Bike Week 2013
Stan Loomis is an avid traveler, frequently sailing, boating, or flying across the United States and overseas with his wife and their kids.
He is also a motorcyclist, so he travels with his wife to motorcycling events in and around Florida.
Earlier this year, he rode his customized 2010 Big Dog Wolf to Bike Week 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Held annually for the last 72 years, Bike Week is recognized as one of the most popular motorcycle rallies in the country. This year’s event took place between March 8 and 17, 2013. The week featured a wide range of festivities, including motorcycle races, events, and exhibitions. Major manufacturers had a presence at the event, taking the opportunity to unveil some of their newest products. Harley Davidson offered riders a chance to try its new Breakout while Indian Motorcycle introduced its Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin with the help of American Pickers star Mike Wolfe. Darkside Scientific also had a presence during the event, appearing to debut their new electroluminescent paint.
Stan Loomis and the other event attendees were able to take part in many memorable events, including:
- 2013 Bike Week Raffle: One lucky winner took home the 2013 Official Bike Week Motorcycle, a 2012 Street Glide customized by Harley-Davidson of Daytona with an estimated value of $35,000
- Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show: Held in each of the last 41 Bike Weeks, this prestigious competition gives builders the opportunity to compete for handmade trophies.
- Willie’s Tropical Tattoo Old School Chopper Show: This custom chopper event draws contestants from small shops and garages across the country, with contestants more likely to reinvent their old parts instead of ordering parts from a catalog.
- Annual Coleslaw Wrestling Competition: This offbeat, fan-favorite event features twelve female contestants who wrestle in a ring covered with shredded cabbage for a chance at the $500 cash prize.