PVGP Motorbike Backroads Fall Tour

If vintage motorbikes are your passion, we invite you to join us for the 2020 PVGP Motorbike Backroads Fall Tour on Saturday, September 19. Our Summer Tour was awesome and we expect the fall version to cover some beautiful autumn foliage. Hosted by the Greater Pittsburgh MG Club, with help from the Ohio Valley BSA Club and Ton-Up Pittsburgh. The PVGP’s Countryside Tour team decided to add this Fall motorcycle-only tour to this already spectacular event to raise money for the PVGP charities.
The cost of the event is $40 per person and includes your lunch at Jamison Farm. Keeping with the vintage tradition, registration is limited to motorcycles from 1995 and earlier and limited to 35 people (this includes passengers). The tour departs from Fort Ligonier and follows a delightful collection of scenic, twisting, lightly-traveled back roads through Pennsylvania’s beautiful Laurel Highlands. Be advised, this is a RIDING tour and not for the faint of heart. We will cover 75 miles of all back roads at a brisk pace! We will have two groups leave, one that will travel at a more spirited pace (no passengers) and the second for those who want to take it a bit more relaxed (passengers welcomed). The groups will leave from Fort Ligonier on route 30 at approximately 9:30 a.m. and end up at Jamison Farm for lunch, stopping for a break and regrouping halfway through the ride. Registration is now open and limited to the first 35 people, so don’t wait too long to sign-up! To keep social distancing as much as possible we have to limit the number of people at the luncheon.
Lunch at Jamison Farm
On Tour Day, traveling in two groups, to enhance both safety and the riding experience, we will work up a good thirst and an appetite, which will be slaked during our visit to Jamison Farm, on another country road near Crabtree, Pa. Owners John and Sukey Jamison raise lamb, which you will find on the menus of many fine restaurants and they are excited to be our luncheon hosts, this year. A very talented cook herself, Sukey Jamison has created a line of hand-prepared lamb dishes, which include a Lamb Stew created in collaboration with the late, great Jean-Louis Palladin and Sukey’s award-winning Lamb Pie. If you’re not a Lamb eater, veggies are also being made available.
The Ramada Inn of Ligonier will be our host hotel for this year’s event. A block of 10 rooms (2 to 4 occupancy) has been blocked for participants. Mention the PVGP Motorbike Backroads Tour, when you call for reservations. A good night’s rest at the Inn will help avoid the hassle of having to get up in the pre-dawn hours and do the “forced march” out to Ligonier, for 9:30 A.M. start of the tour. Other hotel options are further down Route 30 towards the Turnpike. Call the Ramada (724-238-9545) and reserve your room for Friday night.
COVID Restrictions

In accordance with CDC guidelines for this event Jameson Farm will follow these guidelines:

  • Our event will be in our outdoor pavilion with 8 tables of 6 patrons each, spaced 6 ‘apart. We will be using disposable utensils, dishware, glassware, tableware. We plan to clean tables between seatings. We will serve a buffet so that no one will handle food items except staff. We will serve soda, ice tea and water at the tables.
  • Frequently monitor and clean high-touch areas, including doors and bathroom surfaces, while continuing to regularly clean all other areas.
  • Clean and disinfect any shared items, such as tabletops, digital menus, check presenters and digital payment devices, after each use.
  • Implement procedures to increase cleaning and sanitizing in the kitchen and other employee-only areas.
  • Keep at least 6 feet of separation between tables. Spacing must also allow for physical distancing from areas outside of the facility’s control, such as a sidewalk so that no one can pass within 6 feet of a customer. With our outdoor venue, there is ample room to spread out.