Bike Week kicks off in Daytona Beach

Thousands of people and bikers from across the world will begin making their way to Daytona Beach Friday for the 72nd Annual Bike Week.

The 10-day event is the best known biker rally in the nation and one of the longest, it ends March 17.

This year Bike Week includes events that span far beyond Daytona and into DeLand.

Bars and restaurants in the area host giant parties to go along with the other events and vendors cash in big with custom parts, artwork, clothing and other bike accessories.

The official Bike Week website is located here: