20th annual Leesburg Bikefest invades Lake County this weekend

- Motorcycle riders are flocking to Leesburg this weekend for the 20th annual Leesburg Bikefest.  Officials are expecting up to 250,000 people to pay a visit where the crowds will be large and loud. 

"The Leesburg Bikefest is a very popular event.  We get people from all over because it's so family friendly," Greg Thorpe from Leesburg Partnership explained. "It's got a hometown feel. We're just a small little town putting on this event and everybody loves to come and enjoy our atmosphere here."
Another cool avenue at Bikefest this year is "Movie Row" featuring classic movie cars like "The Bandit" from "Smokey and the Bandit", "Herbie the Love Bug", and a number of gangster cars with hood ornaments biker fans are sure to love. 
Custom bikes are also another common feature at Bikefest. "20 years ago we started this and we put on the world's largest custom motorcycle show in Daytona," said Ted Smith, Bikefest founder and owner of Rat's Hole Custom Bikes said. "We brought it here to Leesburg 20 years ago." Smith says 130 bikes will be at Leesburg this year and even from as far away as Kuwait. 
Bikefest is free to attend and the show rumbles on through Sunday.


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