Bike Week on Panama City Beach

by September 22, 2008 • 4 comments

Get your ears ready, because this weekend is going to be a loud one.  Starting today, we’ll begin to see bikers from around the country roar in on a variety of types of motorcycles, but mostly Harleys.  Some are quite, but most are very loud.  At one point, I couldn’t stand the noise, or all the bikers swarming our little town, but having joined the ranks as a “rider”, it is a little easier for me to cope with.  Of course, the huge impact it has on our tourism is a huge plus too!

I won’t mention the big name that is behind the event this weekend as they are threatening a lawsuit to everyone that uses their name without permission (if you know Kelly and The Healers, just ask Kelly), but I’m sure you will have no problem finding information about their venues as they’ve actually done a pretty good job circulating information and have a good web site.

I will say that I’m a part of a group that is running a promotion of the Bike Week called Tropic Thunder Events.  We are working with venues and vendors that did not qualify to participate in the past with the other un-named promoter, and we are very proud to be part in this growing boost to our local tourism community.

There will be tons to do for locals and tourist, bikers and non-bikers alike.  It will be a fun week and as usual, you can find updates as to what is happening here at pcbdaily all week long.

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1 Dianne September 23, 2008 at 7:22 am

If Jerry has something to do with it, I would run like hell, watch your wallet, I talk from experience many years of experience.

Better you than me.


2 borderlinegfx September 23, 2008 at 9:43 am

Read THE MYOPIC BLUNDER article in the OFFICIAL Rally Magazine and you might understand why some of those vendors you mention did not “qualify” for inclusion.

Nice spin though…


3 Elaine September 23, 2008 at 12:46 pm

Thunder Beach can be a great way to benefit our community. Everyone is invited to a Breakfast fund-raiser hosted by the Women’s Civic Club of PCB. 8:00 to noon Friday & Saturday (9/26 & 9/27) at the VFW. VFW is on US98 1 mile west of the intersection of US98 & Hwy. 79. All proceeds go back to the PCB community via Boys & Girls Clubs, scholarships, Beach Care Services and much more. You don’t have to be a biker to participate! Please come!!


4 Jason Koertge September 23, 2008 at 10:40 pm

Hey Corky (borderlinegfx), thanks for chiming in! I think you guys are doing a great job, this week should be fun. I read the Myopic Blunder, clever name – touché!

Feel free to post it on here, especially the part where you guys are urging bikers to “shun” local businesses. Are you guys sure you are allowed to do that? what with taking TDC tax dollars and all?