Daytona 200 MC Club History

Florida's oldest continually operating motorcycle club

Founded in May of 1943, we are one of Florida's oldest established motorcycle clubs. The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has us chartered as number 421 in 1960, but a notice in the February 1947 AMA magazine says that the 'Daytona Beach Motorcycle Club' chartered with them that month, However the Building that the AMA Records were stored in had a Fire in 1960 and All Records prior to 1960 were lost. This early AMA number indicates that 1947 club was a sign of what was to become the Daytona 200.

We believe that the First Signs of the Club began when the AMA asked for Local Riders to volunteer to be Flagmen for the Original Daytona 200 Motorcycle Race to be held on the Beach and Road Course. Those Riders met to help at the Race each year from 1937 through 1941. When the Race was suspended for Safety Sake after the 1941 Bombing at Pearl Harbor, there was no event in 1942, the Flagmen then decided to form The Daytona Beach Motorcycle Club in May of 1943 and the Parent Club of the Daytona 200 Motorcycle Club was born.

We began life as a combination Dirt Bike and Road Riding Club. Riders from all over the world have come to Daytona to participate in our famous 'Alligator Enduro.' The enduro was founded in 1949, and we ran it for 30 years. However, in or about 1980-1981 the Club decided to Divide, and the Dirt Riders formed the Daytona Dirt Riders (who still run the Alligator Enduro) and the Daytona 200 MC began the 'Alligator Road Tour' that was now held in its place. The Road Tour was held every year during Bike Week and was continued through 2020, when it was discontinued during the Pandemic. Will it return? That is yet to be decided.

For over 40 years we organized and hosted the famous 'Our Kids' charity run for this area. This event was held in November every year and brought in a Nice Sized Donation for The Children's Home Society of Volusia, Flagler & Putnam Counties, Our Children First, and other local charities we supported over the years.

We not only help the community, but we also find time to have fun! We host Dinner Rides, Charity Poker Runs and hold Club Socials every month. We have also had Overnight Rides where we have gone to visit unique places here in Florida such as Bok Tower Gardens and to ride the Ozella Trail. We also try to participate in the functions of other motorcycle organizations, especially those Local to the Area, and have donated funds to assist others that support Causes we believe in such as Veterans Groups.

We host Riders from out of the area by offering Motorcycle Only Tent Camping on our grounds during the Bike Week and Biketoberfest Events. This helps to generate the funds we operate on and has allowed us to meet with Riders from all over the United States - as well as the World!

We have had Campers that have stayed with us for over 20 years!! We have held Weddings here during Bike Week and Biketoberfest Events!! Campers from as far away as Swedeen, England, Italy, Brazil, Russia, Canada, and several South American Countries have stayed with us to enjoy the Bike Week and Biketoberfest Activities.

Anyone interested in joining the club or just joining us for a Ride is invited and welcome to do so. Our Club motto is: 'We don't care what you ride, we care that you ride.' We have had every make and model of all types of motorcycles. We welcome Trikes, Sport Bikes, Touring Bikes, Cruisers, Spyder's, and Customs. If you can keep up with our legal running speed, your Bike is welcome.

Our members are good, hard-working folk, from all walks of life and all age groups, but we all share one common interest...Motorcycling! Good, SAFE, FUN with motorcycles.

We meet the 3rd Saturday of the Month- except for Special Occasions where we move the Meeting to allow a Clean Up Day for the Camping Events, and No December Meeting where we host a Club Christmas Party in its place. Come Join Us!!

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