Tens of hundreds of bikers rolled into Daytona Seashore this week with a defiant message for President Joe Biden and his nationwide masks mandate: ‘That is America, you possibly can’t inform us what to do.’

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The famed Spring Break mecca pushed forward with its eightieth annual Bike Week regardless of fears it might spawn a Covid-19 superspreader occasion.

DailyMail.com joined the large rally as leather-clad motorcyclists from each state within the nation cruised down Primary Road for a raucous celebration on two wheels.

Just about no person wore a masks or practiced social distancing as tattooed revelers packed into bars to sing alongside to REO Speedwagon covers and relax with $3 beers.

‘I refuse to masks. Joe Biden ain’t gonna inform me what to do. I’ve a constitutional proper to do regardless of the hell I would like,’ laughed biker John Saxon, 52.

Tens of thousands of bikers rolled into Daytona Beach, Florida, this week for the 80th annual Bike Week

Tens of hundreds of bikers rolled into Daytona Seashore, Florida, this week for the eightieth annual Bike Week

The bikers had a defiant message for President Joe Biden and his national mask mandate: 'This is America, you can't tell us what to do', as one biker is seen flying a 'F*ck Biden' sign

The bikers had a defiant message for President Joe Biden and his nationwide masks mandate: ‘That is America, you possibly can’t inform us what to do’, as one biker is seen flying a ‘F*ck Biden’ signal 

Many bikers were seen maskless and appearing without a care in the world as fears mount that Bike Week could become a large superspreader event

Many bikers have been seen maskless and showing with out a care on the planet as fears mount that Bike Week might turn out to be a big superspreader occasion 

Ashley Martinez, a 27-year-old erotic dancer from Miami, was happy to put a mask on while indoors

'I refuse to mask. Joe Biden ain't gonna tell me what to do. I have a constitutional right to do whatever the hell I want,' laughed biker John Saxon, 52.

Ashley Martinez, (left) a 27 -year-old erotic dancer from Miami, was glad to place a masks on whereas indoors. However 52-year-old John Saxon (proper) stated ‘I refuse to masks. Joe Biden ain’t gonna inform me what to do. I’ve a constitutional proper to do regardless of the hell I would like’

Hundreds of bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts descended on Daytona Beach, Florida for the 80th annual Bike Week this week

Tons of of bikers and motorbike fans descended on Daytona Seashore, Florida for the eightieth annual Bike Week this week 

Saxon wore a stars and stripes bandana, Accomplice-themed sleeveless shirt and had a badge on his black leather-based vest itemizing his vocation as ‘intercourse teacher: first lesson is free’.

The truth is, his day job is working in an influence plant in Biloxi, Mississippi and he rides 550 miles east yearly to Daytona Seashore to ‘get drunk and meet good girls.’

A lingering pandemic and a current surge in mutated UK and Brazilian Covid instances in Florida was by no means going to discourage him or his biker brethren.

‘I do not imagine in all that virus bullsh*t. I’ve had a good friend who’s had it three or 4 occasions,’ Saxon insisted. ‘And if anybody needs to be fearful in regards to the virus, it is me – I haven’t got a spleen.’

David Seibert, a 24-year-old mechanic from Pittsburgh, was equally dismissive of catching Covid.

He rode to Daytona Seashore for cruising and camaraderie, to not be ‘lectured’ over a illness he reckons isn’t any extra harmful than the widespread chilly.

‘if I used to be going to get it, I might have had it by now. I do not imagine in masks, I am but to even put on one. If I stroll right into a gasoline station they usually ask me to place one on, I simply stroll straight out of there,’ Seibert stated.

That was precisely the form of perspective that Joe Biden condemned final week as ‘Neanderthal considering’ as he attacked states for rolling again Covid restrictions.

The President has vowed to work with governors and mayors to introduce a nationwide masks mandate to assist stem the unfold.

However judging by the big black banner flying from the again of Seibert’s custom-made Harley he did not care an excessive amount of for the Commander-in-chief’s recommendation. It learn: ‘Fu*ok Biden and Fu*ok You For Voting for him’.

Louie Louizes, 51, owns the Ocean Avenue Gallery and sells commemorative t-shirts, masks and other trinkets in Daytona Beach. One of his top selling masks reads, 'This Mask is as useless as Joe Biden'

Louie Louizes, 51, owns the Ocean Avenue Gallery and sells commemorative t-shirts, masks and different trinkets in Daytona Seashore. Considered one of his high promoting masks reads, ‘This Masks is as ineffective as Joe Biden’

There was little love for Biden but the crowds roared with approval when a 'Trump Unity' bus covered in banners reading 'Stop the Steal' and 'Honk if you love Trump' lapped the block

There was little love for Biden however the crowds roared with approval when a ‘Trump Unity’ bus coated in banners studying ‘Cease the Steal’ and ‘Honk in the event you love Trump’ lapped the block

A bikini clad women poses on a motorcycle on Main Street during Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida on Tuesday, March 9

A bikini clad girls poses on a bike on Primary Road throughout Bike Week in Daytona Seashore, Florida on Tuesday, March 9

The Terrace on Main Street welcomes bike week bikers with a special offer of $3 Miller Lite, Coors Light and Yuengling in Daytona Beach

The Terrace on Primary Road welcomes bike week bikers with a particular provide of $3 Miller Lite, Coors Gentle and Yuengling in Daytona Seashore

Zoldan, owns and sells shirts at the Daytona Shirt Shop. "Four, for $20, best deal in town," he said. He points out that his most popular shirt this year is the official 2021 Daytona Bike Week design.

Vanilla Dawn, 43, from Reno, Nevada, is a rally bartender at The Crusin' Cafe on Main Street in Daytona Beach during Bike Week 2021. This is her third season working Daytona Bike Week and she owns a bar in Reno

Zoldan (left) owns and sells shirts on the Daytona Shirt Store. ‘4, for $20, finest deal on the town!’ he stated. Vanilla Daybreak, 43, (proper) from Reno, Nevada, is a rally bartender at The Crusin’ Cafe on Primary Road in Daytona Seashore throughout Bike Week

A biker wearing an American flag shirt with an explicit message on the back rides his motorcycle without a care in the world

A biker sporting an American flag shirt with an specific message on the again rides his motorbike with out a care on the planet

An ambulance was seen towing a trailer with the Trump Unity Bridge and the former President's slogan 'Make America Great Again.' Over a megaphone they project 'Trump, the greatest President ever!'

An ambulance was seen towing a trailer with the Trump Unity Bridge and the previous President’s slogan ‘Make America Nice Once more.’ Over a megaphone they venture ‘Trump, the best President ever!’

‘The flag has acquired me an insane quantity of consideration however folks adore it, they love the message, bikers love their freedom,’ Seibert added, straining to be heard over a deafening backdrop of revving engines.

Daytona Bike Week started a long time in the past when rival gangs would invade the coastal Florida resort to drink and brawl throughout Spring Break.

Best sellers among the bustling stalls and stores this year include t-shirts saying 'Bikers Lives Matter' and 'I survived Corona Bike Week'. A 'Sons of Trump' shirt is seen

Finest sellers among the many bustling stalls and shops this yr embrace t-shirts saying ‘Bikers Lives Matter’ and ‘I survived Corona Bike Week’. A ‘Sons of Trump’ shirt is seen 

Metropolis authorities finally determined within the Nineteen Eighties to show it into an organized, cleaned-up occasion that quickly grew to become a significant money-spinner for the native economic system, value as a lot as $75million yearly.

Official occasions embrace races, live shows and bike exhibitions on the Daytona Worldwide Speedway. Then there’s the handfuls of unofficial occasions from events and cookouts to karaoke and ‘midget wrestling.’

It is estimated that 300,000 to 400,000 folks will descend on the town this yr, down from the five hundred,000 yearly determine however nonetheless an enormous increase for the Covid-ravaged tourism scene.

The inflow has provoked comparisons with final August’s Sturgis Bike rally in South Dakota that drew 450,000 bikers and led to an estimated 266,000 Covid infections throughout the US, in keeping with one examine.

The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, which runs Bike Week on behalf of the town, brushed apart these considerations, saying an array of Covid-busting measures would rule out any repeat.

These embrace spacing occasions out throughout a far bigger space and placing a take care of native venues to scale back indoor capability to 60 p.c in return for issuing permits for open air consuming and leisure.

‘The numbers aren’t fairly what we’re used to however it’s a more healthy occasion,’ stated Janet Kersey, the chamber’s govt vp.

‘Earlier than it tended to be folks sat inside bars listening to bands however this yr we’re seeing lots of people having fun with the sunshine, driving round, strolling across the city.

‘The bars have moved the vast majority of the leisure open air. There are security plans on high of that in addition to signage and messaging, keep protected, put on a masks, keep six ft aside.

‘As a vacationer vacation spot we have lived with Covid for a yr now so lots of these cleansing and security protocols have been already in place.’

Gift shops and small vendors along the main Daytona Beach drag told DailyMail.com they relied on bike week for at least a third of their annual revenue

Present outlets and small distributors alongside the primary Daytona Seashore drag instructed DailyMail.com they relied on bike week for no less than a 3rd of their annual income

Biker David Seibert, 24, a mechanic from Pittsburgh, flies a flag behind his motorcycle that reads "Fu*k Joe Biden and Fu*k you for voting for him!"

Biker David Seibert, 24, a mechanic from Pittsburgh, flies a flag behind his motorbike that reads “Fu*ok Joe Biden and Fu*ok you for voting for him!”

Scantly clad women walk down Main Street in Daytona Beach posing for pictures for tips. 'People are just ready to be out there with other people. Everyone is happy and excited to be around each other with no masks, no distancing. Social distancing has been hard on the world,' one local told DailyMail.com

Scantly clad girls stroll down Primary Road in Daytona Seashore posing for photos for ideas. ‘Persons are simply able to be on the market with different folks. Everyone seems to be glad and excited to be round one another with no masks, no distancing. Social distancing has been onerous on the world,’ one native instructed DailyMail.com

A live band plays to a crowd in the parking lot of The Full Moon salon. 'We took a beating last year. We were shut down for three months. We missed all of Spring Break, that's 40 percent of our business,' said Louie Louizes, 51, who has owned the Ocean Ave Gallery since 1989

A stay band performs to a crowd within the car parking zone of The Full Moon salon. ‘We took a beating final yr. We have been shut down for 3 months. We missed all of Spring Break, that is 40 p.c of our enterprise,’ stated Louie Louizes, 51, who has owned the Ocean Ave Gallery since 1989

A local vendor said, 'But I will tell you this: bikers don't give a fu*k about Covid and they don't give a fu*k what you think. They are free, it's their style and I feel the same'

An area vendor stated, ‘However I’ll inform you this: bikers do not give a fu*ok about Covid they usually do not give a fu*ok what you assume. They’re free, it is their type and I really feel the identical’

It's estimated that 300,000 to 400,000 people will descend on the city this year, down from the 500,000 yearly figure but still a huge boost for the Covid-ravaged tourism scene

It is estimated that 300,000 to 400,000 folks will descend on the town this yr, down from the five hundred,000 yearly determine however nonetheless an enormous increase for the Covid-ravaged tourism scene

Cruisin' Cafe has Go-Go dancers outside and a packed house inside with very few people seen in masks during Bike Week 2021

Cruisin’ Cafe has Go-Go dancers outdoors and a packed home inside with only a few folks seen in masks throughout Bike Week 2021

Street vendors are seen selling food to maskless customers on Main Street during Bike Week. The state has permitted restaurants and bars to operate at full capacity since September

Road distributors are seen promoting meals to maskless prospects on Primary Road throughout Bike Week. The state has permitted eating places and bars to function at full capability since September 

The Metropolis of Daytona Seashore adopted a decision in June 2020 requiring everybody to put on face coverings inside companies according to CDC pointers.

It is nonetheless in place however Kersey defined that an govt order signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis rendered it moot by stopping native authorities from implementing masks mandates or fining anybody.

The state has permitted eating places and bars to function at full capability since September.

‘The governor has declared Florida for enterprise. The vaccines are rolling out, we’re seeing the numbers decline, and if individuals are involved in regards to the occasion, it is okay to not come,’ Kersey stated.

‘We aren’t attempting to make gentle of Covid or what folks have gone by by any means. However lots of companies right here have already closed, individuals are unemployed, they cannot pay hire, they cannot feed their youngsters.

‘The traces on the meals banks are extraordinary. Our tourism business has been devastated and that is the primary actual income they’ve seen.’

Present outlets and small distributors alongside the primary Daytona Seashore drag instructed DailyMail.com they relied on bike week for no less than a 3rd of their annual income.

Finest sellers among the many bustling stalls and shops this yr embrace t-shirts saying ‘Bikers Lives Matter’ and ‘I survived Corona Bike Week’.

Face coverings emblazoned with ‘This masks is ineffective Joe Biden’ have equally gone down a storm. 

Protocols were put in place including spacing events out across a far larger area and striking a deal with local venues to reduce indoor capacity to 60 percent in return for issuing permits for outdoors drinking and entertainment

Protocols have been put in place together with spacing occasions out throughout a far bigger space and placing a take care of native venues to scale back indoor capability to 60 p.c in return for issuing permits for open air consuming and leisure

Bikers got creative with their costumes, with one enthusiast outfitting his cruiser with clown faces as he wears a clown mask

 Bikers acquired inventive with their costumes, with one fanatic outfitting his cruiser with clown faces as he wears a clown masks

As the afternoon wore on Wednesday, revelers funneled into Main Street for outdoor gigs, discount beer and photo opportunities with scantily clad biker girls

Because the afternoon wore on Wednesday, revelers funneled into Primary Road for outside gigs, low cost beer and photograph alternatives with scantily clad biker women

‘We took a beating final yr. We have been shut down for 3 months. We missed all of Spring Break, that is 40 p.c of our enterprise,’ stated Louie Louizes, 51, who has owned the Ocean Ave Gallery since 1989.

‘It is quieter this yr, extra unfold out, however it’s been good for the economic system. I do not implement the masks rule as a result of I do not wish to be a hypocrite, I typically do not put on mine.’

Signs at the entrance to Dirty Harry's Pub urging customers to 'wash up, back up, mask up' were almost universally ignored by customers. A bank of hand sanitizers by the entrance was barely touched

Indicators on the entrance to Soiled Harry’s Pub urging prospects to ‘wash up, again up, masks up’ have been nearly universally ignored by prospects. A financial institution of hand sanitizers by the doorway was barely touched

Because the afternoon wore on Wednesday, revelers funneled into Primary Road for outside gigs, low cost beer and photograph alternatives with scantily clad biker women.

There was little love for Biden however the crowds roared with approval when a ‘Trump Unity’ bus coated in banners studying ‘Cease the Steal’ and ‘Honk in the event you love Trump’ lapped the block.

Indicators on the entrance to Soiled Harry’s Pub urging prospects to ‘wash up, again up, masks up’ have been nearly universally ignored by prospects. A financial institution of hand sanitizers by the doorway was barely touched.

It was the same story at Primary Road Station the place maskless revelers crowded across the stage to cheer on a blonde in navy garb who waved an American flag to Lee Greenwood’s ‘God Bless the USA’.

Not everybody, nonetheless, was comfy with the diminished private house and lack of masks.

‘I put on mine, I shield myself. It is slightly unhealthy that individuals do not care,’ stated Tali Matteo Morales, 43, who rode for 17 hours, stopping solely to refuel, to get from Studying, Pennsylvania to Florida.

He was joined by his spouse Mary Ortiz, 40, and a gaggle of buddies who all had on face coverings.

‘I’ve had the vaccine however I nonetheless wish to really feel protected. However to every their very own, it is their lives,’ added Ortiz.

Others like Ashley Martinez, a 27-year-old erotic dancer from Miami, have been glad to place them on whereas indoors.

‘Covid is actual, you simply must preserve your distance. Everybody right here is pleasant and all the way down to earth however there needs to be social distancing, positively,’ stated Martinez, who misplaced her dancing gig throughout lockdown.

Florida’s Well being Division recorded 4,853 new Covid instances Wednesday bringing the overall variety of infections for the reason that pandemic started to 1,957,586.

There have been 59 new deaths, taking the variety of Floridians who succumbed to the virus to 31,889, of which 683 have been from Volusia County, the place Daytona Seashore is situated.

DailyMail.com joined the rally as photos show leather-clad motorcyclists from every state in the nation cruising down Main Street for a raucous week-long party

DailyMail.com joined the rally as images present leather-clad motorcyclists from each state within the nation cruising down Primary Road for a raucous week-long celebration

Cruisin' Cafe has Go-Go dancers outside and a packed house inside during Bike Week 2021

Cruisin’ Cafe has Go-Go dancers outdoors and a packed home inside throughout Bike Week 2021

None of that fearful Vanilla Daybreak, 43, who works over on the iconic Cruisin Cafe, the place each desk is devoted to Daytona 500 Winner.

‘Persons are simply able to be on the market with different folks. Everyone seems to be glad and excited to be round one another with no masks, no distancing. Social distancing has been onerous on the world,’ she instructed DailyMail.com.

Native businessman Zoldan, who most well-liked to not give his full identify, has been working the Daytona Shirt Store for the previous 30 years, providing ‘4 for $20 on t-shirts, one of the best deal on the town.’

If there’s one issues he is aware of, it is bikers, he instructed DailyMail.com.

‘You know the way it goes, I say one factor I offend some folks, I say the other, I offend another folks,’ he stated with a shrug.

‘However I’ll inform you this: bikers do not give a fu*ok about Covid they usually do not give a fu*ok what you assume. They’re free, it is their type and I really feel the identical.’



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