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Take the bus to Bikefest: LakeXpress offers 160 special bus stops to Leesburg Bikefest

RELEASE DATE: April 5, 2017

LEESBURG – LakeXpress, Lake County’s fixed route public transit service, is offering 160 special stops throughout Leesburg, Fruitland Park, The Villages, Mount Dora, Eustis, and Tavares during the 21st Annual Leesburg Bikefest, to be held in downtown Leesburg April 28-30.

Lake County Public Transit, which operates LakeXpress, is encouraging Bikefest revelers to safely travel to and from the three-day festival via bus. Contained within a 30-block radius, Leesburg Bikefest’s streets are pedestrian and bike-friendly and walkable within ten minutes. 

Passengers can catch the bus at any of the designated stops along the LakeXpress Villages, Eustis, and Tavares/Mount Dora shuttles, as well as the Gator Harley Express Shuttle, which will run every 20 minutes from downtown Leesburg to Gator Harley Davidson at 1745 U.S. Highway 441. A map and schedule of these shuttles is available online at www.ridelakexpress.com.

LakeXpress fares are $1 each way, $3 for an unlimited day pass, or $8 for a 10-ride pass. Exact change is required. Students with a valid school ID ride free, and seniors and veterans ride for half price with ID. Transfer passes are free for single, one-way trips. Buses are equipped for disabled passengers (ADA accessible) and also have bicycle racks. 

For more information about LakeXpress, call 352-742-1940 or visit www.ridelakexpress.com. For information on Lake County Connection, call 352-742-2612.

For details and updates about Bikefest, visit www.LeesburgBikefest.com or download the mobile app at www.mobileapp.LeeburgBikfest.com.

 

 

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epappacoda@lakecountyfl.gov

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