Love’s Travel Centers has announced that they will not be offering any truck parking at the Ormond Beach, Florida, location this weekend because of a major motorcycle rally.
Thousands Expected To Attend Motorcycle Rally In Ormond Beach
The annual motorcycle rally is called Biketoberfest. This year, it is taking place from October 19-22. Thousands of motorcyclists are expected to attend the event at the Ormond Beach Love’s location. In previous years, heavy traffic caused by Biketoberfest has caused major backups on US-1 and I-95.
No Parking For Trucks During Biketoberfest
Because of the high volume of traffic expected, Love’s says that no long term truck parking will be available and that all truckers must fuel and then leave the premises. Love’s asks drivers to be aware of the fuel and go policy and to plan for other parking arrangements accordingly.
“Long-term parking won’t be available at this location throughout Biketoberfest. In past years, the increased traffic volumes for truckers waiting to fuel, combined with the significant influx of cars, trucks and motorcycles, has caused severe traffic jams, forcing state police to close the exit.
Love’s wants to provide the necessary fueling service for professional drivers. To ensure that is available, drivers need to continue moving in and out at that exit.”
Love’s has also provided directions to help truckers quickly exit the travel center and get back on route:
- When you leave Love’s parking lot, local police will be directing traffic and will only allow you to run right onto US-1.
- Go one mile north, where the Sheriff’s office will have a controlled turnaround point for anyone needing to go south
- If you head north for approximately five more miles, you will come to Old Dixie Highway.
- Take a right and go two miles where you can connect to I-95 north or south.
You can click here for more information on Biketoberfest.