You didn't miss anything special...I rode to it about 5 times...just lots of traffic and very slow moving in DC with the hot sun blazing down on you...then you had lots of motorcycles blasting around on the city streets going way too fast for the conditions. I was always worried about getting hit. Parking was ok if you knew where to go and if not the parking was very tight on the streets... then it was long walks and very crowded...everything was expensive there....the roads to get there are very boring....flat, straight and crowded with lots of slow traffic....not really all that great of a time for a motorcycle ride IMO.I've never ridden Rolling Thunder, but I remember first hearing about it in the '90's and a lot of my fellow Vietnam Veterans were involved in this non-partisan movement to support the cause of accounting for POW/MIA's.
I planned to make the trip; but unfortunately, within a few years, the leadership of Rolling Thunder got very political.
By the early 2000's, they were actively endorsing political candidates for president.
Too bad. It was a lost opportunity to be about something greater than politics.
The only association has been that they are in DC over the same weekend. RFTW is a 10-day ride across the country, using three separate routes, all arriving in DC the Friday before Memorial Day.Interesting.....I always thought Rolling Thunder and Ride For The Wall were the same....After reading the article it appears they are different.
No. You can't have it both ways.Ahhhhh - - - what am I missing here... 60K to rent the parking lot!!! ??? Is that not a facility paid for by tax payers and they are charged to use it???
Typical government horse hockey!!!
Exactly. My question is, why do they have to pay the pentagon to use their parking lots? $60K????? WTF??? It would be nice if the $60K would go to the cause and not to the pentagon. They blow through 20x that in a few hours.Sounds like the Feds are hard to deal with, and greedy.