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[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.
[VIDEO] Events kick start biker rally
Eleven-year-old Nikki Kot and her family helped to kick off the start of Thunder in the Valley on Wednesday evening at the Richland Township Fire Department grounds on Scalp Avenue.
Thunder in the Valley formally starts at 9 a.m. today.
Camping a must for some bikers
Camping is a favorite way for many to enjoy their stay while attending Thunder in the Valley.
Dry weather is in forecast
When bikers roll into Johnstown for this year’s Thunder in the Valley, they likely be greeted by clear skies, sunshine, and – most importantly for safety reasons – dry roads.
Fairgrounds will become campground for bikers
Fun-filled events, music and hot showers are just some of the attractions for the fifth annual BikeFest being held at the 73-acre Cambria County Fairgrounds in conjunction with the Thunder in the Valley festivities.
Thunder: Ebensburg gears up for Wheels & Wings
Businesses and community supporters of the Ebensburg area are hoping, as in previous years, some of the thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts coming to Johnstown later this week for Thunder in the Valley will make their way up Route 219 to the Cambria County seat.
‘Signs, signs, everywhere a sign’ | Johnstown upholstery shop owner designs, makes banners for events
The colorful signs and banners seen at PolkaFest, Thunder in the Valley and Johnstown Music Fest are designed and made by one man. Bob Shaw, who owns an upholstery shop along Frankstown Road in Johnstown, studied pageantry – defined as a colorful, showy display – in art school and has been creating signage for the three events since their inceptions.
Atmosphere, crowds, friendliness keep vendors coming back
Whether you’re looking for the latest biker apparel or a way to trick out your motorcycle, you’re sure to find a vendor at Thunder in the Valley to meet your needs. More than 100 registered vendors will line the streets and designated areas in downtown Johnstown selling their goods to thousands of visitors expected to attend the bike rally.
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