It’s Memorial Day Weekend. Rolling Thunder Event In Washington DC.

rtMonday May 26 is the US federal holiday wherein the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces are remembered. And this Memorial Day weekend, thousands of bikers are going to participate to the Washington DC Rolling Thunder event culminating on Sunday with the parade starting at noon from the Pentagon (rally point is north and south Pentagon parking lots open to rally participants at 7 am.)

RT2Rolling Thunder’s mission is to educate, facilitate, and never forget by means of a demonstration for service members that were abandoned after the Vietnam War. Rolling Thunder has also evolved into a display of patriotism and respect for all who defend our country and also includes legislative efforts. Rolling Thunder strives to affect national policy in a way that will assist POW/MIA’s. The run is open to all who wish to show their support. After the jump, the exact parade route and weekend schedule of events.

Riders leave the Pentagon parking lot via Washington Blvd and come across the Memorial Bridge onto Constitution Avenue heading east to Pennsylvania Avenue. Riders then turn right onto 3rd St and head west on Independence Avenue where they are directed to park in West Potomac Park. Riders generally congregate in the Mall area after the run.


9 Responses to “It’s Memorial Day Weekend. Rolling Thunder Event In Washington DC.”

  1. 1 P. Hamilton. May 22nd, 2014 at 11:36 am

    I may be able to participate on Sunday morning.

  2. 2 skinny denny May 22nd, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Are helmets mandatory in D.C.? I’m thinking yes. Enjoy the long weekend, everyone, and thank you Veterans for your service.

  3. 3 Nancy Regg May 22nd, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Great article. Thank you for your support.

    Rolling Thunder, Inc.

  4. 4 Iron Horse May 22nd, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    THANK YOU to all of our servicemen and women as well as all the vets and their families!

  5. 5 Rolling Thunder Chapter 2 WI May 23rd, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Rolling Thunder Chapter 2 WI left yesterday, with over 100 bikes. This is the 22nd year for the WI RunTo The Wall.

  6. 6 qajaqr May 23rd, 2014 at 7:44 am


  7. 7 Marilyn May 23rd, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Despite reports that the movement through the parade lineup is painfully slow and the “ride” not much of one, I am committed to do this ride and am sorry I am missing it this year. What a fantastic display from riders to show the rest of the country that bikers care about our military vets and those serving–unlike our current administration!

  8. 8 Patrick May 23rd, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Marilyn. And what makes you say that our current administration doesn’t care about vets. Give examples.

  9. 9 BCinSoCal May 26th, 2014 at 11:40 am

    This is a nice tribute to our military but, F**k Afghanistan, no more American lives and limbs for nothing, it’s another Vietnam. I lost a buddy there, for what?!

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