A biker’s paradise for three days in downtown Leesburg
|The 16th Annual Leesburg Bikefest is hosted in downtown Leesburg, Fla., from Friday, April 27 to Sunday, April 29. For more information, call (352) 365-0053 or log on to the Web site at www.leesburgbikefest.com.
The 16th Annual Leesburg Bikefest makes a roaring return April 27-29, 2012 to downtown Leesburg.
The festival is a social event for bikers and a chance for the public to see an array of custom motorcycles lining the historic downtown. It is expected that more than 275,000 people will be arriving in Leesburg for the three-day festival .
The annual event features live entertainment, food, beverages and more than 250 vendors selling motorcycle gear and accessories. Among the Bikefest favorites are “biker games” sponsored by Rat’s Hole Custom Motorcycle Show.
The Ms. Bikefest Contest on Friday night is also a big draw, as contestants sponsored by local businesses compete in categories of swimwear, bike wear and bike poses for the title and a cash prize.
During Bikefest, enjoy non-stop entertainment on three stages with more than 20 free concerts including blues, rock ’n’ roll and alternative rock and county. Firehouse will be the headliner on Friday night performing at 9:30 p.m. and then headlining on Saturday night will be Seven Mary Three, performing at 9:30 p.m.
Admission is free to the annual event chocked full of entertainment. The music lineup starts Friday with a host of live entertainment and continues through Saturday.
“It’s truly an experience for anyone who attends; bikers and non-bikers alike”, says Joe Shipes, Executive Director of the Leesburg Partnership. “Great live music, great food, shopping and the best festival atmosphere in the country. A lot of people look forward to returning every year.”
Saturday and Sunday will feature various contests and demostrations like Ride Like a Pro and Papa Wheelee. Competitors in the Rat's Hole Custom Motorcycle Show are judged in 18 classes including three-wheeler, street racer, antique/classics and most unusual.