NEWS FLASH! 2017 FREEDOM WEEKEND
by Sonnie Mauk
Freedom Weekend will take place at the Mechanicsburg Club Picnic Grounds from Noon, Saturday, May 20th until we roll out for the Rights Rally on Monday, May 22nd. The address is 80 Glendale Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. The cost is only $20.00 per person.
For all of the new members who are scratching their heads and asking “What is Freedom Weekend?” Well, here is it….Freedom Weekend is a lot of things! Freedom Weekend is the party before the Rights Rally. It is the place to come for the weekend, or even just the night before or the day of the Rights Rally. For those who will be traveling several hours, to get to the Rights Rally, hey you have a place to stay! Freedom Weekend also provides primitive camping, live music, a bike show, stupid human games, tattoos and vendors, creating new friendships and seeing many old friends while hanging out and having a good time plus a whole lot more. The best part about Freedom Weekend is that it is the meeting place for the Parade Ride in to Harrisburg on the morning of the Rights Rally.
I hope everyone has it on their calendar to attend both of these functions. The more we have in attendance, to take over the Rotunda, the better. Remember there is power in numbers. The Rights Rally is one of the most important events we, as ABATE of PA, have to show our legislators our commitment to fighting for motorcyclist’s rights.
Those of us in District Six are working hard to make Freedom Weekend a bigger, better and more successful event for everyone. We have invited more vendors. Walt will be back with his Stupid Human Games. They were a blast, last year, and even more fun if YOU participate. Blue Mountain will be running the Bike Show, as usual, with registration starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday and the judging starting at Noon. So, you may want to get your bike all nice and shiny and enter it in the bike show on Sunday. The music line up is Hot Like Molly on Saturday night and Blue VooDoo will be playing Sunday night. The best part about Freedom Weekend is you do not have to vacate the premises until Rally time. Monday morning you can watch the God Bless America Motorcycle Color Guard roll in and get their flags mounted and ready to lead all of us, to the Capitol, for the rally.
To sum it up, Freedom Weekend is the party to get you ready to rally. And you can get all this for the bargain rate of $20 per person with gates opening on Saturday at Noon. That $20.00 gets you, primitive camping, lots of fun, beverages, live music and more before we make our way to the Rights Rally Monday morning at 10:30.
Reminder there are NO fires, fire pits or grills allowed!
From the District-6 Freedom Weekend Committee, come on out, join the party and get ready to rally. Show your support for the reason we are members of ABATE of PA…..to fight for our rights as a motorcyclists.
The address of Freedom Weekend is:
80 Glendale Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Located off Wertzville Rd./PA-944, Follow signs!
When putting the address into your GPS, be careful because there are two locations that will show up for this address. Please be certain to look at the directions to make sure it is guiding you to the location just off Wertzville Rd/PA-944. If it is guiding you to any locations that include Winding Hill Road and/or Mt. Allen Drive then you are heading in the wrong direction! We aren’t too sure if the person, at that address, has the room for several hundred of their closest biker friends.