2023 Ride Schedule

Thunder in the Valley | Ride ScheduleEach group ride this year will have a Ride Captain. It will be this person’s responsibility to plan the route, where we will stop for gas, food, etc. They will also lead the pack.

All rides leave from the Puyallup Nazarene Church at 1026 7th Ave. SW at 8:30AM at the East side entrance unless otherwise noted. We meet at 8:15AM for ride instructions before leaving at 8:30AM. Make sure to read How We Ride before you join us.  We do have a waiver form that must be signed by all riders and their passengers.  The form needs to be signed before the start of each riding season.  Riders will need to provide a copy of their license w/endorsement, along with a copy of their insurance and policy number.  If you or your passenger haven’t signed a waiver, be prepared to before the ride.

It is the rider’s responsibility to update Thunder in the Valley with any changes to their license status and insurance changes.

Here are the scheduled rides & events for 2023 as of 9/19/2023:

Watch your email for additional information and additional opportunities to ride with the group!  Stay safe, and make sure your bike is ready to roll!

  • February 25th – Spring meeting at PNC @ 10-11:30am
  • April 22nd – Safety Course and How we Ride – Ride Captain: Randy Westover
  • May 13th – Get together with like-minded riders at Lee & Lisa’s in Sumner.  Starts at 11am.
  • May 20th – Good 4 hour ride to Ruston, Chambers Bay, Yelm and South Prairie 120 miles – Ride Captain: Lee Evans
  • June 9th – Friday ride to Leavenworth, meet @ 7:45 am and leave at 8am. – Ride Captain: Steve Babcock
  • June 17th – 10-11 hour ride Whidbey Island ferry to Port Townsend – Ride Captain: Steve and Tere Babcock
  • June 30th-July 2nd – 2023 Gold Star Family Monument Washington ride, must sign-up in advance – Ride Captain: Ray Humphreys
  • July 8th – Yakima Canyon – Ride Captain: Gary Plattner
  • July 15th – North Cascades via Lake Chelan 471 miles, leaving from Sumner Starbucks at 7:30am. A 12 hour ride/tune-up for the Rolling Thunder ride in August! – Ride Captain: Randy Westover
  • July 22nd – Montesano – Ride Captain: Gary Plattner
  • August 21st – Rolling Thunder pre-ride meeting in the Upper Room at PNC @ 6:30pm with Jim Pasinetti
  • August 24th-26th – 20th Anniversary of the “Rolling Thunder ride” 1500 miles in 3 days Ride Captain: Jim Pasinetti
  • September 9th – Peninsula – Ride Captain: Jim Sims
  • September 23rd – Annual ride to Miner Burger in Yakima – Ride Captain: Jim Pasinetti
  • October 7th – 59er Diner ride over Stevens, Blewett and Snoqualmie pass – Ride Captain: Randy Westover
  • October 14th – Taco ride to Ellensburg – Ride Captain: Jim Pasinetti

Alternative Rides for 2024:

  • June 20th – Summer Solstice Official Iron Butt ride within the State of Washington – Ride Captain: Lee Evans
  • August 16-17 – 21st Rolling Thunder ride – Ride Captain: Jim Pasinetti
  • August 31st-September 7th – 8 days & 1,900 mile ride to Canada – Ride Captain: Lee Evans
  • September 14th – Miner Burger ride – Ride Captain: Jim Pasinetti





If you have any questions about our Ride Schedule or how participate, please contact us.