June 20-23, 2019
June 25-28, 2020
Johnstown's annual Thunder in the Valley® motorcycle rally is held the fourth weekend in June, centered in downtown Johnstown and the surrounding Johnstown area. Located about 60 miles east of Pittsburgh, Johnstown is accessible from state routes 219, 56, 403, 22, and 271. Johnstown offers numerous hotels and lodging options, which fill up quickly due to the large number of Thunder in the Valley® out of town guests. Call ahead to make your reservation, so you don’t miss this event! Hotel information can be located on the “Stay” page of this website. *Please note: Although hotels appear sold out online, they likely are not. Please call the hotel on the telephone to make your reservations.
Maps of scenic rides, the official program book, visitors guides and attraction brochures are available at the welcome tent, located at the Point Stadium. Vendors, live musical entertainment, and displays from numerous motorcycle manufacturers will be located in 4 downtown areas, including Central Park, Biker Mall, Train Station and Peoples Natural Gas Park.
Contact the Greater Johnstown Convention & Visitors Bureau toll-free at 1-800-237-8590 for more information.
For vendor information, contact Nicole Waligora at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-237-8590 ext. 30
For entertainment booking/event advertising, sponsorship, contact Jayne Korenoski at email@example.com or call 800-237-8590 ext 32
All events subject to change without notice. As of May 16, 2019
Biker Mall Venue—Main & Union Sts.
Thurs., June 20, 12 PM-11 PM; Fri., June 21, 11 AM-11 PM; Sat., June 22, 10 AM-11 PM; Sun., June 23, 12 PM-5 PM. Features manufacturers, vendors, entertainment, American Motor Drome Wall of Death and Thunderbolt Saloon.
Thurs., June 20 & Fri., June 21, 11 AM-7 PM; Sat. June 22, 10 AM-7 PM; Sun., June 23, 12 PM-5 PM. Features live entertainment and vendors.
CHILDREN’S AREA—SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Children’s Area—Corner of Main & Walnut Sts.(Library parking lot)
Sat., June 22, 10 AM-Dusk; Various activities for children of all ages. Proceeds benefit the Venue of Merging Arts, Cambria City. Sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Sponsored by Rider Insurance, UPMC Health Plan & Visit Johnstown
Welcome Tent—Point Stadium
Thurs., June 20, 11 AM-9 PM. Fri., June 21, 10 AM-9 PM. Sat., June 22, 9 AM-9 PM; Sun., June 23, 11 AM-2:30 PM. Maps, directions, general information and lost & found.
Information Center—inside 416 Main St.
Thurs., June 20, 10 AM-9 PM; Fri., June 21, 10 AM-9 PM & Sat., June 22, 9 AM-9 PM. Maps, general information.
LOST & FOUND—THURSDAY-SUNDAY
Lost & Found—Information Center, 416 Main St.
Thurs., June 20, 10 AM-9 PM. Fri., June 21, 10 AM-9 PM. Sat., June 22, 9 AM-9 PM. After June 22, call Johnstown CVB at 1-800-237-8590.
Official Rally Merchandise—7 locations
Thurs., June 20-Sun., June 23, times vary by venue. Located at the following areas:
- Central Park—1 locations
- Biker Mall—2 locations
- Train Station—1 location
- First National Bank Parking Lot—Corner of Main and Walnut Sts.
- Peoples National Gas Park
- Johns Street Bridge
Free Motorcycle Parking—City of Johnstown Streets
Thurs., June 20 through Sun., June 23 motorcycles park free in the downtown Johnstown streets marked with “Motorcycles Only” meter bags. Additional automobile parking is available at several city garages for a fee. Sponsored by Bailey's Concessions & Somerset Trust
Automobile Parking for Public—Downtown Johnstown
Thurs., June 20 through Sun., June 23 city garages will be open for public parking on Lincoln, Vine and Main Streets.
PEOPLES NATURAL GAS PARK—THURSDAY-SUNDAY
Peoples Natural Gas Park Venue—Johns St.
Thurs., June 20, 3 PM-12 AM; Fri., June 21, 11 AM-12 AM; Sat., June 22, 11 AM-12 AM; Sun., June 23, 12 PM-5 PM. Featuring Thunderbolt Saloon, live entertainment, vendors, biker games and custom motorcycle show
CamTran Bus Service—throughout Cambria County
Thurs., June 20-Sun., June 23. $0.50 rides on all urban and rural fixed route buses all day.
Thunder Pubs—Peoples Natural Gas Park, Train Station & Biker Mall
Thurs., June 20-Biker Mall Pub opens at 1 PM, Train Station & PNG Park Pubs open at 3 PM. Fri., June 21-All Pubs open at 12 PM. Sat., June 22- All Pubs open at 11 AM. Sun., June 23-All Pubs open at 12 PM. Featuring Budweiser and Bulleit Bourbon products and Thunderbolt Saloon. ID required, ID scanners in use.
Train Station Venue
Thurs. June 20, 3 PM-12 AM and Fri. June 21, 11 AM-12 AM; Sat., June 22, 11 AM-12 AM; Sun., June 23, 12 PM-5 PM. Features live entertainment, vendors and Thunderbolt Saloon.