The 22nd Annual Leesburg Bikefest

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The 22nd Annual Leesburg Bikefest roars into Leesburg, Florida April 27,28 and 29.  The free event has grown every year and attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees making it “The World’s Largest 3-Day Motorcycle and Music Event”. 

One of the unique features of the event is that it is packed into 30 square blocks of Historic Downtown Leesburg, making all the activities within a short walk. Attendees can wander the streets with drinks, enjoy people watching and peruse the over 200 vendors. Plenty of full cash bars, ice-cold beer and even craft beer available throughout the event.

During the event, Main street is motorcycle only including free parking making access convenient to riders. There is also ample parking for all vehicles surrounding the event for a small fee provided area charities as a fund raiser for their cause. Additionally, Lake County has Park-n-Ride Shuttles throughout Lake County that will bring you to and from the heart of the event for only $1.

The event features 3 headliners, Cinderalla’s Tom Keifer, Scott Stapp of Creed and Colt Ford, plus 50 other concerts from regional and local favorites, such as Jasmin Cain, Bobby Friss, Greg Billings, Bobby Blackmon and Hypersona. There are also a wide variety of music genres from Acoustic, Country and Blues to Rockabilly.  

Although there is something happening on every street, 7 main venues dot the event, Towne Square Stage presented by Budweiser, Canal Street Square presented by Progressive, The Swamp presented by Gator Harley-Davidson, Lucky-U Saloon presented by Lucky-U Motorcycles, The Rat’s Hole Bar, The Palace and Life Stream Square.  

Leesburg Bikefest has 6 Hotbody contests: Ms Bikefest, Ms Budweiser, Ms Pin-up, Ms Ratmate,  Ms Daisy Dukes and MRLUCKYMAN (where men strut their stuff for the ladies!). There is also a Tattoo Contest and throughout the event there will be opportunities to meet and greet the famous Tattoo Girls from Inked Magazine.

Motorcycles are a huge attraction at Leesburg Bikefest and you’ll see 1000’s of them. On Saturday there is the World Famous Rat’s Hole Custom Bikeshow that features hundreds of the coolest custom bikes in the world, Plus on Sunday there will be a Rat Bike, Rat Rod show and a Diesel Engine Motorcycle show. On Friday Full Throttle Magazine hosts a ride-in custom Bikeshow.

All weekend you can catch the must-see and amazing Wall of Death Stunt Show where they ride motorcycles around the sides of a large cylindrical wall.  There is also Team Extreme that performs complex stunts and tricks, Biker Games featuring participant games such as Bite the Weenie and Ride Like A Pro demonstrations on riding safely, and you catch motorcycle drill teams that run amazing routines.


There are all sorts of great experiences too. Progressive Motorcycle Insurance will have Flo’s Chop Shop where attendees can get your beard trimmed, boots shined and manicures. Progressive is also hosting a unique show called Grease and Gears on the stage at Canal Street Stage. It features famous custom motorcycle designers and mechanics such as Arlen Ness. Attendees will learn insider tips and tricks for working on and customizing motorcycles as well as get a chance to ask questions during the show.

Escape the real world and spend the weekend getting an experience you won’t forget at Leesburg Bikefest!

Leesburg Bikefest is created by the Leesburg Partnership and presented by Budweiser, Progressive Insurance, The City of Leesburg and Lake County. Visit our website a www.LeesburgBikefest.com for more information and a complete list of events.

 

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