Special Information

This page is dedicated to various information regarding the ride, surrounding area, hotels, restaurants and any other relevant items.

Special Memorial –
It is with great sadness, but also with gladness, that God called The General home. The General was a yearly rider and great fan of our vets, consistently attending the OGBA Ride.
General George Patton – The General is now in the Lord’s Army. GO REST HIGH ON THAT MOUNTAIN GREAT WARRIOR

VA Onsite Information –

Hi everyone, the VA has advised us that they will have escorts available and will be able to take small groups to CLCA/B, 4th floor acute medicine, 5th floor, and we believe 6th floor acute mental health. Still in the process of confirming with staff on locations. We will post more details as we get them here and on Facebook.

Attention riders! For this years ride, ALL GATES WILL BE OPEN to leave the Martinsburg VA Medical Center. In previous years only the front gate was open, this year the side gates will be open per the VA. NOTICE: Helmets required – NO alcohol or weapons permitted!

OGBA Ride Information

This is required info on how to behave and operate during the ride.

  • In the staging area: Please support the Boy Scouts by purchasing waters and sodas
  • Maintain staggered riding formation
  • 4 second distance between you and the rider ahead
  • Merge onto 1-81 left lane as soon and safely as you can
  • After crossing into WV on 1-81 watch bikes in front of you for a merge to right lane at appropriate time
  • Exit 1-81 at WV Exit #8 – Tabler Station Road
  • Watch for merging traffic, we share the road with other vehicles on this ride!
  • Please be courteous to all motor vehicles

Hotel Information

Below is a list of hotels in the area that are offering a special rate for our ride. Please be sure to CALL the local hotel listed below and tell them you are with the “God Bless America Ride” when reserving your room. You must call the hotels directly and bypass all corporate sites. These rates will not be listed on the hotel corporate sites. Hurry and book your rooms soon, they are filling up fast and there may not be any available as we get closer to the day of the ride.
If you have any questions, please contact Mary E. Harris, Visitor Information Specialist Franklin County Visitors Bureau at 717.552.2977 ext. 102

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I-81 North – Exit 14 / PA 316
Holiday Inn Express – $84 for double occupancy
Instructions: They must call as soon as possible to book the room and they have to follow the hotel cancellation policy, they need to ask about the policy. Please make sure to book as soon as possible because this it will be the busy season for all the hotels along 81.

When you call, ask for Aurora, tell her they are riding in the God Bless America ride. Be sure to speak directly to Aurora so she can give you the discounted rate. If you go through Holiday Inn ‘s website or you call the hotel directly you will be charged the full rate.

1097 Wayne Avenue
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Phone: 717.709.9909
$84.00 + 6% State Tax + 3% Occupancy Tax
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Greencastle Comfort Inn: quoted $65. + applicable tax. When they call, tell them they are with the “Operation God Bless America Ride”
50 Pine Drive – I-81 Exit 3/Molly Pitcher Highway Greencastle, PA 17225
PH: 717-597-8164