Headed to Cars at Carlisle after riding Skyline Drive through Virginia?
Carlisle Events holds shows throughout the year including Spring Nationals, Fall Nationals, Ford Nationals, GM Nationals, Chrysler Nationals, Truck Nationals, Import & Kit Nationals, and Corvette Nationals. They even hold shows in Zephryhills, FL during the cold weather months.
There are shorter routes, but I'll take the scenic, rural drives most every time. Here's a 400 mile ride on a limited number of roads, so you can spend less time navigating and more time enjoying the ride.
Harley-Davidson factory tour
The Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge (below) is about 12 miles east.
"The Columbia–Wrightsville Bridge, officially the Veterans Memorial Bridge, spans the Susquehanna River between Columbia and Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, and carries Pennsylvania Route 462. Built originally as the Lancaster-York Intercounty Bridge, construction began in 1929, and the bridge opened September 30, 1930. On November 11, 1980, it was officially dedicated as Veterans Memorial Bridge, though it is still referenced locally as the Columbia–Wrightsville Bridge."
Lancaster - Pennsylvania Dutch Country
"The term is more properly "Pennsylvania German" because the so-called Pennsylvania Dutch have nothing to do with Holland, the Netherlands, or the Dutch language. They originally came from German-speaking areas of Europe and speak (or used to speak) a dialect of German they refer to as "Deitsch" (Deutsch). It is this word "Deutsch" (German) that has led to the second misconception about the origin of the term Pennsylvania Dutch."
60 miles east of Carlisle, Lancaster County is Amish country, with their own culture and lifestyle. There's lots of things to do like the Amish Village tours and live shows at the American Music Theatre. If you're looking for real Dutch country, head over to Holland, Michigan.
Northeast Pennsylvania Fly & Ride
Fly in to Lehigh Valley International in Allentown and rent a Harley in Parryville. Then hop on US 209 and head for the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, Hwy 97, on the PA / NY border. End the day in Easton, home of Crayola Crayons. This ride is 50 miles west of NY City or 50 miles north of Philadelphia. Our Carlisle ride (top of page) is about 80 miles west of this ride.