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DeLand draws crowd of thousands for popular Bike Week bike rally


DELAND, Florida — Thousands of motorcycles lined the streets of downtown DeLand in a celebration of Daytona Bike Week's opening weekend.

Dayton Beach News-Journal ( ) reports that crowds of bikers have gathered in areas from downtown Daytona Beach to Ormond Beach.

Streets in DeLand were closed on Saturday and up to 20,000 were expected for a bike show, rally and other events.

Some bikers say DeLand provides a change of pace from the Daytona Beach events, with different scenery and family friendly atmosphere.

Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal,

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