Rumbles and roars will echo across the Lake of the Ozarks this week, as the annual Bikefest returns, from Wednesday, Sept. 16 – Sunday, Sept. 20.
According to Tim Jacobsen, director of the Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau and a member of the Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest committee, over 125,000 motorcycle enthusiasts attended Bikefest last year. More are expected to thunder into the Lake of the Ozarks this year to explore scenic rides, attend free concerts, participate in biker activities and roll through a "passport run" of local eateries, businesses and nightspots.
Bikefest will host major events and vendor villages at Lake of the Ozarks Harley-Davidson (Osage Beach), H. Toad’s at Camden on the Lake (Lake Ozark) and the historic Bagnell Dam Strip (Business Highway 54 in Lake Ozark). Other Lake area restaurants and bars will also offer live music and special activities geared toward Bikefest visitors. The “Official Bikefest Passport Booth” will be located in the vendor village area of the Lake of the Ozarks-Harley Davidson.
Bikers and Bikefest fans have a wide array of lodging options during the five-day event, including campgrounds, RV parks, cabins, vacation condos and homes, full-service and family-owned resorts, plus hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts. Many of these lodging properties are offering special Bikefest rates. For a list of these properties and rates, visit LakeBikefest.com.
"The Lake of the Ozarks is an ideal location to host Missouri’s largest motorcycle rally due to our central location and all the amazing activities the Lake has to offer," Jacobsen said. "Visitors at Bikefest can also enjoy countless great restaurants and bars; many have live entertainment. We also have a lot of biker-friendly lodging facilities and campgrounds. Riding our scenic roads on a motorcycle is one of the best ways to experience all the natural beauty we have here at the Lake. There is nothing like riding in the Ozark hills. When it comes down to it, if you love motorcycles and want to take part in a friendly and fun atmosphere, the Lake of the Ozarks is the place to be for the 2020 14th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest."