For immediate release - April 4, 2011
Get Your Motor Running. Leesburg Bikefest Returns This Week for its 15th and Biggest Year
Downtown Leesburg will transform this week with the rumbling growl from thousands of motorcycles, the smell of smoky barbecue and rocking sounds of live bands at the 15th Annual Leesburg Bikefest – one of the country’s biggest and fastest growing entertainment events for bikers and enthusiasts.
This year’s Leesburg Bikefest will run April 7-10 featuring more than 50 concerts on 10 stages headed up by Slaughter at 9 p.m. April 8 and Jackyl – the consummate biker rock ‘n roll band - at 9:30 p.m. April 9. Admission is free.
New activities include the Rat’s Hole Museum displaying four decades of art and motorcycles, the Bud Light Party Lot with large-screen televisions, video games, music and the American Motor Drome Wall of Death show. The Jack Daniel’s Experience is a travelling museum devoted to the history of the Tennessee whiskey.
Leesburg Bikefest will have a custom big rig truck show and biker games. Mission Inn Resort & Club also will host a laid-back getaway at the waterfront Marina Del Ray with entertainment, games and bike vendors.
On April 7, a bonus day is planned at the Gator Harley-Davidson dealership opening at 9 a.m. complete with vendors, entertainment and food. The Rat's Hole Bar in downtown Leesburg opens at 3 p.m. for some early partying.
Three poker rides for charity will be available for cyclists who want to see the area while supporting The Ride Home, The Cruisers and ABATE.
If you can’t make it to Leesburg Bikefest this year, catch the fun, entertainment and behind-the-scenes interviews with three live video-stream broadcasts via the Internet April 8-10 at www.ClickOrlando.com
Bikefest also will have old Favorites such as the Rat's Hole Custom Bike Show, 2nd Annual Leesburg Bikefest Tattoo Expo, Drill Teams, Team X-treem and Ride Like A Pro demonstrations.
For news media inquiries, access and passes, contact Rachel O’Ryan at 352-735-0962.
Leesburg is a progressive city of more than 20,000 residents in northwest Lake County. The city government serves twice as many people with its electric, gas, water, wastewater and fiber-optic public utilities. Leesburg also is a central hub for commerce, attracting 50,000 people to work each weekday.