A Florida Love’s location is asking truckers to plan ahead for the annual Bike Week event that will result in reduced overnight parking opportunities for truckers.
Bike Week 2022 lasts from March 4 — 13, with events held every day from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Because of major traffic created by the event, the Ormond Beach Love’s location will only be able to offer “extremely limited overnight truck parking” from Thursday, March 3, through Sunday, March 13.
During past Bike Week events, police have reported 2 to 3 mile backups on U.S. 1 and Interstate 95, north and south of the Love’s exit and the travel stop.
“The increased traffic volumes for truckers waiting to fuel – combined with the significant influx of cars, trucks and bikes during that week – caused traffic jams to the point state police had to close the exit. Love’s wants to provide necessary fueling for our professional truck driver customers, but to ensure that is still available, we need to keep the trucks moving in and out at the exit. Once the event concludes, parking will return to normal,” Love’s said in a company blog post.
“Love’s, especially the team at the Ormond Beach location, understands the inconvenience for our customers during this biannual event. We have engaged in more proactive communications to ensure our customers know the impact this event has on their routes and abilities to stop and park overnight. We also hire police officers specifically to help direct traffic at our location all day to ease the congestion in entering and exiting. We value our customers and appreciate your business. We sincerely thank you for your understanding,” the company continued.
A similar event called Biketoberfest takes place each year during three days in October.