Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally

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Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally
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GenreMotorcycle rally
DatesBiannually on the first weekends in May and in October
Location(s)Panama City Beach, Florida
Years active15

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".[2]

The motorcycle rally attracted 65,000 people in 2007 and about 58,000 in 2008.[1]

The event occurs in the first weekend of May and October each year and spreads across seven venues in the Panama City Beach area.[3]

Further reading[edit]

  • 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


  1. ^ a b Calhoun, S. Brady (May 2, 2009), "Bikers honor fallen PCB officer", The News Herald (Panama City), Panama City, Florida: Freedom Communications
  2. ^ The History of the Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally, Panama City Beach, Florida:, June 18, 2014
  3. ^ Offley, Ed (23 March 2008), "Thunder Beach organizer seeks bigger Indian Summer role: Proposal calls for music emphasis", McClatchy-Tribune Business News, Washington, DC