A Gypsy Tour has been part of the Road Glide National Rally since its inception in 2011. The Gypsy Tour existed since 1916, the AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) started sanctioning the event in 1924 and it continues to this day in one form or another.
"One of the original experiences in motorcycling, gypsy tours are gatherings of riders from all over the country, converging upon a single destination. AMA National Gypsy Tours brings like-minded riders together to enjoy the camaraderie of motorcycling, often in a location of particular beauty, historic significance and/or importance to the sport." 1.
"Because of the distances involved, participants camped and stayed overnight to see and participate in different events. Hence the Hollywood stereotypical name: Gypsy Tour. Once there they showed off their machines and often participated in organized road rides and competitions." 2.
Despite how they formed and their purpose, the purpose of our Gypsy Tours has always been what I like to call "The Art of Getting There". Riding with old and new friends and sharing the experience.
2011 Lincoln Highway / Rt 30
Pittsburgh to Gettysburg
2012 Great River Road
New Orleans to LeClaire Iowa along the Mississippi River
2013 Rt 66
Missourri to the El Rancho Hotel in Gallup New Mexico
2014 Pennsylvania Rt 6
Erie PA / Scanton / Cooperstown NY / Lake Placid to Maine
2015 Dixie Highway
New Orleans to Dallas
2016 No Gypsy Tour was scheduled
2017 Blue Ridge Parkway
2018 Rt 66
OK City to Gallup NM
2019 No Gypsy Tour
2020 Lincoln Highway from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg
1. American Motorcyclist Website https://americanmotorcyclist.com/gypsytour/
2. Adventure Ride Website https://advrider.com/ama-announces-2019-gypsy-tour-schedule/