January 7-9, 2011 USA FL Sarasota * Thunder By The Bay PDF Print E-mail
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Thunder By The Bay

Sarasota Rocks as Thunder Rolls!

13th annual Thunder by the Bay Bike Fest
January 7-9, 2011
in Sarasota, Florida

This year’s 13th Annual “Thunder By The Bay” Motorcycle Festival continues to grow each year and will offer attendees an affordable venue during these challenging economic times. Major changes are as follows:

• A new price and venue location for the Kickoff Party. The fun will take place inside the PAL Sailor Circus Arena featuring The Greg Billings Band and Tucci Group. Ticket prices have been lowered to $15 in advance and $20 at the door in an effort to make it more affordable for everyone.

• On Sunday, a scenic “Cruise for Cash” will take place rather than our traditional poker run as in years past. Riders can buy a card for $10, and make their choice to either cruise up Longboat Key along the beaches or through Myakka State Park making only one stop before riding into the Downtown Festival. If riders draw a cash card they will immediately become eligible for multiple cash prize drawings ranging from $100, $250, $500 up to $1,000.

• Reserved and secure motorcycle parking will be available this year on Palm Avenue for all riders participating in the “Cruise for Cash”. This has been a challenge in years past due to space downtown, however, the City of Sarasota has granted the Festival access to Palm Avenue (between Main St. and Mcansh Street).

• A new location for the Bike Show at Five Points Park.


To date, over $725,000 has been raised from this annual Festival to help local children and families in the Sarasota area.  Suncoast Charities is a non-profit agency supporting local charities serving children with special needs such as Special Olympics, Loveland Center, Community Haven and Adult Center, The Florida Center, and United Cerebral Palsy.

For more information, call the Festival Hotline at 941-371-8820 ext. 1800 or visit www.thunderbythebay.org.