2018 Ride to Gettysburg

On Saturday, Sept. 22, state Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, joined his “Readshaw’s Raiders” and other motorcycle riders from around the commonwealth for their 18th annual “Ride to Gettysburg.” The event supports the Pennsylvania Gettysburg Monuments Project, which Readshaw established in 1997 to fund cleaning, repairs and restoration of the battlefield’s monuments and markers to honor Pennsylvania units. State Rep. Dan Moul, R-Adams, participated in the event as well.

On Saturday, Sept. 22, riders from around the commonwealth participated in the 18th Annual 'Ride to Gettysburg,' organized by state Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny.

On Saturday, Sept. 22, riders from around the commonwealth participated in the 18th Annual "Ride to Gettysburg," organized by state Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny.



Participants in the 18th Annual 'Ride to Gettysburg' take to the road Sept. 22.

Participants in the 18th Annual "Ride to Gettysburg" take to the road Sept. 22.



Slingshots and traditional bikes on the road to Gettysburg.

Slingshots and traditional bikes on the road to Gettysburg.



On the road to Gettysburg.

On the road to Gettysburg.



Participants at the start of the ride to Gettysburg.

Participants at the start of the ride to Gettysburg.



A number of participants made the ride to Gettysburg in 'slingshot' bikes.

A number of participants made the ride to Gettysburg in "slingshot" bikes.



Barb Mowery, legislative assistant for ride organizer state Rep. Harry Readshaw, made the trip to Gettysburg in a slingshot bike.

Barb Mowery, legislative assistant for ride organizer state Rep. Harry Readshaw, made the trip to Gettysburg in a slingshot bike.



State Rep. Harry Readshaw made the ride to Gettysburg in a slingshot bike.

State Rep. Harry Readshaw made the ride to Gettysburg in a slingshot bike.



Members of the God Bless America Motorcycle Color Guard lead off the ride.

Members of the God Bless America Motorcycle Color Guard lead off the ride.



Color guard member at ride's start.

Color guard member at ride's start.



A rider walks between two rows of color guard bikers at the ride's start.

A rider walks between two rows of color guard bikers at the ride's start.



Color guard members start off the ride.

Color guard members start off the ride.



The God Bless America Motorcycle Color Guard leads off the ride.

The God Bless America Motorcycle Color Guard leads off the ride.



Reps. Readshaw and Moul present a certificate to a color guard member before the ride.

Reps. Readshaw and Moul present a certificate to a color guard member before the ride.



Reps. Readshaw and Moul present Charlie Umbenhauer, from A.B.A.T.E. of Pennsylvania, a citation for his years of work on behalf of the PA Gettysburg Monuments Project.

Reps. Readshaw and Moul present Charlie Umbenhauer, from A.B.A.T.E. of Pennsylvania, a citation for his years of work on behalf of the PA Gettysburg Monuments Project.



A pastor gives the benediction before the ride.

A pastor gives the benediction before the ride.



Reps. Moul and Readshaw with the ride marshals, including former state Rep. Teresa Forcier, at the opening ceremony.

Reps. Moul and Readshaw with the ride marshals, including former state Rep. Teresa Forcier, at the opening ceremony.



Reps. Readshaw and Moul with the color guard at the opening ceremony.

Reps. Readshaw and Moul with the color guard at the opening ceremony.



The ride was a family event for some residents.

The ride was a family event for some residents.



A variety of motorcycles and 'slingshot' bikes gathered at the Capitol before the ride.

A variety of motorcycles and "slingshot" bikes gathered at the Capitol before the ride.



Reps. Readshaw and Moul before the ride.

Reps. Readshaw and Moul before the ride.



One of many 'slingshot' bikes that joined the ride.

One of many "slingshot" bikes that joined the ride.



Participants preparing for the ride.

Participants preparing for the ride.



Participants socialize before the ride.

Participants socialize before the ride.



Bikes lined up at the state Capitol before the ride.

Bikes lined up at the state Capitol before the ride.



A participant's helmet before the ride.

A participant's helmet before the ride.



A historic group of women bikers in white vests served as the ride marshals this year.

A historic group of women bikers in white vests served as the ride marshals this year.



Participants gather before the ride begins.

Participants gather before the ride begins.



Bikes lined up before the ride.

Bikes lined up before the ride.



Reenactor Keith Foote talks with a participant before the ride.

Reenactor Keith Foote talks with a participant before the ride.