Rock Music and Riding Two of Many Highlights for Gettysburg Bike Week 2017 Rally

Foghat Rock GBW 16th Anniversary

Gettysburg, PA (July 12, 2017) – Gettysburg Bike Week kicked off Thursday, July 6, 2017, for its 16th anniversary rally at the Allstar Events Complex in Gettysburg, PA. Over the course of four days, rally goers enjoyed live music, burlesque, bike shows, motorcycle rodeo, great riding and even a cornhole tournament.

“I’ve been to a lot of these,” said veteran rally goer Jared Lehman, “and this was right up there with the best of them—Jack Schit cracks me up every time.”

And indeed, legendary emcee Jack Schit presided over it all, performing master of ceremonies duties from the Budweiser Stage. Plying his trademark blend of profane yet good-natured repartee, Mr. Schit livened up already live events like the world-famous GBW wet T-shirt contest, Wrangler Rodeo and Bike Games, and the Cycle Source Ride-in Bike Show, featuring 15 categories of entrants.

There was no shortage of music at this year’s rally, starting with perennial headliners Foghat. Formed in England in the early 1970s and known for their distinctive slide guitar sound and boogie woogie rhythms, Foghat blasted through a blistering set on Friday night that included new fare as well as classic rockers like “Slow Ride,” “Fool for the City” and their hard swinging version of Willie Dixon’s blues banger “I Just Want To Make Love To You.”

Other top-flight music acts that played throughout the weekend included the Hank Williams, Jr., tribute band All My Rowdy Friends, country music sensation Craig Campbell, Blizzard of Ozzy—the country’s preeminent Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne tribute band—and 80s hard rockers Warrant.

For the ladies, GBW tried something new this year, welcoming in the best male burlesque show in the country. Composed of national and international touring Chippendales past members, 50 Shades of Men is the premier male revue performing today, delighting women everywhere with “disarmingly sexy, yet very tasteful routines.” With a show designed exclusively for women, these gentlemen combined a perfect blend of music, hot dance moves and sensual theatrics, and the ladies of Gettysburg Bike Week showed their appreciation by packing every performance.

“We had a great turnout for 50 Shades.” said event coordinator Kelly Shue. “Those boys can dance.”

And, of course, no rally would be complete without great riding, and Gettysburg has some of the best. Riders enjoyed tours of historic battlegrounds and hundreds of miles of the best riding in the East. And in addition to the fantastic solo riding, GBW patrons had a great time on group rides and the Pink Journey of Lights and Stars of Hope Charity Rides.

This one’s barely in the books, but it’s never too early to start planning for next year’s Gettysburg Bike Week July 12-15th: New and returning riders can find updates, event scheduling, lodging information and anything they ever needed to know about Gettysburg Bike Week by visiting http://www.gettysburgbikeweek.com.

About Gettysburg Bike Week

Gettysburg Bike Week is Eastern Pennsylvania’s definitive motorcycle rally, featuring great national music acts, historic riding and hospitality that you can only find in a city with this much history. For more information on the Rally, including scheduling, lodging options, and more.

 

KICK OFF PARTY

Free Admission

Featuring

Cornhole,

games & prizes

tons of fun

Sponsored and hosted

by the Eisenhower

2018

DATES

ANNOUNCED

JULY 12 – 15, 2018

**ALL ITEMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE**

WELCOME BACK JACK SCHIT AS EMCEE FOR THE ENTIRE EVENT!  ON THE BUDWEISER STAGE EVERY DAY!

SLINGING THE DRINKS AGAIN THIS YEAR:  THE GIN GYPSIES

WEDNESDAY JULY 5, 2017 AT THE EISENHOWER HOTEL (DIRECTLY ADJACENT TO THE ALLSTAR EVENTS COMPLEX)

6 PM GETTYSBURG BIKE WEEK’S OFFICIAL KICK OFF PARTY!

THURSDAY JULY 6, 2017 ALLSTAR EVENTS COMPLEX

2 PM GATES OPEN FOR 2017 GETTYSBURG BIKE WEEK

2 PM VENDOR VILLAGE, SWAP MEET AND ANTIQUE BIKE SHOW OPEN

4 PM – ON THE BUDWEISER STAGE:  TOM SENSENEY

4 PM- LINE UP FOR PINK JOURNEY OF LIGHTS RIDE AT BATTLEFIELD HARLEY DAVIDSON (MUST HAVE TICKET TO RIDE – PURCHASE AT BATTLEFIELD HARLEY

5:30 PM ON THE BUDWEISER STAGE:   THE CHERRY BOMBS PERFORM

6 PM ON THE BUDWEISER STAGE OPENING CEREMONY WITH 99.9 WFRE KICKS OFF GETTYSBURG BIKE WEEK 2017!

6:30 PM ON THE BUDWEISER STAGE:  HANK WILLIAMS, JR TRIBUTE BAND ALL MY ROWDY FRIENDS

8:15 PM ON THE BUDWEISER STAGE: THE CHERRY BOMBS

9 P.M. ON THE  BUDWEISER STAGE:  COUNTRY SENSATION CRAIG CAMPBELL – “OUTSKIRTS OF HEAVEN”

FRIDAY JULY 7, 2017 – ALLSTAR EVENTS COMPLEX

10 AM  VENDOR VILLAGE, SWAP MEET AND ANTIQUE BIKE SHOW OPEN

10 AM to 4 PM POKER RUN (START AT ALLSTAR MUST BE BACK BY 4 P.M.).  TODAY’S PROCEEDS BENEFIT NEW HOPE MINISTRIES

11 AM BY THE DYNO: REGISTRATION FOR CYCLE SOURCE’S SCENIC RIDE. LUNCH INCLUDED. (YOU MUST HAVE A GBW WRISTBAND TO PARTICIPATE)

11 AM BY THE STAGE: REGISTER FOR TODAY’S BIKE GAMES!

11 AM ON THE BUDWEISER STAGE:  HOT LIKE MOLLY

1 PM IN FRONT OF THE STAGE:  BIKE GAMES!

1 PM BY THE STAGE:  REGISTER FOR TODAY’S TATTOO CONTEST

2 PM PURE ROMANCE BOOTH LIVE SHOW!  GET YOUR ADULT TOYS ! JUST INSIDE THE ENTRANCE GATE IN THE GRASS, ACROSS FROM HOT LEATHERS

3 PM BIKINI WASH BY THE GIRLS FROM THE CHERRY BOMBS OUTSIDE THE SWAP MEET MAIN ENTRANCE

3 PM ON THE BUDWEISER STAGE: MARSHALL’S HIGHWAY

4 PM ON THE BUDWEISER STAGE:  TATTOO CONTEST SPONSORED BY CREATIVE HANDS TATTOO AND PIERCINGS

5:30 PM ON THE BUDWEISER STAGE:  50 SHADES OF MEN

6:30 PM ON THE BUDWEISER STAGE:  AC/DC TRIBUTE BAND BIG JACK

7 PM PURE ROMANCE BOOTH LIVE SHOW!  GET YOUR ADULT TOYS ! JUST INSIDE THE ENTRANCE GATE IN THE GRASS, ACROSS FROM HOT LEATHERS

8:15 PM ON THE BUDWEISER STAGE:  THE CHERRY BOMBS

9 P.M. ON THE BUDWEISER STAGE:  FOGHAT

10:30 PM ON THE BUDWEISER STAGE:  50 SHADES OF MEN

SATURDAY JULY 8, 2017 – ALLSTAR EVENTS COMPLEX

10 AM  CYCLE SOURCE  PRESENTS RIDE IN BIKE SHOW, REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 10 A.M BY THE DYNO

10 AM VENDOR VILLAGE OPENS

10 AM to 4 PM POKER RUN (START AT ALLSTAR MUST BE BACK BY 4 PM) TODAY’S RIDE BENEFITS THE PINK JOURNEY OF LIGHTS FOR BREAST CANCER

10 AM  BY THE STAGE:  REGISTER FOR TODAY’S BIKE GAMES

10 AM BIKINI BIKE WASH BY THE GIRLS FROM THE CHERRY BOMBS OUTSIDE THE SWAP MEET MAIN ENTRANCE

10 AM ON THE BUDWEISER STAGE:  MADISON RISING

10 AM BY THE STAGE BAR:  REGISTRATION FOR TODAY’S YORK/ADAMS CORNHOLE ASSOCIATION’S CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT – CASH PRIZES!

11 AM BY THE STAGE BAR:  YORK/ADAMS CORNHOLE ASSOCIATION’S TOURNAMENT!  $700 IN CASH PRIZES!!

11 AM PURE ROMANCE LIVE SHOW!  GET YOUR ADULT TOYS ! JUST INSIDE THE ENTRANCE GATE IN THE GRASS, ACROSS FROM HOT LEATHERS

12 NOON:  IN FRONT OF THE STAGE:  TODAY’S BIKE GAMES

12 NOON:  REGISTER FOR TODAY’S TATTOO CONTEST BY THE STAGE

2 PM  PURE ROMANCE LIVE SHOW!  GET YOUR ADULT TOYS ! JUST INSIDE THE ENTRANCE GATE IN THE GRASS, ACROSS FROM HOT LEATHERS

3 PM on THE BUDWEISER STAGE:  TATTOO CONTEST SPONSORED BY CREATIVE HANDS TATTOOS AND PIERCINGS

4 PM ON THE BUDWEISER STAGE:  MUSIC BY SOUND OF SILENCE WITH AVERY MOLEK DRUMMING SENSATION!

4 PM PARADE LINES UP IN FRONT OF THE EISENHOWER HOTEL

5 PM PARADE OF CHROME LEAVES ALLSTAR FOR GETTYSBURG, SPONSORED BY STEINWEHR AVENUE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

5:30 PM PARADE OF CHROME RETURNS TO ALLSTAR

5:45 PM ON THE BUDWEISER STAGE: THE CHERRY BOMBS

6 PM  PURE ROMANCE LIVE SHOW!  GET YOUR ADULT TOYS ! JUST INSIDE THE ENTRANCE GATE IN THE GRASS, ACROSS FROM HOT LEATHERS

6:30 PM ON THE BUDWEISER STAGE:  BLIZZARD OF OZZY, A BLACK SABBATH/OZZY OZBORNE TRIBUTE BAND

8 PM NEXT TO THE STAGE:  REGISTRATION FOR WET TSHIRT AND GUYS ENDURANCE CONTESTS

8:15 PM ON THE BUDWEISER STAGE:  THE CHERRY BOMBS FINAL PERFORMANCE FOR 2017 GETTYSBURG  BIKE WEEK!

9 PM ON THE BUDWEISER STAGE:  WARRANT

10:30 PM ON THE BUDWEISER STAGE:  WET T-SHIRT AND GUYS CONTESTS

11:30 PM FIREWORKS

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