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3rd Annual Ride ’Em, Don’t Hide ’Em Getaway

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The 3rd Annual Motorcycle Classics Ride 'Em, Don't Hide 'Em Getaway at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, is set for Aug. 10-12, 2018. Following up on the great time we had with the first two events, we're returning to Southwestern Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands for another perfect weekend of riding and relaxing.

The goal for the weekend is pretty simple: hang out with cool people, ride great roads, eat well and share our mutual love of old bikes. Last year's event drew 53 readers to Seven Springs Mountain Resort, including riders who joined Joel Samick at RetroTours for a back-road romp from the RetroTours headquarters in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, to Seven Springs. Last year's ride took us south to the tiny burgh of Grantsville, Maryland, where we stopped for lunch after threading our way through the area's beautiful and mostly unknown Amish farm country on roads regularly populated by horse-drawn buggies and their Amish occupants.

Our post-lunch ride took us back north and over the 3,213-foot summit of Mt. Davis, the highest point in Pennsylvania. The day ended back at Seven Springs, where we had a great banquet dinner with special guest Mark Mederski, special projects director at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa, and former executive director of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Sunday morning found us back on our bikes, with a great run on seemingly abandoned back roads carving through the Laurel Highlands. This is truly stunning territory, a mixture of woods and open farm land punctuated by broad ridges and sudden valleys of idyllic farm land, with ribbons of two-lane black top slicing through it all.

RetroTours will once again offer rental bikes from its stable of classic '70s twins, and if you're looking for more adventure link up with them for a round-trip run from Kennett Square for the event. We're still working on this year's route and special guest, but you can count on another special weekend filled with great people, great food and great riding. It doesn't get much better than that.

Upcoming Vintage Motorcycle Events: March/April 2018

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3/3 Back for its eighth year, check out the Modern Classics Motorcycle Show. This year, in addition to a great collection of bikes from the 1960s through the 1990s, the show will also feature a sampling of machines from the first half of the 20th century. Check out the Friday Night Modern Classics Kickstart Party from 7-10 p.m. at the show's home, Martin Motorsports in Boyertown, Pennsylvania.

3/9 This year marks the 77th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week, which runs March 9-18, in Daytona Beach, Florida. The racing kicks off on Saturday night, March 10, with the Daytona Supercross. The American Flat Track series Daytona TT runs on Thursday, March 15. The 2018 Daytona 200 takes place on Saturday, March 17, featuring American Sportbike Racing Association's (ASRA) 600cc sport bikes racing on Daytona's famed road course. For more info, schedules and specific locations of activities visit the Bike Week site.

3/17 Visit Rapid City, South Dakota, for the 30th Annual Black Hills Motorcycle Show, March 17-18, at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. There are more than 20 judged classes, including People's Choice.

4/27 Head to Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, California, for the Corsa Motoclassica, April 27-29. Rounds 7 and 8 of the AHRMA Historic Cup Roadrace Series will be Saturday and Sunday. There's a vintage bike show on Saturday and a swap meet both days.

Mar. 4 — Walneck's Swap Meet and Show. Princeton, IL.

Mar. 4-5 — 28th Annual Super Show and Swap Meet. Colorado Springs, CO.

Mar. 9-10 — AMCA 2018 Sunshine Chapter National Meet. New Smyrna Beach, FL.

Mar. 9-10 — Vintage Motorcycle Alliance 7th Annual International Vintage Motorcycle Swap Meet and Bike Show. Eustis, FL.

Mar. 9-11 — 15th Annual Inland Northwest Motorcycle Show and Sale. Spokane, WA.

Mar. 11 — Walneck's Swap Meet and Show. Springfield, OH.

Mar. 17-18 — 42nd Annual Vintage Motorcycle and Bicycle Rally & Show. Caldwell, ID.

Mar. 18 — 46th Annual Kalamazoo Motorcycle Swap Meet. Kalamazoo, MI.

Mar. 25 — So-Cal Cycle Show and Swap Meet. Long Beach, CA.

Mar. 30-Apr. 1 — AHRMA Road Racing at Carolina Motorsports Park. Kershaw, SC.

Mar. 31 — Giddy Up Vintage Chopper Show. New Braunfels, TX.

Apr. 14-15 — Eurobike 2018. Raleigh, NC.

Apr. 20-22 — The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show 2018. Austin, TX.

Apr. 20-22 — AHRMA Road Racing at Hallet Motor Racing Circuit. Jennings, OK.

Apr. 22 — Walneck's Swap Meet and Show. Woodstock, IL.

Apr. 22 — So-Cal Cycle Swap Meet. Long Beach, CA.

Apr. 22 — Jeff Williams Motorcycle Swap Meet. Kansas City, MO.

Apr. 25-28 — 36th Annual Laughlin River Run. Laughlin, NV.

Apr. 27-28 — AMCA National Meet Perkiomen Chapter. Oley, PA.

Apr. 31 — 15th Annual Cadillac Swap Meet. Cadillac, MI.


Motorcycle Classics wants to know about shows, swap meets, road runs and more for classic motorcycles. Send details of upcoming events at least three months in advance to lhall@motorcycleclassics.com