Bikefest brings huge crowds with thousands in attendance

Mitch Prentice
Lake Sun Leader

There was an unmistakable presence felt around the lake as thousands of bikers made their way to Bikefest 2020. With motorcycles parked along the entire center lane of the Bagnell Dam Strip, attendees enjoyed the many attractions of the lake while coming together and appreciating the comradery. 

Being during the COVID pandemic, some state officials drew concerns about the event earlier last week. The lake area does not have a mask mandate, and a majority of attendees at the event were seen without a mask. This also marked the first year of the event since motorcycle riders 26 years of age and older are not required to wear a helmet. 

Overall, Bikefest saw great turnout for what will be the final major event of the summer. 

Lake Sun Leader