Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally
|Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally|
|Dates||Biannually on the first weekends in May and in October|
|Location(s)||Panama City Beach, Florida|
Thunder Beach is a biannual motorcycle rally in Panama City Beach, Florida that first began in 1999 in the Tiki Bar at the Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, as an event named "The Bike & Beach Bash".
The motorcycle rally attracted 65,000 people in 2007 and about 58,000 in 2008.
The event occurs in the first weekend of May and October each year and spreads across seven venues in the Panama City Beach area.
- Bornhoft, Steve (February–March 2013), "Motorcycle rallies buoy Panama City Beach's shoulder seasons — Thunder Beach roars into town twice a year, bringing plenty of friendly bikers and lots of cash to local businesses", 850 Magazine
- ^ a b Calhoun, S. Brady (May 2, 2009), "Bikers honor fallen PCB officer", The News Herald (Panama City), Panama City, Florida: Freedom Communications
- ^ The History of the Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally, Panama City Beach, Florida: Panamacitybeach.com, June 18, 2014
- ^ Offley, Ed (23 March 2008), "Thunder Beach organizer seeks bigger Indian Summer role: Proposal calls for music emphasis", McClatchy-Tribune Business News, Washington, DC