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LakeXpress to provide shuttle service for Leesburg Bikefest

RELEASE DATE: March 23, 2012

LEESBURG – As the 16th Annual Leesburg Bikefest, scheduled for April 27-29 in downtown Leesburg, approaches, LakeXpress is preparing its Park N’ Ride and shuttle services to transport guests through the crowded streets and venues.

In this, the third year of the low-cost Park N’ Ride shuttle services, LakeXpress has expanded its routes to include Mount Dora, Eustis, Tavares and The Villages. Fares for all routes are $1 each way or $3 for an all-day pass.

“With safety always being our primary concern, we are pleased to offer transit services again during this year’s Bikefest,” said Ken Harley, Manager of the Lake County Public Transportation Division. “By providing transit services, we believe this event will be safer and less congested for all patrons to enjoy.”

The Gator Harley Xpress shuttle will run every 20 minutes between downtown Leesburg and Gator Harley-Davidson, located at 1745 U.S. Highway 441. The Villages Xpress shuttle will run every 30 minutes between downtown Leesburg and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, located at 1205 Avenida Central North in The Villages.

Additionally, two other shuttles with 30-minute service will be available. One will run from downtown Leesburg to the intersection of Old U.S. Highway 441 and Donnelly Street in downtown Mount Dora and the other will go from downtown Leesburg to the intersection of Grove Street and Bay Street in downtown Eustis.

The Gator Harley Xpress shuttle will operate Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7:40 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Both the Tavares-Mount Dora and Villages shuttles will operate Friday from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Sat.), and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Sun.), while the Tavares-Mount Dora shuttle will run Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the Villages shuttle running from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Furthermore, the Eustis shuttle will run Friday from 8:15 p.m. to 2:45 a.m. (Sat.), Saturday from 9:15 a.m. to 2:45 a.m. (Sun.) and Sunday from 9:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

For more information about LakeXpress or to the view the Bikefest Park N’ Ride schedule, call 352-326-8637 or log on to www.RideLakeXpress.com.


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