Grub, drinks, live music, and a sea of bikes
Think it’s easy to throw an event these days? Think again. Many people tend to brush off plans without feeling a drop of remorse. In fact, the one characteristic I despise most about younger generations is their inability to maintain commitments.
Bikers and motorcycle lovers are the exception. We’re always looking for a destination and will pretty much use any excuse to spend time on two wheels. Knowing this, our team decided to organize a couple of annual RideOut events each year. These are motorcycle meetups for enthusiasts looking for somewhere to go or something to do.
On the first day of July, with what seemed to be the hottest day in Earth’s history, we held the first annual Pittsburgh Moto Summer RideOut at the Bull Pen Rustic Inn. You might remember this place from our first issue. It’s located west of the city near the little town of Avella, Pennsylvania. Why here? The Bull Pen has a large parking lot, indoor and outdoor bars, live music, and plenty of back roads leading there. With their help, we were fortunate enough to get hundreds of motorcyclists to spend their Sunday enduring the heat while checking out the many custom bikes on display. Beer probably helped, too.
Big thanks to all of the riders who came out for the day, especially those who rode in from hours away. It’s events like this that keep us optimistic about the local moto community. Next year's event will be at the same location, but we have merged two events into one using the name Outpost RideOut. See you then!