Motorcycle ride through town to benefit veterans June 6

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Sections of roads east of Greencastle will be closed June 6, as hundreds of motorcylists participate in the 20th annual ride to the Martinsburg VA Hospital on behalf of veterans.

“Operation God Bless America XX” will start at noon, with riders passing through town from Leitersburg Street to I-81 south. Once at the hospital, they will share a picnic and entertainment with the patients, and at 2:30 p.m. present the donations raised from the ride.

Grindstone Hill Road extended, between Route 16 and Leitersburg Road, and Corporal Rihl Lane between Bemisderfer Road and Grindstone Hill Road, will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be no through traffic on John Wayne Drive and Bemisderfer Road. The roads are the staging area for the motorcyclists. Road closed signs will be erected during the time of closure.

The cyclists will be escorted by Greencastle Police Department down Leitersburg Street, north on Ridge or Allison Street, west on East Baltimore Street to U.S. 11 south, finally entering the interstate at Exit 3.

Fire police will direct traffic at intersections along the route.

Motorcycle registrations take place at the TA Travel Center between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. The fee is $15. Helmets are required. The ride will be held rain or shine.

For information on the ride, contact coordinator A.J. Davenport at 717-328-9238.