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GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- Thousands of motorcyclists are descending on Adams County this week as part of Bike Week in Gettysburg, but not everyone is rolling out the welcome mat.

This year, the event is expected to attract 20,000 bikers -- welcome news to Jennifer LeVan, of Battlefield Harley Davidson on Route 30, which is just outside Gettysburg.

"It's probably our busiest weekend of the year," she said. "We prepare for it weeks in advance."

People who attend Bike Week spend money at local stores, pouring money into the Adams County economy.

"They are shopping all over town -- it's a great event for our whole community," LeVan said.

One couple, Mike Watterson and Teresa Cadmus, of Lancaster County, said they plan to spend at least $200 because they like the atmosphere.

"The bikes -- the sounds of the bikes," responded Cadmus, when asked what she likes about Bike Week.

But not everyone is revved up about that sound.

John Pederson has a front row seat for Bike Week from his Gettysburg home, which is just a few blocks from the square.

"It would be nice if was a little quieter," he said. "It would be nice if there was maybe a curfew."

Other neighbors worry that the bikers might drive other tourists away.

"It's not what I expect in Gettysburg," said Eileen Wolf, who also complained about the noise.

Bike Week supporters say the weekend has traditionally been a slow one economically for the area, noting that's not the case anymore.
 

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The hogs is what makes it bad... who wants to listen to 20,000 hogs with open headers? NOT ME!
 

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itgirl25 said:
so true. did you go to it? i was there. harleys as far as the eye could see.
No I didn't attend...remember I don't get along with harley f ks ! :lol:
 

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i didnt go either.. way too much chrome for me, plus I had to work on saturday.. its always a HUGE event thoug... u see some sportbikes, but not many compared to the thousands of big chrome vibrators everywhere.
 

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I was there. Hogs and grizzly dudes everywhere. Ill throw some pics up of some of the nice stuff there. Not a bad show, but I had more fun on the ride to and from...
 

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itgirl25 said:
duh, that's right. we had that conversation already, didn't we? :bonk:
yeah but I was on another weekend mini vacation to maryland partying, and riding with an old friend I hadn't seen in seven years.
 

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well, you didn't miss much up here. gettysburg is nice to ride around usually, minus the harleys. my husband rides a harley (fat boy), so i pretend to be interested in them sometimes, but my heart lies with the sportbikes. we need more sportbike dominated events, like the york bike bash. harleys were definately the minority there.
 

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itgirl25 said:
well, you didn't miss much up here. gettysburg is nice to ride around usually, minus the harleys. my husband rides a harley (fat boy), so i pretend to be interested in them sometimes, but my heart lies with the sportbikes. we need more sportbike dominated events, like the york bike bash. harleys were definately the minority there.
:iagree: +1 we do need more sport bike sponsored events.
 

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i didnt go either.. way too much chrome for me, plus I had to work on saturday.. its always a HUGE event thoug... u see some sportbikes, but not many compared to the thousands of big chrome vibrators everywhere.
:rofl: :rofl: chrome vibrators, that is soooo funny!!! hey wait a minute, that doesn't sound too bad. maybe i got the wrong kinda bike? hmmm....
 

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Roach those are some nice pics... I really like most of those choppers...
 

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I do admire the custom work and hard efforts put into the choppers. Nice pics Roach954 :dthumb:
 

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itgirl25 said:
:rofl: :rofl: chrome vibrators, that is soooo funny!!! hey wait a minute, that doesn't sound too bad. maybe i got the wrong kinda bike? hmmm....

GMTA :rofl3: :lol:
 

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I had this event on my outlook calandar and paper calandar at work, but had no intent of attending this event. I think I have all events logged.
 

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SVupON1 said:
No I didn't attend...remember I don't get along with harley f ks ! :lol:

hahahaha


pistol packin mamma...haha

i went with my fatherinlaw who works for harley...so yeah
id post my pics but it looks like we too pics of the same bikes...
the jake daniels bike was sweet...
i saw a sweet triumph chopper over at battlefield...
the band wasnt bad...the food was great

and they had urals on display....i fffin love those bikes.
 

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itgirl25 said:
well, you didn't miss much up here. gettysburg is nice to ride around usually, minus the harleys. my husband rides a harley (fat boy), so i pretend to be interested in them sometimes, but my heart lies with the sportbikes. we need more sportbike dominated events, like the york bike bash. harleys were definately the minority there.

When is this York Bike Bash?
 
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