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Empire Covers: Gettysburg Bike Week Bound

EmpireCovers.com is going on the road! We’ll be attending the 2012 Gettysburg Bike Week, a week long event that calls motorcycle enthusiasts to the historic Gettysburg, PA. From July 12th-15th, bikers can enjoy planned events such as the Parade of Chrome, daily Poker Run, Tattoo Contest and the 1st Annual GBW Bikini Contest. The event will be held at the Granite Hill Camping Resort, also known to host events such as the Bluegrass Festival and Chili Cook-off.

Gettysburg, while known for hosting the annual bike week, is also known for one of the most infamous battles in U.S. History. The Battle of Gettysburg started the morning of July 1st 1863, and continued for two more days. Many credit the battle for being the start of the end of the Civil War. There were over 50,000 casualties over the three day battle, resulting in a Union victory. In the following November, President Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address. While it was only a few minutes long, the Gettysburg Address is known to be one of the greatest speeches of all time.

Presently, Gettysburg sees millions of visitors every year. Besides being rich in history, Gettysburg is also rumored to be one of the most haunted places in the United States. Visitors and ghost hunters report seeing ghosts of Union and Confederate soldiers in “Devil’s Den”, a collection of boulders within the Gettysburg area. Although we don’t expect to see many ghosts, we’re looking forward to seeing some great looking motorcycles.

What’s your favorite part of Gettysburg?

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