Mark Mederski at the Ride ’Em, Don’t Hide ’Em Getaway

| 4/11/2017 12:00:00 AM

Mark Mederski from the National Motorcycle Museum will be our special guest at this year's Ride 'Em, Don't Hide 'Em Getaway. Photo courtesy Mark Mederski

The National Motorcycle Museum’s Mark Mederski joins us as our special guest for the 2nd Annual Motorcycle Classics Ride ’Em, Don’t Hide ’Em Getaway at Seven Springs Resort in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, Aug. 4-6, 2017.

The former executive director of the American Motorcycle Association Motorcycle Hall of Fame, Mederski has rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest names in motorcycling, including giants like Dick Mann, Jay Springsteen and Malcolm Smith, to name just a few.

A club road racer in the 1970s and an avid vintage motorcycle collector, Mederski joined the National Motorcycle Musuem in Anamosa, Iowa, as special projects director in 2009, and in 2014 he was appointed to the Antique Motorcycle Foundation board of directors.

Mederski will join us for our weekend get-together, which includes two days of riding centered in Southern Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, with this year’s Saturday ride taking us through the region’s mostly unknown Amish territory, an area punctuated by stunning farms and miles of incredible back-country roads. We’ll take a shorter but no less beautiful ride around the Laurel Highlands area on Sunday morning, leaving everyone plenty of time to make their way home after what’s certain to be another fantastic weekend of riding. Last year’s inaugural ride drew nearly 100 riders, and when we asked participants what they thought of the event the feedback was unanimous: Do it again!