Gettysburg, PA (July 12, 2021) – Gettysburg Bike Week finally got to celebrate two decades of being one of the premier motorcycle rallies in the country. The 20th-anniversary rally, canceled last year because of Covid, happened at the Allstar Events Complex in Gettysburg, PA, with festivities kicking off Thursday, July 8, 2021, and running through Sunday, July 11.
“We had to wait an extra year to celebrate our 20th,” said GBW event coordinator Kelly Shue. “Last year was a nightmare for everyone, but to see the joy on people’s faces to be out, socializing, cutting loose a bit—it made the wait worth it.”
The rally set attendance records as people, hopped on two wheels, and enjoyed a normal social event for the first time in many months. Throngs of folks reveled in a slate jam-packed with motorsports and entertainment events—Cycle Source Mini-Bike Racing, the Moto Motion Stunt Show, Shinerunner Cornhole Tournament, Battlefield Ride of Chrome, these were just a few of the many highlights over the weekend.
And there was music galore: Fade To Black, the country’s preeminent Metallica tribute band, headlined opening night on Thursday, with Colt Wilbur Band and Dave Bray USA warming them up to a great Thursday crowd. Buckcherry laid down a blistering set of hard rock that had heads banging Friday night. Playing support earlier in the evening, Jasmine Cain returned to GBW for her second year in a row, and Honeypump got the evening off to a rollicking start. In the marquee Saturday-night-headlining-slot, KIX kicked out the glam rock jams as only they can, preceded by locals Small Town Titans and Redemption Road.
All of this in addition to one of the biggest vendor villages in the country, an epic swap meet, the Antique Bike Show, two poker runs, and some of the best motorcycle terrain in the east had the record crowd in high spirits.
If you missed this year’s iconic rally, fear not: Plans for next year’s rally, number 21, are already in the works.
New and returning riders can find updates, events schedules, lodging information and anything they ever needed to know about Gettysburg Bike Week by visiting https://www.gettysburgbikeweek.com/.