Rally to bring bikers, revenue

The Pennsylvania Round­house Rally is set to bring bikers and revenue to the local area from June 20 to 23, event organizers announced at a press conference at the Railroaders Memorial Museum on Thursday.

A kickoff event is planned for June 20 at the museum, and the rally will continue over the next four days with live music, including Josh Gallagher, at Peoples Natural Gas Field for the rally’s opening night, vendors, antique and classic cars, and motorcycles.

Events are planned for each of the four days at the Railroaders Memorial Museum, downtown Altoona, the Altoona Curve’s ballpark and Hollidaysburg.

While it is not a city function, Mayor Matt Pacifico has been a supporter of the event.

“It’s building on the momentum of the city’s revitalization as a whole,” he said. The PA Roundhouse Rally is made up of several area businesses that strive for economic growth in the community and give back to local charities involving children and veterans.

The rally has been in the works for two years, hatched by Dave Burgmeier and Bill Wilkinson, who took their idea to Pacifico.

“Bill and I got the idea from the different rallies we went to,” Burgmeier said. “We wanted to put something together for Altoona.”

More information and event-specific details are available at PAroundhouserally.com or by emailing PRRPennsylvaniaRoundhouseRally@outlook.com or check the event out on Facebook.