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10 Things to Do at Daytona Bike Week

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Watch the Road Races
2011 Daytona Bike Week

Speed is a key part of Daytona Bike Week, as epitomized at the prestigious Rolex Daytona 200 race.

Photo © Brian J. Nelson/Ducati
The Rolex Daytona 200 is one of the most prestigious races on the AMA schedule, and is thus named because the fastest qualifier traditionally receives a brand new Rolex for his (or her) speed.

With speeds approaching 200 mph aboard finely-tuned 1,000 cc sportbikes, this 57 lap race covers the 3.51 mile road course at breakneck pace.

There are also 600 cc races which cover Daytona's famous banked track.

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Get a pit pass, and watch mechanics work on bikes while famous racers buzz past on scooters.
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