For immediate release - April 13, 2005
TAVARES — On Friday, April 15, motorists traveling on Round Lake Road, near the intersection of State Road 46, can expect delays as a Harley Davidson photo shoot is planned in the area from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Production activity of about 14 cast and crew will include photographing moving shots of a motorcycle. During each take, traffic will intermittently be held for three to five minutes.
According to one member of the crew, Lake County was selected for the photo shoot because of its picturesque views of tree-canopied roads. Photographs from the session are expected to be used in a new Harley Davidson brochure.
“Harleys are made for traveling long distances and cruising so we wanted to go to one spot and feature it and Lake County seemed to be the best for that,” said John Noonan, who is helping to coordinate the photo session for Harley Davidson.
Known for its diverse landscape of “Old Florida” countryside and rolling hills, Lake County is quickly becoming a popular destination in Florida for Harley Davidson riders.
Beside the occasional glitz of a photo session, Harley Davidson riders truly cherish the open roads of Lake County. For an unprecedented third straight year, the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) of Florida has agreed to host the state rally in Lake County.
The three-day event, which was held at Mission Inn in November of last year, brings thousands of Harley-Davidson owners to Lake County. The 2005 Florida H.O.G Rally will be held at Mission Inn, located in Howey-in-the-Hills, from Nov. 17-19.
Another motorcycle event held in Lake County that attracts thousands of Harley riders each year is Leesburg’s Bikefest. The Ninth Annual Leesburg Bikefest kicks off Friday, April 22, in downtown Leesburg.
The three-day motorcycle festival is a social event for bikers and a chance for the public to see an array of custom motorcycles lining the historic downtown. Bikefest 2004 was a record-setting event as more than 125,000 people attended.
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