While not a motorcycle event per se
, the annual Scottish Games
and Gathering of the Clans being held at the Fair Hill, Maryland Natural Resources Management Area
tomorrow. It's a huge, unique one-day event that would be an excellent excuse (as if you needed one) to take a ride. As 18th Century explorer Alexander Mackenzie
is my great-times-six-grandfather, I claim my tenuous Scottish heritage this one day each year. Among the attractions are the caber-toss, sheaf-toss, sheep dog demonstrations, marching band competitions, bagpipes galore, and of course more red-haired folks in one place than you're likely to see anywhere outside of Scotland itself. There will also be food and Scottish-product vendors, plus plenty of McEwan's Strong Ale, so take it easy if you're arriving on two wheels OK? See ya there!