For hundreds of thousands of bikers tucked away in their frigid shops or garages all winter long, Daytona Beach Bike Week offers that glimmer of hope that riding season is inching closer and Jack Frost is about to go back to his hole—or wherever else it is he goes.

Well, the time has come and Bike Week is officially underway. Every year, we trek to the Florida shores in order to gain some perspective into what folks from different parts of the country have been tinkering away on during the off-season. It's pretty cool to see the imagination into some of these custom creations. Plus, builders tend to wait to reveal their new creations until Bike Week. Whether it's a new Harley Road Glide that just had the paintwork done, or a new Harley Softail with some trick parts that have yet to have been released, or maybe an old FXR or Dyna project that just never goes out of style, there's a solid mix of rad–and not so rad–bikes to check out.

Here’s a small glimpse into the 2018 Daytona Beach Bike Week rally as we’re still grinding away trying to find the best of the best to bring to you fine folks out there in Cruiser land. Stay tuned for additional photo galleries from Bike Week!

108ci Shovelhead
Kyle Ray Rice’s 108ci Shovelhead.Jordan Mastagni
bad company custom bike
Another look at Kyle Rice’s first-time full-custom build. Great job, buddy!Jordan Mastagni
Motorcycle helmets
Two Simpsons, one Arai, one FXR, and one really cool venue, the Ace Café Orlando.Jordan Mastagni
Michael Lichter
The illustrious Michael Lichter is usually behind the lens, but we snapped a pic of him in the act.Jordan Mastagni
Dyna Street Bob
All business: one of our favorites from Bike Week—a Dyna Street Bob with all the right parts.Jordan Mastagni
Burly Brand Dirt Bagger
The Burly Brand Dirt Bagger makes absolutely no sense, which is exactly why we love it!Jordan Mastagni
Broken Spoke Saloon
It’s not Daytona Bike Week without a visit to the Broken Spoke Saloon.Jordan Mastagni
Fast Life Garage Road Glide
Definitely feeling the style with this custom Road Glide from The Fast Life Garage.Jordan Mastagni
red and black Harley-Davidson
Red and black is a pretty perfect pair for a Harley.Jordan Mastagni
Custom Panhead
This Panhead was definitely getting a lot of looks. So was the horse…er…Great Dane behind it!Jordan Mastagni