Historic Gettysburg, infamous for the Civil War battle, has been invaded by motorcycle enthusiasts. They came in groups, loudly humming, playing music and revving their engines. Gettysburg welcomed them with open arms, as this week is the annual Gettysburg Bike Week.
Gettysburg plays host to the yearly festival that welcomes bikers from all over the country. Bikers flock here by the thousands, visiting the town’s historic sites, such as Cemetery Hill and the Gettysburg National Military Park. In addition to the downtown’s charming attractions, bikers also have four days to check out Gettysburg Bike Week, held at the picturesque Granite Hill Camping Resort.
Granite Hill, a secluded resort about 10 minutes from downtown Gettysburg, features an inground pool, RV hookups, public facilities, and campsites. Many bikers strapped their motorcycles behind their RVs, and come stay for the entire week. At Granite Hill, vendors offer everything from fried pickles to leather vests. There’s also daily events, such as concerts, contests and Poker Runs, differing from day to day.
The event is packed with beautiful bikes, delicious food and drinks, as well as friendly people. Bikers greet each other like old friends. Throughout the day, bikers are catching up, getting their bikes serviced, and even detailed as they check out the festival.
Even if you don’t have a motorcycle, Gettysburg Bike Week is a great family friendly event. Offering a little bit of everything, Gettysburg can please even the pickiest traveler. From bars to wineries, ice cream shops to diners, Gettysburg is a foodie’s paradise. History buffs can wander the downtown area, local parks and memorials. Historical buildings and museums are plentiful, nearly on every street. Vistors can also choose from a variety of shops and find Civil War themed gifts, antiques, and Gettysburg Bike Week momentos.
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