It’s no secret we’re big fans of the Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show. From Daytona Beach to Sturgis, Ted Smith and the tenured Rat’s Hole panel of judges consistently attract some of the most creative two-wheeled creations around.
And while the Rat’s Hole shows at the two major rallies are always a hit, their biggest blowout of the year has to be at Leesburg Bikefest.
They’ve got their own Rat’s Hole Bar set up there, and this year they’ll get the 19th annual Leesburg BikeFest party started Friday night, April 24, with an LED Lite-Up the Night Bike Parade. Motorcycles with LEDs will meet at The Rat’s Hole Show location of 4th and Magnolia before rumbling through downtown Leesburg.
The next day they’ll be holding the World Famous Rat’s Hole Custom Bike & Chopper Show. The show starts at 10 a.m. with awards presented at 5:30 p.m. A Ratmate Constest will be held at 3 p.m. followed by a tattoo contest at 5.
Over 100 awards are up for grabs in 18 categories – Trikes, 1 to 1000 Class, Sportster Custom, Sportster Radical, Most Unusual, Full Dresser & Touring, Extreme Full Dresser, Rat Class, Café Racer Class, Antique/Classics Restored, Antique/Classics Unrestored, Bobber Class, Extreme Bobber Class, Sport Bike Class, Over 1000cc Stock, Over 1000cc Custom, Over 1000cc Radical, and Over 1000cc Super Radical.
On Sunday, April 26, the Leesburg party continues with the Rat’s Hole Baddest Bagger Show. The show features five classes, and if you enter your bagger in the Rat’s Hole Saturday show, you’re automatically entered in Sunday’s bagger show for free. The contest, presented by Lucky-U Cycles, takes place at the Rat’s Hole location from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Throughout the weekend, there’ll be plenty of other fun activities going on at the Rat’s Hole, too, from performances by The Extreme Stunt Show to precision drill teams. The 19th annual Leesburg BikeFest takes place Friday through Sunday, April 24-26, with a couple hundred thousand people estimated to be rolling into town. Biker fun in the Florida sun.