The Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest rally began in 2006, started by local businesses for riders to get to know and enjoy the Lake of the Ozarks area. Lake of the Ozarks and surrounding areas are motorcycle friendly and very welcoming to riders exploring the Ozarks. When it comes to great motorcycle touring destinations, few can rival the beautiful scenery and endless amount of twisty roads the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer. The Bikefest Rally began with only 2,500 to 3,000 attendees. Now in its 16th year, it is expected to draw more than 125,000 attendees. Riders from all over the United States flock to the Lake area every year to enjoy more than 300 bars and restaurants, over 50 live music and entertainment shows, vending areas and more.