The actions were part of a larger debate on the city's future. On one side are commissioners and residents who say events such as this weekend's Biketoberfest are straining the city budget, fraying their nerves and contributing to Daytona's image as a honky tonk haven. On the other side are those who say restrictive ordinances will keep bikers and other visitors away, hurting a local economy that otherwise relies on low wages.
It was unclear this week whether the new ordinances would have much impact. Besides the antinudity ordinance, the city enacted a noise ordinance that makes it illegal to blast a motorcycle engine for attention, an alcohol ordinance to keep drinkers off Highway A1A, and an ordinance preventing businesses from opening vending tents too early.
A biker shows off her within-limits duds on her bike on Biketoberfest's center of activity, Main Street in Daytona Beach.; In a revealing but legal outfit, Biketoberfest patron Becky Barker, 25, takes to Main Street Thursday in Daytona Beach. (ran; City & State, Metro & State); Photo: PHOTO, MICHAEL RONDOU, (2)