Bike Week 2013

Stan and his Motorcycle

Stan Loomis shows off his custom chopper before departing for Bike Week 2013.

Stan Loomis enjoys riding his fully customized chopper, a 2010 Big Dog Wolf.

He and his wife regularly attend motorcycling events in and around Florida. One event they attend frequently is Bike Week 2013, which is held annually in Daytona Beach, Florida. Each year, approximately 500,000 people visit this event during one or more of the ten days it is held, ranking it alongside the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally as one of the most popular motorcycle rallies in the United States.

Bike Week 2013 took place March 8-17, 2013. This 72nd edition of the beach gathering featured a wide range of motorcycle themed events, races, and exhibits. Top manufacturers also took the opportunity to unveil some of their newest models, with Harley Davidson allowing riders to ride its new Breakout and Indian Motorcycle debuting its new Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin. Technological advancements were also on display, most notably Darkside Scientific’s Lumilor electroluminescent paint. Attendees were also able to enter a raffle for the 2013 Official Bike Week Motorcycle, a 2012 Street Glide customized by Daytona Harley-Davidson with an estimated value of $35,000.

Stan Loomis and his wife also took part in many of the bike-themed activities around the area.

Races took place from Main Street to Daytona Speedway with concerts, parties, and street festivals stationed along the way. One of the event’s most unusual activities is its Annual Coleslaw Wrestling Competition. Twelve women competed for a $500 cash prize on a ring covered in shredded cabbage. Custom bike shows included:

  • Willie’s Tropical Tattoo Old School Chopper Show: this grassroots event features garage builders and small shops from all over the country, known for reinventing old parts instead of ordering them from catalogs.
  • Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show: held for the 41st time, this show is one of the most prestigious competitions in the country, with custom builders competing for handmade trophies.


Learn more about Stan Loomis and the motorcycling events he attends by reading his bio on Bigsight, or view the images he has uploaded of his motorcycle by following his Pinterest:


Speak Your Mind