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Thunder staff listened; changes in works
Soon the Johnstown area will again be abuzz with activity and the roar of motorcycles as the 16th edition of Thunder in the Valley opens on Thursday.
Regular vendors, new additions will entice Thunder customers
When visitors make their way into Johnstown for Thunder in the Valley, they’ll be greeted by a variety of vendors sure to please every biker enthusiast.
High notes | Variety of genres sure to please Thunder's music lovers
From blues to reggae, and some southern rock thrown in for good measure, musical entertainment for this year’s Thunder in the Valley will run a full spectrum.
Parades add energy, excitement to rally
Motorcyclists are known for customizing their rides with chrome. However, there are many enthusiasts who deck out their bikes with colorful LED and neon lights.
Windber ready to rumble with music, stunts and motorcycles
Live music, daredevil stunts and the rumble of thousands of bikes roaring down Graham Avenue. That’s what is in store for Windber over Thunder in the Valley weekend.
Annual rally offers something for everyone
Little children, who gazed at shiny Harley-Davidsons with wide-eyed youthful enthusiasm during the first years of Thunder in the Valley, are now old enough to enjoy some of the more adult-themed offerings at the annual motorcycle rally: Late-night rock ’n’ roll music, beer, tattoo tents and wet T-shirt contests.
Camping an alternative for bikers who enjoy outdoors
Camping will be a favorite way for many motorcycle enthusiasts to enjoy their stay while attending the 16th annual Thunder in the Valley at sites in and around Greater Johnstown.
[VIDEO] Greenhouse Park bash: ‘They love to have fun’
Along with Thunder in the Valley come thousands of leathered bikers with grizzled, twisted beards and tattoos to make your grandmother faint. For 10 years, the local chapters of the Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) have packed them all into Greenhouse Park for what’s now called “Thunderbash.”
The rumor mill may suggest that all that gasoline and light beer in such a small area could become a powder keg of debauchery and drunken fisticuffs. But what really happens after the sun goes down at Greenhouse Park’s “best adult party in town”?
[VIDEO] Thunder tattoos: Various body art offered at expo
Tattoo artist Scott McMahon sports a light manner and, hopefully, an even lighter touch.
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