As the rumble of powerboats fades with the passing of summer, thousands of motorcyclists will rev their engines across the Lake area this weekend for Bikefest.
The event, which runs from Wednesday through Sunday, Sept, 13–16 brings bikers to hundreds of local bars and restaurants across the tri-county area, for events and live music, a Lake-wide passport run, and giveaways. One lucky Bikefest participant will take home a new Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide.
The event packs local lodging establishments and is a big boon for the according to Lake of the Ozarks CVB director Tim Jacobsen, the Lodge of Four Seasons and Tan Tar A still have rooms and covered parking available.
Of course, the freedom of the open road means the freedom to go where you want. But in case bikers want a little guidance about some scenic and worthwhile cruises, Bikefest event organizers provide three main “cruises,” with maps, that showcase the natural beauty and communities of the Lake of the Ozarks.
BIKEFEST CRUISE MAPS:
Like to take a look back at the glory days? Take a peek at Bikefest 2016 and 2015 in our photo galleries below.
PAST BIKEFEST PHOTOS:
Motorcyclists Muster At Lake Of The Ozarks For BikeFest [PHOTOS]
Thousands of bikers rumbled around the Lake of the Ozarks over the weekend for the annual BikeFest.
Event hotspots include several Lake-area bars, such as Pickleheads and Franky & Louie’s, as well as the Bagnell Dam Strip. But many businesses at the Lake see a boost from the event, which helps continue the flow of tourism dollars as the boating season wanes.
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Bikefest At The Lake – Gallery I
If you noticed rumbling all weekend, that would be the sound of motorcycles, cruising the Lake area for Bikefest. The event brings tens of thousands of bikers to the area, where they can enjoy scenic routes, live music at local restaurants, and all sorts of festivities. A lot of the action centers on the Bagnell Dam Strip, and the event is a helpful boost to the local economy as the boating season slows down.
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