Double Down? Nashville Bike Week- Scam or Legit?


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Nashville Bike Week Promotion

Last week it was reported by media outlet WKRN, the past legal troubles of Mike Lewis Leffingwell, the promoter of Nashville Bike Week who now goes by the name Mike Axle. I also wrote about it in my blog last week.

Leffingwell or Axle, whichever name you prefer, has past convictions for fraud and theft, complaints and a warning issued by the BBB for his company Got Concrete, other complaints about fencing contracts he never completed, even a bulletin board with some very interesting posts about him.

Below is the post on the Better Business Bureau page. You can see the post by clicking the link above. For the bulletin board link, also click the link above.

What makes this even more interesting is in the bulletin board, there are comments posted by someone that claims to be him.

To state those replies are aggressive are a major understatement. I’m also not sure why he thinks anyone would call his lawyer. I’m an attorney, if there is an issue, I call that person, I don’t wait for their call. What’s even more interesting is that apparently he states he has sold 56,000 tickets (conservatively, that amounts to $5.6 million in revenue generated), but wait, previous reports are that 4,700 tickets were sold and that is why he did not obtain a permit under Tennessee’s Mass Gathering Law.

I have also been contacted by someone that received a cease/desist letter from his attorney as well as claims that he had already sold 20,000 tickets. Regardless, even if it is 4,700 tickets, that’s a lot of money.


Last week, Axle promised to have a new location by Friday. Friday came and went, and now he is blaming his attorneys for the delay. Once again, I’m an attorney. If I were representing him, I would make a public statement. It should be noted that the Sheriff’s Office even posted on their Facebook if you know of his whereabouts, to contact them and I even came across a Facebook Page titled Nashville Bike Week Scam?


Since this happened, Mike Axle has been opening/closing his Facebook page multiple times a day. He even stopped posting in my group page M.S.A.R about the rally, but I did make it clear that I wouldn’t allow any posts about the event in my group page until all this was straightened out.

If you look up the the Nashville Bike Week Page on Facebook, I sure as hell see lots of positive comments all things considered. I even saw one person post that he doesn’t believe in the media. Okay, but you will believe in a convicted felon? You could argue yes, but you cannot deny the criminal convictions. And by the way, if your answer is yes, would you trust him with your money and running your business?


With a lack of negative comments, this leads me to believe either the posts are from fake profiles, or, all the negative posts are being deleted. You can look up my business page or prior blogs, especially my blogs on the Waco Biker Shootout, and there are plenty of negative posts on there. I even get insulted by a justice of the peace from Texas.

I find it odd he has no negative posts, however, there are constant reassuring feel-good posts about the event moving forward, but there is no actual proof that this event is in fact going forward. So, to make things easier, Mike Axle, why don’t you contact me and let’s do a Q & A session. I think I deserve it, considering that you posted numerous times on my Facebook Group Page M.S.A.R. and all that did was create more revenue for you. I have a few questions to ask. Basic questions such as-

  1. Why are you using a different name? As an attorney, I know you cannot legally change your name because of the felony convictions, so just curious why not go by your given birth name?
  2. Who are the investors and did they know about your past? Are they available for a Q & A, because I’m interested in knowing if they knew about your past, why they chose to ignore it.
  3. How many tickets have you sold? How much revenue has been generated? I think to ease people’s mind, you should provide access to this information.
  4. When is the new location being secured?
  5. Your website – this is more of a statement, I think per rules/regulations governing websites, the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy has to be listed. Don’t quote me on that, but I believe so. Those links on your page just say “coming soon.”
  6. Why not speak to the media? It is a ton of free publicity you would receive. I know I would. I organize a charitable ride every year and we make sure we have the media present in order to help me get the word out.
  7. Just curious on how you arrived at the name Nashville Bike Week when Nashville is as far as 100 hundred miles from the locations you have chosen. Seems somewhat deceitful, don’t you think?
  8. Of all the negative posts I’ve seen, there was one about your father. Does your father also have past legal issues?
  9. Is that you on that thread?
  10. Have you sued anyone for defamation/slander? Have you sent out cease & desist letters?
  11. Have you deleted any negative comments on your Facebook pages?
  12. Why not hire me? I’m legit, you can look into my history and reputation. By the amount of tickets sold, even on the low end, there is more than enough funds to pay me a salary to watch over things. I’ll be more than happy to look into every detail and if everything is on the up and up, I guarantee you we can make this event explode! That would ease everyone’s mind from the purchasers of the tickets, the vendors, sponsors, media, even the Sheriff’s department. Not to mention it would be a lot of fun organizing an event like this. At least a lot more fun than going to court. Since everyone has a hashtag these days, look, I just created one- #hiremcatty.
  13. Finally, why should we believe you this time, all things considered? Fact of the matter is I want to give you the benefit of the doubt. Nothing is better than someone turning over a new leaf. We all believe in second chances, sometimes even a third or fourth, but just in case, re-read #11.

If you think you have been a victim of Michael Leffingwell/Mike Axle, free to comment or contact me via my personal email at

MC Atty

Prior motorcycle blogs on Nashville Bike Week can be found here.




19 thoughts on “Double Down? Nashville Bike Week- Scam or Legit?

  • January 10, 2018 at 11:32 am

    He will get his. There is no rally- we’all know that. I can’t wait to this asshole goes to prison.

  • January 6, 2018 at 1:21 am

    This asshole took me for a couple of grand. trust me, his fat ass better not get out of jail!

  • February 16, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    if he’s broke, no point in doing so. Besides, it is a violation of probation, so they will get him there.

  • February 16, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    I did see that he owned it, even went on google maps and saw the location which is a home, I’m assuming he rents there. I didn’t know about the 90 days, thanks.

  • February 16, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    People need to know that most credit 💳 company’s only give u 90 days to dispute the charges.I think that is why they are saying they will do a certified check and saying it could take up to 2 weeks.I filed dispute with card company.Also if you research the company Superflow entertainment it’s owned by this clown and it just started in February 16

  • February 16, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    I sense a class action lawsuit by October 😞

  • February 16, 2017 at 3:55 am

    John, if he has an outstanding judgment from his prior conviction, the U.S. Attorney should be seeking to freeze those funds in order to get paid.

  • February 16, 2017 at 3:54 am

    Send me a pic if you don’t mind. Would like to use it.

  • February 16, 2017 at 3:31 am

    In my practice, I accept credit cards. I can go online and within minutes do a charge back.

  • February 16, 2017 at 3:28 am

    John, I suggest you contact immediately your credit card company and law enforcement.

  • February 16, 2017 at 2:55 am

    He claims they changed charge card processing companies so therefore have to refund by check. He has a slick answer for every question he chooses to answer. The others are simply deleted.

  • February 16, 2017 at 2:52 am

    post it here if you wish

  • February 16, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Didn’t know. If you have a link, post it here, I’m curious.

  • February 16, 2017 at 2:50 am

    At some point, I hope at least, that people realize only positive comments are on there. I spoke to someone earlier today that knows him personally, and I mentioned post something political on your page, within minutes you get attacked. This is full of controversy, and no negative comments? There are two pages on Facebook that are available for those looking to comment. Look under Nashville Bike Week Scam.

  • February 16, 2017 at 2:25 am

    My answer to your question 11 is YES. I have a screen shot saved of a post I put on the NBW facebook page that vanished within minutes. My option to comment on any post also went away. It looks like nothing can be done by local law enforcement until after the event does not happen. Then it is too late. Thank you for this blog. I am sharing this with as many people as I can.

  • February 16, 2017 at 2:14 am

    He states on one of the topix posts (if that really is him posting) that his attorney is Bryan Lewis out of Nashville. Wonder if it’s the same Bryan Lewis that is all wrapped up in the scandal regarding Judge Moreland and that woman who passed away after that trip they all took????

  • February 15, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    I did see a post on facebook that said he was supposed to turn himself in for the outstanding warrants, but don’t know how true that it is.

  • February 15, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Wow! I keep hearing horror stories!! You are right. It should go straight to your credit card. Did you dispute with the Credit card company?

  • February 15, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    What I would really like to know is who is Chadd that answers the phone on there Nashville bike week.Is he legit?? I ordered to ten day passes when ordering and canceling.All I was told is that I would receive certified check in week or two.NOW why in the HELL can’t they do the refund back to the credit card it was put on??What kind of BS is that??Also when I contacted authorities it was mentioned that it would NOT be happening in that county and there supposedly new site is in that county.FIVE YEARS IN THE MAKING MY ASS

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