RGNR Gypsy Tour History


A Gypsy Tour has been  part of the Road Glide National Rally since its inception in 2011.  The Gypsy Tour existed since 1916, when 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. 


RGNR Gyspy Tour 

2024     Route 66:  Lebanon Missouri to Gallup New Mexico

2023     Wild 'n Wonderful WV Tour:  Washington Pennsylvania to Williamsburg Virginia

2022     Great Lakes Excursion: Cleveland to Appleton Wisconsin

2021     Lincoln Highway:  Cheyenne Wyoming to Lake Tahoe

2020     Lincoln Highway:  Pittsburgh to Gettysburg

2019     No Gypsy Tour

2018     Route 66: OK City to Gallup NM

2017     Blue Ridge Parkway

2016     No Gypsy Tour was scheduled

2015     Dixie Highway: New Orleans to Dallas

2014     Pennsylvania Rt 6: Erie PA / Scranton / Cooperstown NY / Lake Placid  to Maine

2013     Route 66: Missourri to the El Rancho Hotel in Gallup New Mexico

2012     Great River Road: New Orleans to Le Claire Iowa along the Mississippi River

2011     Lincoln Highway:  Rt 30 / Pittsburgh to Gettysburg



1.  American Motorcyclist Website  https://americanmotorcyclist.com/gypsytour/

2.   Adventure Ride Website https://advrider.com/ama-announces-2019-gypsy-tour-schedule/