That’s the message from Lake County Public Transit, which is encouraging Leesburg Bikefest revelers to safely travel to and from the three-day festival by bus.
LakeXpress, the county’s fixed-route public transit service, is offering 160 special stops throughout Leesburg, Fruitland Park, The Villages, Mount Dora, Eustis, and Tavares during the 22nd annual Bikefest from April 27-29, a news release states.
Bikefest is contained within a 30-block radius, and Leesburg’s streets are pedestrian- and bike-friendly and walkable within 10 minutes. For details and a schedule of events, visit leesburgbikefest.com.
Passengers can catch the bus at any of the designated stops along the LakeXpress Villages, Eustis, and Tavares/Mount Dora shuttles, or ride the Gator Harley-Davidson express shuttle, which will run every 20 minutes from downtown Leesburg to Gator Harley at 1745 U.S. Highway 441. All shuttles will run until at least 3am during Bikefest. A map and full schedule is available at ridelakexpress.com.
LakeXpress fares are $1 each way, $3 for an unlimited day pass, or $8 for a 10-ride pass. Exact change is required. Students with a valid school ID ride free, and seniors and veterans ride for half-price with ID. Transfer passes are free for single, one-way trips. Buses are equipped for disabled passengers and have bicycle racks, the release states. For more information, call 352.742.1940 or visit ridelakexpress.com.