The most biker-friendly free rally in the USA is coming to the beaches of Panama City this week: September 28th – October 2nd. Complete with parties, beauty pageant’s, live music, entertainment, a memorial parade, and thousands of gorgeous motorcycles, this is sure to be a weekend to remember. Here is a look at some of the events scheduled for this fall’s Thunder Beach!
Kick-Start Party at the Shores of Panama
Starting with the Kick-start Party at the Shores of Panama at 6pm on the 28th, Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally will be in PCB. The Kick-start party will feature live music from Geneva, and at 7pm the preliminary round of the Miss Thunderbeach 2011 Autumn Rally beauty contest will begin. There will be a Kick-start After Party at 9pm at Pineapple Willy’s, including free snacks – while they last. There will be live music from Jacobs, Brock and Brews.
Miss Thunder Beach 2011 Autumn Rally
Throughout the week, ladies 18 and up, will have the opportunity to compete for a $5,000 prize and the title of Miss Thunder Beach 2011 Autumn Rally. The first preliminary will be held at the Kick-Start Part at 7:00pm on September 28th at Shores of Panama. The Second round will be held Thursday, September 29th, at 7:00pm at HammerHead Fred’s. The winner and runner’s-up will be announced at the end of the final round, Friday the 30th at Hooters at 7:00pm. There will also be a Ms. Thunder Beach competition, Saturday October 1st at the Shoppes at Edgewater.
Poker Runs and The SGT Kevin Kight Memorial Bike Parade
There will be three poker runs: Thursday at Pineapple Willy’s, Friday at Rock’it Lanes, and Saturday at Sharky’s Beachfront Restaurant and Tiki Bar. Registration for each poker run will be at 12 pm on its respective day. On Saturday October 1st at 10:00am, the SGT Kevin Kight Memorial Bike Parade will begin at the Southwest corner of R. Jackson Blvd and Middle Beach Road. The parade will benefit Cops for Kids, and any canned food donations will be given to local food banks.
The Best of Thunder Beach Custom Bike Show
Also on October 1st, will be the Best of Thunder Beach Custom Bike Show held in Pier Park. Registration will begin at 10:00am, judging is scheduled for 12:00pm, and the aware presentation will be at 5:00pm. Classes for judging are American Mild, American Wild, Metric Wild, Sportbike Mild, Sportbike Wild, Manufactured Custom, Radical, Bobber, Bagger Mild, Bagger Wild, Trike Mild, Trike Wild, Vintage Stock, Vintage Modified, and Rat. There is $15,000 in prize money and gift certificates available to winners.
The Nick Lee World Burnout Tour and The Ives Brothers Stunt Show
The Nick Lee World Burnout Tour will be making a few appearances to the rally also; with appearances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 12:30pm and 3:30pm at Frank Brown Park. The Ives Brothers Stunt Show will be at Frank Brown Park those three days at 12:00pm, 3:00pm, and 6:00pm to entertain the crowds as well.