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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.   Please note:  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 orange 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 Rivereside 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.  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 ONLY.


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.


Venue Information:

Riverside Harley-Davidson:   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 and coffee, located at the rear of the dealership.

Soboba Casino, San Jacinto:   At the Soboba Casino participants will enjoy live entertainment, food and product vendors, official event ceremonies; all culminating with a performance leading recording artists.  Please 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.



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