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Title: Rolling Thunder 2017
Post by: MonkeyNuke on March 02, 2017, 08:16:03 pm
Hey Folks,
Thinking about attending Rolling Thunder in the DC area for Memorial Day and looking for recommendations for hotel/motel.  Less than an hour away, near good restaurant/beer would be nice.

Was there about 23 years ago and don't remember where I stayed.

Thanks in advance


Title: Re: Rolling Thunder 2017
Post by: Formerly Known as Bigfoot on March 04, 2017, 03:03:43 am
Look for a hotel in Prince William County.  Several on the Prince William Parkway with easy access on/off I 95.  Same with Dumfries off 234.  The ones off PW Parkway are near all the restaurants you could hope for.  Exit 158 off I 95.


Title: Re: Rolling Thunder 2017
Post by: Oilhed on March 04, 2017, 09:59:54 am
I was there the Memorial Day when the WW2 memorial was finished.  Rolling thunder was something to see...for 15 min. I can't imagine being in it for hours!  Hope you enjoy, just not my thing. 


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Title: Re: Rolling Thunder 2017
Post by: Powerman on March 04, 2017, 09:08:23 pm
Get there early, the staging area at the Pentagon parking lot is a circus.

Lot more bikes than 23 years ago, I've lived here since 95.

Be prepared for HD bikes overheating in the slow ride.

Get a motel reservation, they stay where I live in Fredericksburg VA 50 miles south.

Bring plenty of water.

Something to do once for me.


Title: Re: Rolling Thunder 2017
Post by: MonkeyNuke on March 11, 2017, 07:49:45 am
Thanks everyone.
There are lots of places to stay around the nation's capital.  But on holiday weekend such as Memorial Day, it is a popular destination and choice places to stay fill up fast.
Was able to reserve a place in Manassas.  Not sure if I will be a participant or spectator yet, but should be fun.  
After the event, on Monday, leave the area and head for the mountains!


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