Parade and Staging Information
Motorcycles will enter the staging area at
the corner of Indiana Avenue and Adams Street. “Pre-registered”
riders will enter on the left hand side of the street . “Day
Of” registration will enter on the right side of the street.
Motorcycles will not be permitted to enter the staging area
at any other access point.
ALL pre-registered riders will receive a red priority head light
sticker. It is
imperative that this headlight sticker be put on your motorcycle
headlight prior to entering the parade staging area at Indiana
Avenue and Adams Street. If
you registered on the day of the event, or a ride only, your sticker will
be green, and you will not be permitted to enter the
pre-registration staging line.
If you have pre-registered and did not place the sticker on
the headlight as indicated, you will be directed into the wrong
staging area. Day Of registration will receive green headlight
stickers that must be put on immediately after registration.
Registration is required to participate in West Coast Thunder XVI.
The Memorial Day parade will begin staging
at 6:00 a.m. The ceremonies will end around
9:00 a.m. at the
Harley-Davidson venue, at which time you will need to proceed to
your motorcycle and prepare for departure.
The parade will depart for the Riverside National Cemetery,
City of Moreno Valley, and Soboba Casino at precisely 9:11 a.m.
Riverside Police Department and the California Highway Patrol
will escort the parade.
Riders will obey all posted speed limits, and all police officer
instructions while on route.
Parade riders are asked to please NOT pass the riders ahead of you,
this causes very unsafe riding conditions for all involved.
All riders will maintain an equal speed so as not to allow large
gaps in the parade.
Please turn on your head-light(s) and emergency hazard lights
while on the parade route.
The parade will travel the following route:
From Indiana Ave. turn right onto Arlington Ave. Proceed on
Arlington Ave. and turn right onto Alessandro Blvd. Proceed on
Alessandro Blvd. and bear to the right at Trautwein Rd. Proceed on
Trautwein Rd. and turn left onto Van Buren Blvd. Merge to the RIGHT
lane if you want to enter the Riverside National Cemetery, turn
right onto Village West Drive and enter Cemetery at the side entry
RIDERS WHO WANT TO ENTER THE CEMETERY TO PAY
RESPECTS WILL TURN RIGHT ON VILLAGE WEST DRIVE FROM THE
RIGHT LANE ONLY ON VAN BUREN BLVD.
AND ENTER THE CEMETERY VIA THE SIDE GATE.
Riders that enter the Cemetery may pay respects for as long
as they like, and then choose to go on
to Soboba Casino afterwards,
will do so on their own accord, on a non-escorted route.
Please be mindful of noise
levels while on cemetery grounds and when leaving.
All participants will be able to enjoy our morning entertainment,
including the West Coast Thunder Color Guard ceremony and singing of
the National Anthem. Registered participants will be able to enjoy breakfast
bars, coffee, and juice located at the
rear of the dealership.
Soboba Casino, San
At the Soboba Casino participants will enjoy live entertainment,
food and product vendors, official event ceremonies; all culminating
with a performance leading recording artists.
note: Lunch is not included in the registration; however, you will
be able to purchase from various food vendors at the Soboba Casino
venue. The venue is located at 23333 Soboba Road, off Gilman
Springs and the 60 Freeway East, in San Jacinto. Public parking will
be available to all participants.
As Big & Rich,
John Rich and Big Kenny Alphin have exerted a definite
“gravitational pull” to the direction modern country music has
taken. Their much anticipated new project, “Gravity” provides
a stellar example of the genius of their creative brotherhood--the
result of two unique musical personalities colliding to form an even
greater positive sum total.
vantage point of today’s career success, John notes:
“When Kenny and
I were first considering doing music together some 15 years ago, I
can recall like it was yesterday him saying, ‘Man, we are like two
individual planets— wouldn’t it be awesome to collide and smash the
universe together,” he recalls. “We definitely felt that
creative gravitational pull from the beginning and I think it
continues to translate into the music.”
America's Technicolor cowboys, brothers-in-arms in service to the
creed that great music has no boundaries. Individually, John and Big
Kenny are first-rate musicians, songwriters, producers,
entertainers—and now the creative force behind their own label
imprint, Big & Rich Records. Together, they are one of the most
truly original musical forces ever unleashed on a welcoming world.
The new label
is fueling even more passion to produce and present their music. “We
now have the freedom to write songs, call our own shots and put
every ounce of our guts, soul and DNA into music that we have
complete creative control over—from creation to release schedule,”
notes Kenny. “We can bring the best gunslingers to the shoot
out and know everyone is 100% committed to our success. From making
the music to getting it out there to our audience, it’s a great
place to be. As John says—we’re like wild horses that don’t do good
in a stall—we’d rather be running the wild range.”
too by their new single, “Look At You,” their influence on their
musical universe shows no signs of being eclipsed. “The
unusual twist of this lyric really makes the song stand-out, notes
John. “It’s a Shannon Lawson co-write that dead-on nails the gut
wrenching feeling of being that guy that loses the hot
chick—something I think a lot of us guys can relate to.”
Big & Rich
have, of course, made a career of being relatable and musically
relevant since exploding into the public consciousness in 2003 as
the rarest of breeds—true country music game changers. With 2004’s
of a Different Color, they were able to tap into the best
strands of a wide spectrum of popular music, filter them through
their pens and voices and produce a sound that is instantly
recognizable, if not classifiable.
can't really define what that sound is," says John. "Even we can't."
It begins, of
course, with that one-of-a-kind vocal blend, as unique and
compelling as any in the history of the popular airwaves.
"I listen to a
lot of music and I haven't heard any two voices go together like
this," says Kenny. "John and I can match each other anywhere. He can
sing anything and I can make an entirely different melody around it,
and vice versa."
If radio didn't
fully know what to make of them at first, fans of every musical
stripe did. They packed arenas with a flying circus of sight, sound
and spectacle, a touring renaissance fair of the mind, complete with
raised glasses and danceable beats.
With a much
anticipated new studio album that finds them at the top of their
creative game, their live performances find them at their
hell-raising best, with crowds as intense and appreciative as any
they've ever faced.
"It seems like
when you put John and Kenny together and we become Big & Rich, it's
like Clark Kent walking into the phone booth and coming out a
superman," says John. "We can't explain it. It's like a chemical
reaction between Kenny and me on stage, something you can feel
there. It's funny to think about but it's really true, we walk out
on stage and start laying into this thing, the energy goes back and
forth between us and the crowd and it's palpable."
They are, in
addition to everything musical, noted philanthropists and good-will
ambassadors. Both remain committed and enthusiastic livers of life
and givers of time, talent and fortune to great causes. Kenny has
become a world traveler, fighting poverty and supporting education
through agencies including the United Nations Foundation and the Red
Cross from North America to Africa. John takes part in any number of
charitable outreaches, and his win on The
Celebrity Apprentice brought
well over a million dollars to St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital. Those things go to the core of two men whose music and
worldviews intersect seamlessly.
"We continue to
try to inspire," says Kenny. "We just try to be ourselves in a world
that sometimes insinuates you shouldn't go outside the boundaries.
And now the fact that we've got the family thing going on has made a
tremendous difference for both of us, but we're still the same guys.
I think life in general moves you forward in a positive way if you
let it. Our relationship has grown more positively here than you
could ever imagine. I think we just continue to grow, to respect
each other more and more and respect the kind of ability we have
when we're singing together."
"We both have a
lot of things that we do creatively," adds John, "but there's been
something magical about this since the beginning. As good as we are
at what we do separately; neither of us is as good as Big & Rich are
together. The Big & Rich thing is like a new color in the crayon
"No question in
my mind," says Kenny, "that we have put forward as high quality
music as we can do. And we believe we just keep getting better."