When is West Coast Thunder?
West Coast Thunder happens each May on Memorial Day in Riverside, California.
How much is 2-up / riding with a passenger?
If you ride with a passenger, choose two (2) registrations and both registered riders will receive ride admission. Rider and passenger are $120, not including upgrades or merchandise.
Do we have to register? Why?
Yes. Registration is necessary because funds raised are donated to the Riverside National Cemetery Support Committee to help build monuments on the Riverside National Cemetery grounds. The federal government does not provide funds to the national cemeteries to build monuments and all monuments constructed must be funded privately.
Registration allows us to continue to provide a safe gateway for parading to the stadium. By registering, we are able to adequately staff enough officers for our police escort to the venue.
When is the last date to pre-register online and when will packets ship?
Packets will ship after May 01, 2023.
Where do I find the parade route and where is the concert venue?
The parade route is still being finalized by local and state law enforcement. We will post the route as soon as it is approved.
The concert venue is at Diamond Stadium, 500 Diamond Dr, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530.
I want to ride with my friends. What do I do?
We suggest pre-registering and meeting up at a location prior to entering the staging area. Once your party is together, ride to the staging area and enter in the same lane, headlight to taillight.
I don’t have a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Can I join?
YES! All motorcycles are welcome.
Who is performing at the concert this year?
DSB, the World’s Greatest Journey Tribute Band will be headlining with Michael Austin opening.
Can I buy a ride pin, a patch, or other official West Coast Thunder merchandise?
Yes! Details to be announced very soon!
Will there be a car show this year?
Yes! There will be a car show at the venue. Details here.
Are there vendor opportunities at the stadium?
Yes! Details here.
Are there sponsorship opportunities available?
Interested in becoming an official partner of West Coast Thunder? Go here for more information.
How can I donate to West Coast Thunder if I can’t be at the event?
Thank you for asking! Go here.
Where can I find out more about West Coast Thunder?
Here on the website! You can also follow us on social media for the latest updates!
What does registration cost and what does it include?
Registration is $60 per rider during pre-registration and includes admission for one rider to ride in the parade and also to the concert at the venue. T-shirts and ride pins are not included. Additional upgrades and merchandise are extra.
How much are kids?
Kids two (2) and under are free, as long as they don’t require a seat.
Why should I Pre-Register?
There are several benefits to registering early. By pre-registering, riders will receive a lower rate than day-of registrants. They also will get priority staging and departure in the parade.
I didn’t get my packet or something is missing. What do I do?
Didn’t receive your packet? Missing something? Email us here.
What time is staging and where do we enter the staging area?
Staging begins at 6:00am on Indiana Avenue in Riverside. Enter the staging area at Adams Street/Auto Center Drive and Indiana Avenue.
Exit 91 freeway at Adams Street / Auto Center Drive.
How is the ride released?
The parade is released in stages by lane number. Priority staging will go first followed by day-of registration.
Can I ride my Slingshot or side-by-side motorcycle?
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate Slingshot and side-by-side vehicles in our staging lanes due to size.
When will the artist for the concert be announced?
The artist is announced based on contract.
Are there concert ticket seat upgrades available?
Registered riders receive a general admission concert ticket. Seat upgrades are available for an additional fee and will be announced soon.
Will there be a Poker Run this year?
Yes! The West Coast Thunder Poker Run (not to be confused with the Memorial Day parade) will happen on Saturday, May 27, 2023. Details here.
How do I get press pass / media credentials?
If you are a member of the media, you will need credentials to cover the event for your outlet. Go here to apply for credentials.
Are there volunteer opportunities available?
Yes! We need volunteers throughout the year and on the event date. Go here for more information.
Is West Coast Thunder a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization?
Yes! West Coast Thunder is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. Our Tax ID Number is 46-2084800.
How many riders were there last year?
We estimate more than 7,500 motorcycles participate in the parade each year.
My question isn’t listed here, who can I contact?
You can send us a message on social media or email us here.