Rolling Thunder® XXXII, “Ride for Freedom” will take place on May 26, 2019 in Washington, D.C. — the final Thunder Run in D.C. operating under the Rolling Thunder venue/name. "This will be the last demonstration the organization does as a unit in Washington. It has been a hard decision to make, after much discussion and thought over the last six months Rolling Thunder National Officers have concluded to end our 32 year annual D.C. Memorial Weekend event."
The Rolling Thunder First Amendment Demonstration Run is an annual protest and gathering that first started in 1988. Motorcycle riders from around the nation, and even around the world rally in the Pentagon parking lots and then begin riding a designated route through the Mall area of Washington, D.C. Afterward, it is an opportunity to meet old and new friends, pay respect at the memorials and participate in the Memorial Day events. The event is an actual demonstration/protest to bring awareness and accountability for POWs and MIAs left behind.
Many of the bikes fly American flags or the black and white POW/MIA flag, which features the silhouette of a bowed head and the words, “You Are Not Forgotten.”
Additional information on this story is available here: https://wtop.com/dc/2018/12/rolling-thunder-comes-to-an-end-2019-will-be-last-ride/slide/1/
**OUR GROUP WILL MEET AT THE GIANT PARKING LOT CLOSE TO THE 30 & LITITZ PIKE intersection (city side of 30). Times and additional information to be provided later. Expect all day ryde, probably leaving around 4 AM to meetup with Harrisburg Chapter of Rolling Thunder**
Thanks to all of you for your prior expressed interest in this ride and date. Barry and Ann Kulp will lead this ryde to Kinzua Bridge Skywalk in Northern PA with a stop at Wilcox Winery and possibly riding through Benezette’s elk country. This will be an overnight trip for September 7 and 8, 2019. Overnight lodging info and other details will be provided later.
The 100th anniversary of Historic Route 66 opening will be marked in 2026.
2,400-mile-long network of existing roads -- and plenty of us will be retired and can spend an entire month out there!
Yep, planning early! So, no smartass comments from you folks! I plan on being around and don't want to forget this one! LOL!!!!