It's a big money maker in Daytona Beach--- spreading over to St. Johns County-- Bikers say they like to visit our area during Bike Week. 500-thousand people are expected during the 10-day festival, which is already underway. According to some analysts-- guests spend more money during the event than the Daytona 500. Some of that money trickles up I-95 to St. Johns County - That's where Tim Pulliam is live tonight in St.Augustine. 3 3 3 Thousands are dollars are being spent right here in St. Augustine. We spoke to bikers tonight who say the hour ride up here is worth it. 3 0-512-1735-4057-1:02Just ask biker Stan Bortnowski, who decided to stay in a hotel near St.Augustine for his yearly trip to Daytona Beach for Bike Week.Stan Bortnowski from NJ 132607 It's just a matter of choice. We're able to get the noise in but then we come and we want to get some quiet in. We get to shop and relax and talk to people like you so it's a nice thing to do.And the City of St. Augustine is banking on people like Stan - as a courtesy some parking by the shops and bars near Cathedral Place are for bikers áonlyá Jeff Taylor/Bike from Kentucky 132005 I wasn't smart enough to realize that it was free, so I paid the meter..hahaha. and then we saw the sign that said bike parking was free. But that's a great idea to get us up here. Businesses here say they see a 20 to 25 percent increase in sales as bikers look for places to shop and eat.Lisa Kupta/Manager, Village Inn Restaurant 131634 It's huge for our business. We make sure that we staff accordingly. And we always pray every year that it doesn't rain so that they are safe.Big money is also being spent on lodging and tourist attractions.Steve Milo/Founder Vacation Rental Pros 01:45 Bike week has brought in well over $200,000 dollars in rental income for just this week in March.Joseph Boles/ Mayor, St. Augustine 1:48 They are at the Fort, they are at the Plaza, they are visiting St.George's street, so it has the same draw for the people on the motorcycle as it does for the people in the mini-van. A rental property manager told me one some of these PROPERTIES -- rent for 10,000 dollars during the bike week event.