The 2023 Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest was held on September 13th – 17th in which thousands of people were in attendance. The 17th year of the event saw growth with more bikes, more people, and longer lengths of overnight stays.
The Passport Program had the highest participation it has ever had with 1,111 people participating. Riders purchased a $25 passport and then rode to 20 separate locations where they received a stamp on their passport. They then turned in the completed passport at the Lake of the Ozarks Harley-Davidson Dealership for a drawing that was held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, September 17th. New this year we had three bike giveaways for the passport program. The lucky winner, Jessica Clark from Iowa won the 2023 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail 120th Anniversary Edition Motorcycle. Christy Admire from Eldon won the 300 CF Moto Sport Bike and Dan Buchman from Iowa won the 300 CF Moto Naked Bike. Proceeds from the Passport Program are used to promote the event, with a portion of the proceeds being allocated to benefit the efforts of the local chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association, Fishers of Men, for their participation in executing the Passport Program.
The event hosted four vendor village areas at Lake of the Ozarks Harley-Davidson, Camden on the Lake Resort, The Hangout at Lake Breeze Resort and The Resort at Lake of the Ozarks. New this year was a Stunt Show that had events at local schools and on the Bagnell Dam Strip throughout Bikefest week. Also, new was the Cycle Showcase held at The Resort at Lake of the Ozarks which featured custom bikes on display for bikers to view. Buffalo Chip made an appearance at Bikefest this year with a Custom Series Bike Show held at Papa Chubby’s where over 1,000 bikes entered to win.
The 2024 Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest will be held on Wednesday, September 11 – Sunday, September 15, 2024. You can visit www.lakebikefest.com to keep informed of upcoming activities and details of the 18th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest.
The Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest major sponsors are Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C., Jack Daniel’s, Budweiser, Surdyke Yamaha Lake of the Ozarks, The Leatherman, City of Osage Beach, Lake of the Ozarks Harley-Davidson, Lake of the Ozarks Business District of Camden County, Lake of the Ozarks Business District of Miller County, and The Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau. The event would not be possible without the additional sponsors; Horny Toad Entertainment Complex at Camden on the Lake Resort, Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill, Dog Days Bar & Grill, Tucker’s Shucker Oyster Bar & Tap, Franky & Louie’s Beachfront Bar & Grill, Margaritaville Lake Resort – Lake of the Ozarks, Shady Gators, LO Profile Magazine, Buddy’s Harbor, Ed Schmidt Team-EXP Realty, Lake Relo Magazine, Lake Media, Stark Caverns, Lake of the Ozarks Business District of Morgan County and Second Home Living Magazine.