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LakeXpress to offer 160 special bus stops to Leesburg Bikefest

LakeXpress, Lake 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 Leesburg Bikefest April 27-29.

Lake County Public Transit, which operates LakeXpress, is encouraging Bikefest revelers to safely travel to and from the three-day festival via bus. Contained within a 30-block radius, Leesburg Bikefest’s streets are pedestrian and bike-friendly and walkablewithin ten minutes.

Passengers can catch the bus at any of the designated stops along the LakeXpress Villages, Eustis, and Tavares/Mount Dora shuttles, as well as the Gator Harley Express Shuttle, which will run every 20 minutes from downtown Leesburg to Gator Harley Davidson at 1745 U.S. Highway 441. All shuttles will be running until at least 3 a.m. during Bikefest. A map and full schedule is available online at www.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 (ADA accessible) and have bicycle racks.

For more information about LakeXpress, call 352-742-1940 or visit www.ridelakexpress.com. For details and a schedule of events for Bikefest, visit www.LeesburgBikefest.com.

 

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