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.