2021 RIDE TO MEET

September 11, 2021 - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is a bucket-list destination for many riders and sponsor Chris Comly has a number of things in store at this famous Civil War Battleground site.

For those arriving early, there are many optional activities in store (subject to change):

Wednesday, September 8
6pm No-host dinner (host hotel)
8pm Meet and Greet (host hotel)

Thursday, September 9
10am Motorcycle tour of Gettysburg Battlefield ($20/bike, reservations required)
or
10am Gettysburg National Park Museum (add’l cost)
12:30pm No-host lunch (Mason Dixon Distillery and Restaurant)
2pm Motorcycle tour of Gettysburg Battlefield ($20/bike, reservations required)
or
2pm Walking tour of Picketts Charge (add’l cost, reservations required)
4:30pm Group photo at Sachs Covered Bridge
6pm No-host dinner (1863 Restaurant, reservations required)
8pm Meet and Greet (host hotel)

Friday, September 10 
10am Motorcycle tour of Gettysburg Battlefield ($20/bike, reservations required)
or
10am Harley-Davidson Classic Factory Tour (add’l cost, reservations required)
12:30pm Motorcycle dealer luncheon (???)
2pm Motorcycle tour of Gettysburg Battlefield ($20/bike, reservations required)
or
2pm Walking tour of Picketts Charge (add’l cost, reservations required)
4:30pm Speaker(s)/seminar(s) (host hotel)
6pm No-host dinner (Gettysburg Eddie’s, reservations required)
8pm Meet and Greet (host hotel)

Saturday, September 11
11am Group photo at Gettysburg Memorial
1pm Ride To Meet lunch/presentation/keynote speaker(s) at host hotel
5pm Speaker(s)/seminar(s) at host hotel

Other suggested activities in the area:
Self-guided tour of National Park Museum & Battlefield (maps provided)
Self-guided tour of nearby covered bridges (maps provided)
Self-guided tour of Eisenhower National Historic Site
Segway tour of the Battlefield
Horse tour of the Battlefield
Ghost tours
Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzel Factory Tour (30 min away)
Utz Potato Chip Factory Tour (30 min away)
Martin’s Potato Chip Factory Tour (30 min away)
Strasburg RR (90 min away)
Railroad Museum of PA (90 min away, next to Strasburg RR)
National Toy Train Museum (90 min away)
US Army Heritage Center (45 Min away)
National Museum of Civil War Medicine (45 Min away)
Monocacy National Battlefield (45 Min away)

Blocks of rooms are available September 8-11. Limited availability, and the special rates won't be available after August 11.

Hilton Garden Inn (host hotel)
1061 York Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Reservation link
Phone: (717) 334-2040

Other hotels within 1/2 mile of host hotel:
Days Inn, (717) 253-9945
Econo Lodge, (717) 334-4208
Hampton Inn, (717) 338-9121
Quality Inn & Suites, (717) 337-2400

For more information about reservations and activities, contact sponsor Chris Comly at cacomly@aol.com, or event coordinator Cynthia Brooks at cynthia.brooks@tourofhonor.com

Even if you have already, we highly recommend watching Ted Turner’s "Gettysburg" and/or reading Michael Shaara’s "Killer Angels" prior to visiting. You'll be glad you did. Another suggestion from Chris Black, avid motorcyclist and Gettysburg expert, is to purchase "Gettysburg: The Story of the Battle with Maps": https://amzn.to/38cJSVT

NOTE: Capacity for the Ride To Meet is limited, so register early!