The Daytona Beach Area CVB Wants You to Show off Your Biker Pets

motorcycle petA Facebook Photo Contest Offers a Chance to Win a Stay in Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach, Fla. (August 8, 2013) –   People aren’t the only ones who enjoy long motorcycle rides – as it turns out, fluffy companions are also digging the action.  Pets riding along with their owners on motorcycles are becoming a more common sighting during bike events.  In preparation for the 21st Annual Biketoberfest®, the Daytona Beach Area CVB is asking pet-friendly motorcycle enthusiasts to show off their biker pets for a chance to win one of three getaways to Daytona Beach.

The promotion, called Tails & Tailpipes, is a photo contest geared towards bikers and their faithful two and four-legged companions.  Pets can be positioned on a bike, around a bike, wearing biker gear or in another creative way that shows they are truly worthy of being called “bikers.”  Entries will be accepted through the Official Biketoberfest® Facebook Page ( from Aug. 1 – Sept. 15, 2013.

There will be first, second and third place prizes for the best biker pet photo submissions with the grand prize of a four-day, three-night stay at the Shores Resort & Spa; admission for two to the Museum of Arts & Sciences; admission for two to the Marine Science Center; admission for two to the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, a gift card for one Banana Boat ride with Ponce Inlet Watersports and a $25 gift card for the Ocean Deck Restaurant and Beach Club.

In order to make it fun for all involved, the CVB added a twist to this photo competition allowing voters to also have a chance to win.  Two lucky voters will be chosen at random to win one of two available prize packages.  Voting will be open on the Official Biketoberfest® Facebook Page onSept. 16 – Oct. 10, 2013 with a winner being drawn on Oct. 11, 2013.

“This promotion captures the awareness that events like Biketoberfest® cross a variety of demographics and are not limited to the stereotypes of years past. Statistics show that more than 3 in 5 Americans own at least one pet, and we’ve seen some bike enthusiasts first hand at area bike events with their pet in tow,” stated Jeffrey Hentz, President/CEO of the Daytona Beach Area CVB. “Bringing the softer side of motorcycle owners into perspective helps put a different angle on the biker persona.”

The contest ends just before the beginning of the 21st Annual Biketoberfest® sponsored by Amsoil® and GEICO.  This internationally known event happens every October and is set forOctober 17 – 20, 2013.  Biketoberfest® attracts motorcycle enthusiasts from across the United States and Canada for an extended weekend of live music, motorcycle rallies, scenic rides, poker runs and more.

About the Daytona Beach Area
Daytona Beach and its surrounding area is located along a beautiful 23-mile stretch of Florida’s East Coast.  Named one of TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Beach Destinations in the U.S. in 2012, the world-famous Daytona Beach invites visitors to swim, surf and fish in warm waters while basking under sunny skies.  The destination is home to the Daytona International Speedway which hosts the Daytona 500, the Rolex 24 and many other events, and is also the home base of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and the Florida section of the United States Tennis Association.  With more than 15,000 beds, Daytona Beach features lodging for all lifestyles and budgets, and has earned the reputation of the Festival Capital of Florida with some of the largest events and festivals held each year.  The casual and fun atmosphere of Daytona Beach is perfect for families making long-lasting memories while seizing the day … or better yet, seizing the Daytona.  Learn more at

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