2008 Leesburg BikeFest

Tens of thousands of motorcyclists roared into <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100405040000" title="Leesburg" href="/topic/us/florida/lake-county-%28florida%29/leesburg-PLGEO100100405040000.topic">Leesburg</a> Friday for a bike rally that gets little attention compared to the likes of Daytona’s famous <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVFES000094" title="Bike Week" href="/topic/sports/bicycle-racing/bike-week-EVFES000094.topic">Bike Week</a>. Despite toiling in obscurity, organizers of the Leesburg BikeFest say their event is on a par with the best including Bike Week and the famed Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, S.D. Though it doesn’t get the same recognition, BikeFest has become every bit a tradition locally as the granddaddy of Lake County festivals, the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100405050000" title="Mount Dora" href="/topic/us/florida/lake-county-%28florida%29/mount-dora-PLGEO100100405050000.topic">Mount Dora</a> Arts Festival.

( Tom Benitez, Orlando Sentinel / April 26, 2008 )

Tens of thousands of motorcyclists roared into Leesburg Friday for a bike rally that gets little attention compared to the likes of Daytona’s famous Bike Week. Despite toiling in obscurity, organizers of the Leesburg BikeFest say their event is on a par with the best including Bike Week and the famed Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, S.D. Though it doesn’t get the same recognition, BikeFest has become every bit a tradition locally as the granddaddy of Lake County festivals, the Mount Dora Arts Festival.

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