Join Motorcycle Classics for the Ride ’Em, Don’t Hide ’Em Getaway

| 6/13/2017 12:00:00 AM

Vintage bikes, fine country roads and great company. That’s what you’ll find at the Motorcycle Classics Ride ’Em, Don’t Hide ’Em Getaway. Motorcycle Classics archives

The 2nd Annual Motorcycle Classics Ride ’Em, Don’t Hide ’Em Getaway at Seven Springs Resort in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, is just around the corner, Aug. 4-6, 2017.

Joining us this year is special guest Mark Mederski, the former executive director of the American Motorcycle Association Motorcycle Hall of Fame and now special projects director at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.

The weekend event, centered in Southern Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, includes two days of riding, eating and just generally hanging out with like-minded vintage motorcycle enthusiasts. With help from Tom McKee, organizer of the annual All Brands Motorcycle Event at McKee’s Sky Ranch in nearby Terra Alta, West Virginia, we’ve mapped out a great 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. McKee helped map out last year’s excellent ride, and having just made the run with him, we can tell you this year’s event will be every bit as beautiful and relaxing as last year’s, which drew 83 vintage bike enthusiasts. 

We’ll kick off the weekend Friday evening with a welcome reception and dinner, and we’ll have a post-ride banquet dinner on Saturday, with Mederski joining editor Richard Backus for a relaxed discussion about the National Motorcycle Museum, vintage motorcycle collecting and Mederski’s decades-long career in motorcycling, one that’s put him face-to-face with some of the biggest names in the game, picking up more than a few interesting stories along the way.