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

Reader Contribution by The Motorcycle Classics Staff
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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 routes have been mapped and checked, and we’re looking forward to another great weekend of riding and enjoying old bikes. This year’s ride will take us north to Johnstown, where we’ll ride the famous Johnstown Incline, and we’ll follow up with another, slightly shorter ride on Sunday. Check out the Saturday route here and the Sunday route here. We’ll be joined this year by famed motorcycle journalist and racer Alan Cathcart, who will ride with us and share stories from his amazing career during our Saturday night banquet. Learn more about Alan and get a further description of this year’s ride route by clicking here.

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.

Sign up now to reserve your spot in the Ride ‘Em, Don’t Hide ‘Em Getaway. All reservations include lodging for two nights (Friday and Saturday), a welcome reception dinner on Friday, full breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning at the Slopeside Restaurant, and a special post-ride banquet dinner on Saturday. There’s also secure indoor parking for your bike, so you don’t have to worry about it being outside. Last year’s lineup of machines looked like something straight out of a museum, with vintage Ducatis, Triumphs, BSAs, Hondas and more filling the ranks. Don’t miss it! Click here to reserve your space.

Route map for PA 2018 Johnstown Incline 123 Mile Route by Richard Backus on plotaroute.com

Route map for PA 2018 Getaway 60-mile Sunday Ride by Richard Backus on plotaroute.com

The Ride ’Em, Don’t Hide ’Em Getaway is sponsored by:

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