doubleheader next Thursday and Friday.
The Daytona Motorcycle Marketplace is the place to go for souvenirs. Many of the nation's top vendors are there as well, selling the latest motorcycle accessories and clothing. There is even a raffle for the Official Bike Week 2012 Motorcycle, and those who can't make it to Florida this year are eligible to enter online. The $35,000 custom street motorcycle is a one-of-a-kind bike with a Crazy Horse V-Plus 100" engine built by Springers Custom Cycles. It features a Rivera Primo Pro-Clutch, a six-speed transmission and Metzeler tires.