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Mar 10, 2021

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Around 300,000 people are expected at a Florida motorcycle rally despite the pandemic.

Updated 2:44 PM ET, Tue March 9, 2021

Around 300,000 people are expected at a Florida motorcycle rally despite the pandemic
People congregate on Main Street at Bike Week festivities in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Monday. Image Source: CNN

(CNN) – A bike rally is underway through the weekend in Florida. More than 300,000 people are expected to be drawn to the event despite the ongoing pandemic. Bike Week in Daytona Beach will include concerts, races, and bike shows. The event started on Friday and will continue through this coming Sunday. 

Daytona Beach officials said they were altering the event to help prevent the spread of the virus. That includes limiting some merchants to 60% indoor capacity. The city also asks residents and visitors to wear masks indoors and when physical distancing isn’t possible. Florida does not have a statewide mask mandate. 

The Daytona Police Department has implemented safety precautions as well. The department is using drones instead of people for surveillance in certain places and limiting the number of officers responding to a situation.

This year marks the Daytona Beach event’s 80th anniversary.

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