Thursday, March 24, 2011

April: Leesburg Bikefest, Central Florida

The 15th Leesburg Bikefest (April 7 to 10, 2012) featured 40 free concerts on eight stages, the Rat's Hole Bike Show, Wall of Death, Extreme Bike Demos, bikini contests, tattoo contests, Mr. Lucky Man Contest and more.

Traffic on Main Street in Leesburg, Florida is always "motorcycles-only" during the 3-day rally that draws 200,000 to 300,000 bike enthusiasts to the little town in Central Florida.

Admission is free to all venues and all concerts. The 2012 concert schedule included: Slaughter on Friday night and Jackyl on Saturday night, with opening act, The Greg Billings Band (formerly of Stranger.)

Also on stage Saturday night was the AC/DC tribute-band Highway to Hell.

The rally was a joint venture from the beginning between the Leesburg Downtown Merchants and Rat's Hole Custom Bike Shows. The 15th Leesburg Bikefest featured the largest number of Rat's Hole custom-built bikes ever on display at a rally bike show.

Leesburg Bikefest kicked off at Gator Harley Davidson on Thursday morning with vendors and entertainment.

The Opera House Saloon Early Arrival Party on Thursday was 3pm to 2am Friday.

The Rat's Hole Bar Kick Off Party was hosted by Rider NOW Magazine, 3pm Thursday to 2am Friday.

For more details, visit the official website.