Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally

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Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally
Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally logo.png
Genre Motorcycle rally
Dates Biannually on the first weekends in May and in October
Location(s) Panama City Beach, Florida
Years active 15
Founded 1999
Attendance 58,00065,0000 [1]

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]

A motorcycle rally is a gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts. Rallies can be large or small, and one-time or recurring. Some rallies are ride-in events, whereas some like the Iron Butt Rally involve days of riding and an actual gathering only at the end of the ride.

Panama City Beach, Florida City in Florida, United States

Panama City Beach is a resort city in Bay County, Florida, United States, on the Gulf of Mexico coast. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 12,018. The city is often referred to under the umbrella term of "Panama City". Panama City Beach's slogan is "The World's Most Beautiful Beaches" due to the unique, sugar-white sandy beaches of northwest Florida.

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


  1. 1 2 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

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